Max had spent the night with Mimi and Poppy, but headed over first thing in the morning to meet his baby sister. We'd been telling him about the baby for what seemed like forever and the moment had finally arrived. Would he understand that the baby came out of mommy's belly?
We think he sort of understood. He kept pointing to her and saying "baby." He seemed interested in her. I can't wait to go home and see them interact on a daily basis. We are going to do everything possible to make sure they grow up loving each other unconditionally in hopes that they are brother and sister BFF's.
We woke up this morning just like any other morning (besides being exactly 38 weeks preggo), got ready, and headed to the local deli for bagels. On the way there, I looked over at Mike and said "I'm pretty sure we are having a baby today so we should probably get the bagels to go." Good thing we got the bagels to go because by the time we got home I was having regularly consistent and powerful contractions. We called Max's mimi and she headed over to pick him up. We packed his over night back and sent him off with Mimi. Off to the hospital we went. I was given an IV drip just to make sure the contractions weren't from dehydration. While the IV was going the contractions were getting significantly more intense so I knew this was IT...we were having a baby today.
A few minutes later the doctor came in and confirmed that I we were scheduled to have the c-section today at 5:30. It was around noon at this time. Unfortunately, I had a little bit of that bagel this morning so we had to wait for that to digest before they would do the surgery. It was so much different this time. With Max it was a c-section surprise. This time, we hung out for a while, got into our surgery gear and then headed to the OR.
I walked inside, climbed on to the table, and looked around at all the instruments, big lights, nurses, etc. To be honest, it was a little scary. I was completely aware that I was about to be cut open and a baby would be pulled out. Not only was going to undergo major surgery, but I was about to become a mom of TWO! Could I handle it? Would she be healthy? Would I continue to be a good mom? Would I feel my legs again? Would she have hair and would it be red? Tons of things were racing through my mind and then all of a sudden I heard her cry. It seemed like forever until they brought her over, but then there she was. Perfect and beautiful. Weighing in at 6.4 ounces and 18.5 inches long.
In the mornings before school actually starts Max spends time with Ms. Munoz. We've asked that she only speak Spanish to him. From time to time he says a few works in Spanish. It's pretty cute. It appears he also likes a little Spanish musica.