Well Little E will be 6 months old in 5 days! Eeek. With 5 kids who are between 8 years and 6 months I have just simply had a LOT going on. I want to write out Evans birth story before I forget but I think Ive lost some of the details already :(
We dropped our 4 kiddos off at my parents the night before as I was going in to be induced again due to dangerous blood pressure levels (and dont let anyone tell you that eating LOTS of celery during pregnancy will help lower your bp, because it does not). I was ready, excited and totally at peace. Wade and I were looking forward to meeting this little guy.
the night before - dropping of the brood at my parents
GOOD MORNING! up at 5am to get ready to be induced
Getting checked in was uneventful, Ive done this a few times before. Gowned up...though I will say I ordered a cute delivery gown this time off of ebay. I got so many compliments and it was nice to be wearing some thing bright and cheery. The staff at our hospital is so friendly and we chatted with them while things got going. My contractions started around noon with nothing much to report. My doc showed up shortly after to break my waters and things got more intense after that. But it was just so happy and joy filled. I really felt the peace of God all around us. I got hooked up to an epidural and things started to progress faster. I took my nap, woke up shaking and said to our nurse "it's time to do this thing, get Dr. W here" (I always start shaking uncontrolably right before I deliver)
Wade got gowned up and ready to go. I was just thinking "oh my goodness I cant wait!" My dr came in and said with a huge gring "Are you ready?" I almost giggled "Yes!" "Well then lets do this!"
Wade getting ready to deliver with our doc.
One and 1/2 pushes later Evan David entered the world! The joy in the room was intense, my Doctor was giggling and telling me "You are a ROCK STAR!"
It was just simply wonderful, they laid my little peanut on my chest and I just cried as I wondered at the beauty of new life...after so many losses prior to Evan and a rough pregnancy...to hold him was UTTERLY PRECIOUS! Oh yes and our prayers were answered our favorite nurse who has attended all of our births was present with Evan too (and she is AWESOME at the uterine massage post birth, it hurts like crazy but I hardly bleed at all when she is done, only for one birth we did not have her at delivery time because her shift had ended and the gal that did my massage must have not done as well, I hemorrhaged really bad that time....anyhow)
Here he is!! Born at 6:10pm 6lbs 13oz 19.5 inches long
the scale had not settled when Wade snapped this
Getting his first bath from our favorite Nurse
He made sure we knew he was here with a lot of screaming and crying. :) The nurses took him at night for us, not just so we could sleep but so the other moms around us could too (one nurse said you could hear Evan down the entire corridor).
Recovery was relatively easy. Sleeping was not. For the first 4+ months he cried an awful lot at night time, I thought I was going to go nuts with the sheer exhaustion. Things are much better and he sleeps really well now without a "fight." We all love this little chunk to death. The kids adore him and Wade and I do too. We are so thankful for our little rainbow baby (a baby that comes after loss) he has been a delightful addition to our crazy home. I know Evans birth sounds sort of "boring" but to me it was simply the best of them all, so much joy and really no hiccups to speak of. Thank you Lord for this little gift in our home.