Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Lorelai Elizabeth is Here!

Well, I did it. And, it wasn't a dream. Little Lorelai Elizabeth came into this world on May 1st at 10:48 a.m., weighing 7lbs, 11.6 oz., and was 20.5 inches long. She is so incredibly beautiful.

So, are you looking at the date and thinking to yourself, "She waited an entire MONTH to update us?" Well the answer is YES. Get over it. If you had any idea what I'd just been through, you'd cut me some slack. To review all the events would make up a tome, and I literally don't have the time or energy to do it. So, here it is in a nutshell....

The hospital experience was an absolute nightmare.
  1. I had a C-Section with no anesthesia. Yes. Go back and read that again, people. The anesthesia didn't work and I felt every thing. She was even lodged inside me and they couldn't get her out. Had to use suction. Anyone seen Texas Chain Saw Massacre? Exactly.
  2. Lorelai became very ill and ended up in the NICU. We didn't know if she'd make it. We were beside ourselves with worry. But, God was good and she got better. She came home 1 week after she was born.
  3. While in the hospital, I ended up with a blood clot in my leg. Yup.
  4. There are so many details of sadness, stress and no sleep, that I can't go into here. But, it was brutal.
I'll post some recent photos of our precious angel later. Blogger is having a hissy fit at the moment and won't let me. But, let's just say that once we got home things got a lot better. We've become a happy little family. Even the dog loves her. The late night feedings are killer cruel. But, every time I look into our precious little girl's face, I became all ga-ga and dopey. She absolutely melts my heart.


Land family said...

Congratulations and I'm so glad to hear that she's here and both of you are well. I'm sorry her arrival was so difficult, but glad to hear that things are going well. I've been worried!

CZ said...

I have followed your blog since March (I'm expecting in Aug.) A warm congratulations from Canada! She is absolutely beautiful!