Hello, lovely ladies!!!! Oh how I've missed you all!
Thanks so much for all your hugs and wonderings about me!!! I have a lot to catch up on, but I'm tickled to be back
I went into labor in the wee hours of Monday, November 28, and my water broke at about 2:30 on Tuesday, November 29. There was meconium in the amniotic fluid, so we transfered to the hospital just as I was entering the "pushing phase." (Did any other mothers try this in the car? I highly recommend it if you are the daredevil sort...) Well we got the OB who was on call, a horrid woman whose touch was like scissors jabbing me in the crotch and whose first words to me were, "I'm not at all comfortable taking you on as a patient since I haven't been monitoring your progress, so I'm giving you 30 minutes to push and then we're going to do a C-section." (This was before she had even lifted my sheet to see how I was progressing or what was going on!) Many many more insults and injuries (to me and my midwife) followed, but then the OB was called away for a few hours to another poor woman's bedside, so with the much gentler approach of the hospital midwives we did have an unmedicated vaginal birth. Baby boy -- all 9 lbs. and 23 inches of him -- was wisked away to the NICU table to get suctioned and oxygenated. His Apgar score reached 9 by the 7-minute mark, but he was taken to the NICU anyway for monitoring. We stayed at the hospital for three days, coming home last Friday with a big healthy boy and only a few emotional bruises.
BUT, I was in such a rush to tell you all everything that I asked DH to go home and get my computer and bring it up to the hospital. I plugged it in as soon as I got up to the recovery room, saw a blue spark, and that was it for my laptop for the next week. I had a 3rd degree tear that's taking a long time to heal, and so haven't been up and about enough to track down another computer. But we got our computer back yesterday. And I have a baby!! We're calling him Woody. And we're totally in love.
So I'm off to read all about YOU and your kiddos. Can't wait to share outside-of-the-womb stories -- lemme hear ya holla if your boy has peed in your face while you were changing his diaper! Oooohhh yea!