Elise’s Birth

It has been six crazy weeks of getting used to being a family of four. Elise is a pretty good baby, she has her moments but no signs of colic so we are happy about that.

Her birth was a pretty standard c-section. We were suppose to arrive at the hospital at 830am, but as we were driving in the charge nurse called and said there was no room and to call back every half hour. We were eventually admitted at 1030AM. I went back to the OR around 1230. With Brielle I had already had 15 hours of labor and was exhausted and drugged up. This time I was able to walk to the OR and I was really rested.

The worst part was receiving the spinal block. The feeling of the needle was terrible and once it was in I started feeling like I was going to pass out. I was looking at Dan saying I don’t feel good over and over. They gave me something that made me feel better almost immediately. Dan said I looked really pale and apparently my blood pressure had dropped a bunch.

The c-section went well aside from her shoulders disrupting some blood vessels. So apparently there was a bit more blood loss than usual but nothing to be concerned about. She was born at 1:01 pm on October 16.

The hospital stay was great. Brielle came to visit every day. She was more interested in the iPad than the baby but she had fun with her Aunt and Uncle and Gramma Raven.

Here are some pics from the hospital