Friday, 20 April 2007

Threepeat's Birth Story

**Originally typed on April 20th, 2007**

I still can’t believe I have THREE SONS!

Threepeat is the most lovely little man I have ever laid eyes on. He is just SO cute…if I do say so myself!

We have had a really rough go of things though…that’s why I haven’t been around.

Here’s a kinda long, kinda short synopsis:

Tuesday 2:00 – Dr. M damn near KILLS me with a stretch and sweep! By 5:00, I was having contractions 3-5 mins apart. Nothing strong, but there. At 7:30, we go to the hospital. They put me in a bed in triage and say it will be a couple of hours before anyone sees me…they are SWAMPED. We hang out status quo until about 10:30, when I went in the jacuzzi. Didn’t do much and I didn’t relax like I did with Middleman, so I get out at 11:00. They check me at about 11:30 and tell me I am 3 cms…LESS than what I was at the doctor!!! They finally, at some point, transferred me to L&D and the contractions were stronger, but still not unbearable. 3:45 am, they check me, I am at 5 cm. They break my water. 5:30, they check me and I am 5-6. going nowhere, but the contractions are pretty intense now. This next part STILL kills me…I took the epidural. Yes, Doula Dawn, the one so afraid of needles, TOOK the devil’s potion. Can I tell you that I would do it again in a HEARTBEAT! Holy CRAP epidurals ROCK! 7:30, they check me again and I am 7 cms. Crap. They start me on oxytocin. At some point, I guess around 9:30 am, I am a 9. 10:20, I feel the pressure in my *um that they told me to let them know about. Three contractions with three pushes on each one and Threepeat is born. PRAISE THE LORD!

He was 8 lbs, 8 ozs, 21.25 inches long and his apgars were 9 and 9. He has SUCH black hair and lots of it! I think his eyes may just stay blue!!

He hasn’t taken very well to breastfeeding and it turns out that he has jaundice…borderline on whether to put him under the lights. The dr told us to go home and tube feed with breastfeeding every three hours. So, it takes an hour for him to get the 1.5 ounces he needs every three hours, so I am EXHAUSTED. Once my milk comes in, things should be easier though.

I am physically EXHAUSTED, mentally EXHAUSTED and emotionally OVERWHELMED. But in my heart and in the depths of my soul, I am the happiest woman on the earth. Threepeat has completed our family just as I knew he would. He is our gift from God…our light at the end of the dark tunnel that has been our lives for the past 5 years.

The boys ADORE him but Boy Oneder got very upset last night when Threepeat had a crying spell…it bothers Boy Oneder to see him upset. Pin It

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