Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Sweet Baby Ruth

We are so blessed to have Ruth Aleya in our lives!! She was born last Tuesday, February 28, at 3:21 pm. She was 7 lbs, 3 oz, and 20 inches long!! It has been a crazy recovery process as I ended up having an unplanned c-section. But it's been a little over a week and I'm doing a lot better!
I was scheduled to be induced last Tuesday morning, and was hoping to go completely natural, meaning no kind of pain killers, since my last 2 labors ended up having complications because of the epidural. Well, I labored until about 6-7 cm dilated and was getting weary of the pain and wanted something to help. Tad didn't want me to regret getting another epidural, so I ended up having them put a narcotic into my iv, which I never wanted to do because of the effects it could have on the baby, but I think I was a little desperate for some relief and the nurses were telling me that the baby could do the same things without the narcotic, and they monitor the baby the whole time. So right after I got that I felt unconscious until a contraction came. I could feel it pretty strong, but not as bad. But right after that my doctor said that I was losing too much blood, my blood pressure was dropping, and my pulse was too fast, so she highly recommended I get an epidural in case I needed a quick c-section, otherwise I would be completely knocked out. So after all that, and hoping I would go completely natural, I ended up getting a narcotic, quickly followed by an epidural, and right after that she said she needed to do a c-section! Totally unplanned!
My first 2 were regular deliveries, so I didn't really know what I was in for! And it was a good thing they chose to take that precaution and get a c-section because I ended up having a partial placenta abruption where my placenta was starting to prematurely detach from the uterine wall, and if it does it completely before the baby is born, then the baby can't breath at all, and it is very dangerous for the mother/baby. So it could have been a lot more serious and dangerous, but they quickly delivered her via c-section and she was perfectly healthy, and so was I! Praise God! I didn't even realize how serious it was until later when the nurses told me what happened and explained what it was.
I'm not gonna lie, the recovery process from a c-section is pretty painful. It was my first surgery and I had heard about what it was like, but now my hat's off to those who have had c-sections! It hurts!
But besides all that, we are so blessed to have our little bundle of joy! Tad's mom watched Maddy and Judah for the few days we were in the hospital, and the sweet time that Tad and I had with our 3rd baby was precious. I love watching Tad love on Ruth, spoil her, and he never will send our babies to the nursery! He always wants them right with us in the room! It's always a special time with just Tad and our newest baby!
My family (my parents and grandparents) just spent the week with us when we got home from the hospital, and that was special time as well! It was sad to see them go yesterday!!
So now, we are starting our "new normal." Tad still has another week off from work, which has been such a blessing, and we are adjusting to 3 kids! I had them all by myself last night for the first time! I was a little nervous, but it went okay! I just have to keep Maddy and Judah occupied when I have to feed Ruth!
So my blogging might be a little here and there for the next few weeks, or months, but I will try to keep you all updated on how we are doing! And of course share my favorite recipes with you all!

As soon as my computer will cooperate with Blogger I will upload some more pictures!!


  1. She is precious! Congratulations! :)

  2. Praise the Lord for a safe delivery! I'm amazed at modern medicine! God has given doctors so much wisdom and I'm very thankful for that! I'm looking forward to meeting precious baby Ruth! :)