Sunday, July 25, 2010
We came home from the hospital on Friday, June 11th. At the time I wondered if it was okay that we were actually taking Jacob home. I was thinking, “Do these nurses know we don’t know anything about babies?” haha
Lisa, Sharon, & Marie were waiting at our apartment when we got home! It was so nice to visit with them and show Jacob off (even though he slept most of the time!).
Julie & my parents came down on Monday. Jacob is their 1st grand baby!
Here are some pictures from Jacob’s first week at home :-)
Friday, July 23, 2010
On the 29th we went to the campus lake at SIUC and rode the paddle boats around the EnTiRe lake. After that, we walked the 2.2 mile trail around the lake. -We were hoping all this activity would have at least Started labor. Nope.
The 30th came and went. On June 4th I had another doctor's appointment where they told me Jacob was breech! That news really threw me off because at every other appointment up until then, they said he was head down! He said Jacob's chances of turning were slim & that I'd have better luck winning the lottery. I was pretty upset for a while because I wanted to experience going into labor and experiencing everything naturally. So we scheduled a cesarian section for Wednesday, June 9th.
Tuesday rolled around and we had one more day before we got to meet Jacob! I was finishing some last minute cleaning & organizing at home when I decided to take a nap about 4:30 before picking James up from work at 6.
WHAM!! I hadn't been asleep for more than 5 minutes when I awoke with an intense pain. It went away, so I went back to sleep. About 3 minutes later I woke up from the same pain. Believe it or not it took me awhile to figure out if these were true contractions. Six o'clock rolled around and I didn't get a nap. I left to get James from work and the contractions would hit me at almost every stop light. (James only works 3 miles from home.) I made it; put the car in park and moved over to the passenger side -James was going to have to drive home.
A couple minutes later James and a co-worker walk out, he just so happened to need a ride home that day :-) Every few minutes James could tell something wasn't right, but waited to ask about it until we dropped off his co-worker. We got home about 6:30 and James decided I was having contractions and started to time them: 2 1/2 minutes apart! I called the hospital and they said it wasn't an emergency, but I should come in soon, especially since Jacob was breech. I decided to take a shower before we left. -Who knew when the next time would be that I could shave? I was planning to do this in the morning... It took a little longer than usual since I couldn't even get one leg done between contractions. I finished! Struggled to get dressed and put on some makeup. It was 7:30 and James loaded the car with mine and Jacob's bag.
Fortunately, we only live like 4 miles from the hospital. By the time we got there my contractions were 2 minutes apart. They told us our baby was comin' tonight! I was given a shot to slow my contractions down until the doctor on call could get there. I don't really know how well it worked. All it did was slow them down to like 3 minutes apart instead and made me really jittery. The doctor came and I was prepped for surgery. They wheeled me into the operating room at 8:46. James had to wait outside until they gave me the spinal then he came in and was able to sit right next to me.
Jacob was born less than a half an hour later! Though not at the time, I am happy now that I got to experience both labor & c-section. The doctor said if Jacob would have been head down, he would have come just as fast!