Wednesday, April 18, 2012

{WiP} Wednesday ~ 15/52...the NEXT Big Finish of 2012

Yes, I did fall off the face of the planet.

Can you blame me?

The Juice Man came into the world last week, and I somehow missed posting to WiP Wednesdays last week!

Go figure. :-)

I really think I should change his name to Rocket Man, though, because that is so much more appropriate.

My birth experience goes something like this:

5:40 am: Get to hospital for check-in, into labor and delivery room and into the gown. Then I answered the barrage of questions they ask.
6:15am: Learned that my "immediately upon arrival" epidural will have to wait an hour because of an emergency C-section. (dangit!)
6:30: Get my IV set up and hang out.
7:00: Met my labor-and-delivery nurse, Farrell. And answered a bunch MORE questions, including detailed accounts of how my two previous labors had gone. My favorite line of the conversation was "Well, I don't know how they did it in California, but we do epidurals right. You're little, so you won't need much." I'm pretty sure I rolled my eyes at her. She was a really good nurse, though, and that's what matters. :-)
7:30: Anesthesiologist came in and got my "low because you're small" epidural set up.
7:45: Epidural was flowing, and we waited till it took effect to start the induction.
8:30: My abdomen was numb, I was 2 cm dilated, the OB broke my water, and they started the Pitocin. Although I am pretty sure it was actually rocket fuel.
8:45: I was at 4cm and kinda feeling a little pain.
9:00: I was at 6cm and feeling a LOT of pain. Way way way too much for having an epidural "done right". :-). And it was only on my right side. Youch!! I gave myself one shot of epidural, hoping it would help. It didn't.
9:20: I was at 8cm, and still feeling WAY too much. Farrell called the anesthesiologist back in for a big shot.
9:30: I was good and numb, which was a good thing, because I was 9 cm and 100% effaced. Farrell called the OB to come over.
9:45: I was 10 and crowning. The doc got ready, Dave and Farrell got ready, I got ready...
9:58: I started pushing. I pushed through 2 contractions, and...
10:06: Rocket Man was born. 6 pounds, 12 chunky ounces, and 21.5" long. Gigantic compared to my 6-8 and 19.5" girls. :-)

90 minutes from start to finish.

Now do you see why I think I should call him Rocket Man? :-)

I haven't done much other than try to rest, bond with the baby, and spend some good quality time with my girls.

I am working on some bee blocks, if only in my mind. :-) This pieced-in-heart is still stumping me. I want to paper piece it, but I'm stuck at where to start. And I've got a million other bee blocks to do.

But for now, I'm just hanging out with my lovely littles.

I hope you have a great, and productive week!

I'm linking up with Lee at Freshly Pieced for her weekly {WiP} Wednesday party. 

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced


  1. Congratulations Melissa! I've been thinking about you this week, I'm glad you are doing well. Seriously, you need to change his name to Rocket Man, 90 MINUTES!!! I hope you are ok, that is really fast! And he is completely adorable, I love baby boys!

  2. Congrats! He is beautiful! Rocket Man is right! : )

  3. Congrats! Most awesome WIP of all! Enjoy the time with your little man, so precious!

  4. What a wonderful WiP!Congrats etc.

  5. Well really, what an excuse for not sewing... ;o) Still, he looks like he may be worth it :oD

    Crap, was I meant to do you a PP'ed heart? I think I may have forgotten...

  6. Congratulations! He is adorable :) I love that squished up face in the car seat, too cute!

  7. Aww, cute little rocket man. I have a rocket man of my own, midwife almost missed it! Enjoy your babymoon.

  8. Beth Mintle LinesApril 18, 2012 at 8:55 PM

    Congratulations! He absolutely adorable! I can't wait to meet him!

  9. Congratulations! Enjoy these newborn days when all they do is sleep, eat, and look like angels!

  10. Congratulations and welcome Rocket Man!

  11. Congratulations! I'm glad it went all well for you and the little guy! He's absolutely adorable!

  12. Sweet little boy. Congratulations Melissa- enjoy your well deserved and special time with your little man and your beautiful family.

  13. Yay, congratulations on a beautiful baby and smooth labor! He's adorable, and you look great!! I hope you're enjoying these sweet days :)

  14. Congratulations on your very handsome addition! Rocket man for sure. I am sure by now I don't have to tell you about the boy's peeing habit, you have probably been hit already. Do make sure it is always pointing down when you diaper him, I had a few mysteriously soaked shirts before I figured this one out. Enjoy your time with him!!!


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