The Majik Ninjette (meatcleaversex) wrote in florida_mommies,
The Majik Ninjette

I had the baby!!

Well just as I had thought, they kept me in the hospital for my pre-eclampsia. I was in from the 22nd of February until just yesterday. So roughly like 11-12 days. The did various checks for protein in my urine and for the firt 48 hours I was monitored very closely. Then was transferred to the OB side of the ward for normal obeservation. Routine blood pressure checks and such. They decided to induce my labor on March 1st because the levels of protein in my urine got too high. They began the induction around 4 a.m. I was in labor for 15 hours, 5 of which I was stuck at 5 cm dialation. Since the labor wasn't progressing and my cervix was beginning to swell, they decided to do a c-section. I admit I was very very scared. I mean, its major surgery! Plus, Chad hadn't gotten there yet. He just barely made it. Right as they were about to take me back, he came and grabbed his OR clothes and was saying goodbye to me. After the doctors were all prepped, he was allowed to come into the OR. He sat next to me and held my hand.

Sara Angelina Nicole Engel was born March 1st at 8:27 pm. 5 lbs 0 oz, 19 inches long. Very little hair, dark. And right now her eyes are blue but they may change as she grows. Shes very small, being 1 month premature but very healthy. She had no trouble breathing at all, which is what I was worried most about since shes premature. We had to stay in the hospital until yesterday because my blood pressure was still high and she developed jaundice. But she quickly got better and now we are home. Its GREAT to be home. Spending 2 weeks in a hospital really takes a toll on you.

My first night with her at home was a little rough. Chad stayed with us to help out. I couldn't get her to sleep in her crib so I had her sleeping on my chest. She woke up a few times to feed and to be changed but it wasn't so bad. I was just REALLY sore and tired. Whats funny is she fell asleep today in my mom's arms and she put her in her crib and she slept for 3 hours! When I put her in the crib, she slept for 5 minutes and then cried. I am so not a pro at this. I'm thinking I'll have my mom put her down to sleep since shes so great at it.

Well, I have to go tend to my baby. I just wanted to let everyone know how we were doing!
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Congratulations! I well remember that feeling of euphoria. Here's hoping you can get some sleep, cuz you're gonna need it. try to sleep when she does. :)
Thanks! Shes been really good about sleeping in 4 hour increments. That gives me time to pee, shower and catch a little sleep before she wakes up to eat.
LOL That sounds about right. My "baby" is now 15 years old! I used to try to catch up on my reading when she slept, but I soon learned the error of my ways and started sleeping as much as I could as she slept.

I also started keeping her crib right next to the bed, so when she cried in the middle of the night I could reach over and grab her, nurse her, and put her back in to the crib, all while in a very light doze. Stayed awake enough to keep her safe, but not enough so that it kept me up afterwards.
That sounds like a good idea. Her crib is right next to my bed but for now I have trouble getting up because of the tender incision on my belly.
awww. I didn't have that problem, thank goodness. Hope you feel better soon.
Now that I have my staples out, I feel alot better.