Sunday, February 17, 2013

Jaxon's Birth Day!

We woke up early the morning July 11, anxious to meet our little man!  Matt and I packed up everything we needed for the hospital and got ready to leave shortly before 6 a.m.  Thankfully my brother and his boyfriend had spent the night so Gavin wouldn't have to wake up early and come with us.  They were going to get him ready and give him breakfast and then the three of them would come down to the hospital later that morning after Jaxon had arrived.

Right before we left, I had Matt take one last photo of my pregnant belly.

Once we checked in, we were brought to a tiny room where I was prepped for surgery.  I knew that my usual doctor (and the one who had done my c-section with Gavin) was on vacation, so Jaxon would be delivered by a different doctor.  I met with him a few days earlier and felt confident in his ability to do a great c-section delivery.  They began by hooking the I.V. up to my hand (one of the WORST parts for me!) and of course, the lovely catheter.  Then the waiting began...

And just as the time was about to arrive, I got told that I was getting pushed back an hour due to an emergency c-section.  Darn it!  Another hour would pass before I would get to hold my sweet baby boy in my arms and smother him with kisses.  To say I was excited is a complete understatement.  I was so eager to jump on the operating table so I could hear the sound of my sweet baby's cry and see his perfect little face.

My sister, Kristy, and Dad waiting for Jaxon to arrive
When the time finally arrived, I was wheeled into the operating room and injected with the spinal block.  Now, I don't know if it's the fact that I was having painful contractions with Gavin, or the fact that it was an emergency and everything was very rushed, or even the fact that it was three years ago and I just don't remember, but the spinal block seemed much worse than the epidural I received with Gavin.  I felt the agonizing pinch as the needle went into my spine and it seemed to be a painstakingly slow process.  Once that was done, I immediately felt tingling numbness shoot through my legs.  They laid me down on the table and let Matt in so he could be by my side. 9:12 a.m., Jaxon Matthew Rogers was born!  7 lbs 7 oz, 19-3/4 inches long and another incredible blessing in our lives!  He was almost the same size as Gavin was at birth - 7 lbs 9 oz and 18-1/2 inches long.

When I heard his tiny cry, I cried tears of joy!  And when I finally got to see his adorable face, I had tears streaming down mine.  I immediately felt so much love for this tiny little perfect being.  I was officially a mommy to two precious boys.  Two boys who will forever have my heart and who I will forever love unconditionally.  I knew at that moment that my mom was right -- I felt tremendous love for my sweet little Jaxon!

Jaxon's first bath

Happy Grandparents and Auntie

Bonding time with Daddy

One eye open

Cuddling with Uncle

Mommy's sweet boy

First family photo

Me and my two sweet boys!!

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