Sunday, November 15, 2009

Madison Sky Maugel

No I'm not 7 weeks overdue. I've just been too lazy/busy/tired to blog ever since I gave birth to a beautiful baby girl named Madison. She was born on Nathan's birthday on September 22 at 12:38 pm. She was 8 pounds, 7 ounces (an ounce heavier than Brayden was) and 21.5 inches long. I had a c-section and it was a good thing I did because my doctor later on told me that my uterus was so thin, that she could see Madison's head moving back and forth through it. If I went through a vaginal birth, my uterus could have ruptured and it wouldn't have been a pretty sight.

She came out kicking and screaming. She sounded pissed. And I thought to myself, "this is going to be the feisty one." It's so surreal when you're lying on an operating table looking up at those bright spot lights. You're being cut open and you don't feel a darn thing. All I felt were the jitters from all the drugs in my body keeping me numb. Hearing the beeping sounds of what my heart rate was on the monitor and other random beeping sounds almost became a theraputic sound for me as I waited anxiously for the arrival of our baby girl.

She seemed smaller, or at least seemed smaller than what I remember Brayden looking but much to our surprise she was an ounce heavier. Madison's hair was long and dark and she inherited her Daddy's lips. Her feet were short and chubby and her hands looked like mine. She was the perfect little girl and I was so relieved she had finally come! After they wheeled me to our room they placed her in my arms and I took that opportunity to see if she'd nurse. And she did like a pro! I was so relieved because Brayden had a lot of trouble with it and I feared the same would happen. But she knew exactly what she wanted and knew what to do. That's my girl!!

I missed Brayden terribly and could not wait to see him. I knew I'd feel that way since it was just him and I spending everyday together for 15 months. My mother brought him that evening and he walked up to her, then quickly walked away not having any clue as to what was going on. He eventually gave her a kiss after we told him that this was "the baby." It was a sweet moment and I knew our family felt complete.

1 comment:

Alicia said...

I'm so happy for you, Jen! :)