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Well, the vbac didn't happen. The last week of my pregnancy was not great. I felt like there was a giant clock ticking away the minutes of my last chance to go into labor. I walked and -ahem- did lots of other activities that encourage labor. But nothing. Every morning felt like a failure. I was not in a good place. Then Thursday morning dawned (as I was sitting at my kitchen table... I slept terribly all week) and I felt peace. Today was the day. This was God's plan. I embraced it. 

Both of my experiences with planned cesareans have been amazing. When we have more kids- it will be the route I take. While I was comfortably relaxing in my bed before the surgery I was thinking, WHY THE HECK WASN'T THIS THE PLAN THE WHOLE TIME!?! It was stress free. The iv and epidural didn't hurt a lick. And soon I had a sweet baby in my arms. 

Recovery hasn't been bad either. The worst part by far was a gas pain I had in my shoulder the night after the surgery. Apparently, whenever you have this kind of surgery air gets into your body and once your zipped back up it can float up and cause pains in your shoulders. They had me open for a bit longer then usual to remove some old scar tissue from my c-section with Lilly which meant more air and more pain. It was not fun but it sure did make getting up and walking around a lot less painful by comparison. 

Overall, it was a great experience. Rosie is here and is perfect. Lillian loves her little sister and is such a good helper. I am one happy mama. 

ps- did you notice the picture where Lilly is copying me talking on the phone? I was ordering my lunch and she was literally repeating everything I said. Haha! She "took my order" by phone several times after that. 



17 comments:

  1. So happy for you :o) You've been blessed with two beautiful girls and I'm so glad for you that the labor went so well!

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  2. so glad that you are doing well! rosie is beautiful, and i'm sure lilly is being a wonderful big sister@

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    1. Thanks Deanna! Lilly really is adjusting well. It's a pleasant surprise! ;)

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  3. You look beautiful. You have the sweetest family!!

    OMG the shoulder pain. When I had my gallbladder out I had the same thing. It is the worst.

    Enjoy the baby snuggles, IMO they do not last long enough.

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    1. Shoulder pain is the worst!! I couldn't believe that it hurt more then anything else. xo

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  4. What a lovely little family. You have been so blessed with your two girls and the health and love all around.
    May your recovery be speedy and full of rest, loving on your two little ladies.

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    1. We are blessed indeed. Thanks Angie!

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  5. You look so great mama! Praying for you and your beautiful family!

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    1. Thanks Torrie! Can't wait to see your baby next.

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  6. You look way too gorgeous to have just had a baby in these pics!!!! I looked like I had been hit by a truck. :) and I agree with you about the c-section. Not the most desirable way to deliver, but it is nice & quick! Love the pictures!

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    1. Weeeeeelllllll- I may have been wearing a little make up in these pictures. I looked like a truck ran me over in the pictures with Lilly so I wanted to spruce myself up for pics this time. Ha. Vanity at it's finest.

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  7. Sorry the Vbac didn't go as planned, but very happy it was stress free. Wow, that's the funniest thing I've ever heard, gas in your shoulders. Makes you wish you could fart thru your armpit or something when it's hurting lol. Sorry, just had to go there. So happy for you and your family =)

    - Sarah
    agirlintransit.blogspot.com

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    1. Haha. I certainly would have given just about anything to be able to fart out my armpit while I was in pain. It was INTENSE!

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  8. everything about this post is ADORABLE!!! and you look so beautiful. I will also be quizzing you on what it's like to have a caserean as I have to due to health complications, but I'm not pregnant yet so pleanty of time for that. Thank you for sharing such a beautiful post xxx

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    1. Please do quiz me! The process was very scary for me the first time because I didn't know anyone who had been through it but it is a breeze (relatively speaking). I'd be happy to help! ;)

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  9. Beautiful little girls. Congratulations. Wishing your family a joyful transition!

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