I mean, really at this point I'm not even sure that I qualify as a blogger since it's been THAT long since my last post but hey, still here trying to do my thing! I don't know how you other Mama Bloggers do it and do it looking so good too. I'd love to know what your secret is ladies.
I seriously can't believe my babygirl is 8 weeks old today. Where has the time gone and how is it that I can't remember my life without her??? I'm obviously a little biased here but she's SO damn cute and such a sweet girl that it makes my uterus hurt ♡
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My Birth Story
(The short version)
We went in for a check up at 40 weeks and 6 days with no sign of babygirl's arrival so our doctor decided to induce me that morning. It took us a while to get the party started but at around 3am (the next morning) I woke up to a contraction and noticed they were coming about 8 mins apart.
Fast forward 13 hours of labor (with an epidural that didn't seem to be working), 10cm dilation and 3 hours of pushing to find out my pelvis was too narrow and babygirl wasn't coming down.
I ended up having an emergency c-section (it took about an hour start to finish) and our Aila Jae Rose Vaka was born on January 9th at 10:41pm. She was 3854 grams and 52 cm tall.
The nurses let me see her for a few seconds and whisked her away to get her cleaned up while they closed me up. I felt pretty drowsy and taking pictures was the last thing on my mind. Unfortunately it wasn't on Hubby's mind either so I have no pictures with my babygirl and I's first moments together :(
After that, I didn't get to see my babygirl until the next evening and even then I couldn't hold her yet because I was in so much pain.
I was in excruciating pain for the first 4 days and still in a whole lot of pain for another week after that. I think I finally started to feel a touch normal and human at around the 2-week mark....I'm SO lucky to have had my mom (and Hubby) around to help with everything. Now when I say everything, I mean EVERYTHING.
Apart from numbness and occasional stinging feeling (kind of like a burn) on and around the incision, I'm almost feeling as good as new.
As far as breastfeeding goes, it's been rough but we're finally getting the hang of it and my milk supply is growing (YAY)!! So we're now on a formula/boob regime and we've noticed that she's started to favor Le Boob.....most likely because it's more of a pacifier as opposed to food.
I'd love to read about your experiences and/or advice from all of you new and not-so-new Mamas out there ♡