little kaine morris arrived at 5:36AM monday morning(11/9/09), was 5lbs 15 ounces & 16 inches long.
i had woke up to bad pain in my lower back, lower abdomen, and thighs at 3:00AM or so sunday. i did not know they were contractions. everything i had read about them felt differently for me. there was no pattern and the only thing that dulled it out was hot water.
i finally went to the hospital around 8:00/9:00PM sunday. i txt'd my ddc buddy and a couple others. i was dilated to a 5. i finally requested an epidural...
i dilated to 8cm's before a nurse started discussing pitocin, i told her to go away and leave me alone. instead she talked to me about how 'good' they were, i ignored her and quit responding, she finally went away.
babies heart beat started dropping, i was rushed away for a c-section right away... where i cursed endlessly at the nurses and surgeon. they doped me up so bad, i was vomiting. babies heart beat went back to normal. they monitored and sent me back to delivery... where i'd have the kid vaginally.
a couple hours later the epidural wore completely off. i could feel everything, no numbness in my legs, i was normal.
baby started descending into birth canal... i screamed, roared, cursed, and bitched at the nurses. this baby was coming out natural, it hurt badly. he was finally born after 2 hours of pushing or so. he had meconium in his lungs and needed cpr. he is fine now, a very adorable and loving baby boy.
i only had a small 1st degree tear that needed 3 stitches.
he is so tiny i'm scared i'll hurt him. he hates being unswaddled, he breastfeeds like a lil' pro, he also screams like a pro.
he is in my other arm as i type this, he loves looking at mommy.
here are some pictures. still need to get the good ones from the hospital but for now here are some we took with our camera while there.
Dont' worry mama, you'll get used to him, and you'll get over the scared part, and you'll be a great mom.
~Jenni, rural frugal Alaskan, eternally married to Dragon
loving my wild things DS Wolf (12), 3 angels, DS Bear (6) & DS Eagle (3)
Hope you enjoy some peace and quiet in the coming days...
you deserve it!
Mama to DS (10), DS (8), DS (5), DD (3), & DD (6 months).
Lucky Wife to My Techy DH for 11 years.
We Homebirth, Full-term Breastfeeding,
Connection Parenting, Life Learning, our LDS faith.
And yes, I can relate to the "oh-my-gosh-so-tiny" feeling! I get it every time, and I am sure I will again, even though this will be #4 for me! My sister has 5 (and the oldest is under 2) and even she forgets, when she sees a newborn diaper, how teeny they are at first! It looks like it's meant for a doll!
Congrats on everything-- what a happy ending!
2/02, 4/05, 2/07, 11/09, and EDD 12/25/11
Sorry about the horrible hospital experience!
Momma to DD (12/04) and DS (11/09) .
I survived 16 mos! Ask me about breastfeeding a baby with posterior tongue tie, high palate, and weak oral motor skills- whew!