Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Hayden Ruth Hacker


My precious little girl has finally arrived! (Well a little over 2 weeks ago, but who's counting?) Our little Hayden made her grand entrance on August 5th at 4:48am. I was induced on the 4th at Rancho Springs and spent about 21 hours in labor, enjoyed an epidural and felt the effects of it wearing off, spent about 6 hours with an oxygen mask on and finally was dilated to a 9 and they put an internal monitor on her to see how she was reacting to each contraction and within 15 minutes or so we were on our way to the operating room for a c-section! Since my epidural had worn off I felt each poke the dr made and ended up having to fully go under, it was really emotional for me and I just remember the anesthesiologist pulling my arms down because I kept trying to wipe my tears away, I was so sad I wasn't going to see my baby being born...then when I woke up I was hyperventilating and couldn't calm down until they brought her in. It was the most peaceful moment when I finally saw her and knew she was healthy and perfect. Rob got to see her in the nursery but he didn't want to hold her until I did, so sweet!
We had a little scare when we finally got into our recovery room and she started turning blue, Rob was trying to pat her down and I was so drugged up I called the nurse and said "my baby is turning blue" in a very calm voice, I had no idea what was happening until the nurses rushed in and grabbed her to get her breathing....good thing I was drugged up!!
We are enjoying every second (well ok not every second, I'm not the biggest fan of the piercing screaming in my ear!) She is healthy and amazing and we love her more than anything! Rob is an amazing dad already - he can calm her right down and he is the best burper ever!
Today I took off my strips that are holding my incision in place, and I can finally see the GIANT scar that will be there the rest of my life! The recovery of my body will be an interesting process, my stomach is stretched to the max! Yuck!! So hopefully the next few weeks I'll get back to wearing my normal jeans...oh I miss them!!
I am so happy I am able to work from home most of the time, I can't imagine having to leave her EVER! I'm so grateful to my sisters and mom for coming to take care of me over the past couple weeks I can't imagine trying to survive that 1st week on my own!
We are getting back to doing normal things, today I even braved Target on my own and she slept the whole time, so each day I'm trying to get out and just try something new!

8 comments:

Cait said...

Congrats! She's so beautiful! I remember when I first looked in the mirror after my c-section I freaked out because I felt like I looked like Frankenstein. If your doc did it right, it'll eventually fade. Mine is hardly noticable now. ;-)

I'm just so happy for you!

Traci Elizabeth said...

YAY!! love her!

Anderson Family said...

Glad you are getting out and finding a routine. She is so adorable and I am so happy for you guys. Can't wait to see her again!

The Gray Family said...

SO SO SO happy for you guys LOVE HER!!! Wear that scar like a badge of honor you earned it :>)

Zane, Fallon,Taden,Damian and ? said...

Wow I had no idea you had to go through all of that but I'm so glad she is doing well and you are too. I hope you got the gift I sent you. Not sure if it said it was from me or not! Anyways, congrats again. She is darling! Miss ya.

Heather said...

So good seeing you today, especially with her!! You can see that she just loves her momma so much!! I love it!!!

Todd + Emily said...

She is a beauty!!! Scary experience in the hospital I'm sorry that happened!! But your right good thing you were drugged up I know I would have been freaking out!!! I'm glad to hear everything is going well for you guys!! so so happy for you!

melissa gargalis said...

she is adorable!!! Give yourself a break on getting into your normal jeans. Enjoy the elastic while you can. Your body, mind, soul and everything need time to heal. Just enjoy your baby. You'll be going on walks with her in the stroller pushing her up and down that mother hill before you know it =)