Thursday, November 12, 2009
Burke Andrew Blue
As you know I was not scheduled to have my c-section until tomorrow, the 13th! Well, Burke wanted to make his appearance a little early! I am not too sad about that either! On the night of the 5th I started having really bad contractions, but they were very inconsistent. I was not even timing them. Although, at 5 am the next morning I thought it would be a great idea to start. I had my last OB appointment at 9:30 am, and thought they may want to know. And once I started keeping track, they stopped! I went back to bed and woke up to HORRIBLE back pain. Uh, I knew I was in trouble! I got my bag all ready with the last minute things and the kids and I went to the appointment and met Jason there. I did not really tell him how I thought things were going to go cause I kinda knew! Low and behold I was dilated to a 2! They do not want you to go into active labor once you have had a c-section. Your uterus could burst. So they called the hospital and sent me over! I KNEW IT! My sister Julie came and got the kids and we headed to Labor and Delivery!
When we got there the front desk nurse informed us that due to the Swine Flu, NO children under the age of 14 would be allowed to visit. And even then it was only spouse, and grandparents! I could feel myself starting to get upset. I just took a deep breath and considered this a vacation. One that involved major surgery!
The c-section went awesome! Nothing like last time at all! I was however VERY itchy due to the morphine! Not cool!
When I saw Burke for the first time I literally became breathless. I was instantly over come with love. I heard a quote once that said "A mother's love never divides, it only multiplies." I cannot tell you how true that is.
My heart is wrapped around this little 6 pound 15 ounce boy. I cherish every hair on his head. ALL OF THEM! I am blessed beyond measure to have him in our lives!!!!
The hardest part of the delivery and recovery at the hospital was not seeing our other kids. It nearly killed me. I talked to them daily, but it was not the same! I was really bumming about not seeing them!
Since we have been home, Burke has been picture perfect. He is mild tempered and seems easy going. Even with all the juggling of the other kids holding him!
The hardest part now has been the c-section recovery. It is kicking my butt. The pain has been unreal. I finally called and had the doctor up my dosage on the pain meds. They seem to help, but my loopyness was upped too! It's pretty funny!
Jason's mom is here taking care of us! What a blessing! My mom stops by after work to check on us! We are doing great!