Thursday, July 10, 2008

the short version

I went into urgent care at Kaiser on Sunday because I couldn't pee anymore (I thought it was the weight of the huge baby, but it turned out to be a urinary tract infection).
They ultrasounded and heart-rate-monitored and scolded me a little and didn't let me leave (for good reason - my amniotic fluid was extremely low). Instead, we agreed to induce labor with the evil Pitocin. They started the IV at 5:30pm, Noah was born by not-planned-yet-also-not-emergency C-section at 10:15 the next morning.
Now we're home and I get to nurse. Approximately 24 hours out of the day.

13 comments:

Inka said...

Fotooooooos ... wenn ich den Kleinen schon nicht knuddeln kann, will ich wenigstens damit angeben!!!

Heidi said...

Pitocin is Satan in a bottle - I BELIEVE it to be true!! I had that with my oldest son and I would rather have eaten puffer fish raw!!!

Glad that you have your little babushka! There is nothing better than holding your little one. I am working on son 3#, due in 19 days and hoping that its sooner. I have not commented here before, but have 'stalked' for a while!! :)

Congrats and smoochs to Noah!!

Elaine said...

So sorry you didn't get the homebirth you had planned for. And so thrilled that Noah is in your arms. Can't wait to meet him... just as soon as I can get a day away from my manic little people I'll make the trip up. That is, IF it's OK with you!

bethany actually said...

If you had told me four years ago that I would EVER make this comment, I would have laughed hysterically and then cried and then killed myself...but I actually kinda miss those lazy days of nursing 24/7. :-) And I know I'll probably never get them again, even if we do have another baby, since I will have an older child to contend with. Hang in there! It'll all come together.

Tawandaaa said...

Congratulations! He's a beautiful boy! I'm right there with you on the pitocin - evil stuff! Enjoy the nursing - it's the only time you'll get to just kick back and relax and not worry about anything else. I loved it with both of mine, but it wasn't always easy - but always amazing. Have fun with him!

Liz said...

It sounds like you're doing really well considering all the curveballs thrown your way! Hang in there. Your baby is daaarling!

ZebraBelly: said...

How are you feelings (emotionally) with the drastic change in birth plans? If you need or want support or info, have you checked out ican-online.org? You can also e-mail me if you want.

You are such an amazing mama! I remember well those days where I think I nursed 48 hours a day. E made this little piggy snort when he was a baby and wanted milk and that first day, when I had not made the snort-milk connection, I thought he was the weirdest kid for snorting 24 hour a day. LOL

I agree, we need pictures!

And if you need anything, let me know. I'm not so far I couldn't hide in Elaine's trunk while she drives up there.

tweetey30 said...

Yes glad he's here finally and that must have sucked having a urinary track infection that late in the pregnancy. Well again take care of him and photo's as they come.

tshsmom said...

What is it with boys having to nurse 24/7? Z was like that for the first couple of weeks too. Little pigs! ;)

I love the name!

Sorry about the C-section, but Noah probably would've stayed in there forever if you didn't have it. ;)

library chicken said...

I'm glad everyone came out OK in the end. He is a beautiful boy - enjoy this precious time with him. Heal quickly!

Noelia said...

Noah. I love the name.
Congrats again to the three of you!

gracie said...

Well, all anyone ever wanted was for you and Noah to be healthy at the end of that long day called Labor. I'm so glad for that.

I hope you're all doing well and soaking in all the delicious moments. THEY GROW SOOOOO FAST! That is unfortunately true. I'll call soon to get the longer version (or in-between-feedings version, which may or may not be "long").

Melissa H said...

Congrats, again. So glad you are both well. Take care of yourselves.