Five years ago today.....
He came right out ... only had to push for three contractions. (Guess I've got these hips for a reason!)
I "lost" 40 pounds before leaving the hospital
(most of it was water retention).
Bonding... just before he was taken to the NICU because his sugars kept dropping.
18 hours after delivery, I had two seizures (from HELLP Syndrome), and was fighting to live. Finally the next day I was coherent enough to remember a nurse bringing him down from the NICU for me to see. When you're separated from your baby so early, it's easy to doubt you're really a mom.
Finally 3 days after giving birth I had enough strength to be pushed up to the NICU to see my son again.
What a flood of emotion!
Two days later we were both ready to be discharged
(on Super Bowl Sunday).
On the way home, we stopped by to introduce my Grandma to the wee one - her first born biological great-grandchild.
She was buried exactly one month before I was hospitalized for the emergency surrounding our second-born's birth. I'm so glad that Alex has memories of her, "The Graham Cracker Lady."
(Because she gave him some every time she saw him.)
And ... TODAY ... he turned 5!
Happy Birthday, Darling!
We're so happy you're part of our family!