As many of you know, I was due with our first child Friday, March 11th. Because of his size and the fact that I had gestational diabetes, I was scheduled for an induction on the due date.
We arrived at the hospital Friday, and I was induced with a Foley catheter balloon. This led to contractions that weren’t too far apart, but a very slow progress.
Saturday at 11am the balloon was removed and they started the pitocin drip. The contractions hit me like a wrecking ball at that point. Everything progressed too slowly though, so after 12 hours of intense contractions with only a few mintues (or even one minute) between them.. the doctors called it quits. He wasn’t making any progress, and was banging his head against my pelvis. We headed off to an emergency c-section. It felt very rushed and scary, but turned out well in the end thankfully! I definitely have both physical and emotional mending to do after that experience, but I’m forever grateful for the help we got from amazing midwives and doctors!
|A few hours old|
Our son, Vetle. The most amazing thing that has ever happened to me! He came into the world Saturday March 12th, 11:38PM, weighing 4570g and 52cm long. Chubby cheeks and all!
|12 days old and full of joy!|
He’s now two weeks old and we’re enjoying getting to know him. Our lives have turned upside down, but what an incredible experience. It’s perfectly fine being dead tired, eaten raw, smelling of poop and sour milk .. when this beeautiful rascal is happy. Happy noises and smiles are wonderful prizes!
After a pregnancy that was very demanding and cost me a lot, we’ve discovered that you definitely get what you pay for… 😉
We’re looking forward to everything the future holds for our little family! How lucky we are to have all this in our lives!