Celeste had a whole crew to greet her upon her arrival. :o) The first to see her was my mom, the dad and the 3 older kids, but those pics need to be photo-shopped before I release them!! Those were magical moments, though. I had just delivered Celeste and she was skin-to-skin on my chest, all wet and slimy :oP and still attached via the umbilical cord. After about 5 minutes, I said, "Can someone go get my mom?" Mom had 5 c-sections herself so I figured this would be a neat experience for her. And I wanted her with me! So, still lying on the floor half-naked and in total post-delivery bliss, I welcomed everyone in. Instead of being overwhelming to me, it was invigorating! They left the room after a few moments so I could deliver the placenta (one of my least-favorite parts), get checked, and crawl into bed. We had maybe an hour-plus? of cuddling while the grandparents took the grandkids to dinner, then we brought everyone in to see a now-burrito-wrapped little bundle for a few minutes. Here are the photos:
|grammae and papa had watched Gemma and Sedric for the|
evening (my good friend Rosina had them for the daytime)
|First reaction was "baby go downstairs" and "Seddy sleep"|
(Sedric has his own bed, but naps and falls asleep in our bed).
But his reaction changed quickly to "I pet gentle?"
Yes, Sedric, you can pet her gently. <3
|Texting was a great way to communicate during these exciting|
days (on Marcus' phone, of course!).
|the four sisters|