Olivia Sharon Hamilton
Born June 25th 2009
7 pounds 8 ounces
At this moment, I was totally crying. I felt this enormous relief that everything was okay and I also felt this pang of sadness that I will never experience this again (the holding a new baby part, not the being cut open part).
Derek was very interested in what I was holding. He was surprisingly gentle and shy. Unfortunately, her body temp was a little low so all the early visitors didn't get to hold her because she had to be skin-to-skin with me.
They even ended up putting her under the lights to try to warm her up. Carter and Sydney were happy to finally get a good look at her.
All pretty in pink for her car ride home. I was feeling good and getting around okay so they let me go home on Saturday. My kids were in the Tri-Cities with my mom at Jordan's wedding so I had an empty, quiet house for a day. It was quite a treat to get to nap when Olivia did and not have anyone checking my vitals constantly.