We welcomed Asher Thomas at 2:58am Friday (10/9) morning. He is a great baby and healthy! He latched on like a pro immediately after delivery and has been getting better and better with each feeding! He initially weighed in a 7 lbs, 15 ounces and 21.5 inches long. He has the longest, skinniest toes!
Unfortunately, my induction definitely did not go as expected. I labored for about 30 hours before I ended up having to have an emergency section. He was wedged in my pelvis but not progressing for several hours, and unfortunately, my water broke on its own very early in the whole process, so I started running out of options. Turns out I have an upward-curved sacrum, so regardless of the size of my babe, I likely was not going to be successful in birthing him vaginally. I wish I had known that BEFORE the 30 hrs of labor...especially the first 13 that I labored naturally! Oh well...although I was very disappointed to 1. have to get an epidural in the first place, and 2. not get my vaginal birth, I realize that the process is just that--a process. The real prize is my precious, healthy boy!
So, I'm still here in the hospital for the 5th day...sigh. I'm hoping to go home tomorrow. I'll try to post pix later!
great that he is such a good latcher (we're still working on that here after my emergency section)
heal well and enjoy him
mama to callum (april 8,07) and everett (sept 24,09) - blessed to be married to my life's love since '98.
Tricia, married to DH. 2MC's & 4 yrs ttc...finally mom to Andrew6/06 and Benjamin 10/09. Adopted bro & sis 2002. My 2 fav. words: Spay and Neuter! I'm an Ultimate Viewer, 2010!
Welcome Asher! Sorry you did not get the birth you had hoped for ... for a speedy recovery and a happy babymoon!
Mommy to Kai 2/03, Caden 1/08, Kara 10/09, 3/21/13, &
Cole 2/3/14 ♡ Happily unmarried to Papa since 2002 ♡
~We may not have it all together ♥ but together we have it all~
Jen-loving Bill, mama to Teryn 18, Kalyn 16, Ricky 13, Natalie 5, Angel Zoe '07 and Amelia Rae 22 mos bonus kids (dss) W 14, W 13 NEW grandbaby due 10/10/11