Jomae-wow some week you've had! I hope everyone gets to feeling better very soon- I can only imagine what a tough time you must be having!
Rio- hope you're feeling better- stones are terrible!! Dh has had kidney stones and they just suck!
Suga- those girls are grow grow growing- keep up the good work and let us know just how much they weigh!
ok- glad to be back on- seems since we've been home, we've had tons of guests, so the moments we get alone involve bfeeding, sleeping, or eating not even time to check emails.
Finally - a moment to catch up with you all- I've missed you!
So- went in on Friday 24th for the NST, my fluid was low, so they decided to induce- came home, picked up Dh and headed back to the hospital. at about 3pm, they checked me out- 1.5cm dilated and put some pill in my cervix to soften and start things - we got settled in and about 7pm, they checked again and put another pill in.
I got a little rest and about midnight- contractions jumped right in at 5 minutes apart - by 2 am Saturday, they were 3 min apart and pretty painful. I really wasn't sure what was going on or how fast things were happening because the docs had told us that it would probably take until Sunday for the induction as i started at 1.5cm w no contractions, and they were using the slowest drugs - by about 3am, I was in serious pain- contractions with no break, and the monitor was not reading them, so the docs were not aware things were progressing so rapidly- and DH kept trying to reassure me they knew- finally a nurse came in and was like - um- wow- and went to get the docs -
DH called our birth companion, and by 3:30 1minute apart and I needed an epidural, but was starting to fear I'd not have time if they didn't hurry as I was already feeling compelled to push - about 4am, the anesthesiologist finally gave the epi- which worked fabulously- I was still aware of the contractions and need to push, but pain was subsiding- Dh and Birth Companion -one on either side, we began to push, my bloodpressure was very low- like 80/30, so they were a bit worried put me on an oxygen mask and some sort of Blood pressure meds via IV - baby was doing ok, but his hb started to fluctuate, they put the monitor on baby's head- kept pushing, and at 6:33am Saturday the 25th - Pulman arrived weighing in at a whopping 5lbs 9oz!!!. Dh and BC were awesome!
Pulman had a bit of a high Biliruben level and was slightly jaundice - so he was on a bili blanket- basically he was a little glow worm. He had bumped his head a bit coming out and had some bruising which raised his red blood cell count.
We came home monday evening with the bili blanket and he's doing great!
bfeeding is going well and we're getting to know one another - I was pretty nervous about being a mom, and worried about being able to take care of him once home -The nicest thing one of the nurses said to me was that if there was anything to be concerned about, they'd not let us go home- whew!!!
So for the last 5 days - lots of friends and family visiting- tiring but great
I will put some pix up tomorrow (I hope) - Pulman is long and lean with gigantic feet.
-more to come-
rio- thanks for setting up the new board!! STAR!!!!
ok- sounds like someone needs to eat
see you soon!