2 Weeks Old: My Story
In case you missed it, my baby boy was born on March 21st and we are blessed beyond measure!
|Smitten. . .|
|Father and son|
My labor and delivery was such a blessing. After having done this 4 times before, this was by far my most favorite delivery because it was SO quick. My water broke a little before 3:30am--that was the first time my water broke naturally; what a strange feeling!!! I was lying in bed trying to get back to sleep after going to the bathroom. Just as I dozed off, I felt a sudden "gush," sat straight up in bed and said, "Uh-oh!" My husband's response was, "Zzzzzzzz!" LOL! I woke him up, called the doctor, and we got going. Contractions began to come about 10 or 15 minutes later.
We arrived at the hospital between 4:30 and 4:45am; traffic was great (we beat rush hour!). We got a really good parking space which was a blessing because by this time I could barely stand up straight during a contraction. After all the hospital admissions formalities (getting an I.V., question after question, wrist bands and the like), I was in PAIN!!!!--and I was 6cm dilated. This was the most vivid labor pain I'd had since my first child was born (10 years ago!!).
I asked for an epidural and it took some time for the pain to subside. By this time, it was about 7:30am and I was able to catch a snooze. Around 8:15am or so, the nurse checked me and I was 9cm
so, she paged my doctor. By the time the doctor came, it was time to push. After about 10-15 minutes of pushing, my little one was born, at 8:48am.
About 5 hours from start to finish!! I am so glad about this. Because it was faster this time, there were certain procedures I didn't need for very long and some not at all. That alone has greatly effected my recovery for the better and I am so grateful.
***I recounted how long I was in labor for all of my children and you'll see what I mean:
TM (8yrs)--23 hours
SJ (10yrs)--21 hours
JR (5yrs)--17.5 hours
JD (15mo)--17.5 hours
Baby J--FIVE HOURS!!!
This is just a portion of the ways in which God blessed me to deliver my son--the rest I will treasure in my heart. Just know that He is a mighty God, One that pays attention, even to the smallest details that make a big difference in a mama's heart.
I can't believe he is 2 weeks old already!!! On the one hand, time seems to fly. On the other hand, Baby J seems to have been in the family FOREVER. It is amazing how God knits together the hearts of a family. . .we can't imagine life without him. Here are some pictures from the first 2 weeks. . .
|6 days. . .finally keeping his eyes open here and there|
|He likes to be swaddled and sleep in the "boppy" pillow.|
|Pic at 2 weeks old.|
Baby J making one of his MANY funny faces.
He also has complete sound effects to accompany them. Hilarious!
Especially at those middle of the night feedings--he makes me giggle.