I heard the doctors ask Jeff several times if he was okay holding me and seeing a needle sticking me several times in the back. Jeff said he was fine, but he felt bad for me. I admired him for that.
When the spinal was finally complete, the whole room seemed happy and relieved. I laid back down and the medicine took affect. Jeff said he never saw my body so still. Jeff held my hand as everyone got right to work.
Time seemed to go fast. There was a moment when I felt a little dizzy and nauseous but they put medicine in my iv to help. When they took Jason out, they sad that I would feel pressure. Honestly, I hardly felt anything. When I had Laura, it felt like a Mack truck fell on me.
The doctor held Jason over the cloth shield for me to see. I had tears of joy. He looked so beautiful. I truly felt proud of myself - something that I don't feel often. I felt proud that despite pregnancy sickness, a horrible cough that lasted over a month, sinus infections, the flu, and cerebral palsy - I carried the wonderful life in me.
Jeff was able to go see Jason. Then they let me see him and I gave them a kiss. Jeff went with Jason to the nursery. He weighed 5 pounds 15 ounces and 20 inches long. They told Jeff that he might need to go to the NICU because he was so small, but he was fine.
After I was done, family came back where Laura held Jason for the first time. I held him too and so did our fathers. I felt pretty good for a bit but then the spinal started to wear off. The nurse gave me pain medicine before I was sent to my room.
The remainder of the day is a bit blurry. I was in and out of sleep. My cerebral palsy wasn't happy about the bed or pain. My body kept jerking me awake after a few minutes of rest.
The rest of my hospital visit I will share at another time, but it was all worth it for our family of four!