Baby GIRL Rauch was born at 4:34pm, weighing 8 pounds 9.6 ounces.
Baby girl was born via emergency C-section. It was scary and sudden. But it is now over.
After my recovery time, we went to the NICU to see sweet Ocho. It was harder than I expected. So many tubes and machines. I can’t hold her or feed her right now. I haven’t even touched her. I’ve heard her cry only once. But she is doing well and adjusting to the outside world.
I feel like I’ve been hit by a truck but hearing the voices of beloved family members, seeing the kids via Hangouts, and knowing of everyone’s support and prayers mitigate much of the pain and fear.
I will post more tomorrow. Right now, a turkey sandwich and some apple juice request my immediate attention.