Thursday, August 19, 2010

Our First Day Home

Can I just start by saying that I don't know why anyone would have a baby without an epidural?
It was fabulous and wonderful. I went into the hospital early Monday morning after having contractions 3 minutes apart. The Dr came in and broke my water (which was strange) and started me on Pitosin (which was horrible). The contractions were 30 seconds apart and were so awful that I thought I was going to die! Then they gave me the epidural. *sigh* I didn't feel a thing after that and even took a nap.
When I was finally dilated to 10 and ready to push it was about 4pm. I pushed for an hour and a half and little Jack's heart rate dropped with every push. They suspected the cord was wrapped around his neck and decided to do an emergency c-section. It all happened pretty fast and felt like and out of body experience. Even though the c-section was unplanned I'm glad that we had it. Turns out the cord was wrapped pretty tightly around his neck 3 times! I think it was all that movin' and shakin' he did.
We came home today and I'm still extremely sore but I have good pain meds.
Jack and I on the other hand are having eating issues. I want him to eat and he wants to sleep 14 hours a day. Part of me is like "that's my boy" but he needs to eat!!! He latches on, takes a few really good pulls and falls asleep. Other than the not eating, he's pretty cute. We like him. When he's awake he's very awake and a bit of a busybody. He looks at people when they talk like he's trying to focus on them. He also has a bit of a sassy attitude.
I wouldn't be a good mom or blogger if I didn't post some pics so here they are:
Here he is smiling at his Auntie Abbie.
Here he's chillaxin' on his boppy.

I was trying to get a picture of the alligator on his t-shirt and he decided to show me some of his attitude.
Spiderman loves him and pretty much wants to hold him All. The. Time.

So that's all I have the energy for today. I'm off to put my swollen feet up and take a percoset!


Anonymous said...

Congratulations! He is so adorable. And don't worry about his eating too much - remember, his tummy is just the size of a pea so he doesn't need too much in the beginning. I hope it's all going well!

Heidi said...

Awe, he's so cute! Congrats!

Becky Durham said...

Attitude is he flipping us off in that third picture?


Sarah,he's wonderful! Enjoy being a mommy!

readsalot said...

He is adorable! Congrats!

The Coconut Diaries said...

Do I HAVE to be pregnant to get an epidural? They sound fun.

It couldn't have been a luckier kid in the world. He (and his middle finger) are fantastic.

lil_lady77 said...

He is adorable! Congrats! :)

Mimi's Toes said...

He is ADORABLE! He looks like you. You are already teaching him bad habits I see with that finger. Shame on you! I am thrilled for you and your hubby with your Gift from God!