Friday, October 3, 2014

Welcome to the world Sophia!!!

Hello Friends!

She's finally here to rock our world and melt our hearts day in and day out!


Thank you so much for all your well wishes, prayers and just plain positive thoughts all throughout my pregnancy and beyond! You guys have been so supportive and I can't help but feel that my blogging friends are like 'family' to me too! 


Let me tell you a little bit of story about the big birthday.

I was scheduled for C-section at 7:30 am at a hospital 40 minutes away from our home. So my hubs and I had to get up early, like 4 am, since we needed to be there by 5 am for prep and all. I woke up at 2 am, and could not go back to sleep anymore - excitement, anxiousness, whatever it was, it kept me up, until it was time to go.

Selfie before being wheeled in
Everything was routine and I was wheeled in into the Operating room around 7:15am. We were all happy, including my OB, that we could all start earlier than planned. And then the 'not-so-lucky' thing happened... you see when they had to put in my Spinal Anesthesia, the nurse anesthetist  was having trouble. She first tried 3x and failed... She was so sorry and could not understand why she couldn't get into the right spot. I was very patient too because I knew this was no easy procedure and I did have a history of being a difficult back stick (with my 2nd one, a resident tried 4x and failed before the attending got it), I just kept on praying they get it because we might have to postpone or do  another form of anesthesia which I was not ready for.

The Anesthesiologist was called in, and he was apparently the 'sharp shooter' of the entire hospital. We thought he got it the first try but after 11 minutes of waiting for the anesthesia to kick in, we knew it was another failed attempt since I was still feeling everything! So he came back tried 2 more times before he finally got it! That made a total of 7 pokes on my back+ more for the local anesthesia they put in!!!

Anyhow, my OB got Sophia out at 8:29 am and hearing her beautiful and strong cry just made me cry myself! I was just so happy. My hubs left my side to see her and take those precious first moments and by the time I saw her I was sobbing with joy - perfect. Our pediatrician, who is actually a close friend of ours,  congratulated us and gave us the thumbs up. God is great.



So now we are 1 week into her life and still learning from each others new and old routines. She is a good baby and although my breast milk is not enough yet to fully satisfy her, I know it will come in time. But for now, I'm wallowing in sheer bliss knowing she is finally here - fine and healthy, and that for sure life can only get better from here!


CHEERS!



VEL Would love to hear your thoughts! Please share away...

40 comments:

  1. How beautiful! Saying prayers of thanksgiving for both of you! I know that your family is over the moon excited!!

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  2. Congratulations to you and your family, Vel, on the birth of your absolutely perfect and beautiful daughter! I am so enjoying your daily instagram photos as well. Hugs to you, my dear!! xoxoxo

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  3. Congratulations Vel on your precious little girl! It's good to hear that everything went as planned even with the anastasia hiccup. Glad momma and baby are healthy and happy. I know your husband and sons are overjoyed.

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  4. So precious - Congratulations! I can't believe how much trouble they had with the needle - 7 pokes... ugh! Enjoy this wonderful time!
    Shelley

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  5. Oh Vel, she is so precious and such a beautiful little girl. Congratulations!!!!!!! So glad they finally got the
    Spinal Anesthesia. Wow, that was a traumatic start to the day.

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  6. Oh the sweet angel! She makes my heart sing and I feel like a granny again, as all I know is girls, lol!
    I did have as much trouble with the needle as you 33 yrs. ago with my Sofia...it was very nerve racking and it hurt too, so I know how upset and worry you must've been dear Vel. Ok, she's here sound and healthy to brighten your lives up and you are happy and healthy too, God is Good!!! Congrats to all of you, she's blessed to have been born in such a wonderful family, too.
    Love,
    FABBY

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  7. Congratulations to you and your family! Sorry to hear about the minor hiccup but I am so glad everything go well. Baby Sophia is so adorable! Enjoy your time with the new baby and take care.

    Jessie
    www.mixandchic.com

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  8. Hi Vel! Oh, congratulations! Little Sophia is just precious and I'm so glad she's a perfect little one! Bless your little heart! 7 jabs! You're a very patient patient! I would have probably been kicking somebody! Take care of yourself and that little doll! Blessings,
    Shelia ;)

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  9. Congratulations, Vel! I can imagine the anesthesia difficulties were no fun, but she's here now, healthy and beautiful like her mother.

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  10. Thanks for sharing your little miracle with the rest of us. She's adorable!

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  11. Congrats, Vel! Your new daughter is precious.
    xx,
    Sherry

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  12. oH VEL!!!! So happy to hear that she has arrived and is fine and healthy!! I'm so happy for you and your husband and boys and mom and extended family! She is a beauty and I can't wait to see more of her! Welcome to the world Sophia!! Best wishes for a nice easy recovery Vel.

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  13. Oh, Vel, Sophia is just darling! I love seeing her newborn pictures and hearing her birth story. I'm so glad everything worked out great after those first painful pokings. Congratulations!!

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  14. What a precious and beautiful baby, Vel. Congrats! Sophia looks very healthy. Now, you can start enjoying and spoiling her...Christine

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  15. Thank you for sharing these beautiful photos. Two big brothers. Let the spoiling begin! Enjoy every moment! Congratulations!

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  16. She is precious! That's pretty hard for you to go through so many attempts for the spinal block! Good thing they finally got it and she was delivered with no problems! Congratulations again on your beautiful baby girl!

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  17. Oh she's beautiful, Vel!! Congratulations!!!

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  18. Congratulations, Vel! I'm so sorry you had to go through so many pokes. Not fun stuff, I'm sure. Sophia is so very precious! I've loved seeing all the beautiful pics on IG too. :) Enjoy that sweet baby!

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  19. I was thinking about our blogging community of people we've never met, but have such a connection with. You and your sweet Sophia and family truly feel like a friend or neighbor that just had a baby. I couldn't be more excited for all of you and your future with precious Sophia in your family!

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  20. Vel, congratulations to and your family. Sophia is just beautiful, like her momma! I'm so sorry you had a rocky start, but I'm glad it worked out well. Enjoy every second with that delicious baby and your boys. Xo

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  21. Hi, Vel! Hi, Sofia!!! And welcome to blogland, Sofia. We've all been waiting anxiously for your arrival :) Such a beautiful girl. xoxo

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  22. Congratulations!! She is beautiful!

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  23. What a joyful post! Thank you for sharing. She's beautiful, amazing, and all is right!
    Sharon

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  24. Oh Vel, she is absolutely gorgeous and I am so, so excited that it all went well, minus the seven pokes…So thrilled that Sophia is here!!

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  25. Congratulations Vel! Sophia is beautiful! Sorry you had to endure all of those pricks before she finally came into the world - but I know it was all worth it to see her gorgeous little face!

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  26. She's beautiful, Vel!! Congratulations on your sweet baby girl. ♥

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  27. Awww Vel. She is PERFECT!! I am so happy for you all!! Sorry about you being poked so many times:-(. I know your milk will be plentiful in no time. Enjoy your darling baby.

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  28. She's precious...priceless!!! So happy for you all...
    Many blessings,
    Cindy

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  29. She's such a precious little girl! I hope she's good and let you rest every now and then... Her big brothers are going to be so proud of her!

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  30. Love this sooo much! She is a doll! Congratulations Vel!

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  31. Oh, Vel!!! She is gorgeous! Congrats, congrats, congrats! I'm so happy for you. Thank you for sharing her with us. Hugs! Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  32. Sweet Vel, sorry I missed this post! I know I commented on IG, but congratulations friend and you both are so beautiful! So happy for all of you and hope she lets you sleep! What do the boys think? xo Nancy

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  33. Vel, I have been wondering about you for the past few days and couldn't stand it any longer. So I stopped by a Panera Bread as they offer free Wifi. (Our hotel internet is akin to dial up.)
    SHE'S HERE!!! Tears are streaming down my face at Gods goodness. What a beauty. Sleep when you can. I know its hard. You look lovely. Blessings to all!

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  34. Congratulations on your beautiful little baby girl!!

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  35. Congratulations - she is beautiful!!!

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  36. Vel, congratulations!! I have been thinking about you and your family. She is sooo beautiful. Sorry for the missed shots, but wow, what a beautiful baby. Be well and try to sleep ;)

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