December 9, 2009 Mikaela became a big sister!
Naomi Alana Rose was born at 10:59 am
6 lbs 3 ozs, 19.5 inches long.
pregnancy and delivery was a complete breeze compared to Mikaela's. I
knew I was pregnant with Naomi around 4 weeks, but I didn't go to a
OBGYN until 5 months. I did go to my Hematologist right away to make
sure my blood was fine, and I did have to take shots through out my
They were blood thinners called Fragmin. Every morning I gave myself a
shot in the stomach, which was probably the hardest part of it all. I
found a Great OBGYN, and I did have to go to a few specialist since I
was "labeled". They say anyone who had a baby with an anomaly goes
through the same procedures. There was a lot of doctor appointments but
was nice seeing Naomi hanging out in Mommy's belly, more than you
normally would with a pregnancy.
to my due date, which was December 16th, the doctor wanted to do the
c-section a week prior. I chose December 9th since Murad's birthday is
also on the 9th. I was told I'll probably have to be put to sleep
because of my blood condition and throughout the whole pregnancy I was
preparing myself for that. But a week before, my doctor told me that
pretty sure I'll be awake for it and Murad would be in the room with me.
I was so excited I rushed home to tell Murad the good news!
came and it was one of the most amazing experiences I've ever had. We
got to the hospital in the morning around 7:30 and by 9:30 they told me
all is well with my blood and I'll have a spinal. The reason you would
be put to sleep is because being on blood thinners, having a spinal
could paralyze you. But I stopped the blood thinners 3 days before and
we were good to go! They brought me into the the delivery room, told me
forward on the table, gave me my spinal (which I only felt a little
burn) I lied down and Murad was brought in. There we were!
In the same room, holding hands waiting to hear the cry of our next
Within a few moments they let me know I was going to feel a lot
of pressure and before you knew it, a loud cry belted out! Naomi has
arrived! And she was so beautiful. Tears filled my eyes because my
prayers were answered. I wasn't able to hear Mikaela's first cry, or
experience that moment with Murad, or even see her for
a day and a half. And there was Naomi, all bundled up. They brought her
over to me and as soon as I said, "It's ok, Mommy's here." She stopped
crying and life was just beautiful. I couldn't be more thankful for the