I guess the least expected happened. I was positive that our little boy would arrive to this world late since that's just the story of our lives (things always come late for us/or with complications).
Jordan Ryan... made his appearance Dec 16th!!!! He was due Jan 7th (technically Jan 14th but with so many growth spurts, they changed the date).
Me the night before:
Born 6lbs 2oz ...but for the first week and a half sat around 5lbs 10oz. At our last visit, he jumped over 5oz. in 2 days!! That's my growing boy
Actually, that's what's been killing me!!! Daytime - he does great feeding every 2 hrs. At night, he goes NUTS unless I breastfeed every 30 min to an hour. Hopefully this growth spurt passes because the chest can only handle so much.
...but the bonding is great!!
Went into the hospital at 5:45 a.m. on the 16th, and he came into the world at 10:35 a.m
They had to break my water. I came in at 3 centimeters and jumped up to 8-9 and fully effaced in less than an hour.
Pushed for 30 min. I don't give a crap how short it was, it hurt like hell (epidural and all), and if they didn't use a vacuum, I didn't think he'd ever come out to say hello. When he came out, instead of looking to see what he looks like, I stayed in a ball screaming for a few minutes afterwards. I can't imagine what it's like to be in labor for 12+ hours!!!
No stretch marks!!! (at least for this kid) Hallelujah
Baby Jordan and I are good. I'm excellent and so happy with our new joy. Jordan, who got home about 5 days later had a little adventure upon his arrival. I imagine he wanted to go back in my belly for a little while.
Basically he was diagnosed and treated for a bacteria, was told we may have to stay for 10 days (over Christmas!!), and then turns out he never had it to begin with. They were supposed to run the test again after it initially came out positive, but didn't ...just treated it... so anywho...
He then spent 24 hrs under those lamps (similar to a tanning bed) for jaundice. I wasn't worried about it but it tore my heart to have him under lamps for THAT LONG and not be able to touch him no matter how much he cried. He was allowed out for 30 min. every 2 hrs to feed, but that time was spent trying to get him to guzzle as much milk down as possible. Dealt with the jaundice for about 2 wks (continued to elevate). We hear it's more common in Asians AND babies who had the vacuum used.
Well ...you guys are right and I guess it's not as easy as I thought it would be to breastfeed and post at the same time. I thought this would give me time to be on the internet, but I fight for even a minute now on the computer.
As you can see, none of his clothes fit. hahahah
what's worse is, the hospital told us not to bring any diapers because they supply us with anything the baby needs. Well.... they only have size 1 diapers ...not even "newborn" ...so NOTHING he let out ..........stayed in (even with the diaper folded over ). Poor thing got hit himself in the face so many times. The nurses had to change his crib several times as well!! I'm still having trouble with the "hose" being able to slip through the diaper, and I put the sucker on tight!!!
We're so happy he got here early to spend the holidays with us!!!