Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Introducing Amalie!

Amalie Maren Driscoll was born at 12:53 p.m. on July 17, 2009. The c-section was a bit delayed (only by a few minutes), but once it was begun, it went incredibly smoothly. I had a fantastic surgical team, including the anesthesiologist, the attending nurses, and Dr. Baer himself. The procedure took maybe ten minutes (not counting the stitching afterward), and it was almost completely painless. Weird with the tugging and pushing sensations, but very, very easy otherwise.

I was overwhelmed with joy the moment I heard Amalie cry. She did it! After that, nothing mattered. As I stared at the ceiling while Jon and Amalie retreated to another part of the OR for her assessments, I was filled with an elation the likes of which I have never felt before. Nothing could touch me.

Here she is!

1 comment:

  1. Wonderful birth story! Just perfect. I very clearly remember that feeling of elation you described hearing the baby's cry for the first time. All the pregnancy crap and the pain of the birth (and everything else for that matter) ceased to exist for me when they put the boys on my chest for the first time. I can't wait to see more pictures of your very beautiful baby and of the new family!!