I've decided the best way I can pass the time while I'm breastfeeding (which seriously seems like all I do all day long at this point), is to check Facebook, do my online shopping and update my blog, finally!
Don't get me wrong, breastfeeding is certainly a special time and I love the bond it is forming between Reese and Truett and me. However, anyone who tells you that breastfeeding in the wee hours of the morning is ALWAYS special and fun, is LYING! :)
I honestly don't know where to even go with this post as it seems SO MUCH has happened in the last 2 weeks since my last one, and really in the last month because I haven't said much about the babies' birth day or the weeks thereafter. So, to make it a little more organized and manageable for me, I'm going to make a few mini-posts within this one, big long one. Bear with me and my scattered brain!
BIRTH DAY and HOSPITAL STAY
Sunday, April 17, 2011
We drove up to Lubbock the day before (Sunday) and stayed in our favorite hotel, the same one Mom and I stayed in the week before our retrieval and then transfer. Mom and Dad were with us and they stayed Sunday night, as well as McH's parents. We had to be at the hospital for all my pre-op by 5:30, so we tried our best to get to bed at a decent hour, but there was really no sleeping for me. Everyone else would meet us at the hospital around 7:00 for the scheduled c-section at 7:30.
Funny side note. The instructions for the night before surgery included taking a shower and washing with antibacterial soap. I realized I hadn't packed any, so we headed to get some and ended up at a United Supermarket. Dad ran in and was back out in a matter of a few minutes. As he gets closer to the car, I see he has a rather large bottle of soap in his hands. I finally realize what he's carrying and I immediately DIE laughing...
As I said earlier, I didn't sleep much Sunday night. On the drive up, McH and I talked about how our lives were about to change so incredibly in just a few hours. It was the most surreal moment in all my life: very scary and very exciting.
MONDAY, APRIL 18, 2011: HAPPY BIRTHDAY REESE AND TRUETT!!!!
We got up SUPER early Monday morning and got ready to head to the hospital. Here are pictures of me that morning just before we left the hotel. I admit, most of me was very, very ready to have these babies. At this point I was extremely uncomfortable and every thing was painful.
I was excited, exhausted, overwhelmed, and just so thankful to know I was about to be a mommy and was about to meet these little aliens who had invaded my body for the last 8 1/2 months!
I just thought I knew love before this.
You should feel VERY, VERY special. I really contemplated whether I would post these pictures of me but I just figured this blog is about being real, so here goes. **deep breath**
To be continued...