3.10.2014

That Time I gave Birth and it didn't Suck.

I think I may have mentioned a time or two how traumatic Madison's birth was for me, not that birth is ever fun, but nothing about my experience was conducive to bonding with a new baby. Maybe it was because I was a new Mom or because it was hard but I had a hard time bonding with Madison for the first few days. 

This time around I prayed for a better birthing experience which is most of the reason I chose to have a repeat C-Section. I just couldn't bear to think about laboring for hours again just to end up having one anyways. So Aiden's birthday was set as March 5th.

I didn't have to be at the hospital until 10am which was nice, we slept in a bit and took our time packing and getting ready. Obviously I did my hair and makeup {just some foundation and blush - no eye makeup}, took a nice hot bath, and painted my nails.

Gown from my friend Amber, she got it at Pickles and IceCream
We checked in and they monitored me for about 2 hours while we waited for my epidural. My parents, sister, and Mother in Law all came and hung out with us. The epidural was probably the worst part of it all, trying to relax while someone sticks your spine is hard to do. After that I was wheeled to the OR while Oliver put on his scrubs.


While they were prepping me in the OR I started to freak out just a bit, but they had this one guy in there who really talked me through it and calmed me down until Oliver came in. They made sure to take the time to show me that I was numb before they put the sheet up and they left my arms untied, which I really appreciated. 


I was much calmer this time and when I heard Aiden's first cry I started to cry, it was so sweet. Oliver didn't get to cut the cord, but they let him feel the cord pulsating afterwards, I donated our cord blood. They weighed him 7 pds 13 oz and 20 3/4 inches long, then wrapped him up and gave him to Oliver to bring to me while they finished tying my tubes and stitching me up.


This was the best part for me, with Madison they showed her to me and wheeled her out taking Oliver with them. So I was left alone while they stitched me up and I was in recovery alone for quite a while too. This time Oliver and Aiden were with me the entire time.


Immediately after getting to recovery the nurse unwrapped him and put him in my gown for skin to skin, to which Aiden promptly started to root around for some booby. We had no issues with him latching thats for sure! Oliver left and let my Mom bring Madison in, she was so excited to meet her little brother. 


We stayed for 2 more days, Aiden couldn't be circumcised until Friday because it can interfere with breastfeeding.  I felt so much love, Aiden's fan club sent me some gorgeous flowers and a gift card, someone sent Sprinkles cupcakes, a yummy fruit bouquet, and lots of people came to visit. It just made my experience that much more special, thank you to everyone who showered us with well wishes and love. THANK YOU THANK YOU! 


This were unsigned, but whomever sent them please know they were amazingly delsih!


and that's the story of how Baby Aiden came into the world.




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56 comments :

  1. Awwww....congratulations!!! He's just beautiful!

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  2. Love!!! So happy for you! He is adorable and Twilight Sparkle is going to be a great big sis! But baby Aiden needs a nickname as awesome as his big sisters! I'm thinking Twinkle Toes? Much Love!!

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  3. Adorable!!! I had a nasty labor,and ended up with a c-section with my little man, but they allowed he & my husband to stay with me during the suturing & recovery. I too was able to have skin to skin in recovery & really think it made all the difference!! He's gorgeous & you are radiant! Take care!

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  4. Congratulations! What a lovely baby!

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  5. Congratulations! My second CS experience was also much better. You have a beautiful family!

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  6. Thank you for keeping us updated during this special time for your sweet family! It's been so much fun getting to experience the highlights you have shared! Aiden is adorable and such a lucky little guy. Congratulations!!!

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  7. Congrats, Meg! I'm so happy to hear everything went so well. That's so great! Even better, he's such a little cutie!! <3

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  8. I'm so glad you had a better experience this time! Congratulations!!
    xoxo
    Rachel

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  9. Congratulations!!! He's perfect!

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  10. He is just beautiful. Congratulations!

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  11. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing. Congratulations again! xoxo

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  12. It's probably my Prego hormones but I totally bawled reading this. Congratulations!! He is so adorable.

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  13. Congrats! He is just so sweet and your story was beautiful (I totally cried and I don't even "know" you!) I am so happy you had such a great experience this time around. Enjoy all these wonderful moments as I know you will. Looking forward to watching him grow!

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  14. So glad you posted this! I too had a c-section after a hard labor with my first, and was a little anxious about having to redo the c-section with my second that is due on August. This post really calmed my nerves! So glad all went well with you and congrats on your precious little boy!!!

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  15. I;m glad this was a better experience for you. He's a doll!!

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  16. Such a handsome little man. I love his outfit!

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  17. Awwwww!!! Congrats!!!! So exciting!! Btw, you look so nicely put together in all of your photos! I hope one day I will look that good after giving birth!! XO





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  18. He is soooo cute!!! I'm glad everything went so much better for you this time around!

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  19. tears!!! so so happy for your sweet family. You look absolutely radiant. Aiden is such a handsome little fellow.

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  20. Thank you so much for sharing. It was a beautif story and made me tear up! You has a beautiful family!!

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  21. He is such a beautiful baby! And I love all the cute things with his name on them. Glad this was a good experience and hope you've been able to get some rest during your recovery :)

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  22. I'm so glad it all went well. What a beautiful family! Congrats honey. He's absolutely beautiful!

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  23. Congratulations!! He is absolutely beautiful!! God bless him!!

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  24. Congratulations! You looked so good in the hospital! I hope I look that good (;
    He looks darling! So happy for your family!
    xo

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  25. Congratulations! He is absolutely beautiful!

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  26. Awwww! So precious! I'm glad to hear that everything went smoothly for you this time! What a beautiful baby boy! Congrats! :)

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  27. Congrats and welcome baby Aiden!!

    So happy for you and your family!

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  28. Congratulations! He's so precious! :)

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  29. CONGRATS!!! I was looking around your blog this weekend and figured you'd be busy with your little guy. He's so cute and I got teary eyed because my little guy is already 4 months and it seems like so long ago he was so fresh and new. He still is but wow, do they grow fast!!! Enjoy this time and cuddle extra! Madison needs some extra cuddles too.

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  30. Congratulations and adorable! I am so happy I found your blog. www.mommy-dreaming.blogspot.com

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  31. Woohoo hooray!!! Congrats on a drama few delivery :) He's perfect!

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  32. that was meant to say drama free. duh.

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  33. What a beautiful baby, and a beautiful story! Congrats to you and your family. :)

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  34. What a beautiful family you have. Congrats!

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  35. Congrats! I had 2 scheduled c-sections after the first one for 3 total. The planned one is much much easier lol.

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  36. He's perfect! So glad that everything went so well for you! Congrats!

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  37. Awe I loved reading this and hearing that everything went pretty smoothly. I kind of freaked out during my 2nd Csection too because I don't like that feeling of my chest being numb and felt like I couldn't breathe very well. But once I heard Taylor's cry it was all better. You looked so gorgeous!!

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  38. Oh gosh. He is so cute! Congratulations!

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  39. Isn't that new baby smell delicious?

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  40. God answers prayers! Congrats! You have an amazingly beautiful family! {hugs}

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  41. Congrats, he's adorable!!! So happy to hear you had an easier birthing process than previous. Not to mention you look like a freaking ROCKSTAR in all your pictures, I can only pray I look half that good when I give birth (:

    Jen

    www.peaceofcupcakeblog.com

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  42. Congratulations. I am so glad your birthing experience was so much better the second time around. I too felt a hard time just taking it all in with complete and total bonding when I had my son. I think it was due to the fact the first night we had far too many visitors and too many people in the room during the birth. my lovely hubs and I didn't get to just enjoy the three of us. It was still a beautiful day none the less. xoxo he's gorgeous what a great way to complete your already amazing little family

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  43. Congratulations! He is precious…and makes me want another :)

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  44. CONGRATS!!! He is beautiful! How precious! And speaking of BEAUTIFUL.....you are the most gorgeous woman I've seen after giving birth!!

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  45. Congratulations, he is adorable!

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