Because of the c-section, I had to stay for 4 days instead of the regular 2. And I wish it would've been longer. They were some of the most precious, tender days of my life.
About an hour after my surgery, the nurse came in to start the magnesium sulfate. Remember that dreaded medicine I talked about in my last post? I didn't realize that I had to be hooked up to it even though I had opted for the c-section. I guess my body still had a good chance of going into seizures, so this medicine was supposed to prevent that.
They told me it would make me feel pretty bad- but I definitely underestimated them. It was horrific. I felt so miserable, and didn't even have the strength to take care of my baby. Luckily, I only had to stay on it for 24 hours. But sadly, because of it, I can't remember the first 24 hours of my babies life. And poor Robins was on his own. The nurses taught him how to change his diapers, how to hold him, swaddle him, etc... I still feel guilty for that.
My doctor came in early the next morning, saw how sick I was, and told the nurse to turn off the magnesium right then. I could've kissed him when he said that! After that, it was blue skies.
On the first day, Chris gave him his first bath, and the sweet nurse took pictures.
Poor baby had a slight cone head from being down so far in my pelvis for the last couple weeks...
He loved getting his head washed, and still does to this day.
These two pictures of Robins with Will melted my heart.
So fresh and perfect. Nothing smells better than a brand newborn.
The next couple days were filled with visits from our sweet family and friends. I tried to remember to take pictures, but unfortunately missed a lot of people. But we were so glad to have visitors! Thank you to everyone who came and showed their love and support for us. We love you all!!
The quality of this picture is awful, but it was one of my favorite moments. Chris, Will, and I squished together in my hospital bed, and watched a movie one night. It was the first night I realized that this was my new life. With these two sweet boys.
Come to find out- we could have stayed another day.. major bummer. But because of our excellent timing, we were able to "run into" my little brother Devin (who had just barely entered the MTC for an LDS mission a week prior) as he was leaving a doctors appointment. We were so happy that he was able to meet Will before he headed off to Florida!
(Please excuse my swollen self whom still looks 5 months preggers)
That week was one that I hope to never forget. I love my little family of three :)