Sunday, December 20, 2009

Crazy Update! Eli is here!

So I guess pictures are coming first! Here are my last pregnancy pics taken on Black Friday at 39 weeks, pictures from the hospital, and pictures from our first Sunday at church!

WOW I cant believe it has been 3 months since I have been able to blog! :(

Since the move we have not had internet and basically....cant afford it. Luckily, my mom is now just down the hopefully I can be back for good! :)

So where do I start? How do I put the last 3 months into one good blog?! Well, I I'll get to the best son, Elijah HERE! He is with us! I have waited so long to be a mom and I've got to is WONDERFUL! It is better than I ever dreamed! He is amazing!

So here's the story, short and sweet...

He was born Dec 1st at 3:59am. He weighed 8lbs .8oz and was 21 in long. He has a head full of dark brown hair, blue eyes, and his daddy's dimples!
On Nov. 30th I was going in for my 39 week appt. I was actually 39 weeks on black friday...but my Obs office was closed, so I had to wait til Monday. I went in and my blood pressure was elevated. They sent me to triage to be monitored. Of course, I was already 39 weeks and 3 I was kinda hoping to be induced...and I was right! After being monitored for 3 hours, my DH called into work and the on call dr came in and said he thought the risk of continuing the pregnancy with the risk of preeclampsia was way worse then going ahead and starting pitocin! Alright!

So we started the pitocin at 4pm, broke my water at 6pm, started contracting and got the epidural at 8pm. It took an hour to get the epidural in. It was the most pain I have ever felt in my entire life. It felt like I was being stabbed to death. I was contracting and the stupid lady kept going way too far to the right side and it took her 3 tries to get it in. I'm still honestly not sure if it was even worth the whole one hour of no pain I got from it. I was able to sleep for 45 minutes and then the contractions started again. I should have known to ask for an increase in meds at that point even though it wasnt hurting...because by the time it was hurting I still had to wait another hour for the stupid woman to come increase my dose! But, out of the 12 hours of labor...I was really only in pain for about 3. One when the contractions first started, one for the epidural (OMG), and one when the contractions came again while waiting for the increased dose.

The pushing was my most favorite part! He was sooo head down that I pushed one time with the nurse and she told me to stop and she went to go get the dr! It took about 3 contractions and 5 minutes and he was out! The cord was wrapped around his neck, but nothing serious! Pushing didnt hurt....I actually enjoyed it! I tore, but I didnt feel it and it didnt hurt...I was sore for about a week after...but nothing too bad at all!

He made his appearance at 3:59am! He was absolutely beautiful! No problems at all!

When he was 2 days old they came in and told me he was jaundice and that I needed to start supplementing. I was VERY upset about this because I was determined to breastfeed! They hooked me up to the formula tube so we could try that while he breastfed...but I gave in and started giving him a bottle. Breastfeeding is the only thing I have cried about since he has come home. We are still supplementing, but I have started taking fenugreek to try to increase my milk supply and I'm about to take the plunge to take him off the bottle completely. It will be a struggle because I believe he has gotten used to breastfeeding first, and then getting the bottle. So when he doesnt get the bottle afterwards, he's going to be mad. So I will just have to put him back on the breast and deal with the fussing. Wish me luck!

I really hope I can still keep up with this blog...I have missed my friends! Brooke and B MoM...I cannot believe I have missed the tail end of you journeys! I really felt so bonded with you guys since we were so close in our pregnancies. B, Kaua is GORGEOUS! And Brooke...I cannot wait to see Colton! Your maternity pics are BEAUTIFUL! I wish I had had some done, but you make an absolutely gorgeous pregnant lady! :) I have missed you guys so much!