Wednesday, December 28, 2011 we welcomed Raelyn Makenzie Blair into our family. She was born via c-section at 7:47 a.m. Since this was a planned c-section, we had to be at the hospital at 5:30 a.m. They admitted me and all the paperwork was done by 6:00 so I had a little time to rest before surgery. The nurses came in to do blood work about 6:45 and then at about 7:00 we were ready to go!
This was such a different experience from Aiden's delivery. Instead of it all being a blur (after a day of labor) I was really aware of everything that was going on. They had me walk to the OR and then proceeded to do the spinal block. After two tries it was in. The first place she put the needle didn't work due to the position of the baby. I had a great anesthesiologist who talked me through the whole process and an awesome nurse who held my hand and kept me still (it's hard to bend forward when you're nine months pregnant!). Once Dr. Sarver arrived it was time for Makenzie to make her entrance into the world! I couldn't believe she was only 7 lbs and 9 oz! SO tiny compared to the 9 lb 2 oz chunk that was our first child. :)
Monty went with her to the nursery and then I went to recovery. At about 10 I went back to our room and then they brought Makenzie to us at 11. This picture was taken shortly after we got her. I love how alert she looks.
Grammy and Aiden came to visit that afternoon. Aiden didn't really want to have much to do with her but finally kissed her on the head. He was more interested with the airplane that Makenzie had given him.
We stayed in the hospital for two days and went home on Friday afternoon. I bought Makenzie an outfit with snowmen on it because I thought it would be appropriate for the winter weather. Funny enough, it was actually warmer the day we brought her home than the day we brought Aiden home in May. Go figure! Grammy made her hat and blanket.