Ethan Robert arrived with a bang on Friday, November 7th at 2:01pm. I went for a “before the weekend checkup” at 37w2d, and after laying in Labor and Delivery for about 2 hours (remember this was the 9th trip there!) the nurse came in with another nurse and said “you’re being prepped for a c right now!” I just about fell off the bed – we had made plans for that night and I knew I was going home, but plans changed quickly! That was at 12:55pm, I had enough time to get my husband there from work, and they wheeled me into the OR at 1:40. He was 6pounds, 7 ounces and 19 inches long! Perfectly healthy! NO effects from the high blood pressure! I was on full bedrest for just under 5 weeks.
God is soooooo GOOD!!!
Now for the question – for those of you who have children, please please give me some reassurance that this does get easier! I remember the sleepless nights with Ryan, but I didn’t have my husband home at night. Tim doesn’t do well on little sleep – last night he actually was having chest pains and was almost delierious, that’s how his body adjusts. I really don’t want to co-sleep this time, but Ethan wakes Tim up too nearly every time. Last night we were up 6 times in 8 hours. He wants to either sleep beside me or on top of my chest. I spent the night sitting up on the couch, which doesn’t lend to a comfy mommy, especially only 6 days after a csection! I know many moms say that their husbands are what got them through, but I honestly can’t have Tim helping much because of this physical problem when he doesn’t get enough rest. Any tips? He has a basinette, but when you lay him down in it he wakes right back up.