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    Cloud 9 Alexander's Birth Story *** IMG OBESE!!!!!***

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    So it's been a little crazy around here. Between having the baby & moving, I haven't been able to get on till today.

    So, my last OB appt was July 31st. My bp was high & there were traces of protein in my urine. From my appt, my Dr. told me to headstraight to the hospital. I got admitted around 4-ish that afternoon & they inserted my Foley bulb around 5pm. Holy shit that crap hurt! I totally cried, especially since there was some miscommunication & my mom thought I didn't want her in the room for that, so I was in my room by myself while they inserted it. Was really weird having that in & was totally not fun trying to go pee on the toilet with a rubber tube hanging out!

    They started my pitocin at 8:30pm & by 11:30pm I was begging for the epidural. Luckily the epidural was in right the first time, so I got to start getting relief pretty quick. I was on the pitocin all night & the balloon came out around 6am. I was 3-4cm at this point & 50% effaced, but the baby was totally not engaged & up way too high. My Dr. broke my water at 9am & inserted an internal moniter. Baby wasn't liking that or the pit contractions, so I had to get put on oxygen. At around noon, the nurse that checked me said I was at 5cm, but when the Dr. came to check me at around 1pm he said I was only 3cm & baby still hadn't dropped. Dr. gave me until 5pm for something to happen before I went into the OR for a c-section. Welp, 5pm came & he was still being stubborn, so I got wheeled into the OR. They had to keep up-ing my epi during prep because it was starting to wear off. Right before DH was supposed to come in the room they made the first incision & went to spread my abdominal muscles. Well....... I felt them doing that, so the anesthisiologist knocked my ass out. Xander was born at 5:39pm, he was 9lbs 4oz & 22.5in long! When I came around in recovery, I was high as a freaking kite. As the drugs started to wear off, I ended up getting a little sick. Around 7pm, I got wheeled to my room. DH was in the nursery with Xander while he got his bath. I didn't get to hold Xander until after 9pm. DH stayed the night with me that night & my mom went back to our place to get some sleep. Because of all the fluids they pumped into me, my boobs were really swollen, so they gave me a sheild to use while nursing. We were released Friday afternoon.

    Luckily I was filling out the chart the Lactation nurse gave me, because I realized over the weekend that Xander really wasn't peeing or pooping & his lips were getting chapped. I realized that even though he was nursing with the shield, he wasn't actually getting anything! I broke down, then gave him a little formula. Then I started breaking out the pump. Here we are almost 3 weeks later, and I still can't get him to latch. I've been pumping every 3 hrs, because I REALLY don't want to give him formula if I can avoid it. I did try contacting the LC again after I realized he wasn't getting anything while nursing & instead of her trying to help me get him latched on without the sheild, she told me to keep using the damn sheild. I can have him latched on with that for an hour & he's still starving after. Ugh!!

    Well, here's pics of my squishy!!!

    Before being admitted....



    I look all drugged still...



    I'll flood FB with the rest of the pics!!!

    I was organizing my Photobucket so I could send my dad pics....... So all the pic links got broken, feel free to check out the album though! http://s64.photobucket.com/albums/h1...obert%20Droog/
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    He's adorable!

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    Can I steal him for a while? Just for a week or so.

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    He is so cute and chunky looking

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    I LOVE babies!!! He is a cutie!!
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    Thanks ladies!!! I think I'll keep him!!
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    Seriously is so adorable it hurts!!! Those chub cheeks!
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