8.17.2007

How CLB3 Came

       Tuesday was the longest day. We didn't have to be at the hospital until 4p and the c-section was scheduled for 6pm. So Lamar & I went out to breakfast since I wasn't going to be able to eat anything till well after the baby comes. Then we came home & did little stuff to pass the time. I printed out some lists for Lamar and then I rested. Lamar cleaned out the truck, packed the baby stuff in the truck. Maya came home and then we went to pick up the big boys from school. Then we headed to the hospital.   
  
They set us up in Pre-op and the kids waited the surgical waiting room. The hardest part was the epidural. It is a bit painful...but well worth the pain control. I was nervous but excited.
      
They rolled me into the operating room. I got sick on the table because my blood pressure dropped. Once the stabilized and prepped me they allowed Lamar to come in and keep me company.       

Once he was by my side, it was less than 30 minutes before they delivered my Lil Man... Clarence Lamar Bradley III at 6:37pm on Tuesday, August 14, 2007. He weighed 8lbs 1 oz and was 20.5 inches long. His APGAR scores were 9 and 9.        

The recovery hasn't been 2 bad. I was only allowed liquids until Wednesday morning. I kept the epidural in until around 3:30pm the next day. That really helped with pain control. They also took out the Iv, had me up and walking the next day as well.  UGH.  
    
Junior has a great disposition. His cry is sweet 2 my ears. I was solely breast feeding until today. I am supplementing now because I have to stay an extra day cause his jaundice level is too high to go home. He is on light therapy for the entire day. Which as you can imagine made me cry. He can only come out if I am feeding or changing him. They are testing his blood again at 4am Saturday. I would greatly appreciate prayers for his rapid healing and them allowing him 2 go home 2morrow.      

Just wanted to share how it all went down. Thank you for support and prayers yesterday, today, and tomorrow.

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