Just a few details as I've just come home with baby boy
Okay guys, we just got home from the hospital, and I'm trying to get everything set up for a night with a newborn... Here's where those of you who did your own nesting have a major advantage over me now!
Anyway, vital stats:
Water broke: ~ 4:15 pm Wednesday
Arrived birth center to check fluid and monitor baby: ~5:30 pm
Decided to stay, though could tell mw thought we should go home with ctx 5 - 8 minutes apart. Luckily we stayed...
Baby born: 9:42 pm Wednesday after 10 minutes of pushing.
I was standing up, leaning on the bed with my arms. Very, very uncomfortable, in my opinion, and I really wished I were more supported once the TOTALLY unexpected and irresistable urge to push hit me!
A baby boy. Not sure DH wants me naming names on the internet...
7# 12 oz
A decent thatch of darkish hair. Double hair whorls just like his big brother.
Overall, I have to say, be careful when you wish for a short labor! I think, in several ways, it was harder than my first delivery. I'm very glad it is done.
My biggest complaint now is a very sore coccyx. His skull was banging into my tailbone with every contraction, and I feel like I slid down several flights of wooden stairs on my butt Wednesday night.
Nursing has commenced. Little darling is down only 4 oz from his birthweight as of now. That's pretty good, right? Anxiously awaiting milk coming in. Nipples are sore, but manageable. (Try to get gel "wound care" pads! They're marvelous!) This kid seems like less of a comfort-nurser than big brother, so I have high hopes. (This child also seems more willing to sleep other than in my arms--another good sign, IMO.)