Jacob is almost 3 months old and I cant remember what my life was like when he wasnt here! I decided to keep a baby journal because I love to write and I love to talk about my son! Also, I do need to vent about life, DH, work etc and this seems like a good place for that. But first a little background for those of you who are reading this...
DH and I were married on 6/10/06, we decided to TTC a few months later. I got preggers in November and Jacob arrived on August 6, 2007 at 6:27am. I worked right up until my due date. Partly because we needed the money and partly because I would have been bored out of my mind at home waiting for Jacob to arrive! So, I worked until August 3rd and 3 days later I was having my LO!!
I was HUGE during my pregnancy. I heard people every day all day tell me how they thought I was having twins and how big my baby was going to be. Besides these stupid people commenting on my increasingly large tummy, I adored being pregnant. I never had morning sickness, my skin and hair looked amazing and I felt so happy for the entire 9 months.
My birth story
I was having contractions for about 2 weeks. Not painful really, but trionger than Braxton Hicks. But each time I would go to my OB she would tell me that I was only 1cm dilated. It was very annoying. So I kept active, hoping it would speed up the process. Finally on my due date, my OB told me she would induce me on the following Monday. I wasn't all that thrilled with the thought of induction. For some reason I wanted to have the experience of my water breaking naturally. So I pouted a little and prayed that Jacob woiuld come before Monday. On Sunday night I was in bed watching TV, DH and my nephew were in the livingroom and my mom just went to bed in the guest room. I got up to get something to drink and i felt a GUSH! This was it!! My water broke, it was 11:30pm. So I called DH and he said "ok", literally he said "ok"! I told him that labor wasnt so bad and he told me that I wasnt in labor yet. Well, I figured he knew nothing, he didnt have a uteras or vagina..later on I realized he was right! So, I went and took a shower, shaved my legs, blew out my hair and put on some make-up. All the while I wasnt in pain. I sat down in the living room and just waited. Then I had to poop! My worst fear ever since I found out I was preggers was pooping on the delivery table. My plan was to poop before going to the hospital to avoid this humiliation. So I went to poop. But that's when the contractions really kicked in! I spent about an hour holding on to the walls of my bathroom screaming while DH was counting contractions on his laptop. I didnt want to go to the hospital too early so I stayed at home until about 1:45am. Finally I couldnt handle the pain any lomger and we all got in the car and went to the hospital. The drive was only 5 minutes but it felt like 5 years!!! We got to the hospital and I was admitted. I was begging at this point for an epidural. A Dr checked me out and I was 5 cm. The epidural Dr came in and began to explain the process, but then left. It was 2:45am. He didnt return until 4am. My contraction were so strong that I was dialted to about 9cm by then. It was HORRIBLE and PAINFUL! I got the epidural after one failed attempt, and I fet GREAT! I told the epidural Dr that I loved him and I meant it!! I started pushing at 6am. But Jacob got stuck!!!! They had to cut me 3 times! DH said it looked like a crime scene! My mom sasid that my Dr went pale when she realized how big my son was. I had 2 doctor's hands prying my vagina open to get my son out!!!! But finally 27 minutes later I heard the best sound in the world, my son crying!! Jacob William was 9 pounds 1 ounce and 19 1/2 inches long. He was perfect and amazing. I fell in love immediately.
After the worst hospital stay in the world. (The Post partum hospital staff was incompetent and rude and the room was dirty.) I brought my DS home. He was a very thirsty baby! He gained 3 ounces in the hospital! Jacob was BFing like a champion, I was also bottle feeding him because he was sooo hungry all the time. The first month was great! DH was home with us and we had tons of fun. Each day we had photo sessions. Every thing Jacob does impresses me. He burps like an old man, he gets pouty when he is hungry, he farts like his dad!! I just love him! I have over 300 pictures on photobucket of him! I'm obsessed!!!
Month 2 to present day...I went back to work 2 weeks early. Disability is not that much money! DH is a SAHD (we made this decision before we got preggers). I was sad and depressed and jealous of DH. But Jacob adjuisted and so did I. Now, the time during the weekend is precious and special. I take Jake to Gymboree classes and to the park. We have concerts and photo shoots in the house. We keep each other amused! Jacob is now 15 pound 24 1/2 inches. He talks alot just like his mommy! I never thought that I would be so happy waking up at 3am, but I would wake up every hour on the hour just to see his smiling face. He is a happy baby and I adore him. DH is doing a good job as a SAHD. There are still a few things that he needs to adjust in my opinion, but we are working on it. So far, so good! If you got through this then CONGRATULATIONS!!! The story will continue soon.