Originally Posted by msrog
Stacey, hugs to you! You did your very best and I agree with Linda. That baby was absolutely fine on their monitors and nobody should try to make you feel badly for attempting UC. Whatever problem happened, happened on THEIR watch, not yours... Daggum hospital people... And are you a true fashion model or something? You are incredibly beautiful in those preggo pictures, and I can't believe how great you look (and the baby, might I add!?) in your Day One picture.
Thank you for the support and compliments. Yes, I used to be a model a long time ago,
though I haven't worked in quite a while.
Saw my midwife yesterday for my two week pp visit. She said I had one of the top five most traumatic births she's seen in 21 years of being a midwife. She said I have healed beautifully, but she got me with the scissors while trying to remove a loose suture - ow!
: Gee, I WAS recovering...
She also said she felt the "1" five minute Apgar given by the neonatologist was bogus, as she saw him and said he was better than that at five minutes, and never had to be entubated or resuscitated. She said she wished I was going to be here in Peoria for my next birth so she could take care of me again, and do it the right way. She felt badly about the OB scaring me off the way he did. She said she would have labored with me at home, and then gone to the hospital when it was time. I have a lot of regret and wish I had done things very differently. Oh well, we are leaving here in July to go to dh's next assignment...ah, Navy life..
Alex started screaming from about 8pm-10pm about three nights ago. I thought at first it was food-related, because that night I drank my first soda since before the birth and I ate spicy food with it at dinner. So, I am staying away from soda, and spicy, and milk, just in case. However, he has done the exact same thing for the last three nights. So, I don't think it was food. My milk is definitely lower volume at night, usually normal again by morning.
We started sling-wearing him and sleeping with him in our bed at night skin-to-skin. This seems to be helpin A LOT. He fussed a much shorter length of time last night. I think this is an emotional thing. He had no human contact, and no bf'ing(other than visits) while in the hospital for 6 days, so maybe he is having effects from that. We are working really hard to make it up to him, and make him feel secure again. Any suggestions, anyone?
My kitty, Tail, that I've had for 16 years had to be put to sleep yesterday. Really hard to deal with under the influence of PP hormones. I am very sad.
I updated some pictures, but not sure if posted the link. Sorry, if I already did and this is repetitive - my short term memory is shot.http://share.shutterfly.com/action/s...&x=1&sm=1&sl=0