Grayson’s Birth

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Grayson is already 1 week old! Where does the time go? It honestly only feels like he has been here for a couple days and not an entire week. It’s amazing how time can stand still when you are hospitalized.

I went in on Sunday, April 10th for a scheduled c-section. I was supposed to call at 9am to make sure they were ready for me to come in at 10am to be prepped and then the c-section was supposed to take place at noon. Of course, when I called they said they had a larger than normal volume of laboring moms come in so they told me they would call me when it was time to come in. So finally at 11am they called back and said to come in at 12:30pm. Once we got to the hospital and in the labor room to be prepped, everything went by really fast. We had very sweet and amazing nurses but I was crushed when they told me what I had feared—that due to flu restrictions, Elin would not be allowed to come up and meet her little brother after he was born. I was so hoping that they would not be enforcing that. Elin did not take the news well either because I had been telling her all about coming to visit us in the hospital.

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The c-section started and it was different this time because I felt more aware this time around since I had not been laboring beforehand. Grayson Rhys was finally born at 2:30pm and weighed 7 lbs and 11 oz and measured 22 inches long. As soon as I heard him cry, my OB laughed and said he peed on her right away. I was so glad to be positioned in a way to be able to see them wiping him down and measuring him. I felt like I could not see Elin at all during my surgery with her.

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When we got back to the recovery room, my parents came in to see him awhile. Phil had to go and sit with Elin since she was not allowed in. She was pretty upset, but luckily we were able to Facetime with her that evening and she got to see the baby that way. Plus, she got a some special visits from my sister and my friend Diana who brought her some really cool big sister gifts. She got a picture frame with a picture of the baby in it that she got to take to school to show her teacher and friends. Plus some cool big sister books, flowers, candy, balloons, and a my little pony toy.

Here is a picture of Elin meeting her brother for the first time through Facetime.

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I was only in the hospital for just over 48 hours. The recovery was more painful this time, but still not bad. Breastfeeding has been much easier this time and luckily Grayson caught on to latching quicker. I had many visitors and the time just flew. Before I knew it, it was time to go home and finally show Grayson his big sister and for Elin to meet her little brother!

More on that next time.

Here is Grayson’s going home outfit laid out waiting for him to get back from his newborn screening test.

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All dressed in his going home outfit. I was nervous that this newborn outfit wouldn’t fit which is so funny because it was so big I could barely keep the pants on him.

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All ready to go home in his car seat.

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Comments

  1. I sorry you had to wait for your c section, my anxiety would have been through the roof. & That stinks that Elin couldn’t come up to meet him, she looks so cute FaceTiming though. I’m glad everything went smoothly for you guys. Congratulations, he is adorable!

  2. Aww, he is SO adorable! It’s so sad Elin wasn’t able to come to the hospital, but at least she got to facetime 🙂 I bet she is in heaven having her baby brother home now! Glad to hear everything went well!! XO

  3. Oh my goodness, that going home outfit is adorable! Glad things went smoothly for you (except for the big sister meeting). Enjoy that precious little man!

  4. He’s so cute! Sorry that Elin couldn’t come meet him in the hospital. That’s hard to explain to a 3 year old! Can’t wait to read about their first meeting!

  5. So precious! Congrats!! I bet Elin is so excited to be a big sister 🙂

  6. He is just so precious! Congratulations, Chrissy! Love his name too.

  7. He is absolute perfection! So many congratulations on your new addition! Welcome to the Mom of 2 club! 🙂

  8. Oh my lands, Chrissy, he is gorgeous! I love all the photos. So glad to hear that everything went smoothly this time around. I remember those first few days in the hospital with a new baby while the other’s at home. It was so hard and also so amazing at the same time. More photos please!!!!!

  9. Soooooooo cute! So glad that everything went well!