Saturday, June 12, 2010

Over the Moon

I have begun writing Evelyn's birth story and will finish at some point.  But for now I just wanted to let everyone know the following...
  • Both Evelyn and I are healthy!
  • During the c-section, we learned that the Lord definitely had a hand in guiding us to the decision to have a planned c-section.  The umbilical cord was wrapped around Evelyn's neck twice, which would have likely caused me to need an emergency c-section or, at the very least, caused injuries to Evelyn.
  • The delivery and recovery process has gone really well, and we've been blessed with wonderful staff who have taken very good care of us.
  • I was able to try nursing Evelyn within minutes of returning to my recovery room after surgery.  With my nurse's assistance, she latched on immediately and has been doing a fantastic job overall.
  • Elise is doing wonderfully with my mom and came to the hospital today absolutely beaming because my dad and two younger brothers had arrived at our house and come with her and my mom to the hospital.  My mom visited a couple of weeks ago to help me with Elise, and we're really glad that Elise got that time with her because it has made her all that much more comfortable with me being at the hospital and Kit being gone during the day.  She doesn't even seem to be phased by going from me to my mom when they have visited the hospital (and even chooses my mom over me quite frequently).
  • As the photos below show, Elise isn't too sure how to feel about her baby sister.  She's mostly ambivalent but gives Evelyn interesting looks when she cries and fussed a bit during her visit yesterday when I was comforting a crying Evelyn in ways that Elise is only used to hearing me talk to her.
  • Evelyn is precious.  I can hardly believe we have another beautiful little girl.
  • Kit and I are absolutely over the moon with the joy and blessing of our new little girl.  Every so often we look at each other and just tear up from joy.


Anonymous said...

OMG!!!!!! Congratulations you guys! I read all the time and comment here and there but I am just so happy for you guys having a healthy precious new baby girl :) I was wondering- how long has it been a 'planned' c section? I was just confused when you said that because I dont remember you saying you were having a planned c section?! She is just precious! She looks EXACTLY like Elise!!!! Ahh congrats, heal well, and enjoy your new bundle of joy :) *Megan from WI*

dogmom said...

Congratulations on the birth of Evelyn. You have been blessed with a beautiful baby girl. I hope your recovery from the c-section goes well. Both of my boys were born by c-section. Rest up when you get the chance. Elise is also adorable and hard to believe how big she is getting. It seems like yesterday I was reading your blog after Elise was born.
God Bless to you and your family!

Mommy of 2 boys in Massachusetts

Sara said...

She is just precious!! I believe I see some resemblance to her older sister - can't wait to see more pics.

Rachel Ortiz said...

She is just precious! She is perfect! And she looks just like Elise! Two girls is such a blessing! I know you will enjoy every minute of it!

Rachel said...

Congratulations. So happy that you were able to experience a full term birth and hold and feed her right away. She is gorgeous just like her big sister. Praying that you all adjust smoothly to a family of four.
Hugs and Prayers
Rachel in TN

dogmom said...

I just love all the pictures of precious Evelyn! I especially LOVE the very last photo----so adorable! I love watching a baby sleep:)
You definitely have been blessed!

Mommy of 2 boys in Massachusetts

Wonder Woman said...

Congrats! been reading for a while, first time commenting. She looks like her sister!