On May 9 my parents came into town. They came to watch and look after Colin while we went to have Addison. I had a c-section with Colin and after talking with my doctor and going over options/risks/etc. we decided to have another c-section with Addison.
May 10, 2013:
That morning I woke up with Colin like normal. I wanted to soak up my last moments of just having him. I wasn't allowed to eat or drink anything that morning, so I got ready to go while Garet ate with him and my parents. Before we left I snuggled on the couch with Colin while he watched some cartoon on t.v. Love that kid!
When they wheeled me into the operating room, it was about 10:20, Garet had to wait outside while they gave me a spinal and got everything ready.
I love that she is arms wide open! Here I am! =)
Garet was awesome with the camera... he even managed to get a picture of my first sight of her!
Her cry was music to my ears! And I heard someone say, "Look at all that hair!!" Colin was born bald, so I was fully anticipating Addison to be hairless as well. Guess I was wrong! She has a head full of dark hair! With blond highlights!
Once they wiped her down, I got to see my precious baby girl up close.
At this hospital, they are big on skin-to-skin. Where the mom and baby are skin-to-skin, it builds the bond and relaxes the baby. So immediately Addison was put on my chest. She stayed there while I was getting stitched and all through my trip to the recovery room. This next picture was us on our way to recovery.
We had decided earlier that my parents would come with Colin after his nap, so they weren't going to arrive until at least 4:30 that afternoon. So for a few hours it was just Garet, Addison, and me. It was nice to be able to relax and have a [late!] lunch together.