In the past 9 months…
I have experience anxiety at levels I never knew exsisted
Found out that having a high risk pregnancy after a late loss plays with my head
I have taken about 189 Lovenox shots in the stomache and about 30 more old Heprin that past 2 weeks.
Had 5 trips to OB triage
2 hospital admissions
But in the past 24 hours…
I found out what contractions felt like
Had a repeat c-section
Learned to swaddle a baby, diaper a baby and burp that baby
I have said numerous times, It feels so surreal
Because just over 24 hours ago, we welcomed Nolan’s little brother CC into our world.
Welcome Christopher Charles who decided he wanted to show up early and in true night shift fashion.
After suspecting my water broke in Target while baby shopping, we ended up in OB triage to be checked. While there, we discovered I was contracting, which in my case is not the best case scenerio since contracting puts me at risk some scary stuff. So after 2 hours of careful monitoring, a call to my OB’s cell, she decided to bail early and not take the chance of abruption since the contractions were timely and rhythmic.
So at 12am in the morning, my OB joined the OB on call, my best friend & OB nurse and Godmother of Christopher came in to be his nurse and I was on my way to the OR for a c-section.
Our 2nd born just HAD to arrive in true night shift fashion, unplanned and early. But he came out kicking and crying and is absolute perfection.
Dr Fish delivering Christopher and his Godmother, Ashley, waiting to take him to the warmer.
My first glace.
He weighed 5lbs 7oz and 18.5inches long. His feet are almost the length of his entire head and his nose is a button just like Nolan and he has a head full of hair.
He’s perfection just like his big brother. Watching Chris hold him and rock him makes me fall in love all over again just like I did last year when I saw him with Nolan. We have started calling him Christopher, it just fit and he has 2 nicknames. And maybe one day, this little boy will want to go by Charlie instead. All in due time, but for now, it’s Christopher.
So enough of me blabbing, let’s show our new little boy, Christopher off.
We did it! Dr. Fish and I after a successful surgery and healthy baby. She is simply amazing!
The past 24 hours have been surreal, almost like it’s too good to be true. Both Chris and I look at each other and say there is no way this can be. But it is! We are loving every single second of it. The sleepless nights, the newborn cries and the c-section pain that I don’t remember feeling much of last time, just everything.
It feels so good to act as the parents we longed to be, but it also leaves an empty hole in our heart for Nolan. But that’s for another whole blog.
I’m praising the Heavens above for a sweet tiny and healthy baby boy, I am just so thankful and over the moon!