Busily trying to distract myself in pre-op. Notice I'm STILL WEARING MY WEDDING RINGS. File that under things that never happen the morning of delivery.... I was BEYOND ready for that child to come out of my belly. I was also shocked to discover that I was contracting pretty good that morning. Once I was hooked up to the millions of monitors I learned that. Too bad the contractions just hurt my belly and produce ZERO dilation for delivery. And all the time I thought Spencer kept moving around, but I was wrong. Contractions. I had the best pre-op experience possible. We got there SUPER early (much to early for my liking) and I was more than ready to go. I was also more than ready to eat. That's the worst part of a surgery, not eating after midnight. I didn't cheat this time. No food or drink after midnight for real this time. I've cheated with the other two. I'm a rebel like that.
Arrival at Northside: 6:30 a.m.. Actually, we were kinda early. Huge thanks to Emily and Doug for letting us stay in their guest suite the night before. It was so easy to drive the 2 miles over at 6 a.m. We were parked, checked in, and ready to go around 6:45 a.m. We stayed in pre-op for a bit since it was a busy day. Funny, 4-14-14 was a really popular induction and c-section day. It was my 2nd choice, but it worked. My surgery was scheduled for 8:30 a.m. but we had a bit of a delay since they were so busy! I got wheeled back and they started surgery. I had a fabulous anesthesiologist and my doctor is always fabulous. I love her dearly and I do mean that. She is a wonderful person who is so *warm* when dealing with my healthcare and babies.
She narrated the whole process and we were done with delivery around 9:03 a.m. I heard that time and was betting that was Spencer's weight, but I was wrong! Spencer came out kicking and screaming, a sign of things to come? She also promptly peed on the warming bed... so that was fun. She got checked out and sent to recovery after that. I got put back together and sent to recovery myself. My big kids both had breathing distress upon delivery, so I didn't get to hang with them during recovery. They both spent about 4-5 hours each in the transition nursery. Spencer was perfect and I got to watch her get a bath while we were both in recovery. I also got ice chips! Praise Jesus!
They weighed her in recovery. 9 lbs. and 9 oz. Child was a small toddler at birth. I could NOT believe how big she was! No wonder she hurt so bad! She is perfect!
First photo of her after birth.
Yes, I have on makeup.
I'm not a fool.
I know there will be pictures that day and I planned to look good.
Welcome to the world Spencer Brynne Cochran.
You complete my Cochran family and I love you more each day.
I hope we are as good to you as you are good to us.
9 lbs. 9 oz.
20 inches long