Starting to get a little cabin fever. Six days inside the house with nothing but nursing, eating, breast pumping, maybe a shower, repeat – it was time to get outside! Lovely brisk weather out today, I thought it might be a nice idea to get the family outdoors and go for a (short) walk. I am obviously still recovering from my 2nd cesarean and I am taking it very very slow. Definitely feeling the 9 year difference between baby #1 & #2! Baby Liam is 6 days old today and was so easy to snuggle up in his car seat. We got about half a block before Emry fought us to push the stroller. I was too tired and pain-filled to do my normal patient correction – “Emry, let’s go over this again, it’s so much nicer to say “Mommy, may I please push the stroller instead of just yanking the stroller away from me.” Instead I told her to
Unfortunately due to flu restrictions, Emry was not allowed to visit Liam in the hospital, so after four long days away from us, of course she was soooo excited to meet her baby brother! We surprised her by picking her up at school with baby in tow – she saw us pull in the drive and her excitement was electric! Biggest smile ever 🙂 She got to hold baby Liam as soon as we got home and after she washed her hands of course, darn flu season! It was a very sweet moment for all of us!
We were so excited to meet our little guy! We arrived at Hays Medical Center at 6:00 am. During the long walk to the delivery unit, I started to feel a bit panicky. By the time we were settled in our room and I changed into my super stylish hospital gown, my anxiety was through the roof. I was trying to keep myself calm by staying preoccupied. Jeff unknowingly helped me relieve some tension when he ripped out the backside of his paper scrubs and provided a good laugh 🙂 During our entire stay, my nurses were awesome. They are worth their weight in gold and then some! After several preliminary questions, paperwork and starting my IV, we walked to the operating room. For those of you who have never been inside an operating room – it can invoke some scary emotions. To make matters worse, Jeff had to stay outside while I was prepared for the cesarean. My anesthesiologist
So here we are, baby Baier’s birthday! My entire pregnancy I have basically been a ball of nerves. Eight years ago, my first pregnancy was complicated by preeclampsia and finally resulted in a preterm emergency cesarean. However irrational, I was certain that I was going to be destined to relive certain aspects of my first pregnancy. We kept in close communication with our awesome OBGYN and I stayed fit with daily walks and Zumba. Despite all my healthy choices and many reassurances, my first experience was always in the back of my mind. But praise the Lord, we made it to our scheduled D-day! Our hospital does not perform VBAC’s, therefore Baby Baier will be delivered six days before our actual due date via scheduled c-section. Our bags are packed, Emry couldn’t bear the spend the night away from us last night so she got the same 4:30 am wakeup call as Jeff and I, and we will drop her