Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Part 5 - Labor Day - January 12, 2008

When they were done with me in the O.R., they brought me to a recovery room to wait for Larry and the baby to come visit. I have little memory of how long I waited, but when they came in, they asked if I wanted to hold her. My hands were still shaking uncontrollably and I said I was afraid I’d drop her, but the nurse laid her on a pillow on my lap and I got to hold her for the first time. My memory from this point is fuzzy. The nurse asked if I wanted to try and feed her, which I did. I don’t recall how successful it was, but they say you should breastfeed within the first hour of their birth. We stayed in the room for a while longer, and Larry went to the car to get the rest of our bags. A while later, the nursery came and took Alice and they wheeled me to our room to meet Larry. They brought Alice back to us in the room where she roomed with us the majority of the time. The room was super small…only enough room for the hospital bed and a single recliner chair. They wheeled in a fold out cot for Larry to sleep on which was reportedly uncomfortable and took up the remainder of the room. Definitely not the most luxurious accommodations, but at least it was a private room. After 3 days in the hospital and I was able to get around and take care of myself, we were discharged and brought little Alice home.

3 comments:

Treasure_tx said...

My first glimpse of Alice was in Larry's arms. He was sitting in the rocking chair away from all of us. I tapped on the glass to get his attention. You could tell he was in total rapture holding his daugher. He saw us and stood up to give us our first sight of the beautiful Alice. Of course I started crying right away. I think others did too, but I couldn't take my eyes off her. She was SO TINY. And PERFECT. Not every baby I have seen right of of the womb is pretty... but Alice was!

Aunt Sissy said...

It was awesome to see the circle complete. I love seeing my brother happy and he was actually giddy with pleasure...this does not happen often. I love you guys and thanks for letting me be a part!

Gammy said...

After Cristy got back in her room, Larry, Diana and I went in to see her and get to hold Alice. It was very late and everyone was tired. Cristy was still feeling a litle out of it. Larry and Larry J went to get some things left in in the car and to get Larry J something to eat. Alice was wheeled in and we were just awed with how pretty she is. Such a blessing!