Macky Eagerly Awaited Her Repeat Cesarean To Meet Her Daughter

Eirena spent the 24 hours before her delivery with butterflies in her stomach! She couldn't wait to meet her new baby, and find out if it was a he or a she.
by Eirena

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DELANEY'S BIRTHDAY - July 4th, 2003
Delaney Skye, born July 4th, 2003 10:48 am. Weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces and was 21 3/4 inches.

We arrived at the hospital a little before 7:30am. Got ourselves checked in, and went upstairs to 3 West. They were running a little bit behind as they had an emergency c-section come up first thing in the morning - and there was another girl that was before me that was still waiting to go in. (I ended up sharing a room with this girl afterwards and it was great!)

Waited a little bit before we went into a bed in the case room. Got changed into a gown right away - had my blood pressure checked and listened to the heartbeat. Tried to relax, and get ready for what was ahead of us! As time got closer, they brought scrubs for Chris to change into. Chris was very happy and supportive, and excited about becoming a Daddy once again!

It didn't take long before it was time. They came in and got me, and wheeled me down to the operating room. Chris had to wait behind, so he got on the phone to call our parents and let them know that the games were about to begin!

Down in the OR, they got me all set up for the spinal. It took a few minutes to get all the freezing in - and it was quite uncomfortable at times. But for the most part, it was a pretty easy procedure, and definitely worth it!

Dr. Laberge performed the surgery, and Dr. Morgan, my family doctor, even though she was off on holidays, was there to assist. It meant so much to me that she cared enough to be there for me! Chris came down, and soon things got started. I was awake and alert and felt really good the whole time. No shaking, and no nausea. I was free to move my arms around and Chris was right beside me (with the video camera, raring to go!) the whole time.

I didn't feel them cutting into me, but I did feel a bit of tugging and pulling, which felt a little weird. In no time at all, they had the head out - and that's when Chris started video taping! Soon they were pulling the baby out! Chris stood up and saw her first - so I asked him what it was - and he said, *Do you really want to know?!* I said *YES!* -- and he said, "It's a girl!"

I couldn't believe it. I had a feeling for a long time that it would indeed be a girl, but I was still shocked and surprised - almost like it was too good to be true! Chris left with the baby and I was wheeled off to the recovery room. It didn't take long at all for me to start getting the feeling back in my legs - so thankfully, I didn't have to stay down there too long.

Soon I was wheeled back upstairs to the nursery, where I got to stare right into the beautiful eyes of my new baby daughter. Chris met me in the hallway, and together we gazed at our new amazing gift. Now our family is complete!

What advice would you give to other expectant mothers?
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