As some of you know, I was not feeling well for my whole pregnancy. I didn’t have bad morning sickness, but did have motion sickness a lot and just generally felt crummy, which is why I wasn’t blogging much. I had a very healthy pregnancy up until the end. Right after Thanksgiving my blood pressure shot up and I had to be monitored and on light bed rest. Not even two weeks later I was in the hospital with preclampsia. Luckily it was not a bad case, but bad enough that I needed to be induced.
They gave me something to soften my cervix overnight and in the morning we were going to start pitocin. Well, in the morning everything was looking good, but they were having a hard time getting to my cervix and could not feel him, so they decided to do an ultrasound. It turned out that he was way up high and in a breech position. We consulted with our doctor and midwife and decided to have a cesarean.
So that evening at 8:30 they wheeled me into surgery and numbed me up. Daryl was there with me by my head, and the anesthesiologist was on the other side explaining everything as we went along. He told us when they were taking him out and Daryl shot straight up and looked over the drape. And then I heard a little cry and he was here. They cleaned him up, Daryl got to trim the cord, and they wrapped him up and put him on my chest. It was perfect!
On Wednesday December 7th, at 9:03 pm, Baby Sam entered the world. He was three weeks early, but healthy and almost seven pounds. He had a lot of hair and long fingers and toes. Our whole family was there and everyone was so excited to meet him. It was so wonderful!
We have had a few issues with jaundice the first couple of weeks but he got over it pretty quickly. He is a chunk already and growing so fast! We have been enjoying his sweet little noises and his many expressions! These photos above were taken when he was a little over a month and the ones below are from his most recent photo session at a little over two months.
So now I am laying here writing this with a three-month old Sam napping on my chest because he will not have it any other way, and truth be told I wouldn’t want it any other way. These precious moments fly by so fast, I just want to hold on as tight as I can before I turn around and he’s all grown up! Everything they say is true, your whole world changes, you can’t remember what it was like before he was here, and it is the most amazing feeling. You can’t explain how much love you feel, it’s amazing! I love being a mommy!
I hope you all enjoyed meeting my little bear! I am sure you will be seeing more of him here and there on the blog as he grows. Thank you all for your love and support of my little blog! I will be back soon with some fun projects!