Sunday, July 19, 2009

Anyone still out there?

Sorry for going MIA. Between work and the 3rd trimester insanity, I couldn't find enough time to keep this blog up. I was reading blogs as often as I could, but just didn't have it in me to update.

In the off chance that anyone is still out there, I'm thrilled to announce the arrival of our son. He was born via c-section on June 23 weighing 7 lbs 2 ounces and measuring 19.75 inches. He is beautiful and we are falling more in love with him each day. The picture is our boy at two weeks.

The c-section was not in the birth plan, but had to be done because, apparently, I've got a platapoid pelvis. This made it difficult for him to enter the birth canal. It was a really difficult turn of events as I was really hoping for a natural birth. Our OB was really wonderful though the whole thing. He was just as into the natural birth as we were. When it became apparent that surgery was imminent, he gave us time to mourn the loss of the birth we wanted and was really gentle through the whole procedure. I was most terrified of getting the spinal. I've heard horror stories and I was really freaked out that something would go wrong or that I'd have terrible lasting effects, but it turned out to be very manageable. The hospital staff was top-notch.

The recovery from the c-section has been a piece of cake. I realize how lucky I am for this. I took vicadin and ibuprofin while I was in the hospital (4 days) and then stopped all meds about 3 days after discharge.

Breastfeeding is going really well too. We're finally at the point where I can start pumping, which is great because C can help out with the feeding.

On the down side, our little boy is a little sleep resistant and doesn't seem to like any of the beds we have for him. He doesn't sleep unless he's on my chest and this makes for a horrible night's sleep for me. It's amazing to me how quickly one can get used to 4-5 hours of sleep per night and getting 3 uninterrupted hours is like winning the lottery. Anyone have any tips on how to get a baby in a crib?