I wanted to share a few bright spots and sweet pictures during these days. ; )
Can this face be any sweeter!?
Reese weighed 6 lbs. 6 oz., 18 3/4 in., and was born at 5:36 pm on Tuesday. We just found out how long she was so I now feel complete about knowing all her measurements. I love baby details like this.
Reese was also a candidate for a heart valve donation, so after she went to be with Jesus this recovery was done successfully. We have been in touch with the surgeon, and now we wait expectantly to hear if a match was found. We realize this could take months (the heart valves can be stored for a long period of time), but knowing that a part of Reese could live on in another baby is unbelievable. There are just no words to describe how Jason and I feel about this. Our baby girl helping some other baby live when she could not.
Our siblings have been amazing.
Andy is a such a great uncle to Zach, and I know Reese melted his heart.
Jason and I love our siblings so incredibly much! Thank you for being here for us every step of the way.
Physically I am doing well. I dreaded having another C-section since the day Zach was born, so my ob and I had decided that I would be under general anesthesia with Reese to hopefully make it somewhat easier on me.
Needless to say, an emergency C-section with local anesthesia was a terrifying thought to me, but of course on Tuesday I just wanted Reese to be born and safe. ; ) Thankfully what most people say about a second C-section is true. It was much easier. I also realize my mind has been only on Reese, but as long as I take my pain meds and take it slow, I am getting around easier every day.
Thank you again and again for helping carry us through this time.
Before Reese was born, I prayed for a peace to settle over us as we brought her home and to have a smooth transition adjusting to life with a new baby.