Thursday, July 19, 2012

Carson's Arrival

Wow!  It has already been a week and a day since Carson joined our family.
It has been a rollercoaster of events and emotions, but we wouldn't change any of it.

So I had a c-section scheduled for 39 weeks--July 11--because this little stinker was breech.
I surprisingly made it that far considering I was 4 cm for 2 weeks prior.
So we woke up around 5, got ready and headed to the hospital that morning.

Everything is now a little fuzzy about the experience, but we got checked in and I got my epidural soon after.
My doctor came in shortly and attempted to manually turn the baby with his hands to see if we could do a regular birth, but this little boy wouldn't have it.
The doctors pushed so hard on my stomach attempting to turn him that I had popped blood vessels all over for days after.
They eventually gave up after his heartbeat started decreasing and got me prepped for surgery.

It was the strangest thing.  I couldn't see or really feel anything that was going on.
Just as little tugging as they pulled him out.
I was DYING to see him.  Steve went right over to the nurses to see him and take pictures.
He actually had to come show me a picture of Carson on our digital camera before I saw him in real life!

After a quick glance and family photo, Steve and Carson rushed off with the nurses for testing and a bath while I was sent to a recovery room.

After what felt like eternity, Steve finally brought him to my room and I was able to hold him for the first time.

A few highlights from my stay in the hospital include:

Steve changing a diaper for the VERY FIRST TIME in his entire life

Having our family visit

 Celebrating my birthday with a delicious Nothing Bundt Cake

 Getting him dressed for the very first time

And going home!!!

 All 3 of us are doing well.  My wonderful mom is here to help for another week and loves spoiling her first grandson rotten.  Steve and I are loving our new addition and trying to find a balance in our lives.  More to come on baby Carson later!