Tuesday, October 8, 2013

my latest project

First, I never said thank you to everyone that commented on my last blog post, ahem, 2 months ago.  I appreciate each and every compliment, cause y'all, I was feeling mighty large.  Whoever said pregnancy is magical is a damned liar! So thank you!!

Second, this post is about my baby's birth (not in massive detail, I promise).  So if you don't like fat babies, or aren't in any way interested in this story, I'd suggest closing out this page now!

May I present to you, the crowning achievement of said pregnancy, my baby boy:

 I like to call him Mr. Sweet Cheeks

My home birth did not go according to plan, and I ended up transferring to the hospital and having a caesarean.  Most definitely the opposite of the drug free birth I wanted.  But, it is what it is, and though it was traumatic, but not life-threatening, I'm slowly processing everything.  My emotions have been all over the place and I feel like I'm just now coming out of that fog.  Plus, it ends up good that we went to the hospital, as the baby was hypoglycemic and possibly had sepsis.  And no, I did not have gestational diabetes.  So, on top of me recovering from surgery, he ended up in the NICU for a week.  Longest week of my life.

First day in the NICU

My husband and I tried to keep perspective, for the most part we have a very healthy baby, all he needed was sugary fluids and antibiotics for a week, unlike a lot of other babies in the NICU.  It's easy to not feel too sorry for yourself when you see 2 lb babies and yours is a whopping 9 1/2 pounder.  Oh yeah, he's a real chunk.

He's just got more to love

We've been home now for 4 weeks and even though I'm a little zombied out, I'm having a great time with him.
Diaper changes are his favorite

Now I'm working on carving a little time out for some craftiness.  Yesterday was the first day I was able to sew, only for 5 minutes, but still!  Baby steps, y'all, baby steps.  I just need to get him on a schedule, right?!?  HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!


16 comments:

  1. He is a cutie! Congratulations to you! I am happy to hear all is well... :D ~Laurie

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  2. Gosh he's a beaut! You did good, real good :)

    Going through a labor that was COMPLETELY not on your radar can suck. If you ever want to chat let me know! Glad you are both healthy and happy!

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    1. Thanks, Mela, I'll probably reach out to you. I remember reading on your blog about your unexpected caesarean as well.

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  3. Those are some darned sweet cheeks! Congratulations to all three of you - he's gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you, Gail, I smooch those cheeks all day :-)

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  4. Congratulations Jill!!!! He is sooooo cute!
    I hope all the problems are gone and surely you are now enjoying your baby! :-)

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    1. Thank you, Maider, everyone is totally healthy now :)

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  5. He is so adorable! Congrats!!!!!

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    1. Thank you, Sonja, we certainly think so!

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  6. Congratulations! He is just perfect!

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  7. he's adorable, so glad we could hang yesterday.

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