Saturday, March 15, 2014
Our sweet baby girl Meredith arrived last Saturday morning at 37 wk 2 days gestation! I went into labor unexpectantly early Sat. morning and barely made it to the hospital before my water broke (the hospital is one hour away, husband driving 95 miles an hour with flashers on!). Even though I probably could have pushed her out, at the time I just wanted her O-U-Tof me and c-section was the fastest, safest way to accomplish that (and husband was never on board with VBAC). I was sad my OB was not on call and left on a spring break ski vacation on Sunday and we had a doctor I had never met and she was very impersonal about the delivery. I totally thought I had until my scheduled c-section date (Mar 25th) to get things prepared and packed up to go. The thing that has been the hardest is not being able to pick up and play with my toddler. Thank god, I have a great babysitter for him, but it's still been hard because he is too little to understand what is going on. I have survived the first week and according to my aunt who is a nurse, after a major surgery you get 4% better each day, so right now I am 28% better. I am down to 1 percocet every 4 hours and 2 advil every 6 hours. Breastfeeding is going so so so much better than last time around. She is nursing like a champ! My milk came in before we left the hospital. Her birthweight was 6 lb 11 oz and discharge was 6-2 and then 2 days later she was back up to 6-6. She is such a good baby- just wakes to eat, looks around for a minute and then goes back to sleep. She was sleeping skin to skin on my chest all week, but last night she slept in the swing and I got 4 hours of unbroken delicious deep sleep. I love her so much and I never thought I would have 2 beautiful babies in 3 short years after 3 long years of yearning to start a family.
Posted by Frankie Bee at Saturday, March 15, 2014