what day is today anyways??
I think its Tuesday and the only reason I actually know that for a change is because I had a Dr appt/check up today
what is it with time when you have to much of it on your hands it drags but when you have a tiny little infant to feed every 2-3 hrs it somehow manages to fly by...??
long time no talk my fellow bloggers sorry to keep you all in limbo but really I have a good excuse
I FINALLY HAD MY BABY!!!!
and frankly the last couple of weeks my life has pretty much been, breastfeeding, sleeping, diaper changes, rocking, more breastfeeding (why is this so hard?), etc, etc...
long story short (I don't have much time) I was induced on November 23rd, here's a pic of me early on (after they gave me the drugs to "start" labour).
You can totally tell that i'm scared shitless here..
remember how I had a Dr. that I was totally uncomfortable with, well guess who was on call that day. yup, the one and only...what are the odds.
so my water broke around 3 pm (now that was a weird feeling and sooooo disgusting) but what I couldn't get past is that it sort of keeps on breaking, well, not really so to speak but you keep "leaking" through the whole thing. I hated that part, it felt like I was constantly peeing myself.
it's mostly a blur after that
I remember trying a bath and hating it
diddo with the ball
the back pain was way intense
my happy place or moment was a cold face cloth, my eyes closed just focusing on my breathing
oh and the ice chips, god I loved those
around 8 or 9 pm I think I was about 4-5 cm dialated I finally got the epidural, now that shit is fer real DA BOMB. you can bash me all you want for not having a "natural" birth but God created that drug for a reason and by god I would do it again in a heart beat
time moved slowly after that
looking back I totally should've slept, but like a dumb ass I couldn't/didn't as I was numb clear up to my nipples
around 2 am, I was checked again finally made it to 10 cm only to discover (which by the way I knew before hand and they totally should've picked up on this sooner) that the baby wasn't turned properly and no way, no how could I deliver vaginally (again Karma hates me as I so didn't want to have a c-section but I just knew that I would...weird). so I had a c-section and viola
weighing in at 9 lbs 7 oz
here she is meeting mommy
a little closer up this time
a little closer up this time
here she is meeting Grampie for the 1st time
hanging out with Daddy
(I could've/should crop me out of this as I look like death but again - NO TIME!)
that's all I have time for - for now, maybe someday I will do a longer more detailed post on the labour (as I would like to have a write up on it as a keepsake) but that isn't happening right now. I hope you are all well, I have been somewhat reading your posts just haven't commented.
ugh and can you believe Christmas is next week!!
so not ready
but in case i'm not back by then I wish you all a happy, safe and MERRY CHRISTMAS!
peace. love. joy
over and out