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I’m 4 days old and I’m keeping my mom busy

We are back!

First of all I want to thank you for all your comments and emails. I so much appreciate you all. 

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I left the hospital yesterday – much earlier than normally they would let out women after a c-section. Not that it was their idea ;) I was getting ants in my pants and wanted to go home as fast as possible. Our precious younger sister was doing great. I was doing even better (while on drugs, of course) so why not go home… .

Luckily, they too, thought that it isn’t a bad idea, and last night was my first night in my bed. O yeah! Finally I had it just for myself (at least my side). In the hospital our Little One decided that she prefers my bed over hers. I wasn’t surprised. So liking it or not I had to share my bed with her, day and night. 

Young sister met her Big Sister for the first time a few hours after being born.

At first Big Sister didn’t know what to think and what to do around that Little Creature but after a few minutes of poking her in the eye and nose and hearing all those funny noises the Creature makes she got all excited and happy and couldn’t stop saying: “baby, baby, baby”… :)

Now, she is a few days old and so far she is doing great. She sleeps great, eats like a pro, cries like… mhm… in this she is AMAZING! She’s 100 times better than her Big Sister was when she was her age, but shhhh… don’t tell her!

Today, feeling a little bit stronger than yesterday I tried to make a quick newborn session which wasn’t quick at all. I know I might pay for it later with a pain or a visit in ER. (Just remembering my midnight trip to ER after our fist one was born. Don’t want to go through that again).

Anyway, Miss Little Sis slept just for the first 10 minutes.

After those 10 minutes she opened one eye:

and after a few second a second eye followed:

From right that moment she didn’t want to fall asleep again. I fed her, I changed her, I fed her again and again… and the room got even warmer… .

At the end Big Sister had to have her short photo session, too.

Everything ended with a “nap time” what caused this frown here:

So far I’m shocked how different our second Little Darlin is from the newborn our first Little Darlin used to be. It’s amazing how from the same two parents two so totally different creatures can be born.

Overall, this time my child birth experience was something I will cherish, not remember as the most awful time in my entire life – that’s how I remember the first time. Despite a few painful moments before and during my surgery everything went great.

Apart of the pain and even more pain I have almost no memories from the period of 5 (or 6) days when I was laboring and recovering from it 2 years ago. Almost non. I have no memories of connecting with my daughter while breastfeeding (for example) or while just holding her in my arms. I know I was so exhausted and in so much pain I slept every chance I got while my husband was sitting in my hospital room taking care of our daughter.

Now is different.

Now is better. 

Now I can say that child birht is a wonderful experience and it doesn’t matter if it’s natural or a c-section.

It really doesn’t matter.

Hugs to all of you from our messy, loud, sleepless but happy corner.

Self-Portrait 365 Project (week 11th)

 
 

… I barely made it this week.

I am not thinking about leaving this project but it seems like if nothing will change it might happen. I don’t want that to happen because I really enjoy it. It became a part of my everyday life.

Will see.

So far I keep going and this is what I took this last week.

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Yep, I am a Nikon Girl and nothing is going to change it :)

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My daughter playing with my hair, actually pulling it really hard. That was painful but worth the picture :)

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On Monday I had a doctor’s appointment and I think that her asking me about contractions and talking about early labor put something in my head because a few hours after we left I went to an early labor. I didn’t know that it was happening then so we waited till the next day.

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Counting my contractions. It appeared that I wrote down only one in about 4 contractions that were happening every hour. I was told that in the hospital where we finally got late in the afternoon.

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We got home from the hospital a little after midnight. The next day I got up and my husband went to pick up our daughter from a friend’s house. She stayed there for the night and I really appreciate that. It made everything much easier.

Two more self-portraits from that day and a story what happened in the hospital here.

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I call this picture  “Bed rest”. I sit on the bed for a few minutes every day – resting ;)

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Beautiful weather today. After I’ve taken a few shots I got a contraction (actually a few) so I had to stop and go with what I had taken.

I keep my fingers crosse that next week on Friday I’ll have at least 7 more pictures for this project to share them with you.

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Too early to come out!

… and I thought everything will go smooth this time.

Even with our hospital being very liberal about “natural” birth giving after primary cesarean delivery, and being ask that question (“Which way you want to deliver?”) many times I know, I want c-section again. There is no way I will want to go through a half of what I went during my first labor.

The plan was simple. On given me day I show up at the hospital and they take my baby out. It couldn’t sound any better. It suppose to happen in 3 weeks.

On Monday my contractions started and they were very regular for 24 hours. Yesterday we decided to go in and have me checked. So we went and we spent 7 hours in Labor & Delivery. They hooked me up to the monitoring machine and after 2 hours of observation I was hooked to an I V . That didn’t help. So I lied there for next hour while the doctors deliberated what to do with me.

After that hour I was given a shot which stopped my contractions but I had to be under observation for almost 3 hours after that. I do not remember the name of it but it made my heart beat 3 times faster and my temperature jumped sky-high. I saw weird lights flying in front of me and I just wanted to go home, have something to drink and eat (since I got to the hospital they didn’t let me eat or drink at all), and when I was about to fall asleep they decided to let me go home.

So, we left the hospital with an advice to try to keep that baby inside me for at least one week.

I’m gonna try!

And here I am. No baby, yet. On bed rest with only one contraction today, so far. Today I got up with the hospital wristband and a bandage where my IV was. Last night I was too tired to take those off.

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Tired hugs!