8.13.2015

Julia's Birth Story

Our bags were packed and we were on our way out the door. I kept going back to Marcus, hugging him, kissing him, telling him over and over how much Mommy loved him, and that the next time he saw me he'd see his baby sister, too. It was so much more emotional than I expected. 

As we made our way up the freeway the tears flowed freely. Knowing that our family of three was about to grow by one more was more than surreal. A moment I'd been waiting for for so long was finally here, and my emotions were monumental. Could I handle the c-section? Would it go more smoothly than with Marcus? So many thoughts swirled through my head.

Once to the hospital we checked in and got to our room. I changed into my gown and for about two hours we quietly waited, watching the monitor, noticing I was having small contractions. Surgery was quickly approaching and I prayed like I'd never prayed before, "Lord, please let this surgery go smoothly. Lord, please bring this baby girl into the world, healthy." 

Then it was time. A nurse took me to the OR where I was given a spinal block. Shortly after I was transferred to the OR table. I lie there, alone, looking around the bight, cold room listening to my doctor and nurses talk about every day things: their kids, what they wanted from the coffee shop after the surgery, plans they had for the weekend. And I just lie their hoping and praying Scott would come in soon. 

Moments before the incision was made a blue sheet went up over my abdomen and Scott entered, taking a seat by my head. Holding his hand he softly told me things were going well, I was doing great. And I couldn't help admit to him that I was scared, and again a few tears slipped down my cheeks. 

Before I knew what was happening my doctor said "We see her head. Scott get your camera ready and stand up."

Scott had a front row view of our daughter as she was introduced to the world. And unlike with Marcus, I didn't feel a thing. The entire procedure went exactly as planned. I couldn't believe it was all over.  

Then I heard her. Her loud incessant cries filled the room, and immediately filled my heart. I began to sob uncontrollably. She already had a firm grasp on my heart and I hadn't even laid eyes on her. 

Scott moved over to the table where our little lady went through the APGAR test, was weighed, measured, and wiped clean. 12:48 PST and she was really here. At 8 pounds 4 ounces, 20.5 inches long our baby girl was really here.

The nurse handed my sweet little lady over to me and Scott leaned in and whispered in my ear, "God has been so good to us. I couldn't imagine doing this with anyone other than you." All I could do was nod through the tears. 
I've been blessed beyond words.
Julia Kay Macke made her entrance loud, strong, and healthy as could be. 
Though she doesn't know it yet, she's completed our family, she's made us whole. 

26 comments:

  1. And now you have me crying at my desk! Lovelovelove!! <3

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  2. Love this!!! Im so glad things went as planned and I hope you are all settling in nicely at home =)

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  3. Congratulations :) You have a beautiful family :)

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  4. Nothing like a good ol cry at 9AM. Oh Desiree! I love that you were able to experience this deliver, opposite of Marcus. Each child has their own story, their own beginning and this is Julia's.

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  5. oh the sniffles. These always get me. Always. It is so beautiful the entrance of a tiny new life into the world. She is the perfect addition to your family!

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  6. Such a beautiful birth story. It sounds just like mine with Avery. Just perfect!

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  7. Well I definitely didn't expect to be crying at 6:48 am :) What a beautiful, beautiful birth story! I'm so happy that everything went so well and was everything you had hoped for. CANNOT wait to meet this sweet little lady!

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  8. What an amazing story and journey for you guys. I read this and bawled. Momma emotions! She is absolutely perfect. I'm sure you all are enjoying every second!

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  9. Beautiful! Super emotional this week so I have tears. Congrats again!

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  10. So sweet Des! You 2 are so cute and you make SUPER cute babies!!!!

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  11. These pictures are too perfect!!!!! So glad she's here!!!

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  12. Could your hubby be any sweeter?! What a precious thing to say to you.

    And second to last pic? SWOON. also, I'm so happy she has her blanket!!!

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  13. cuteness! and the photo of you 3!

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  14. Ah, this is the sweetest story. I cried reading it while I was up at 3am with Calvin. So beautiful.

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  15. First - I'm glad you didn't make me wait a long time for this. Second, I've been an emotional wreck this week and this set me off again -- so beautiful! I'm so happy it went so well, for all of you. Your Scott reminds me of my Andy - such a strong, supportive guy that says the sweetest things in the world. Congratulations, again, to your family!

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  16. Add me to the list of criers! This was so sweet and perfect. I'm so glad everything went well and you are a family of 4 now!

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  17. Congratulations!! I'm sorry you didn't get that vbac, I tried twice and ended up with 3 unplanned csections, but so happy things went well and your family is so perfectly perfect!

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  18. Congratulations! She's beautiful!

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  19. Congrats! So happy all went well!! She's precious :)

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  20. Birth stories are the BEST!!! Got a little teary eyed reading yours, God is so good! Beautiful pictures of a beautiful event.

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  21. Now we are all crying with you. You have been so abundantly blessed. What a beautiful, beautiful story.

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  22. I am so glad everything went well for you! She is gorgeous!

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  23. Beautiful! You've got me in tears!

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  24. Oh Mama…I can’t even imagine how emotional it was saying bye to Marcus knowing that the next time you’d see him he would be a big brother. All the feels. I’m so happy to hear that everything went smoothly with the surgery. And the words Scott whispered to you after Julie made her entrance…OH MY WORD! So sweet! So incredibly sweet. Welcome to the world Julia…you have an amazing family that is going to love you like crazy. Oh and you have the best and cutest big brother.

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