On 10.29.09 I gave birth to my beautiful daughter at 7:07pm. She weighed 8lbs and 6oz and was 19 1/2 inches long. I had planned to have a drug-free childbith but late on the 27th I began having contractions but they stayed at 8ish minutes apart. So on the morning of the 29th my OB broke my water and by that point I was exhausted so I agreed to an epi. After the epi I was given pitocin. she was born after 1 hour of pushing and I wasn't cut and didnt tear! She has a lot of hair but its thickest in the back, just like mommy. She is so beautiful!
I have been breastfeeding since an hour after her birth. By day 3 I had cracked nipples and they wanted to have her back in the hospital for jaundice for 24 hours and asked me to stop breastfeeding for that time. I was unwilling to do that so eventually they bent and allowed me to stay and nurse her every couple of hours. I stuck it out in the hospital with her and through the pain of the cracked nipples. Now we are both doing much better and successfully BFing Originally we started out in a bassinet next to the bed but she started having breathing problems. I thought it might have been my two cats so my parents took them to their house and we cleaned up. She was still having some problems and I noticed it was worse after being in the bassinet, so I dont know if it was the plastics, but we returned it and now she is sleeping in a co-sleeper either on the bed or on a table next to the bed, depending on if my SO is home.
I have been with my fiance since high school and we both couldn't be happier with our beautiful little girl. Unfortunately his job keeps him gone too much. We decided against getting married during my pregnancy because it would seem as if it was only because of the pregnancy. We have loved each other a long time and didnt feel the need to "rush" into a marriage now just because of having a baby. We would like to be married before the next one though.
About the pregnancy! When is your due date?: October 26
How far along are you?:17wks
Your pre-pregnancy weight:151 Your weight now:147
Have you had an ultrasound?:yea
Have you heard the heartbeat?:yea
What was the heartbeat?:160+
Sex of the baby! What do you want?:girl
What does the daddy want?:boy
What do you think you're having?:no clue
Have you had your big ultrasound yet?: no
If so, what are you having?:just a little more time!
Are you happy with what you're having?:n/a
About the birth! Do you know what you're taking with you?:i have an idea, but no need to start packing right now
Who is going to be with you?:idk definitely the BD and myfamily, I would assume his family too..
Are you going to videotape it?:no
Natural or medicated?:hopefully natural but ya never know
Do you think you will need a c-section?: no
Will you cry when you hold your baby for the first time?: yes
Do you know what you will say to the baby when youu first hold him/her?:idk, hi?
Are you scared about the labor?: yes
Names! Do you have a name picked out?:no
Girl names...:Alexandra maybe?
Boy names...: Benjamin maybe?
Is your baby going to be named after someone? no
Other random questions! Where was your baby conceived?:either the bed or in the kitchen
Have you felt the baby move?: not yet
What race will your baby have?:a lot
Do you have stretch marks?: not yet
What was your first symptom?:boobs hurt really badly
What religion will the baby know?:im not sure
What music or interests do you want the baby to know?:whatever interests the baby
Will your baby have godparents?:probably
What is the baby's room theme?:idk i kinda like ducks or lambs
What was the first thing you bought for the baby?:a little vibrating chair thingy, i think its called a bouncer but it doesnt bounce :-S
Are you ready to be a mommy?: no, but i will do the best i can