Thursday, July 5, 2012

A Baby Story

It had been a pretty good day. My mom and I went to Wal-Mart and we finally got a few things we  needed. My list was looking pretty good, all I was missing was to finish packing my hospital bag.
Dia 15 de Junho foi bom. Eu e minha mãe até fomos no Wal-Mart compraer umas coisas que precisávamos. Minha lista de afazeres estava diminuindo, só estava faltando terminar de arrumar a mala pra levar pro hospital.
That night, after taking my Week 38 Pregnancy Photos my husband and I went on a date. As I left the car to get in the restaurant I felt  sharp pain on the bottom right side of my uterus that stopped me from walking. As I had done for the past couple of months I just ignored it and moved on. We had a fun night together and even went to another restaurant to get dessert.
A noite, depois de tirar minhas fotos de 38 semanas de gravidez, eu e meu maridos saímos pra jantar. Quando saí do carro senti uma dor na parte direita da minha barriga e tive até que parar de andar. Como fiz nos últimos meses, ignorei a dor e prosegui ao jantar. Fomos até pra outro restaurante pra comer sobremesa. Foi bem divertido.  
We went home and tried to watch a movie but we were pretty tired. I started to feel contractions as I went to bed. My major thought was: "will I get a decent night of sleep? I slept so well for 9 months!" The contractions were pretty painful, I was also worried about my husband getting quality sleep because he needed to work the following day. After three painful contractions back to back (I was even doing my Lamaze breathing people), my water broke. When I told my husband, he asked me if I was sure, so I told him to turn on the light to confirm. That's when we started running. He grabbed my unfinished hospital bag, I grabbed a towel (when my water breaks it leaks til I give birth) and we went to the hospital. Of course we had to stop and wait for a train to go by on the way there (scary!) but that didn't take a long time. Once in the hospital, the nurses quickly got me ready and all I could think of was "I hope these contractions don't get worse" but they didn't.
Quando voltamos pra casa tentei assistir um filme mas eu estava bem cansada. Comecei a sentir contrações mais fortes e dolorosas assim que fui dormir. Minha maior preocupação foi saber se eu ia conseguir dormir bem porque por 9 meses não tive problema nenhum com sono. Também não queria acordar meu marido, que tinha que trabalhar no dia seguinte. Depois de 3 contrações fortes minha bolsa estourou. Meu marido ligou a luz e confirmou que tinha estourado mesmo, e daí começou a correria. Ele pegou minha mala e fomos com ela do jeito que estava pro hospital. Eu peguei uma toalha porque quando a minha bolsa estoura a água fica jorrando até a hora que os meus filhos nascem. No caminho pro hospital tivemos que esperar um trem passar, mas não demorou muito (graças a Deus). Quando chegamos no quarto, as enfermeiras prepararam tudo pra cesária e eu com aquela preocupação porque não queria sentir muita dor. Graças a Deus não senti.
I arrived around 3 a.m. and was able to get a little bit of rest. At 6:30 we were off the Operating Room (OR). I was excited to meet our new daughter.
Eu cheguei as 3 da manhã e consegui descansar um pouquinho até as 6:30 quando me levaram pra sala de operação. Eu estava animadíssima pra conhecer nossa nova filhinha. 
For 9 months I prayed that my initial experience in the OR was a good one. The thing I dislike the most is when doctors or techs can't find a vein or the correct space in my spine for pain medication. I praise God that the doctor was able to find the correct spot quickly. I told him (afterwards) that getting pain meds was a breeze, all thanks to God. My third c-section experience was similar to my first two: I laid flat and pretty much prayed and waited to hear that sweet little cry for the first time. When I did, my thankfulness to God for the beginning of life was huge. 
Por 9 meses eu orei pra que essa cesária fosse boa e Deus me atendeu. Eu não gosto quando o anestesista não acha o lugar na minha espinha pra me dar a injeção e fica procurando com a agulha (ô coisa dolorosa!). Dessa vez o anestesista conseguiu achar o lugar bem rápido. Minha terceira cesária foi parecida com as duas anteriores: eu fico deitada orando e esperando ouvir aquele chorozinho doce da minha criança. Quando ouvi, minha gratidão a Deus foi tremenda.
I am so thankful for my amazing husband. He's been there the whole time and he has been excited from our initial positive pregnancy test til this day. I am so blessed to be his wife and the mother of his children. I had an amazing experience during our third child's birth. In no time I was posting photos on Instagram and texting friends so they could cancel our baby shower and come over to visit. We had a lot of dear friends to come by. I felt so loved. 
Sou muito agradecida a Deus pelo meu marido. Ele sempre nos apoia. Queria muito essa gravidez e a nossa filha. Sou muito honrada de ser casada com ele e de ter 3 filhos com ele. Depois que me recuperei um pouco já estava colocando fotos no Instagram e mandando mensagens pras amigas cancelarem o meu chá de bebê e pra elas virem me visitar. Muita gente veio, me senti muito amada. 
The first one's to visit were my kids and my mother. The kids were a little taken back by the situation but were really happy to see their sister. Toddlers and hospital rooms don't go together, so they only came by and visited for a little while. I was so happy to see them and exited my mom was here to be part of the whole experience with us.
Os primeiros visitantes foram os meus filhos e a minha mãe. As crianças ficarem sem saber o que esperar, mas estavam felizes de conhecer a irmã deles. Minha filha queria colocar a mão no cabelo dela. Fiquei alegre da minha mãe poder estar conosco compartilhando essa experiência.
We were discharged on Father's Day. What an amazing gift our baby girl has been to our whole family. We will forever be thankful that she came into our lives a week before our planned c-section. We love her so much it was a blessing to see her before the day the Doctor and I chose. 
Tive alta no dia dos pais (americano). Que presentão a nossa filha é pra nossa família toda. Estamos muito felizes que ela veio pra esse mundo uma semana antes do planejado. 
Children are a blessing from God. I am truly blessed to be a mother of 3 kids, 3 and under. This baby has brought even more joy into our lives. She's perfect for our family and just an amazing jewel. I thank you for the prayers and encouraging words during my pregnancy. Thank you for reading this series!
Crianças são uma bênção de Deus e eu sou abençoada por ter 3 filhos com 3 anos, quase 2 e a nova neném. Eles trazem muita alegria pra nossa vida. Muito obrigada pelas orações e carinho durante essa jornada de 9 meses. Obrigada por ler o blog!
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