Emma Kathleen Lemon
Born 9/10/17 at 9:58am
7lbs 4oz and 20″ long
My c section was scheduled for 9/23/17 but I was diagnosed with hypertension, causing my doctor to decide to move it up, before my hypertension turned into pre eclampsia. The night before I slept 5 1/2 hours and felt nauseous but ready. When we got to the hospital I felt more anxious. Once we were in the OR I just wanted to vomit. The epidural was painful but not as bad as expected, and finally it was go time!
Eric came in and they tried to get Emma out, but her head was stuck. My doctor thinks it was because of my cerclage, that she had less room. They used a “mighty vac” causing a bruise on her head
And there she was! Raising hell while I turned into a pile of tears. Eric was taking pictures and also couldn’t hold them back, the tears or the pictures. A nurse came in and said “do we have a boy or girl?” One of the doctors yells “boy” and I turn ghost white and then he says “oh I mean girl.” We would have been happy regardless, but Emma doesn’t sounds as good for a boy name.
She opened her eyes and daddy was right there. Happy to see him!!!!
In recovery we were asked about birth control… uhhhh no? Eric & I both did skin to skin and finally headed to our room. We had a lot of visitors that first day, and it scared me at first, but it was amazing to feel the love for our girl.
Emma had her blood sugar checked in recovery and it was low, at 36, so we had to supplement with formula from the start. I try not to feed her too many of the bottles because I want her to associate me with breast milk. I noticed early on that she has a severe tongue tie and heart shaped tongue. She is still breastfeeding when I use a nipple shield, but is only getting colostrum until my milk comes in.
After that, it’s just been adjusting. We came home 50 hours after Emma was born. I’m 99% sure I pulled a muscle in my back…. ouch!!!!
I am absolutely awe struck. This is our baby. Our living, take home, rainbow baby 😍 I have felt like Ava was part of the pregnancy since day one, and I still think that she is still very much part of why her sister is here. Today, our family is complete