Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Maddie's a Big Sister!

I remember taking my pregnancy test WAY back at the beginning of January.  When it was positive, I started doing the math to calculate my due date.  September 9th seemed ages away!  I didn't think it would ever get here, I guess that's the down side to anticipating pregnancy...I didn't wait until I missed a period to take the test since I thought I was pregnant.  That made for a long 9 months.  Well, those 9 months went by so fast, it's hard to believe the year is almost over. 

We went in last Thursday for a scheduled c-section and I was scared to death.  The alarm went off at 4am and the tears started coming.  I cried off an on for the next hour, sobbed some and sometimes I was quiet but the tears continued to roll.  It was a very emotional morning.  I was afraid of the surgery, the risks involved and more than that I was afraid of facing the recovery.  On top of all that I was worried about Maddie.  Thursday was the first time she ever woke up and didn't have Mommy or Daddy there to get her up.  She had Grandma.  I was worried for them, hoping there wouldn't be any issues (there weren't!!). 

We made it to the hospital by 5:30am, started answering questions, started the iv and the iv drugs :)  I walked into the operating room (how weird was that!!) at 7:30, they started my epidural and whatever other drugs I required.  I got nauseous and quickly learned why I wasn't able to eat anything since midnight.  I'm certain I would've thrown up all over myself if I had anything in my stomach.  They had to give me two rounds of anti-nausea medication before Eric even came into the room.  Eric came in at 7:50 and Sadie Mae came into the world promptly at 8:00 am.  The surgery was pretty rough, I felt a lot of tugging and pulling, felt like the doctor was sitting on me at one point and felt certain they were going to break a few ribs!  None of that happened :)  We were so happy to have a healthy, chubby baby girl to join our family!  She weighed in at 8lbs 6 oz and measured at 19 inches.  A perfectly healthy, chubby cheeked, dark haired little bundle of joy.

I'll end the blog for now and leave you with some pictures of our precious girl.  She looks a lot like Maddie did as a newborn, but with more hair.  The hair that she has is really dark too.  I wonder if she'll be a brunette, or if this will all fall out and blond hair will come in.  Time will tell :)

The day before the c-section

One of Sadie's first pictures.  She looks so much like Maddie!

Maddie meeting her sister for the first time.  She was so anxious to hold her :)

Sweet sister kisses

Maddie looking at me and being super proud of her baby sister.

Maddie brought Sadie her very own snuggly.  She wants Sadie to suck her thumb too...

Snoozing on Mommy, waiting to be discharged from the hospital.

We're ready to go home!!