Saturday, October 1, 2011

Ocoee's birth story

We woke up after not getting much sleep the night before. It was liking waiting for Christmas. We took the doggers for a walk in Russian Jack Park on a beautiful morning. The clouds had burned off and the sky was blue, setting off the peak gold of the birch trees with the mountains in the background sprinkled with snow....a great day to be born. A gaggle of geese flew over us waiting for us to vacate the park before they landed and took over the soccer fields. Everything was crisp and fresh.

Of course once we got home we realized Guiness had cut her foot and was bleeding all over the floor, so we had to quickly bandage her up, taped on a smart wool sock and zipped out the door to be at the hospital by 11. Once we were checked in things went pretty quickly. Mike was very nervous and I was getting less nervous. It was hitting me we would have our little girl with us soon. Once in the OR we put on our playlist and then Mike was beside me. I didn't love the feeling of not feeling but once it was all numb and Mike was there I was chatty cathy...I chat when I am nervous and I think the oxogen they were giving me mad me a little loopy.

Literally 20 minutes in Dr. Hinkle held her up and we saw our baby for the first time. She gave a big lusty cry and was pink and chubby. They asked Mike if he wanted to cut the cord and he said no....Of course I told him to get over there and cut it. He looked so nervous and unsure....just totally freaked out. He had Ocoee in his arms within minutes and brought her over to me to see.....she was so perfect and adorable. I was instantly in love.

I had to go to the recover room for 30 minutes and it was ok, not a single issue all was well. I am actually really glad we did the c-section. Everyone was betting how big she would be...I said 9 pounds 12 ounces but was off...she was 10 pounds 10 ounces! And had not moved into my pelvis at she was not coming out anytime soon.

Once we were together in the room I was floored by hubby. He was now this expert dad. He had her in his arms and swaddled and looked like he had been doing this for years...just 30 minutes ago he was so panicked looking. I have to say how amazed I am by him. He changes diapers, helps me breast feed, took care of me and Ocoee and looks at her as if everything she does delights him. His is an amazing dad. I fell in love with him a 100 times over on her day of birth.

We breastfed right away and that went pretty well. We are still in the hospital waiting to be released. She is sleeping very contently beside me right now. I am going to check her diaper. We loaded her up in her Husker onesie to watch the Nebraska game....not fun but I just looked at her when it got real ugly. She is now officially 1 day and 8 hours old, and she has changed our lives forever. I am so unbelievable happy to have her in our lives.

10 pounds 10 ounces
21 1/2 inches long
2:23 pm
lots of dark hair
slate colored eyes that will be ........we will see
she loves to use her hands and be cuddled

Welcome and Happy Birthday Ocoee Dael Fey!

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