I haven't blogged in AGES, nearly two weeks to be exact. I haven't been blogging because this little man has taken up much of my time.....
That's right, Atticus Clay was born on October 27th at 7 pm. He weighed 9 lbs, 13 oz and was 21.5 inches long. And the kicker, he was born on Sylvia Plath's birthday!
My water broke around 12:12 a.m. I rolled over to snuggle next to Sam and felt a warm gush. We waited around a bit, but I was a little concerned that I wasn't having contractions and I was gushing so badly I was afraid to mess up the furniture!
I'm not ready to blog his entire birth story, but all my planning for natural childbirth was for not. I labored naturally for a while, labored sans medication while being induced, and then ended up caving and having an epidural and then having a c-section. I was tired, shaky, groggy, and overwhelmed.
My recovery has been rough. In addition to healing from a c-section after hours of laboring, the petocin (the drug used to induce me) caused severe swelling in my legs and terrible headaches. Add to that nursing every two hours (night and day) and you have yourself one crazy mommy.
For all the sleeplessness and pain, I have to say that I'm over the moon with happiness. Hope and Sam are happy as well and we spend most of our time staring at Atticus and watching the sweet expressions he makes.
I'm trying to get back to blogging and reading, but really I'm spending my time on the couch watching movies and cuddling with Little Man.
Hopefully I'll be around soon!