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Sunday, October 13, 2013

Welcome Baby!

My daughter Harper was born on Friday morning, shortly after 8 am. We arrived at the hospital at 5:30, I was a nervous wreck. I cried after I said goodbye to my son. It was so hard to drop him off with the sitter because he cried "Mommy!" and ran to me instead of going into the house. I got into the car and sobbed. I cried all the way to the hospital. I had cried most of the night before, and sure enough I cried once I got to my room. I was scared and anxious about the c section,  sad about being away from Roo. I was excited to meet Harper. I was a bundle of emotions.

It all started to happen fast. My doctor came in about an hour after they got me settled in and before I knew it they started prepping me. I tried to not let my anxiety levels get to me. I tried to just be me, to talk to the staff, to smile, to get thru the procedure. I took the spinal block like a pro.

Then it became apparent it didn't fully take with me. I could move my legs and I could feel. I could feel the c section, I could feel my legs, my feet, my womb being cut open.  I screamed and cried and they put me to sleep. I had some crazy dreams and woke up worried about my daughter. Before I was able to speak or understand, literally as soon as my eyes opened I was asking if she was okay. I had no idea what anyone was saying or where I was, but I kept asking. Finally they wheeled me around and I saw my husband with Harper, I had double vision and was not really coherent, but I managed to sit up and give him the ok sign. He gave it back and held her up so I could see her.

When I was able to speak and understand responses I continued to ask anyone and everyone that came my way about Harper, they all assured me she was doing great. She was healthy, she was gorgeous. They couldn't believe that I was able to move, speak and ask about getting out of bed literally moments after having a c section.

My husband brought Harper into the room as soon as he could. I got to hold her and see just how pretty she was.

I am a very lucky lady to have 2 cute kids! Harper is a great addition to our family.

After asking for 8 hours about getting up they allowed me to take a walk. I have been walking ever since!
I was told I would be here until around noon on Monday but today is Sunday, it is 8:10 in the 
morning and Harper and I will be going home today. The doctor is going to remove my dressing and pain medicine ball and then they should begin discharging us. I can't wait to go home and take my daughter with me.

I miss my house, my pets, my husband and most of all my son. It has been hard to be away from him!

Harper is a great baby. She sleeps well, eats well, snuggles like a pro and is nothing short of amazing. I can't wait to get her home to join our family.

Thank you to everyone that sent emails of well wishing, prayers and hope. It means so much to me!


  1. Ooohhh thanks for sharing this story. . . I enjoyed reading it! Congrats on the new baby!!! :)

  2. Aww she is beautiful Sara. Congrats. This is such a touching story and I am so glad that you shared it with us.

  3. Precious baby! Congrats to all of you, and enjoy your wonderful family!
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  4. Congratulations! She is precious :)

  5. So happy for your family! Harper is adorable. Congratulations! :)

  6. So happy for your family! Harper is adorable. Congratulations! :)

  7. Congratulations! That must have been very scary to feel the C Section and to wake up so disoriented and worried about Harper. You're an amazing mommy!

  8. she is so adorable. Congratulations!

  9. Congrats! Sara you did a great job. Harper is so beautiful! You give that pretty baby of yours a kiss for me and Rolf too. I'm so happy for you and your hubby. I know you're tired but it gets easier I promise. My sister had 2 c-sections and she was alittle nervous too. I'm sorry you felt that, I'm glad they just knocked you out. You're truly blessed with 2 beautiful kids sara. God Bless you and your family :)

  10. Hey, this is the first time I am on your blog and I am so glad that this is the first post I read. :) Many Congratulations on the arrival of your princess! She is adorable. Look forward to reading your writings!
    Cheers, Anugya

  11. Hello cute lady! Precious article. Pinned. We couldn't think of anyone better to party with. We hope to see you tomorrow at 7 pm.
    Happy Sunday! Lou Lou Girls

  12. Such a cute little baby! Thanks for coming and linking up at The Weekend Social. All posts get pinned in our pinterest board! Please be sure to come back next week starting Thursdays at 9PM EST on culinaryflavors.gr ! I hope to see you there!

  13. Congrats on the new wonderful addition! I can't wait to see updates :)

  14. I had both of my babies by c-section and the upside to that is they are so plump and pretty. Look how pretty and rosy her cheeks are! Congrats to all!

  15. Congratulations on your sweet and beautiful baby girl! Your hormones will level out now and all will be well!


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