Well, my sis had her baby yesterday morning!
Dominick Edward, 6/9/05, 7lbs, 12oz... I got to videotape and take pictures, it was so beautiful and awesome. She did great. She got to the hosp. at 8cm dilated, I dropped off my kids and rushed into town to get there with the camera, 10 minutes after I walked in she started pushing, 45 minutes later he was born. WOW.
He's nursing pretty well despite having to latch on to inverted nipples. They don't stick out, not even 1/2 an inch, so he has to work to get on there. But he's doing it! I wanted to make sure he was nursing well before I left the hospital yesterday, but I had to leave to make sure I was home in time for Crystal to get home from summer school. I called her as soon as I got home to check on them, and she said he had just finished nursing. I asked "Did the nurse help you?", and she said "No, I just used my motherly wisdom." :LOL I am SO proud of her!!! She was discharged this evening, and went over to my mom's since her boyfriend was at work, and my mom (who is a registered nurse and breastfed three kids) is trying to get my sis to take a nap, and she's offering to feed him a bottle.
: I was like "Hello!!! He's already having trouble, what are you thinking???"
But luckily Lupe didn't want to leave her newborn babe for a second, even with our mom, so no bottle today.
We just have to keep Grammy away from Baby for another month or so... Sheesh!
I didn't ask if they had circ'ed him yet, but as far as I know they were going to have it done. I did my best to convince her not to, I even showed her the video clips they have online of the baby screaming and trying to shake it's way out of the restraints...
But at least I won her over with the breastfeeding inssue. She's only 19, so she was a little concerned about trying breastfeeding and "liking it", but now I think Dominick has convinced her it's worth it!
Anyway, I am feeling great- lots of energy, no MS (kncok on wood)! I hope I don't jinx myself since I keep saying how wonderful I feel, but it's awesome! I even took another pregnancy test today because I don't feel pregnant at all
: ... I was already sick by now with Zachary. I'm not complaining, it's just weird!
Hope your little one comes soon, Carrie.
(I like smilies today, can you tell?