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~ Meet Gunnar Robert

Gunnar!Hi everyone!!! I feel like I've been in the hospital forever!! It is SO good to be home finally. 

As you know, I went in on Tuesday the 19th at 2:30 to have the c-section. Our little boy was born at 5:11pm and is gorgeous!! (we're not biased at all!!  I had a few scary things happen . . . I almost passed out a few times (once when they inserted the epidural and once right before surgery started). They gave me some meds to help get my heartrate and blood pressure back up because they had dropped very low. Also, the baby did have to go to the NICU for a little bit because he was grunting and his sugar level and "O2" levels were low, but he was fine and he got to stay with me in recovery.

I will say that having a scheduled c-section is MUCH different than being in labor all day and then having one like I did last time. I was much more nervous this time because I was so much more "aware" of what was going on.  Rob was holding my left hand the whole time and the anesthesiologist was holding my right hand (he was a God send!! He kept rubbing my head and telling me how good I was doing). The nurses were wonderful too. I am so glad I was at this hospital! Rob was as nervous as I was and made the mistake of looking over the curtain at one point. Anyway, it was well worth it!!

He was 6 lbs., 7 oz (WAY smaller than Daisy - I was surprised!) and 19 1/2 inches long. He has a full head of dark hair, beautiful eyes, and olive skin and I am in LOVE with him!!! Rob & I immediately started crying when they held him up for us. It was amazing to see his little face peering down at us! He is a very laid back (so far, LOL!) baby, and rarely cries. We are learning to breastfeed together, and I've pumped a few times because I'm engorged already, so we'll keep trying, and if I have to keep pumping, I will.

His name is Gunnar Robert. He is the best Christmas present we could ever get!!

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