Finally some down time to catch up with cyber life lol! Its been a whirlwind couple of days but I am glad to be home, as much fun as it is being "pampered" in the hospital. Well some what pampered the nursed bring you your food and drinks and all that you need but on the flip side they annoy and bug me getting my vitals and such when I'm trying to rest and make me feel a lot of pressure if I don't feed my baby every two hours on the dot. But when all is said and done I am grateful for the care of the doctors and nurses who make sure that this baby is going to be well cared for once it leaves the hospital.
Speaking of I had a fabulous delivery nurse. Her name was Katy and she was just a pro! The best part is when she did my IV she got it in the first time! After that I knew this was going to be a good nurse! Since the baby was 5 days past due date we went in Wednesday morning at 7 AM to be induced, I was so excited and nervous. I was dreading all the needles and poking and proding that I have to go thru but I knew once I got my epidural it wouldn't be so bad. Things went along quickly they hooked my up to IV and pitocin and my body was set. The doctor came in and broke my water and then things got going fast. I was surprisingly a 5 when we arrived and then the next hour a 6 and then reached 7 by 10AM. The nurse warned me once I reached a 7 I could progress to a 10 in minutes and I thought that wouldn't be my luck, I don't think this baby will be here until noon. But like I said she was a pro and she was right with in 5-10 minutes I was a 10 and after 4 pushes the baby was out! That was the fastest delivery I ever had but certinaly not the most painless. My epidural didn't really completly numb out the contractions like it has before although my legs were numb I could still feel a lot of painful contraction so I wasn't shy about pushing the button to take the edge off the pain I think I pushed it 3 times in 40 minutes but it just made my legs more numb I don't know how women can do labor without drugs. It hurt so bad but luckly the baby came fast and I didn't have to endure hours of pain. I was surprised after I delivered I didn't even use the "good" stuff my pain level was low that motrin was all I needed. I was so happy that everything went has quick as it did and as easy as it did. The one annoying part was there was a medical student tagging along with my nurse and the nurse asked if I would mind if she let the student do some of the after birth cleaning up and stuff. Well that was a long and slow process but I do what I can to help the medical field.
Baby Tautua arrived weighing in at 7lb 2 oz and 19 inches long. He had some fluid in his tummy and was having a hard time breathing at first so they took him to the nursery for observation while I waited for my epidural to wear off. After that I was taken to my recovery room, my girls loved visiting me, they especially loved the bed and pushing the buttons making it go up and down!
I am always so glad to be back home recovering and being with my family. Being a mother of 3 is a little trying. Everyone wants mommys attention and I feel bad that sometimes I am to tired to give it. I know with time I will adjust and figure out how to divide my time with each kid and husband but for now I am going to do what the doctor ordered and take my naps everyday!!
3 weeks ago