Zeva Made Her Grand Arrival…

Zeva was born on 12/13/11 at 10:28pm. She weighed 8lbs 13oz 20 7/8 inches long. Her delivery was quite an adventure. I tried the epidermul per many people suggesting it, and really regret it big time!! I was totally freaked out having my lower half of my body numb and all tingly. I couldn’t push worth a dime when she was trying to come either. So, we decided to turn it off, and boy did that make a HUGE difference. We wasted about 45 minutes due to my not being able to feel anything. However, she came out. She had a slight fever, and we didn’t find that out until the next night. They put her on antibiotics, and she is doing well now. Now she’s acting like I expected her to act. She is being active when she’s awake, and definitely let’s it known when she’s hungry.
I was going to breast feed her because I fully think it’s a great thing, but I just don’t possess the patience to get to the stage of it actually working. So, we are just feeding her formula. I feel a bit disappointed in myself over that one, but I also know that it may lead to more issues if I continue to try to pursue it.
I can’t express how happy I am over having our baby girl. My boys are excited and thrilled as well. They finally got to see her today for the first time. Little Del was excited about her, but he was more worried about me feeling better. He showed me just how much of a “Momma’s Boy” he truly is. 🙂 It made me feel great. I feel like I’m overflowing with love. I can’t wait until we get home. 🙂
I am also blessed with wonderful professors. My professor has graciously extended my final exam until Saturday, allowing me the chance to enjoy my time with Zeva and heal some before I have to worry about it. I had already completed my other course. 🙂
Talk about being blessed…these nurses have been wonderful here!! They have taken excellent care of Zeva, me, and even my husband. They have treated us all like part of the family. Of course, I’ve had to make several trips to the hospital throughout the pregnancy. I found out what the pain was that I was dealing with during delivery. The water sac was killing me, once it was popped, I had so much relief it was unreal!! 🙂 You live and learn. 🙂
I’ve got my tubes tied and removed. I am in pain over it. It hurts like crazy, but once it’s over with, I know I’ll never have to worry about getting pregnant again. Plus once these six weeks are over, I believe I’ll have all major physical issues behind me. At least I’m praying that’s the case. I truly want to lose my weight and be able to keep up with my kids and FULLY enjoy life again!! I have everything I’ve ever wanted.
Now, I just have to decide what I’m doing about work. I’m itching to go back to work, but I truly only want one job back. I have time to decide that at this point.

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Crystal

I'm Crystal. I'm married to Dale, and mother to Johnny. Some might say that my life is perfect because I get to do all the cliché wife things like cooking, cleaning, and decorating - but there's more! I also have many hobbies including needlework (crochet), sewing, and reading. My son's education is important, so we homeschool him together.

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