Meika Lynn... Born 3/31
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|Thu, 04-22-2010 - 3:59pm|
So I am three weeks late in coming back, but here I am. :)
I went in at 6pm on March 29th to be induced. I was at 1cm dilated, so my doc was pretty hopeful for me that it would work. March 31st, I was still at 1cm, hadn't changed at all. He gave me the option of going home and waiting a few days and then coming back in, or doing a c-section, and I chose a c-section.
Meika Lynn was born at 1259 on the 31st of March. She weighed 7 lbs 10 oz and was 21 in. long.
My recovery went great... By Thursday night, I was up and moving around, although it was much slower and kinda painful. We were supposed to be released Saturday, but the baby and I were both doing so well that they let us go home Friday night.
That evening, my hubby had to do something (I think probably move some stuff from the old house to the new one...), and I was staying home with the baby. Our mattress was still on the floor since he hadn't had a chance to put it on its rails or anything yet. The baby and I were hanging out, laying on the bed, doing fine. Then she started wailing... I hadn't realized how hard it was going to be for me to get off of something that was less than 2 feet off the floor into a standing up position. I tried so hard, and I ended up crying because I felt like an idiot for going home a day early because I hadn't realized how hard it was going to be. When Ryan got home, I had him put the bed on the rails for me, and I took some more drugs, and things went a lot smoother after that. :)
She's been doing great since she's been home... I generally put her to bed at 10 with a bottle, and she wakes up around 1 and again around 4-5. I don't think that's too bad for a brand new baby. :) Granted, there have been nights where we stick her in her carseat and drive around to get her to go to sleep. It works really well. :)
Below is a picture of her that I took yesterday.