Monday, January 16, 2012

3w3d old!

Today I got an unexpected invite to breakfast with M&A and their kiddos :) That meant that, for the 1st time, my kiddos would finally get to meet Alexandra - they were so excited!

My first-born holding my "last" born :) Alex informed me that he has now gotten to hold all of the babies I've carried - his sister & brother, then Emma, and now Alexandra.

Morgann could hardly wait to get her hands on the little miss :) She only had her for a few minutes, but that smile was on her face the entire time. She was so disappointed when she had to pass her off.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

2 week PP check-up

Today I had my 2 week post op and all is well, so far :) Dr. R removed my steri strips and declared my incision "beautiful" and said that it will continue to heal. He also mentioned that the less I strain my stomach muscles for the next few weeks, the prettier the incision will look, and also mentioned that if I wanted to use Maderma cream on it, that might help it fade over time.

After the logistical junk was out of the way, Doctor, Michael & I talked about the delivery and how we could all see God's hand throughout this last year. HE was in every decision made and when the doctor had me opened up and pulled that sweet baby out, we could HIS hand had directed each & every move! Wow!!! It truly was a miraculous journey and I wouldn't trade a single minute of it.

But knowing this was the very last baby I will have made it bitter-sweet too. Dr. R is in total, 100% agreement that this needed to be my last, and even went so far as to double-stitch/extra-stitch my stomach muscles back together. I love my OB and LOVE the fact that he is a godly man with allot of wisdom.

Thank you Dr. Jon Rawson for everything!!! You are a wonderful doctor, a tremendous OB/Gyn, and a true family friend.

*side note: While we were all chit chatting, we got to discussing the situation with the placenta previa and how just 100 years ago, so many women and/or babies died from situations like this one. Then, he very quickly interjected, "you would have died for sure" as we moved on to another about a sobering thought. Thank you God for the strides that have been made in medicine and patient care over the years!!! I'm so grateful that I live NOW and not THEN.

Friday, January 6, 2012

A year ago today....

....I was recuperating from a D&C and going through an extremely difficult, emotional roller-coaster.

And today, I am (still) recuperating from the c-section that happened 2 weeks ago, resulting in the delivery of a precious little miracle baby, Alexandra Marie!

God is good!!!!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

More pictures :)

These were taken over the weekend - Sunday I believe - when she was 9 days old. She was discharged and sent home with her mommy & daddy & big sister yesterday, after 11 days in the NICU. God is good!!!

Such a precious little miracle! My heart is so full....