Monday, March 12, 2012

Isaac Jeffrey is here!

Our family has been home together since Saturday afternoon.  Isaac fits right in (of course!) and Jonathan is such a sweet big brother.  Here are some pictures from the first day they met, and the day Isaac and mommy came home.

Of course Jonathan is just a blur - he is such a busy body!

So sweet, already showing little brother some love.

The C-section went really well, everything was right on time!  We arrived at the hospital at 6 am and we were so excited to know we were going to meet our son. 

The final preggo belly picture

All the nurses we had were so amazing and kind, it helped to make this experience a positive one from the beginning.  Like I said in the last post, we had really high hopes for Issac's birthday.

They wheeled me in to the operating room around 8:15 and did the spinal, removed my cerclage, and then went to work on delivering the baby.  There was a huge light directly above me that was surrounded by a metal disk, and in its reflection I could see everything the doctors were doing.  It was so awesome to see a little butt, then a little back followed by a head being pulled out from my stomach.  Until I saw something I couldn't identify at which time I knew I should look away or toss my cookies.

They let me get a glimpse of Isaac but took him out of the room quickly because it is so cold in there.  As the doctors stitched me up Daddy went to get Isaac cleaned up.  Jeff is so not good with blood or anything relating to blood, but he cut Isaac's cord which really surprised me!

He also thought to take a lot of pictures and video of Isaac's first bath and everything else that I couldn't be there for since I was still in surgery.  He is such a good husband and daddy!

When I was finally able to meet Isaac I was so overwhelmed.  God has been SO good to us for no reason other than that HE is good, and he loves us. 

I pushed myself to get out of bed and walk to the bathroom that night so the nurses would allow Isaac to stay in the room with me alone (their policy is if you have IVs the baby cannot be alone with you in the room and I wanted daddy to sleep at home in his comfy bed).  I finally was able to pass all their tests around 11 so I was really happy about that.  I hardly slept a wink that night, I was so busy nursing and just looking at Isaac.  He is such a miracle in a totally different way than Jonathan, but still a miracle.

I was able to prove I was strong enough to go home 2 days later instead of the usual 3.  I missed my home and being with my family so much.  They sent me home with a lot of pain meds which has helped but here I am 4 days post surgery and I am still pretty sore, but getting better every day.

We are so excited about this new addition to our family - Jeff and I must say at least once a day, "Can you believe we have two sons?!"  It's so crazy, but so amazing.  There is nothing like it.  It's also so cool that having another child just makes your heart grow so much.  I worried I would miss the days of it being a family of 3, but Jonathan has been more joyful than ever since we've all been together, and Isaac has been a really easy baby so far as well. 

1 comment:

Debbie said...

Jeff and Marissa,
I am just SO happy to see that big baby full term baby boy in your arms! And his very sweet big brother. I am SO grateful to God for you and your two healthy sons. Can't wait to follow Isaac's growth on your blog!
Love you!