4 weeks old tomorrow
I cannot believe how quickly the days pass here. Michael is such a sweet baby and doesn’t fuss much. He usually only cries when I set him down to change C, feed C, or use the restroom. The girls adore him and it hasn’t been too difficult going from 2 to 3 kids. I think the transition from 1 to 2 was harder (even with the 4 year age difference). After I had M I still had another week of school with 2 finals to do so it was a bit crazy. This is E’s last week of school and I’m looking forward to relaxing in the mornings instead of running around like a nutcase getting everyone ready.
I really didn’t know or have any feelings one way or another about what we were having. My dh was thrilled he was a boy. I’m glad he’s here and healthy. This was my first delivery without pitocin!! Insane! I went in for my OB appointment on 5/7 and was 4.5 cm dilated. My OB sent me home and gave me instructions for my induction on 5/9. Everyone was shocked she didn’t admit me. Anyway, I went home and tried to nap with C and I was feeling like junk. Just off. My lower back had a dull ache and I just didn’t feel comfortable sitting at home.
We went in to triage where they said I was 5. I had to for about 2 hours and I was regularly contracting. When they spoke with my OB she really wanted them to send me home. That wasn’t going to happen. I had Group B stre.p again and I knew I needed antibiotics (and I know all the stuff newborns can acquire without the antibiotics being given) and it felt like we had to fight to stay. Bah.
My nurses were amazing. They pretty much let me contract and dilate. When I hit 7.5cm I got the epidural. I wasn’t in pain but there were 2 other procedures coming up so if I didn’t get it then I was out of luck. After I had my 2 doses of antibiotics they broke my water. Once the sac was ruptured they said my cervix went from an 8 to a 6. Fun. That was at 2am. I ended up pushing around 4:30am. I guess it took 7 minutes from start to finish to have him. It hurt like hell. The epidural didn’t cover the perineum area at all. No episiotomy! Also-M didn’t descend until it was time to push, which was great since the cord was wrapped around his neck twice. That wasn’t known until delivery. Thank God everything went smoothly! Alright I can hear him fussing. I will try to post more often now that I feel human again.
Next up will be working off this baby weight. It seemed to come off the easiest after E. A little bit less after C. After M I only went home weighing 12lbs less! I know part of it is that he is a moose and nurses great and my bre.asts are huge but it’s going to be a long road back to size 8 and the 150s & 140s.