That time when I had to say goodbye to Callum before going to the hospital to give him a baby brother. We had to get up super early because I was the first scheduled c-section of the day, and Callum was fast asleep in our bed (he came later with our family). I was focused on making sure my bag was packed and the camera battery was fully charged that I almost missed the "specialness" of that last kiss. I planted a few kisses on his sweet cheek and wiped away my happy/sad tears . . . more of those to come.
Step One - change clothes and get hooked up to machines, Step Two - roll into the OR and get spinal, Step Three - have baby. WHAT?!?!?!
They asked if I wanted to wear my glasses, and I told them it would be quite nice to actually see my baby after he's born : )
I was laying there completely oblivious when he told me a corny joke . . . I laughed to be polite . . . he then told me that they just tested to see if I was appropriately numb and I obviously passed. On to the next step . . .
That time when the doctor, nurses, pediatrician, anesthesiologist, and my husband were all having a conversation about how big my baby was BUT I COULDN'T SEE HIM! I'm sure it's NOT normal to laugh while laying on the operating table with some of your organs outside your body, but it was hilarious. Seriously, everyone was gabbing about my big baby with no neck and I was so curious to see what all the hype was about.
I had a flash of horror that he was like 12 pounds or something ridiculous like that! C'mon people . . . he only weighed 9 lbs 1 oz. When I saw my doctor for the post-op last week she was still laughing about how she was pulling him out and he just kept coming, and the pediatrician said he was the longest baby she had ever measured.
I felt so helpless . . . thankfully, we got it under control within an hour and the show went on : ) They ended up having to cover me with 12 blankets to warm me up (I asked the nurses to count when they took them off).
Hope you and yours have a very Happy Thanksgiving!!!