Last night Braeden spent the night with his favorite Second Mom and best friend Caden (age 4). Which left the three of us rushing around til midnight setting up a changing station, organizing tiny clothes, two of them packing suitcases for overnight. Kate had to be at the hospital at 5:30 am!!!! So up at 4:00 am, loading the car in the pouring rain ... and arrived 5 minutes early.
I dropped them off and headed straight for Starbucks (thank goodness they opened at 4:00 am ....) It was a traumatic start ... it took FIVE tries to secure the IV. Ouch!
Jesse was the only one allowed in the OR with her. I'm kinda glad he DID go in ... he thought the whole procedure was pretty "rough" how they had to twist and turn to get baby out. But by skipping 27 hours of labor and pushing and suction ... he arrived a lot more mellow (and no cone head!)
Me and Jesse got to hold him and reassure him about the shots and eye drops and first bath. Once Mom returned, I was booted out for what they said would be about an hour. So I stayed.
Two and a half hours later, best friend Meagan arrived so I left to go pick up Big Brover.
Love at first sight!