Monday, November 06, 2006

She has arrived!

Ok, so you probably already knew that she was born, but now you get to hear all about it (well, not all about it...but if you want the whole story let me know).

We got to the hospital a little before 6 on Friday morning, got admitted and went upstairs to the labour and delivery ward. They got me hooked up to a moniter and started my IV (I didn't even cry). then we waited. And waited more. I spoke with the surgen and the anestatist. Then waited. Then found out they had changed my surgery back an hour - it was to be at 9 instead of 10.

Finally, we were told it was time. This was when I started to get nervous. I walked to the OR and sat down on the bed so they could put in the spinal. Ben wasn't allowed in the room, and I almost started to cry, but it wasn't so bad. It started working pretty quick, it was a really odd feeling, numb but tingly. Ben came and and got situated, at 9:45 they put up the screen so I couldn't see what they were doing (which was really nice). at 9:54 I heard the most beautiful sound - my daughter screaming. I balled. It was just so wonderful to hear her and know she was healthy. at 10:15 they had me all stiched up and moving to a recovery room.

She weighed in at 6lbs 14 oz, 19 3/4 in. She's beautiful!

By Friday evening I was up walking a bit, Tuesday morning I was off the IV and everything and walked around a bit more. The pain isn't nearly as bad as I thought it would be - even without having morphine in my spinal I still only needed extra strength tylonol.

I could have been dischared on Sunday but the nurses were nervous about how much weight she had lost, so they kept me an extra night just in case. She's doing great now!

There are pics on my photo blog, there will be more added regularly, and there's some other news I have to share, but that will be tomarrow.

9 comments:

Dena said...

CONGRATS!!! It's a wonderfully crazy time isn't it? You're so brave thru all that c-section stuff. I saw her pics and she is very cute! She has such a sweet little face and beautiful eyes. Enjoy this time of learning and watching your hubby learn to be a dad. (Just remember - she will never sleep this much again, take advantage of it while you can.) Congrats, congrats!

Jadon & Amberly's Mommy said...

She's beautiful!!!

mia said...

congrats!!!!!!

Richards' said...

OH STEPHY! Welcome to the world of motherhood!!! You are in for a ride! Little girls are so much fun! She is B-E-A-UTIFUL!

Elizabeth said...

Congratulations, Steph and Ben! She is a very beautiful little baby! She seems very alert in her pictures, and she has a precious face! Take care of yourself so you can regain your strength quickly! God bless!!

Anonymous said...

Oh Steph, I know it's been said so many times already but she is beautiful!!!!! I am so happy for your family :) Praying that you adjust to all the things motherhood has to offer and that the Lord would give you his supernatural strength to face whatever lies ahead :) You will be a wonderful mommy and there's nothing else I can think of that is more rewarding in this world!!!!!

Tammy Craig said...

Congrats, Steph and Ben. I am so happy to hear everything went well. What an amazing blessing. That picture of Ben and Hana is priceless. Thank you for sharing.

Anonymous said...

AWWWW!!! Steph I am so happy for you guys. Hana Rae is blessed to have such wonderful parents! Now you've got me in tears little sis! Its too bad when I fly out west that I dont have a stop over in calgary otherwise Id come meet her! And of course get my hugs! You are blessed daughter of the most high king!!

Denise :) said...

YAY, Hana IS very beautiful.. and you know, in one of those pictures she already looks alot like you! That picture of her and Ben is also precious!!! Keep them comming!
YAY!!!!