Our first look at her
8lb 6 ounces and 20 inches
Thursday morning at 5am I went in and had the scheduled C-section. Luckily I had my doctor, Dr. Mansfield to do the surgery which made me feel more relaxed that all would go well. My mom and Moema were there but they would only let Moema in for the surgery. It went really well and took a little longer than with Calvin but my doctor said he was cleaning up the last scar and that everything looked great and I shouldn't have any problems having more kids...although they will all have to be C-section.
The only really pain was the extreme nausea the Spinal gave me...but other than that I didn't feel anything. They pulled her out and pulled the divider down and I saw my beautiful girl...they even let me hold her while they stitched me up...a lot better experience than with Calvin when they wouldn't show him to for like ten minutes and then wheeled me off to the recovery room for an hour without him. After the surgery I went into a room in labor and delivery and had my new baby girl with me. We settled on the name Kyla Sophie Matsoso. She is so sweet!
I had to stay in the hospital two nights and luckily didn't have a roommate for very long. Moema stayed with me both nights. Kyla is such a good little nurser and sleeper and a very well behaved baby. She makes me realize that Calvin was quite a hard baby by comparison. Moema asked would I rather have the easy pregnancy I had with Calvin and the hard baby or the harder pregnancy I had with Kyla and the easy baby... still deciding on that one but it is so nice not to have the worries I had with Calvin. He had problems nursing, had acid reflux, and cried A LOT. Kyla seems to be able to just lay contented all day and eats great.
I think it as a little hard on Calvin having me gone for three days but now he is back to normal and luckily my mom and dad were there to babysit for us. He seems to really like the baby and is fascinated by her...no signs of jealousy yet. He just keeps saying baby and calles her "KyDa". He is so sweet, he loves to play with her feet and touch her hair...of which she has a ton!
We are so blessed to have this little angel. I am sure it will be a challenge with two young ones but I pray I will be able to handle it. Motherhood certainly is not easy but it is so rewarding and these children bring such happiness to Moema and I. God has blessed us so greatly!