I thought I'd share :)
Nova, shortly after arriving at the hospital. Look how long the EMTs left her cord!
Nova, about 12 hours old after nursing.
About a day old here.
5 days old with big sister. We were doing placenta prints at the time.
Here's DH's print, he got creative, lol. I think it's pretty cool :)
And the print I did on a canvas. It's supposed to look like an Autumn tree. We plan on putting Nova's footprints on it too. It's getting hung up in our living room!
We had a lot of fun doing the placenta printing. My 4yo wasn't very interested but my 2yo enjoyed watching.
And some revelations about my birth. warning, traumatic PPH & tmi.. yeah.
I also found out why I bled out after her birth- I had retained placental tissue. The maternal side of my placenta had a big tear in it or a chunk missing. I didn't notice this when I looked it over immediately after the birth because I was already losing blood and feeling sick. About 2 hours postpartum,when I was finally able to slowly walk to the bathroom, I passed two big hunks that I assumed were blood clots. I had some loose stool at the time (thanks, castor oil!) so I flushed and didn't show anyone though I did report it. I'm pretty sure that was it. If I had to guess, the precipitous birth caused it. My body was contracting so hard and so frequently... I think my placenta was just violently ripped from me. I have no signs of infection and my milk is sure in full force.. so I think I'm alright, though I will mention it to my midwife this week.