Monday, November 10, 2014

John Paul - 1 month

a little late...

He is not nearly as high maintenance as the girls were.
When he cries, he's hungry, then he's satisfied.

Sleeping in 2-4 hour spurts at night.
I guess it could be worse.

The girls were the same way,
so if he follows their pattern, he should be sleeping through the night by the time I return to work.

He's nursing like a dream - no problems with latching or nipple confusion.
He takes the bottle without a problem - even from me.

The girls LOVE him - maybe a little TOO much!

I am much better this time around - as compared to after I had Alena.
(I was a hot mess back then!).

With the girls in school, I am forced to get up, get ready, and get them ready in the morning.
Which is actually really good for me, because I feel refreshed pretty early in the day.

I am sleep deprived, but I am functioning pretty well considering...
let's hope that he starts sleeping better over the next month!

John Paul - birth story

a little late...

Water broke at 11pm
Contractions started a little after midnight

Arrived at hospital  around 1am
Triaged at 1:30am
Contractions 3 minutes apart and VERY strong

Checked by doctor - 4-5 centimeters (almost 2am)
Bought ticket to go to labor & delivery room and for an epidural

Could barely lay still because contractions were constant
Ob gave me a narcotic to take the edge off and so I could be still for the epidural
I was as high as a kite - could barely keep my eyes open

Able to sit still for the stick
But NO relief
waited through 1, 2, 3 contractions

Ob asked for a bolus
No change

I was checked again at 3am
10 centimeters!!!!  WHAT?!?!?!?

I was too far along for the epidural to catch up
Delivered him without drugs!

But after 42 years, my dad finally got a boy!!!!

Totally worth it!