Thursday morning started really early for Ryan and I. Kate and Clark spent the night at my mom's house Wednesday night, so that we could get to the hospital by 5:30am. That may seem a bit early for a scheduled C-section, but there are advantages to showing up at the hospital when there is no one else in triage and they already know you are coming. We spent about 2 hours getting ready for surgery. They monitored the baby, put in my IV, and basically made me sign my life away.
|One last shot of my belly before the baby came out|
|Here we are waiting in the triage room|
|This is the first time I got to see Charly. I was still on the operating table. It was a really neat experience for me. Both Ryan and I had tears in our eyes the first time we heard her cry.|
|This is in the recovery room when they were cleaning her all up.|
|Here's Clark and Kate holding hands with Charly. They absolutely loved this.|