I've been lurking for the past couple weeks.
Too immobilized to get upstairs to the computer very often. I don't know if I will ever get around to writing our birth story, but the short version is thus...Water broke spontaneously @ 8am ,went to birth center, came home tried alternating breast pump & walking for 6 hours with just a few random contractions, back to birth center for cervical stretching, prostaglandin gel, Thai food, more walking, a few more random contractions, still no baby 24hrs later. SOOO----to the hospital
for pitocin (up to 20 the highest the doc would go), interuterine pressure catheter, in 12 hours baby still not engaged, no dilation, baby has pooped,(the catheter is also used to add fluid to the uterus to rise out the meconium as well as relive some pressure form baby which doesn't work for the latter purpose)... AND baby's heart decelerates whenever I stand up or use the birth ball or squat etc...- we then decide to turn off the pitocin at 2 am and see if anything happens by 5am, as it has done nothing thus far, contractions cease at around 3ish -- SOOO come 6 am we head to the O.R. for what seemed like the speediest c-section ever. 25 minutes to get the spinal in, 5 minutes to get the baby out, and 15 to sew me up.
Baby is fine and dandy. nurses pretty well, but still manages to lose an entire pound in his first 5 days.
Nigel is now 2 weeks old, nurses non-stop and has officialy regained his exact birth weight. He absolutely hates having his diaper changed and not having a nipple in his mouth. My mom says he looks just like me.
A weird thing though. I only bled for 6 days after the birth. But suddenly started again 2 days ago. Doc said I'm probably doing too much, which is weird because I'm doing almost nothing. Well I did go to the store a couple of times with dh, but he didn't let me lift anything. Also, I'm down to just Advil, but still seem to need them to avoid bad pains. Any insight? I hate to think of what I'm doing to my kidneys. I go in for post-partum check on Monday and I really want to be okayed for activity as DH goes back to work on Wednesday.
Originally Posted by lisabc311
Cloth diapering Mamas....how's that newborn diapering going? Gavin has a diaper rash that isn't getting better
so I bought a pack of Pampers and have been slathering on the Desitin. I hope it helps- I can't wait to get him back in fluffy soft cloth!
Lisa, Cloth diapering is going pretty good. Except I need to make more wipes.
Nigel has had a red, raw bum for days. His pediatrician said that cloth diapers and desitin are the best thing to clear it up. In fact, I should probably torture.. I mean change ... him now.
Hope everyone is doing alright.
to those still pregnant. Both my babes were evicted at 13 days past their due date.