I applaud any bloggers that get their birth story posted days after giving birth. Archie is over a month old and here I am! I am typing this post with one hand so please excuse
I still cant believe he is even here, let alone a January baby. I guess that is how it goes when your water breaks 3 weeks and 1 day early! I yelled from the bathroom and Ryan didn’t hear me at first. I yelled again, my water broke and he responded are you kidding!?
We got in the car but I honestly thought they would just send us home and tell me my water hadn’t broken. I expected to leave the hospital and go straight to work. A short test later I found out that it did indeed rupture. I was of course so nervous but knew that little Archie was ready to come meet the world! They gave me some pitocin to get things moving. It sure worked because I was 6-7 cm by 6p. My doctor advised us that Archie was breach because he thought he felt his butt. He then explained that we needed a c section and I didn’t believe it. He wheeled in the ultrasound to confirm and he was wrong! His head was down! Thank goodness because I was in no way prepared for a c section.
I made it 8 cm without the epidural and then realized that I was crazy and asked if it was too late. Luckily it wasn’t and I was able to get the drugs! Best decision ever because I didn’t feel a thing while I was pushing. Next thing I knew our doctor shouted it’s a boy and the little guy was here! He was 6lb 9 ounces and 19 inches!
Because 36 week and 6 days is considered pre-term labor they did a lot more testing on Archie and also gave me some antibiotics while in labor. It was kind of funny because if he would have waited a few more hours none of that would have been necessary.
Archie loves tummy time and usually ends up falling asleep like that! He will easily fall asleep while being held but the second you lay him down alone he screams. I have had to set my laptop up on my bed and lay him next to me most of the time to get anything done!
**What are your weekend plans?