So sorry for the wait girls, but baby Jameson is here!!!! It's been a long week! So nothing went the way I had hoped but this perfect little man is here regardless! I'll share my experience.... So we got to the hospital 7 am Monday the 16th to start the induction. We did about 3 rounds of cytotec before the end of the day and I had only progressed to a 2. The contracts were mild and I could breath through them. We had our moms there to keep us distracted, and around 1 am the contractions began to pick up and I tried to rest and as soon as I got comfy my water broke. I finally had to take a pain drip to get some rest in through the contractions. It was like an acid trip and I was sooo loopy! I finally had started getting stronger contractions around 4 am and asked for the epidural an hr later because I had rated a 2 and knew I would be done for with that pain continuing all day. And they took 2 hrs to get him there! Once that bad boy kicked In life was grand and they started pitocin I rested and contracted all day til mid day and I was at 8! So we were thinking he'd be showing up before the 7pm shift change. So all the family came by to wish us luck and they waited in the waiting room. Well I was still at an 8 at 10 pm and my dr said that at midnight if I had not progressed I might want to think about c section. So I meditated and prayed while feeling the pressure of contractions until 12 and I had finally made it to 10 and we were ready to push! So my wonderful nurse, hubby and mom got set up and they coached me to push through the epidural. It was a rhythmic counting and pushing and they pushed my legs to my ears to help. The pain was strong even with the epidural but somehow our system had been working we were close(3 hrs later) when we hit a wall and he wouldn't move anymore he was positioned wrong and the dr said he would not be moving no matter how much more I pushed so I gladly surrendered to the c section after 24 hrs of active labor. We delivered him at 3:23 am November 18th I heard his sweet cry and just fell in love even before I got to touch his sweet face. They checked him out and hubby cut the cord and they brought him over to me cheek to cheek while they completed my surgery. They sent my boys to recovery to wait for me for 20 mins and he was on my breast the minute I got there. He's beautiful and I fell in love with my husband all over again because he is an even better father than I could have even imagined. Sorry for the long version but I thought you guys would like to hear
Jameson Frank Weighed 6lb 6oz and was 21 inches long I'll share a few photos
Oh Bernie YAY!!! Massive congratulations!!! He is so beautiful! Hi baby Jameson!! Sounds like a long process but so glad he's here safely and you're both ok. Your birth story made me well up, I'm so happy for you! Xxxx
Thank you both. Mommy hood is even better than I could have imagined! It's a big change but my hubby is so wonderful that it's definitely made it feel like such an easy time. I don't want to scare anyone but we all know a c section recovery is harder and it is! But thank god I can get around pretty good with a 6 pounder lol. Breast feeding was a challenge at first but now I absolutely love it. I'm so glad you girls are doing well and I'm dying for your babies to get here!!!!
Congratulations to you guys, Bernie!!! So so thrilled to see this. Baby Jameson is just absolutely precious/adorable/beautiful!! I also teared up reading this. Amazing job staying so strong and positive while things didn't go as you had thought. Like you said, all that matters is falling in love with your little guy the second you heard him cry. Your hubby sure sounds like an amazing daddy.
Your moms must be on cloud 9. Get lots of rest and congratulations again!!!
I still cant believe we have our first rainbow, time has gone fast since February and now Christmas is upon us!! Are we all ready?
All is well here, im feeling pretty huge this week with four weeks to go, saw the midwife yesterday who was happy with everything and mentioned giving me a sweep at 39 weeks to try and start things if ive not gone into labour myself by then. Im really hoping that this little monkey comes early! Im starting to feel pretty tired now and uncomfy especially at night.
How is everyone else doing?
Glad to hear BF seems to be successful Bernie, I didnt try with DS but am tempted this time even if just to give him colostrum x
I had to get on again for another look at that precious baby picture!!
The most special Thanksgiving for you all, Bernie. Enjoy!!
Blu- I bet you are starting to feel uncomfortable.. I have a feeling baby Blu is going to arrive a bit earlier. So I hope your Christmas shopping is all about done! I apologize- I saw a private message from you back in April-- the message was soo sweet..thank you! This was back when my mom was in the hospital. Don't want you to think I ignored it, I just never saw pms in here for a while. I can't believe it is almost December either. This past year has gone crazy fast. It has been almost one year since we all met on here!
I'm just excited for my favorite holiday tomorrow! And feel so lucky to have my mom for it. She makes the most incredible Thanksgiving meal ever... Suprisingly she doesn't need me to help out with all that much. 3 days of cooking!
Still on the rocks with DF. Ugh. Anyone have any relationship advice? lol
Jaspie- hope you got some good rest after that fun wknd away and your heartburn is easing. Fit- hope you're feeling good and not too uncomfortable yet. Have a great rest of the week, everyone!
Hey girls, Sorry you are fighting with DF Hopie...afraid I don't have any good advice except these things usually pass. Glad you have such a lovely Thanksgiving to look forward to!
Baby Blu will be here so soon, can't wait! Hopefully he makes his appearance fairly soon since you're getting uncomfortable. Have you and DH settled on a name or will you decide when you meet him?
Jaspie and Bernie hope all is well. Hope you're settling into Mommy hood nicely Bernie, I'm sure you are.
AFM, floors are finally in and they look amazing!! Now we need to paint the baseboards, wait for our bedroom furniture to be delivered and assembled this weekend and then get all the furniture and decor in Thomas's nursery. Still so much to do and only 6 weeks until our due date! A friend of mine had her baby early at only 36 weeks not long ago...I try not to even think of that, LOL.
Oh and had another midwife appointment and it went really well - she was able to grab onto Thomas's foot while she was palpating him and she said the results from the blurry ultrasound were all perfect and he's measuring bang on for his due date.
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