Now that Peyton Manning has moved on with his life I suppose I can quit feeling sorry for him and move on with mine. Why not start with Miss Micah Rene. Born OVER A YEAR AGO (I know, what is wrong with me?)on May 6, 2012. Yes, she just turned a year old.
When she was born, she came quickly. I didn't get an epidural. I know you all know how I feel about those things. I actually got stuck twice but there was NO medication. I felt everything. I should say, it kicked in with the last contraction just as she all but fell out. I chuckle at my crudeness but I say, lets call a spade a spade. When you have a lot of kids, eventually your body just says, "I'm not gonna fight you. You want a baby? Here she is."
She didn't stay in the birth canal long enough to squeeze out the fluid so it just stayed in there. I started nursing her immediately and noticed she was blue and fluid was coming out of her nose. I asked for an aspirator, they decided I wasn't capable of doing it so they took her and didn't bring her back for almost 2 days. She was hooked up to a machine, several actually. There were so many tubes. Jake stayed with her which I was grateful for. I was not allowed to see her because I couldn't get out of bed. Yes, the epidural that kicked in during the last 5 seconds was in full force and I could not move my legs to walk to the NICU. It was painful to be without her. But we were patient and she decided to cooperate just in time to leave.
She is addicting. She is so sweet. So demanding. So spoiled. So so spoiled. She is so loved. Especially by her big brother. He is completely smitten with her.
She is not fully walking yet but it is not uncommon for a baby to stall when there are so many arms to carry her. We are truly enjoying her. I am grateful that my older children welcome new babies with so much love. They could easily be jealous but they are not. They are happy to add to our family and actually Ruben just asked last week if I could have a baby this July. He would really like that. My sweet little man. I dig them.
I hope to update more often. I think it would be something my kids will appreciate in the future....way in the future ... Maybe not ever.