24 hours 

Dear “the last 24 hours”

Thank you for the gift of life. It’s remarkable and our lives will forever be changed with the addition of Jack William Wissinger. His birth was the most beautiful thing I have ever seen and we are completely and ridiculously in love with this new little human.He is perfect in every way. 

The midwives checked every inch of his body and proceeded to check his Mommy.

She tore. 

Who knew that there were levels of tearing but there are. They assess the situation. If her tear is a level 3 or above, the repair would need to be completed at the hospital. 

It was a level 3. There are muscles involved and a trip to the ED would be required.

2:00am we pack up mother and newborn and off they go. The midwife was going so there was no need for me to go. I started laundry and wanted to get a few hours sleep before my new duties of BB began.

They return at 5:30am. 

Expecting a very tired family and a sore new mommy, we meet them at the door. 

Mad was the expression we saw.

The ED Dr. on call did not feel as if the situation was life threatening and would not come in and repair her tear. 

Now……you can mess with me, but mess with my kids? And now my grandkid? I’m mad too!!!!

The nurses were furious. The midwife was beside herself but without a Dr. there was no reason to stay.

Courtney laid down.

Justin paced.

A few hours later, as I am writing my story from the birth so as not to forget a detail, I hear Justin on the phone. He is speaking to an OB Dr. I don’t know who he called and where he got his name but to listen to my son in law taking charge of his new family made me want to bust with pride. He could have went to bed because for goodness sake at that time he has been awake for 30 hours but instead, he got the ball rolling and they had an appointment for Courtney to be seen at 9:00am. He would assess her and decide the next step. 

The OB says that she will need to be repaired in the operating room. The outpatient surgery is scheduled for 3:45pm.

Baby boy gets to stay with me. I have my first babysitting gig and I couldn’t be more happy.

The hours go by.

I am a little fretful because when he wakes, he will want to eat and this BB has nothing to help that situation. 

5:42pm and she hasn’t gone back to surgery 

Jack has slept peacefully since they’ve left. They text and ask how he is and I always respond “perfect.” Because he is. 

6:30pm and she finally goes back to surgery 

9:30pm the surgery is finally done but she is still super groggy and they won’t let her leave. The baby, at this time hasn’t eaten in hours and is starting to stir. The nurses said that Courtney can nurse so bring him over. 

Justin is already out getting her RX. I change and put the baby in the car seat and Daddy picks him up and takes him to his Mommy.

The new family of 3 return home around midnight.

Everyone is able to sleep in their own beds.

“The last 24 hours,” you were spectacular, scary, exhausting, fearful and so many more emotions but we are moving on.

See ya!

About Charmadawn

Jesus lover 💜 Wife of Steve for 36 years 💜 Mom to 2 grown kiddos 💜 BB to grandsons Jack, Luke and Patrick Joseph 💜5 years ago we purchased, Rescued and Restored a 118 year old farmhouse and we live together as a multigenerational household. Come follow our crazy. Isaiah 54:7
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