Wednesday, November 11, 2009


Jordyn Rose

Born: October 30, 2009

6 pounds 7 ounces 19.25 in.

Early in the morning of the 30th, Benjamin and I got up to go to the hospital for my scheduled c-section. I was So incredibly nervous for this operation! I was nervous about the spinal block and what could go wrong with the surgery and about Jordyn herself. I have to say, that after the spinal block was administered, I started to feel much better. I guess I was worried about the needle thing, but it was okay. I felt like they took FOREVER to bring Benjamin into the operating room and was sad he wasn't by my side to help me with my fears of the spinal block. (Which is SO much better than getting an epidural for the c-section!)

Benjamin finally got to the room and they started doing whatever they do behind the curtain. My doctor told Benjamin it was time for pictures and he started to take pictures of Jordyn. I was so HAPPY to have her out of my belly!!! That probably sounds horrible, but she was giving me a lot of pain the last few days she was in there. When they said how much she weighed, I was like man, she is little. I got to see her (this time I was able to keep my glasses on, so I COULD actually see her unlike with Bayleigh) and thought she was the cutest thing ever. At first, I thought she looked like Bayleigh, but she really doesn't. All they have in common thus far is the nose. They both have my nose.

I felt great after the c-section. I guess they gave me good drugs (LOL), but I was so ready to get up and do something! I wasn't really tired like I was last time and I didn't really hurt like I did last time. All I wanted to do was to get up. The nurse told me the day after they wouldn't take out my IV until I had used the bathroom 2 times in 6 hours which she didn't think I'd do until the next day. HA! I wanted that thing outta my arm so badly I drank as much water as I could.

On Halloween, Bayleigh came in her Tinker Bell costume and I had gotten Jordyn a pumpkin hat and booties a few days before her birth. I'm not sure who was more excited about Jordyn's birth, me or Bayleigh! She is supper excited to be a big sister and is helping a lot...she is also getting in the way too, but she is very concerned when her sister is crying. Bayleigh will come running saying "My sister is crying" or "My baby is crying"! It is too funny really. She just lights up whenever she holds her or feeds her. I hope that she continues to feel that way toward her little sister!
When we take a family picture, I'll put that up, but we haven't yet. Jordyn is almost 2 weeks old. I am doing things with her I would have never done with Bayleigh. When she was just a week old, we went to a restaurant with her and to Sam's Club. I didn't let Bayleigh outside unless we were going to the doctor for at least a month! Maybe overall you're just more relaxed the second time around. :)


  1. I could have told you a spinal is waaaaaaayyyyyy better than an epidural. Sheesh, Michelle. And I too felt much better and ready to get up with the second than the first. It was such a completely different experience. And, Carl did take his time getting into the OR with the second one too. I was on my own for the spinal, but we are friends with my anesthesiologist (that doesn't look right), so it was all good.

  2. I was nervous about the nervous! But once I had it, I was fine. I knew it'd all be good after that! Wish I knew an anesthesiologist! The dude who came in was not the chick who did mine! All was good though, all was good!