On Monday, August 3rd, thinking I still had 2 and a half more weeks of pregnancy, the visit to the doctor revealed that I was low on fluids and that it would become too risky for the baby to wait much longer to deliver. We scheduled the induction for Wednesday, August 5th. Blaine and I were suddenly aware that we had one and a half days to prepare to bring a baby home and panic somewhat settled in. Luckily, Blaine's parents were able to drop everything and made it to our house Tuesday night.
Wednesday morning, Blaine and I arrived at the hospital at 6 am ready for the induction.
After 21 hours of slow progressing labor and a baby who was becoming more and more distressed, the doctor decided to perform a c-section. I was so not prepared for a c-section and it made me nervous. At 5:18 am on Thursday, August 6th, Calista Tenna made her appearance into this world. She had a rough start and it felt like forever before she started crying but she recovered quickly.
Blaine left with Cali to watch her get cleaned up and my sister, Tiffani, stayed with me and held my hand because I was shaking so bad and kept me distracted as the doctor finished with me.
Cali was 7 pounds and 7 ounces at birth...a little chunky monkey compared to Bella and Ez.
We are so blessed to have the children that we have. Bella is beyond thrilled about her little sister and Ez, although initially not very interested, is becoming more and more involved and excited each day. (More on the kids reactions in a future post).
What a cutie!
Cali has become jaundiced but she is being watched closely and is improving.
Recovering from an unexpected c-section has been a lot harder than I could have imagined but I've had lots of great support and help and I am well on my way.
We are happy, EXHAUSTED, and very grateful for our little family and our newest addition, Cali. We are so very blessed to have her.