Thursday, August 1, 2013

Birth Story


During my pregnancy I had no fear about the birth of my baby girl until then night before she was born. I had spent the day with friends and family celebrating Father’s Day at my place. It was about 11pm when I finally took my shower and went to lay down to go to sleep. Only my mind would not allow me to sleep. I was scheduled to have a C-section the next day and I was becoming nervous about the health of my baby. I wondered if she would come out with all her fingers and toes, if she would have a birth defect, or some other type of health issue. Of course I would still love her the same, but this would definitely complicate life. That night I may have gotten four hours of sleep.

I had to be at the hospital at 5:30am to be prepped for surgery. After going through the registration process I was escorted to the surgery prep/recovery area. The night nurses were finishing up their shifts and the day nurses were starting. I was escorted to the bathroom and told to change into the hospital gown. I was then taken to a room and an IV was placed and fluids started.  Shortly after the anesthesiologist came and explained his part in my surgery. I think this caused my anxiety to peak and I couldn't sit still. I then begin to cry. My fiancé tried to comfort me and suggested I try to close my eyes and take a nap. A few minutes later the nurse came in and told me they were ready for me.

Initially I had to go to the Operating Room by myself to get a spinal block and my fiancé would later join me. I must say the nurse anesthetist and anesthesiologist were phenomenal. The spinal block was relatively painless and the nurse anesthetist made sure to explain any symptoms I may have during surgery and assured me that he had medications to take care of them. After the spinal block everything seemed to happen so fast. My doctor came in did his prepping before the nurse went to get my fiancé. I made sure to let them know that he was not to see a thing or he’d be lying on the floor! My fiancé is extremely sensitive to seeing blood! My fiancé was amazing throughout the entire surgery. He held my hand and took my mind off the surgery by talking to me. Minutes later I heard the doctor say it was almost time to meet our baby girl. Suddenly I heard her cry and I burst into tears. It was love at first cry AND before I even laid eyes on her.  Nyla Lacole was born on June 17, 2013 at 7:48am EST. The nurse brought her around the barrier that blocked us from seeing the actual surgery and I could have sworn my fiancé turned green. I couldn’t see her that well, but I could tell she was beautiful. The doctor quickly reminded the nurse to wipe the baby off before showing her to dad. My baby had some lungs on her! She was screaming the entire time until she was placed into my fiancé’s arms. I remember looking at her and thinking my goodness she is tiny! It was then that we noticed she looked almost identical to my son when he was a newborn. She even had mannerisms like my son. She weighed in at 5lbs 13 oz and 18 ¼ inches long. We are overwhelmed with love for her and look forward to watching her grow. I will be posting everything I'm doing with her hair. I already have a post or two in mind.

I hope you enjoyed reading about the birth of my princess. I know this post is long, but I wanted to capture as many details as possible. I plan to show this post to Nyla when she is old enough to read. Don't forget to like my Facebook Fan Page by clicking here! Until later, happy hair growing!

The many faces and outfits of Nyla. 

My son's first time meeting his sister




14 comments:

  1. CONGRATS on the birth of your beautiful baby girl. Such a sweet name and I'm happy everything was successful and went to plan. Sounds like your finance did a terrific job of keeping you at bay.

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  2. Glad that everything went well. She's gorgeous!!

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  3. Congratulations~I'm glad everything went well and that you have a very healthy, beautiful baby. I love her name!

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  4. Congratulations! She already has a gorgeous head of hair! :)

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  5. Congratulations on your beautiful baby girl! She and big brother do look alike. :)

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  6. Congratulations on your beautiful addition and blessing to your family! Best wishes moving forward.

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  7. Awe I became teary eyed while reading the post. Congrats on your beautiful daughter and you are right she looks just like your son.

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  8. Congratulations on the newest, beautiful member of your family!

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  9. Congratulations! You have a beautiful daughter and a handsome son!

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  10. Amazing children! Congrats on the new addition!

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  11. What a cutie pie. Congrats on your lil one!

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  12. your little ones are adorable!!!!!

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