Monday, July 4, 2011

Baby Chance is here

As a lot of you already know baby Chance was born Friday, July 1 at 9:46 a.m. weighing 6 lbs 14 oz, 19.5 inches long.  I had a scheduled c-section that day.  We arrived at the hospital together at 7:30 a.m and got checked in at the hospital.  We had the BEST nurse there to prep us for everything.  She was so amazed at our story and was just the sweetest thing.  At 9:00 they had us go back to the operating room....holy cow.  It was real now and no turning back.  That is where I got my epidural and everyone back there was just amazed at our story and treated us all with such kindness.  It was like a big happy family back there.  They waited until I was completely numb and my IM was soo good to hold my hand thru it all and not leave my side.   She had told the nurse that when baby got there to fill in for her and not leave my side.  As soon as baby C came, the nurse was right there to hold my hand and make sure I was ok while mom and dad went to see their miracle baby.  After they held him, cleaned him and weighed him they brought him to me and I got to hold him and he just was the sweetest thing and totally recognized my voice....it was amazing.  After that, they took me to recovery and mom and dad, baby, me and my mom and daughter all got to hang out in recovery.  After recovery, they took us to our room and we all just admired baby C.  My IM took hormones to breastfeed which I just think is totally amazing, so they got to bond over that and baby C latched right on and hasn't stopped since.  That lil man ate more than I've seen any newborn eat....here are some pics from the day




As for me, I'm feeling good.  My boobs are hard, full of milk and hurt so bad, but I'm keeping them wrapped tightly and using cabbage leaves to try and get them dried out.  I'm still very sore from my c-section and am not leaving the house much except to go to the store or go around the block for a walk.  I haven't had any "blues" yet but am wondering what lies ahead in my future.  I couldn't have asked for a better journey, for better IPs or a better ending to such an awesome journey.  It really has been amazing.  I feel very blessed to be a part in such an amazing journey.  I'll let you know how the next couple of weeks go and I am very lucky  as I get to see Chance when I want and be a part of his life....I know everyone is not so lucky.  Thank you to all of my followers and everyone who has  prayed for me, sent good vibes, followed me thru this and sent encouraging words.  I love all of you and will let you know how things go.

15 comments:

A womb for rent said...

What an amazing Story!!! Welcome Baby Chance, you are the luckiest little boy to have so much love in your life!!!!

one faux mommy said...

congrats to you and your ip's!!! hope you have a speedy recovery and keep those cabbage leaves on and those bad boys bound tight! :)

Jeff and Kevin said...

Thanks for sharing Charity. Hoping you are back up on those heels real soon. You are awesome :)
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Krystal said...

I'm so happy for all of you! I hope you recover quickly and the pain eases up. Let me know if you need anything!!

Babydreams2011 said...

COGNRATS!!! So amazing.. Praying you have a quick recovery and you are pain free in no time! xoxo!

Carrie said...

It feels like just yesterday when I started following your blog! I can't believe he's here now! You are amazing and I cannot wait to share our story with you as well. I pray that our boys come into this world just as smoothly as sweet little Chance did :)

Ashley said...

Wow!!! Congratulations to all!!! Isn't just amazing?!? I hope you have a smooth recovery. You did a GREAT job, girl!

cheldi said...

Wonderful news! I am so happy to hear it went well and you had such a positive experience. I pray for a fast recovery for you and that you meet the emotional after affects with a strong heart. Great job!

Mike and Tony said...

We are praying that you bounce back quickly and feel better soon! Just take your time, thank you so much for sharing your story with all of us!

Heidi said...

I am so glad to hear it all went so smoothly. I hope you feel better (physically) soon. I am sooo happy you're doing so great emotionally. You did an amazing thing.

momof4 said...

you are amazing and I enjoyed every part of your journey you shared. Take care of yourself girl:)

All About Ariana said...

you're AMAZING!!! I love his name, too.
How wonderful that your IM induced lactation and he took to nursing like a champ! That made me tear up a bit.
CONGRATS TO EVERYONE!

TXSurromom said...

YAY! Congrats to you and your IPs!! :D I LOVE reading birth stories and cannot wait for our own in a few short months. I've been dying to see my IM's face and I felt like I was there in the room reading your blog. :)

Best wishes to all of you!!

Tiffany said...

Congrat to all and welcome Baby Chance. Another beautiful family created through surrogacy.

Rosie Mason said...

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