As you may know I have been pregnant for the last 41 weeks… Finally, after all that time a little baby girl was born. I could tell you that she is the most adorable baby ever, which she is haha but I have since learned that it’s different. Yes, other people have beautiful babies, etc. but when it’s your own it’s different. I catch myself staring at her while she sleeps when really I need sleep too but I just can’t help it! It’s even more amazing that she is ours!
Aaron and I are absolutely in love with her!
Vera was born
At 6:25 AM
On August 24, 2011
She weighed in at 7.4 pounds
At a length of 20 inches
The story of my labor… well, I literally had just gotten done unpacking almost everything into our new place and it was about 7pm and I had just finally laid down on our bed to rest and called Aaron asking when he was going to be home, and he said a couple of minutes so I got back up to finish dinner and as I was standing there in the kitchen my water broke! At first I was headed for the bathroom and then soon realized that I should probably go for the shower instead. I kept asking myself, did I just water just break, and then I followed it with well it can’t be I don’t have any cramps or contractions. So I finished my shower, Aaron got home I finished dinner we ate, we went to go drop off some things at donation, went and saw my mom and it was then when I told her she said, Mercedes you need to call your doctor and go to the hospital! So I called the doctor, no answer we drove home the doctor called said to go to the hospital to check everything out… so we got our stuff together it was about 9pm by this time. Got to the hospital started having contractions which felt like period cramps at first, they admitted me and we hung out for 45 minutes and then I got an epidural. The epidural was not what I expected, I expected the worst through this whole thing. I thought it was supposed to be unimaginable pain! Well I think I just had a really good anesthesiologist. Didn’t feel any pain, and then I slept tell about 5 am and I woke up and called the nurse and told her I think it’s time. She checked and I was right! And then she came! It was awesome! Everything went smoothly and we couldn’t have asked for better!
It has almost been a week since Vera entered our lives and it has been a whirlwind, but it has been pretty good. Also, people asking you if you’re breastfeeding, you say yes and then they say, O that’s so good for your baby. They forget to leave out the part HOW HARD IT IS!! I mean breastfeeding was the least of my worries and until now I’m just starting to feel better about it. I thought about just giving her formula and then the tender mercies happened and I made it through. I feel pretty good overall. So finally, here are some pictures! I can’t believe how fast she is growing!! Thanks everyone for being so supportive and sweet!
|The View from my room! It was like staying in a 5 star hotel! And they have amazing spritzers!!|