Saturday, October 3, 2009

UNEXPECTED

I had no idea how a c-section could be a positive birth experience. I have thought for way to long about the pain involved because that is what I have previously been through. This time I was given a gift. A gift of great nurses and doctors. A gift of an anesthesiologist who let Kevin be in the room from the prep of my spinal all the way to the birth without having to leave. A gift of this same doctor dropping the drape and lifting my head up to watch our new baby being brought into this world. A gift of this same doctor moving things around so I could see the nurses clean up Levi to take my mind off being put back together. I got to see him come out. I felt like a mother in that sterile room, not just a patient being cut open. I thank God for answering prayers given by my friends and family over the past few days and weeks for this to be a positive birth experience for me. I still have pain but it is bearable because I can hold my beautiful son and praise God for the many gifts He has given me so far through this amazing life experience.

3 comments:

Erica Shier said...

Oh, Amy Jo, God is so good. I specifically prayed that your experience would be a great one...that He would surprise you with a experience you weren't expecting. I am so glad He blessed you in this way! I will continue to pray for speedy healing and low pain! Can't wait to see Levi!

Tracie said...

Congratulations Amy Jo! I am so glad everything went so wonderful for you and Kevin. Praising and celebrating with you. Love ya,
Tracie

Laura said...

With big smile on my face, all I can say is AMEN! What a good God we serve! :) You deserve this gift - you really do!