It really isn’t that dramatic. We had a scheduled c-section for May 9th at noon and she was born at 12:15. I never felt a contraction or went into labor. I got an IV went into the operating room, got my spinal, and then she was born! This was my third surgery so there was a lot of scar tissue they had to get through, but other than that, it was pretty routine and went really well.
We named her Caroline Jayne. Caroline is the only name that my husband and I could agree on. I had a Caroline in one of my classes a few years ago and fell in love with her. She has a bubbly personality that I wanted my child to have as well. I also loved her name. It is classic, yet you don’t hear it every where. Jayne is my middle name and I am named after my paternal grandmother’s maiden name. I am very glad that the name remains in my family. When we found out she was actually a girl and not a boy, we agreed upon the middle name.
Baby C or BC as I will refer to her here at AMomsImpression has been a very “easy” baby. She doesn’t really cry that much, she eats great, and last night I only had to get up to feed her once. We took her to her newborn appointment at the pediatrician’s office yesterday and here are her vitals:
Length: 20 inches 42% Percentile
Head: 35 cm 30% Percentile
So, for right now she is small, but perfect!
Recovery is going okay. To be completely honest, the first week was not fun at all. I am now off of my meds and only taking Tylenol. The worst part is that I had an allergic reaction to the surgery dressing thingy that they put over you during surgery (of course). I have a very large, rectangular shaped area on my body that is a giant rash. I have been covering myself with hydrocortisone cream, but it is still painful and it itches like crazy! Most of you know that TJ and I suffer from extremely sensitive skin, so this doesn’t come as a surprise, but it didn’t happen the other two times so I wasn’t prepared for this. I guess in a way it is good because it has distracted me from the scar across my abdomen.
My husband was able to spend all of last week at home with us. He had to go back yesterday.
I survived my first day at home with two kids. Actually, I didn’t just survive, I made it to BC’s doctor’s appointment and we went grocery shopping! I felt very accomplished, yet exhausted.
Here are some random pictures from BC’s first two weeks: