Friday, June 06, 2008
Notes from baby land
I am going to try extremely hard to add a picture to this entry later. I will try to pound this out while Mom holds the baby. D also needs my computer cord because he broke his.
Labor was hell. I remember asking the nurse, "How did you go natural? Didn't you want to die?" The nurse said, "Of course." Needless to say, I got an epidural. Next time, I would get one right away, because they take 20 minutes to work and it takes the anesthesiologist 20 minutes to get there and I had the embarrassment of a screaming contraction in front of him.
The pushing was even worse. It was the hardest work I've ever done and I was completely wiped out when I did it. Near the end, I asked for a C-section, forceps, anything. The doctor refused both requests but used a little suction to help E arrive. I still can't believe he came out of me.
E is adorable but he eats like crazy! Sometimes he tries to nurse my arm.
Breastfeeding is much better than expected. It doesn't really hurt. Some mild discomfort sometimes, but it relaxes me. It also makes me feel close to E, who is a snuggle bunny.
OK, more later and I will try to add a picture to this entry.