I closed my eyes again while Tyson went to cut the cord and have her measured and weighed. She weighed 8 lbs, 2 oz and was 20 inches long. She was pure perfection, in my eyes. They cleaned her up and brought her by my side. I wanted so badly to be able to hold her, but I hardly had the strength to lift my eye lids. I remember giving her sweet soft skin a kiss and telling her that I loved her so much. I smiled for one picture, but thought it was going to make me fall off the table. I was so queasy. Tyson got to hold Lucy while the doctors finished sewing me up. I began shaking again and threw up one last time. I have never been so exhausted in my life. I couldn't wait for it all to be over with. Everything was finally done. They put Lucy in between my legs and wheeled me off to recovery. I still had the blanket over my eyes and was ready to pass out from exhaustion.
I remember feeling terribly guilty because I couldn't soak up every minute of my baby's first day. I wanted so badly to snuggle her and hold her tight to my skin. Tyson let me know that our family was all in the waiting room. After a little skin to skin time it was time for our family to meet our new bundle of joy. I knew my mom was back there and so was my little P. I couldn't wait to see all their faces.
I had Ty go back and get my mom first. I had wanted her to be with me so badly through my labor, but there weren't any earlier flights available for her to catch. In the end she made it in perfect timing. She had tears in her eyes the moment she saw me. She thought something terrible had happened to me because apparently she didn't receive any of the labor updates. Once she landed she thought for sure there would be a picture of the baby, but there was nothing. She tried calling Tyson and his parents, but couldn't get ahold of anyone. She was extremely worried. She thankfully got ahold of my sister, who informed her that I went in for a c-section. Soon after Ty's parents picked her up from the airport and brought her to me. We both couldn't wait to see one another. She kissed and hugged me before even looking at the baby. She said she wanted to make sure her baby was okay first. It felt so good to have her there by my side.
To read Penelope's birth story click HERE
Also, a huge thank you to Tyson for capturing this day perfectly!