I am sure many of you know by now that baby Ada joined our family on Jan. 4, 2021, at 7:09 am. This sweet, baby girl came into this world with a solid set of lungs and powerful cry. Any mom will tell you that hearing the baby cry is a relief and knowing that the baby is out, and crying, has 10 fingers and toes, and is healthy, brings tears to your eyes.
She completes our little family of 5 now and her big brothers and father are also madly in love with her. Her first month of life was nothing short of challenging as I ended up back in the hospital with a horrible infection in my c-section wound, that led to an emergency surgery, multiple other complications and another 6 days in the hospital. Ada, my husband and I spent more time in the hospital during her first 2 weeks of life, then at home.
I, never in my life, felt fear and pain like I did over those 6 days. My wound had to be hand dressed, cleaned and packed every morning and night. I was then provided a wound vac which was a machine that was attached to me 24/7 for weeks that helps remove fluid from the wound. I could not shower, could not lift more than the baby and I had to go to wound therapy three days a week (which I still am going too). Talk about putting a damper on your maternity leave.
On top of all of this, Ada also ended up with the infection (while in the hospital) and was treated as well. She and I came home with a pile of medications, restrictions, and in complete exhaustion and relied heavily on my husband for help which he was awesome.
As I look back on the last month, I don’t want to ever go through that again. The wound vac was removed this past week, I was cleared to shower (thank the lord, sponge baths don’t cut it), and I am slowly still recovering. Two surgeries in 9 days really takes you down a few notches.
But I am glad to report that we are both doing well, getting into a routine and she is growing like crazy! We are excited to watch Ada grow and learn each day. She just turned 1 month on Feb. 4th, weighs around 10 pounds already, and she smiles, tries to talk, and is very alert.
Sorry to blow up my Facebook feed with baby pictures but we are so in love. As we work to get back in the swing of things, I am hoping to get back to the blog. Thank you to everyone who has sent cards, reached out, made meals, etc. during this past month. We truly appreciate all the help and support.