Monday, January 12, 2015

Quinn Rogers




Every time I look through all the photos from this day I feel like I am completely reliving that night and feeling every emotion all over again. This was seriously the best day of my life!! Quinn Steven Rogers came on Decemebr 23rd at 5:21 pm.  He weighed in at 7 pounds 13 ounces and was 20 inches long..almost my exact birth weight and length! He is a spitting image of Rainey when he was a baby but came out with my dark hair:) We decided to induce a day after my due date. We went to the hospital that night and got things going. In the morning they put me on pitocin and broke my water and when I started feeling contractions I asked if I could get my epidural and soon after I was in heaven. It felt like I was laying in a hot tub! I was so so so scared when it was time to start pushing but luckily I have the most amazing husband who calmed me down and supported me so much through the whole thing. Then I began pushing and pushing and after two hours my doctor came in and told me he was going to use forceps to help get him out. I was terrified but completely trusted my doctor and I pushed for 10 more minutes and he was out! Then I got to watch Rainey cut the umbellical cord. They let me hold him for a minute which was the most amazing feeling ever. Then the nurse had to take him away to clean him up and weigh him. Finally I got to hold him and I have never felt so much love in my entire life – for  baby Q and for Rainey– it just doesn’t get better than that.

We switched hospital rooms and got a more comfortable bed and I got to nurse Quinn for the first time which was such a special moment. I can’t even explain how much I love getting to nurse him.. the first time it was so natural for him to do it and I felt like we instantly had this amazing connection. Nursing is my favorite thing to do and I feel so blessed that I get to have that time with him. We stayed a couple nights at the hospital and got take our christmas miracle home in a cute little stocking on Christmas day!   I am so thankful my mom and sisters were able to come in town and help me recover for a few weeks. We are just in heaven cuddling with him all day long, admiring all his little expressions, and having lazy days just the three of us.

XOX
Elise

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