Our family is thrilled to introduce our newest member!
Jocelyn Wanza McCown was born at 1:32pm on July 9th!
She weighed in at a whopping 7lbs 10 ozs (heaviest of all our babies!), which looks heavy on her little 18.5 inch body! She has a full head or dark, long hair, and dark, deep gray eyes. I imagine her eyes will be as dark as Jarvis’!
She was born at 40 weeks in a scheduled c-section, although when we went to the hospital that morning, my contractions (which had been regular but not intense for a couple of weeks) began to pick up intensity, it appears she was ready to join us!
I’ve had very poor c-section experiences before- although feeling the second half of Jean’s was by far the worst- and so I was very nervous heading into this birth. We switched hospitals and focused on a family centered birth. The entire experience from check-in, pre-op, surgery, and recovery were wonderful. Jace stayed with me the entire time, the pace and care of the doctors and nurses were wonderful, and they did everything they could to make the surgery less surgery-like and more birth-like. Including keeping the baby with me in the OR and in recovery, which has never happened before and was wonderful for me. On top of that, the spinal was gentle, and WORKED, and I had no shortness of breath, blood pressure drops, or vomiting. It was wonderful, haha! And my recovery has been much, much better, I left the hospital at two days and was just on alternating acetaminophen/ibuprofen. Which is much better than the last two csections!