Thursday, May 28, 2009
Here he is!
Reddish hair, beautiful bouncing (tiny) baby boy.
We checked into the hospital for our planned C-section and everything went very smoothly during check-in. Even the I.V. went in well, which was great. (my veins are not great with needles for some reason) Everyone who helped me-all the nurses, anesthesiologist, etc.- were super nice and I felt in good hands. I wasn't nearly as anxious as I thought I would be throughout the whole thing. I think the entire surgery only took around 45 min or so. Turns out he was footling breech, so a good thing we were doing a section anyway. Everything was fine with the baby--he came out and began sucking his fingers early on. I took that as a sign he would be a good nurser. Turns out to be true! He is a great nurser, latching on well from the start.
The post partum nurses were also very nice. I had a couple that I had with Dr. D! Also a good friend from high school is now a nurse and she happened to be working one night I was there, so we were able to visit. They took good care of us, not being too invasive and leaving us alone most of the time. My uterus didn't want to contract back down to size so I had a lot of bleeding going on for a while. They set aside two units of blood for me, but thankfully I didn't end up needing them. Just a lot of medication to contract the uterus down and I guess it finally worked.
My stay was made all the better by my awesomely awesome DH, who supported me and stayed by my side everyday. He is such a great dad--I LOVE seeing how much he adores his babies. The nights were made survivable by Naunee, who came and stayed with me EVERY single night, all night. Talk about a bff going above and beyond!!! She even rubbed my feet with fennel essential oil, which is supposed to make muscles contract better and help milk come in. I think it worked, because my milk came in after two days, which is the best is has ever done with me! I can never thank my DH and Naunee enough for those few days of help.
So, here I am at home (yay!!!) and we are getting along very nicely with my wonderful mother-in-law staying here to help for the week. She is taking care of everything so I am just resting, being lazy, moving around slowly, and taking care of baby bean.
Posted by Salsa Mama at 2:21 PM