Monday at 2:41PM God blessed us with a second baby girl- Sutton Delaney. She came in at 38 weeks and two days shy of her scheduled c-section at a whopping 5lbs 14oz and 18 inches long.
Here’s the timeline…
5AM alarm and change into workout clothes
5:15AM tabata workout I’ve been doing every morning trying to get her out.
5:20AM water broke? Literally (no really, literally) during a burpee. Not trying to be macho or brag here, but I think this counts as a pretty good story, considering the rest is pretty boring!
9AM go to hospital and go through 2 negative texts before last minute completing a POSITIVE 3rd test proving my water did break.
2PM scheduled c-section
2:41 PM She’s here!
The rest of the night, a blur. Kind of like this picture we took soon after Sutton’s birth. At least G is excited about it!
The unhighlight of the day… Justin had been promising me pizza from The Daily Kitchen after I delivered her (since I couldn’t eat for 26 hours). No food until 12 hours post surgery. WAMP WAMP.
LOTS of pain as the meds wore off. C-section mamas- You are going to feel GREAT the morning after because your block is still felt. DON’T do anything but lay around all day. I made the mistake of getting up and walking all around. I PAID for it that afternoon and evening. But after a nightly dose of some meds, I slept like a champ (well, between feedings).
Daily Kitchen pizza was offered, but I had absolutely no appetite. WAMP WAMP again. BUT, Justin did bring me their Power Breakfast- buckwheat pancakes, scrambled egg whites and chicken sausage. I somehow found an appetite for that!
Highlight of the day though, despite the pain and lack of pizza…
Daddy and his TWO princesses. I’m still the queen though 😉
Still sore but NOWHERE near Tuesday’s pain. Sat around a lot more!
Appetite slowly came back as my body returned to regular 😉 BUT still not regular enough to scarf down the pizza I’ve been obnoxiously mentioning.
Absolutely ECSTATIC about going home the next day. Cabin fever sat in like CRAZY. I even started getting jealous of people who said they noticed gas prices go down when they filled up on the way in, just because they were able to leave the building!
Gentry busted in the front door with my parents and actually said
Where’s baby sister?
Pizza update- still haven’t had it. But don’t you worry. One night next week we are making our first family outing as a foursome, grabbing possibly TWO entire pizzas for me and some Shyndigz. You didn’t think I’d mention food in RVA without including them?!
As far as how life progresses from here on out… Will keep you posted as I find time to! For now, I am a little freaked out that I
1) Can’t drive for almost 2 weeks
2) Can’t pick up Gentry for at least 2 weeks
3) Need to entertain Gentry while I nurse, pump and keep a newborn alive
4) I am responsible for TWO human beings lives… EEEK!
What was your birthing story?
Moms of two advice?
Cabin fever? When has that hit you?