I walked into the hospital early in the morning on July 13th knowing that my life was about to change, but having no idea how much. Mama, Dan and I arrived very weary from the long night before and checked in. The C-section was delayed from the noon time they told us I was to go back. Dan and I were finally taken back at about 1:15. By this time, a lot of family had gathered because they thought Brittain would have already been born long before. I can remember walking down the hall to the operating room. I was using one hand to hold the back of my hospital gown closed and the other to hold Dan’s hand so tightly that I’m sure I cut off the circulation. Everyone in the family was following us. I felt like my legs were going to collapse right out from under me and I kept thinking, “Why can’t we just do this tomorrow? I really don’t think I can do this right now!”
I felt much better once I got into the operating room and the anesthesiologist gave me something in my IV that calmed me right down.
Our precious Brittain Olivia was born at 1:28 PM on July 13, 2006 via C-section. These photos were taken just a couple hours after she came into this world. Isn’t she the most adorable thing ever?
And here’s the happy family in the hospital:
We were fortunate enough to have an “extended stay” in the hospital due to a minor complication from my spinal. (Would have been nice if someone had told me not to raise up my head because I might get a spinal headache and then have to have my spine stuck with a needle AGAIN to patch it back up.) We were in the hospital until 6:00 a.m. on Monday, July 17th. Fortunately, we were surrounded by friends and family the entire time.
I love these pictures because none of us can stop staring at her. She was just so beautiful and perfect and we couldn’t believe she was actually finally here with us.