Wednesday, December 28, 2011
First, Tanner has yet to get back to his birth weight and he will be 3 weeks old tomorrow. He was 7lbs 9.8oz at birth and at his 1 week appointment he was down to 6lb 13oz. we went back 5 days later and he was up to 7lb 4oz. So we set an appointment to go back today and he is only 7lb 8oz. I could have sworn he was gaining. He has filled out and he seems heavier. He's eating every 2-3 hours during the day and every 3-4 hours at night. He eats for 30+ minutes a session and has ton of wet and dirty diapers.
Nick seems to think they didn't weigh him right at the hospital because they said his length at birth was 20.5 inches but being measured twice at the clinic he measured shorter than that. I don't know if that is the case, but I still figured he would be gaining more. It is really frustrating because I am trying my hardest to feed him and everything seems just fine. He doesn't complain like he's hungry or anything. I've been told to start pumping and giving him a bottle after he nurses to see how much more he eats. I'm not looking forward to being hooked up to the pump in between feedings.....
Also, a week after we got home from the hospital my incision opened up. It started draining a ton of fluid. For the first 2 days it was coming out like a little faucet. And each day the hole got bigger and deeper. It's been a week and a half and the drainage is slowing down. I've been to the doctor 3 times to check it. My doctor is not concerned. I started antibiotics just in case, but he said it wasn't infected (I beg to differ). I go back again on the 9th of January, which is also my 4 week postpartum visit. I can't wait until this heals. If it wasn't for the big hole in my abdomen I would be feeling great! The rest of my incision is healing beautifully. My doctor says some people just develop these seromas after surgery.
But some good news, I've lost almost 30lbs in 3 weeks. I have ankles again and I can wear my wedding band! I'm starting to recognize myself in the mirror again and I love it!
Tanner is starting to wake up so I am going to end this for now. I still have some other things I want to blog about and I will try to get that done sometime this week. Now here are some pictures of my little man! These were taken back to back, Tanner makes lots of cute faces.
Friday, December 16, 2011
At 12:30am my epidural was turned back up because I was feeling my contractions, even without the Pitocin. I was 4-4.5cm dilated and more effaced. I was having bad cramping and would not stop shaking. I realized my body deals with pain by shaking. It was bad. I wanted to go ahead and plan for the 8am C-section at this time. I was so exhausted. And after some tears they stopped my Pitocin. I never really slept the rest of the night.
Monday, December 12, 2011
I will post a long, detailed birth story once I get all my notes put together...and have the time. I was induced on Tuesday morning (6 Dec.) but due to cephalopelvic disproportion, and a nasty temperature/infection, Tanner was born via c-section on Thursday the 8th of December.
He was 7lbs 9.8oz, 20.5in long. After being in labor for 48 hours and a c-section I hoped things would get better, but he was sick. He stayed in the nursery on IV antibiotics for 48 hours and 24 hours after that we were able to bring him home.
I am so in love with him!
Longer story will come shortly, promise!
Here is a picture of him sleeping right now, next to me.
Monday, December 5, 2011
I am STILL having contractions, but they are still not painful. They are changing though. They don't feel quite the same as they did a few days ago. I have 14.5 hours left to go into labor on my own. I bet if I had a few more days I would go into labor on my own. But I'm fine with the induction tomorrow. It's not ideal, but it is what it is. And once Tanner gets here, none of this will matter. And that makes me happy!
I do wish I was home though. I'm very thankful to have my mom here, but I wish my dad was here too. And my mother-in-law! It's her first grandbaby! I can't wait to get home this spring to show him off!
Nick is still flying, and won't be home until 10 tonight. I guess it's good that Tanner is waiting for him.
Anyway, I am going to try to take notes during labor so I can write a birth story to share here. I love reading other women's stories and I still can't believe that I will be having one soon!
Wish me luck!
Sunday, December 4, 2011
I'll keep hoping and praying, but I'm guessing Tuesday will be the day.
COME ON TANNER!!!
Friday, December 2, 2011
Blame it on hormones? I don't think this is one of those cases.
I feel guilty that I'm almost as excited to see my baby boy as I am to start loosing weight. But it's true.