Woot! This is my first blog story! I can't believe that my newborn is now 2 months old, how time flies. I would like to share my labor story since it is still clear as daylight in my memory. Here goes nothing...on April 1st I was labor was induced at 9am because they suspected baby was going to be slightly large as during the last month I popped to the limit.
Once I was admitted and hooked up to the ivy the nurse turned around and asked,"You are not from Puerto Rico are you??"(I currently reside in Puerto Rico) I answered, "No, why?" Well you do you know that here we do not give epidurals, just in case you are expecting one." I must admit at that second I wanted to rip off the ivy, run out the door and hop on a plane to the good ol' US of A. I quickly calmed myself down and told myself, "Okay, you can do it...in fact you have to do it there is no option. HELLO!" That was my first panic of the day. Then I asked, "When can DH come in?" she answered, " After you have dilated to 4 cm." WHAT?! Fast forward 6 hours DH finally came in and where has he been "oh I took a stroll at the mall while I waited." he said. I was thinking here I am in pain and you are SHOPPING! I honestly felt at that moment, that if the medical equipment for the birth was closer to my bed, I would have killed him. Poor DH....wait a minute what am I saying poor me! At around 7:30pm I was dilated a 9cm and doctor told us just one more hour and we'll be done. Um...Ryan(baby) had other plans 1am strolled around and he did not come down.....after all that pain and long hours EMERGENCY C-SECTION! Bummer...I know, I know! He was born at 1:45am April 2nd and weighed in at 8lbs and measured 22". DH likes to joke that Ryan played an April Fools joke on me since he waited till April 2nd to be born. In the end everything I went through was all worth it for this moment.That day was the happiest day of my life until....I saw "myself" in a full length mirror. WHOA...what happened to my body....it just starred back at me saying,"WELCOME TO MOMMYHOOD"!
I look forward to sharing my adventures as a new mommy with you!