February 12, 2009

Arriving Home

We arrived home this afternoon and it's so good to be here. I am in pain but managing through meds and just toughing it out. I knew a C-section was major surgery, but it's totally different when you're going through it. I'm ready to be able to move around freely; I didn't realize how much I usually take that for granted.

Evy is doing very well. She's been sleeping for awhile now. I had my "realization" moment yesterday night and just burst into tears over how much I adore and love this child. I just....had no idea how much I would instantly want to protect her, adore her, and do anything for her. I didn't even want her to go to the nursery at the hospital! It's almost like she has become my security blanket, because she's been with me for 9 months already, and now I just can't imagine life without her. It even helped me to sleep in the hospital with her right next to me so I could smell her little face :o)

I am trying to download some pictures but of course the computer is moving slowly. Speaking of computers, I do want to state the obvious: I just won't be on the computer as much. I'll do my best to write some updates throughout the next few days/weeks, but it's just not #1 priority!

Thank you again for your support and comments. Lots of love from our family :o)

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Amber said...

I am so happy for you! Babies smell so good! I wish I could have saved that smell in a bottle. I know what you mean about C-sections, they kinda stink. It took me about 2 weeks to feel semi normal after both of mine. Well, I hope you feel better and again congrats!

Carrie and David said...

It was so sweet to read about your love for Evy. I am so excited that you had your "moment." There really is nothing in the world like the love you have for your child. It still makes me cry it's so wonderful! :)

Christy said...

Love for your child is incredibly powerful :) It gets you through the whole talking back, disobediance thing LOL.

Enjoy this sweet phase of her life and yours!!

REST. You are right, there is no way to imagine a C Section recovery unless you have been there. It is painful and awkward and frustrating!!! It will be rapidly get better-I was amazed how each day was SO much easier. Just DON'T lift or do things on the list. I thought it was so stupid that they didn't want me doing laundry, housework ect.... Um, then I did it and ended up tearing my incision and had to go BACK to the ER. Not fun. So, obey all the "stupid" restrictions.

I am so glad it all went well!!!

winstead family said...

you are so incredibly sweet and i can tell already that you are a TERRIFIC mother!!! i can't wait to meet miss evy. i stayed away from the hospital on purpose because i sort of thought you may be getting a LOT of attention. :) take care of YOU. don't try to do too much k?

Lindsey said...

Yay for home! I remember my realization moment too! The first day or so you are still in shock and adrenaline and such and when all that wears off reality definitely sets in! There really is no love like that for your child! Congrats again! Enjoy every moment!

Kat Fish said...

Welcome home Ashley. It is so good to hear from you. We feel like we have actually experienced this with you and your family out here in blogo land, in some sick, small sort of way. But look......... you need to get a faster computer, some college student to help or something. Maybe just scream 'mama needs some help up in here'! We don't care Ashley, We Need Pictures & Details!!!! I do hope you understand.:-0)
We do love you all and rejoice in your Blessing.

Kearsmom said...

Sweet words...sweet thoughts. Treasure it.

Tiffany said...

Don't worry! Those of us that are already mothers have been expecting it, and totally understand. Your family comes first-always! We'll be here! ~Blessings, sweet girl!

JanMary said...

Been away on our Disney Paris trip, so just getting caught up.


Tke it very easy - I have had 3 sections, and they are not easy. Are you still doing the cesarean shuffle? That is what I call it when I can't quite straighten up!

Enjoy these early days - they are so precious, and go by so fast.

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