Thursday, February 18, 2010
We've been having some issues with Natalie not sleeping at night. She would be fine for a little while then get very uncomfortable and start crying, then spit up. Being a new mom, every noise she makes sends me to her side... and this just wasn't doing me any good. I am definitely not a night person, so staying up until after 3am with a baby who just doesn't like being laid down on her back isn't a good thing. So this afternoon she was fussy again, she had just eaten and I was putting her down, I thought that I would give her some tummy time to help her strengthen her neck. Not 5 minutes after being put on her tummy she fell asleep... and has been for about 3 hours now. I know that it is recommended for newborns to sleep on their backs but if she does better on her tummy that is what I'm going to do.
Thursday, February 4, 2010
We went to the hospital on Sunday Jan 31st for an induction. Started the petocin at about 9 am. Dr. came in soon after to check my dilation and break my water. I was 2cm and about 80%. Since i had an induction i was confined to bed or chair. Had a good morning. I started feeling really strong contractions about 3pm. I asked for IV meds so I could try and nap, ha ha. They just made me loopy. It felt like time slowed down so about 3:30 I was back up and in pain. They asked if I wanted the epidural at 4, and I said i wanted to try for another half hour. Then another contraction hit and that idea went out the window. But the anaesieologist was busy so I did go for another half an hour... and got another IV med. Got the epidural about 5 or so, I don't really know I was so out of it. By then I was 5-6cm and about 95%. At around 6:30 or so I was checked out again and the nurse said I was ready to go, Matt was like ready to go where... Ready to push. The Dr. came in at 7, we had to bring her in from home and making dinner, and we started pushing. I pushed for only 41 min. Natalie was born at 7:41pm on Sunday weighing 7lbs and 1oz, and 20in long. All in all it was an experience. We got home Tue evening and had an interesting first night. the Second Night was much better.