374 days later......................Neve made her appearance into our lives. It has been a very long 9 days past a year for me but now (keep in mind I say now) it was worth the wait and the heartache (I suppose) to have her here now.
For those interested in the gory details I will brief you. I woke up at 3:30ish Sunday morning to the terrible sensation of peeing the bed and then realized the quantity was way too high for my poor little compressed bladder. So, I woke Dave up and you would have thought I had shot him and he proceeded to get me the towel that I would now base my wardrobe around. Is this not the worst feeling for those of you who have experienced this water breaking bit? I was glad it was the middle of the night since I felt like an idiot dressed like this. So we went to the hospital and did the pitocin bit and then the epidural (who else is not in love with their anesthesiologist?---He's a great man).
So I had this sneaking suspicion that this baby was bigger than my others by my pelvic floors moaning and groaning each time I moved.....or didnt move.
It took three sets of pushes and out came this HUGE child. I looked at Dave like, "what the crap"?
8 lbs 11 oz and 21 inches long..............which is funny since today she was only 19 1/2 inches.
BIG BERTHA she was.
I tried to leave the hospital early the next day but ended up waiting until 8 that night to go home. Dave is better than most nurses anyway so I may as well have my own bed. He stays up with babies at night too (you can show your husbands this if so needed).
So all is well and then she turns into a MONSTER..........
We have a new found patience and perspective on this though. We will take the screaming baby any day.
So today she went in for her 5 day except that she is only 4 days and the Dr. comes to this conclusion that the poor thing is starving. So here we go with the pump and the supplemental formula to try to catch back the 1 lb plus that she has lost in 4 measly days.
She is now the size of one of my newborns but I am quite sad about it.
I have found a love for infants that I didnt have so much before but really cant they just learn to at least say "mommy, I'm still hungry" like a 2 year old can.
It is all once again a very Surreal experience!!!
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