Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Addison Elaine Beane...

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!
We left the house and arrived at the hospital at 8:30.  We were only sitting about 5 minutes when they called me back.  They told Garet to wait while they got me prepped for surgery.  When they allowed him back, he got his own outfit to wear =)
It was so different this time... with Colin, I had an emergency c-section since I went into labor.  With Addison, it was all planned.  I got to meet everyone that was going to be in the room, and I actually remember everything, where with Colin I was in pain from contractions that I had no clue what was going on around me!

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 was really excited when Garet walked around to stand next to me!  I was feeling a little claustrophobic... I had a head cold, so I couldn't breath through my nose.  Top that off with not being able to feel anything from my chest down, and having a big curtain in my face and I was trying not to panic.  Garet definitely kept me calm =)
While they were operating I remember Garet talking to me about what Colin might be doing at that time (having a picnic snack outside) and the nurse would tell us what was going on behind the curtain.  I didn't realize at the time, but Garet was a little worried about how things were going.  I guess things got a little fast pace and seemed chaotic to him at one point before Addison arrived.  The doctor said afterwards that they had a hard time getting her "past my muscle"... what "muscle" she was talking about, I have no clue!  But I think she needed a stool to stand up and push her down and out.  This was the first picture and first cries of Addison:

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!     
My doctor, Dr. Fogleman, put Addison over the partition so I could get a good look at her =)  I am not posting all the pictures because they are of a new born baby and I don't know how everyone feels about seeing that... plus some are just personal =) 
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.
In recovery I was monitored and they held me there until I could move my legs again.  At this point I also got to nurse for the first time.  Addison is a pro!  Before I left, Addison and Garet went to the nursery where all Addison's measurements were taken.  She was 7.6 lbs. and 20.5 inches long.  Perfection!  It was already 1:00 when I left recovery and headed to my room. 

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.   
We were very happy with all the staff at the hospital.  Addison even got a couple new knitted hats!  And since I was there on Mother's Day I got lots of little gifts from the staff (candy, cards, flowers...)  It was perfect =)


Adriane Jons said...

can't wait to hold her and sing to her...i am a great singer...i will sing to her for hours and hours and hours!

The Beane's said...

What a miracle! We're in awe.

Lacey said...

She's beautiful, and I'm so glad it was a great birth experience! Can't wait to hear how Colin was when he met his baby sister!