Thanks everyone for the well wishes. I hope all the other new babies and mamas are doing great and that those of you needing that labor vibe get sufficient amounts of it.
It is so wonderful to be home with Logan and Bryce (We are pretty much snowed in right now, I can't wait for spring.)
Right now just having him and trying to remember that he came out of ME is still a bit surreal. I thought that even while I was in labor. As for the labor, I don't think I could have taken the pain in my tailbone any longer. I took it from 430 am til about 5pm and that was all I could stand. I had wanted to stay home as long as possible, thinking I would progress faster that way, but tht pain sent us to the hospital at 330pm Monday. Then it was after 1230 am Tuesday when I was dilated all the way (after just a whif of pitocin, the nurse used the word whif.) So that took a long time. Then I only pushed less than an hour. I could not see where grabbing the backs of my legs would help me push as I have no arm strength, we did some on my side and then Bryce and a Nurse held my feet up and I basically tried to push my rear off the table and that got cheers from the Dr for good pushing so I just kept doing that. I think I only pushed for 12 contractions or so. At the point where I thought I can't do this, he is stuck, she said, "stop pushing" and I heard them use the bulb suction. Then another push, and out he fell, it felt like. Like a big AAAHHH! He cried a bit and they handed him right up onto my chest
.They took him and got his weight
and I asked if I could try to put him to my breast
right away and they brought him over. He took right to it. I could not believe how he knew just what to do. (I now know he is a very "mouthy"baby. He eats his hands wants to sleep at the breast and takes a paci, though he tires of it fast. He even sucks his thumb a bit, which is really cute. I was in love
at first sight. He is having his eyes open more now that we are away from the flourescents of the hospital and he grows
by the minute I swear. Only 4 days old today, and already he seems to have learned so much. I must go off and feed him. Hope you all have a lovely weekend.
Take care mamas