Some of you may have already seen on FB but...
DS2 made his appearance. Nathaniel "Nate" is doing well and is in the room with us--no NICU!! He was just shy of full term (36w 6d) but is doing great. Born 4/25 at 6:14am via c section. I was scheduled to see the chiro (Webster technique) and attempt an ECV this week but my water broke Sunday night/Monday early morning. He was still breech so I had to have a c section. He weighed 6 lbs 6 oz and was 19 1/2 inches long. He looked HUGE compared to DS1!
BFing is a bit challenging but it's getting better. It's going WAY better than it did with DS1 so I'm hopeful he's going to get the hang of it. I am having to pump (ugh!) but the lactation people are assuring me this is very temporary and only because he's a "near termer"--that once my milk fully comes in, he'll be a champ. I am determined to avoid EPing this one!
I am doing OK--was freaked out about the whole c section thing but doing OK. The procedure itself went well. I've been in a lot of pain post op but pain meds are helping--just not used to having to be so reliant upon meds to be able to get around. I'm worried about doing stairs at home, etc but my parents arrived today to help so that's good!
We are so excited to have him in the room with us and not in the NICU! AND we will get to take him home with us!!! When they handed him to us in the OR, DH and I looked at each other and said, "so we just get to have him?!" It was so wonderful to have him with us and not whisked off to the NICU.
I'll have to post birth story and pics later. Off to catch some zzzzzs!