Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Birth Story

More like a novel so click here if you dare. And I had no time to be poetic about it, it's strictly facts man.


Blogger Erin said...

WOW. That's a roller coaster of a birth story!

I'm wondering if you had the same crappy anesthesiologist for your epidural that I had . My epidural actually FELL OUT and the man blamed ME (oh yes, I pulled it out on purpose so I could feel the pain...) I have heard St. Joes has a fantastic epidural guy. Dr. Wang or Wong or Wee..something. I SO did not get him.

6:51 PM  
Blogger BJ said...

What an amazing story you told. You are progressing each day; I can tell. I can feel the love you have for Julian from your story. You and Bryan are going to be amazing parents and he is one luckly little guy. Can't wait to see him. Much love to all.

7:17 PM  
Blogger Melinda said...

AWW loved the story! The whole breastfeeding thing and labor thing is crazy...Why does something so "natural" have to be so hard and complicated? Its also hard on the emotions when a baby is born b/c even tho you loved him in utero the love you have for him the moment you see and hold him is sooooo incrediable overwelming! How is it possiable to love someone that much? And why does loving someone so much have to be sooo scarry? When I was prego with my 2nd i was worried about if i had enough room in my heart to love him as much as my first...then he was born and i realized my heart just got bigger :) Your doing great...and you will keep doing great! Why? B/c you have ur head on right, going with your instincts and your not afraid or embarressed to seek advise/help when you need it! Neccessary things when your a mama! Girl Congrats congrats, and welcome to the wonderful world of motherhood! It will bring you so much and it is a crazy, fun, amazing ride so sit back and enjoy each and every bump, loop and drop, don't wish for the next phase...Enjoy every single minute cuz it goes by fast and you dont want to hurry it along!

BTW....When you are up to it me u Brandi, Kellibelly and Rhonda all need to get together for some drinks since we all live near each other!

7:51 PM  
Blogger fuzzypeach said...

Great birth story mama. It sounds like you did great even though it didn't work out how you planned... that's the thing with plans.

I can imagine how hard it must've been for you not to get to snuggle with Julian right away... my heart broke every time they took Elaina to the nursery.

I'm glad breastfeeding is becoming easier for you!

8:06 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

OMG I'm crying. What a great story. Julian is a very, very, very lucky baby to have such awesome parents.
What was your awesome nurse's name? I prolly know her... I think I know every nurse @ St. Joe's. (that happens when you live there for 3 months :) )
Congratulations again! I can't wait to meet him!
( oh and I hope you got his footprints.. so you can get your foot tattoo. I'm such a dork)

9:56 PM  
Anonymous Carol said...

Thanks for the birth story! I know you didn't get the birth you dreamt of but you know what? I figure the first time is just a trial-run anyhow. Next time, you'll be more prepared & know better what to expect. You're doing great! Keep up the good work, Mama!

10:28 PM  
Anonymous Darlene said...

Great story! Thanks for sharing. I now feel like somehow I was there. Glad to see things are getting better--they will every day. Before you know it you'll be able to do EVERYTHING with one hand. Congrats again. You two are great parents.......

5:57 AM  
Blogger Andrea said...

Thanks for sharing your story!
I too dreamt of a natural unmedicated birth with breast feeding right after and didn't get it either, but like you said I got the end result of a happy, healthy baby. Sounds like you are doing very well and I am so happy for you! Honestly, I cried for about 3 weeks every time I talked or wrote about Ryan's birth because it was so emotional!
Get some rest and kiss that baby for me!

6:59 AM  
Blogger Cle and Sylvie said...

I visit your blog every now and then and I am so happy for you and your healthy baby! He is gorgeous! I am not just saying that either he is really beautiful and I wish you much joy and happiness. Congrats!

8:04 AM  
Blogger Becki said...

I think your story was very poetic in your own words; can't get any better than that. I agree that a wonderful nurse and LC makes all the difference in the world. I went back to the hospital a week after Scottie was born because I was having a nipple problem. He was supplemented with formula too at the hospital because I fell asleep so they just gave him a bottle. I was pissed and will have several demands when we have a second child.

8:38 AM  
Blogger dakotablueeyes said...

Holy, thanks for sharing such an amazing birth story. I never wrote mine out which I regret cause it would have been nice to look back on it.

9:22 AM  
Blogger Snickersnack said...

I found your site through rockstarmommy and you seem like a really wonderful person, and now momma! Congrats on the birth of your little man! He is one lucky boy. I am sure you will start feeling better very soon, and things will fall into a routine. Good luck!

10:04 AM  
Blogger Mrs. Belle said...

That was very well written! Glad you are home and feeling well.

11:54 AM  
Blogger pretendingsanity said...

aww, you made me cry. You're a great mama. Don't worry about the breast feeding, it sounds like you're doing great. I don't think there is any way around it with out some sort of pain. It will only get easier.

1:26 PM  
Blogger Sassy said...

thanks for posting, i was looking forward to reading the whole story!

3:41 PM  
Anonymous Carol said...

Cara - can you let me know if you got my email yesterday? Sometimes hotmail is wonky & I don't want you to think I was ignoring you & didn't reply or something! :)

5:44 PM  
Blogger reet said...

i have cried for the past few visits to your blog...you're makin me a softee! it was wonderful to read and i am sooooo happy for you.

10:43 AM  
Blogger Rachael said...

What a wild ride of a labor. Let me just say you will think back in a few months and think that your C-section was nothing. Trust me on this.
I think that your labor can never go as you had planned it. But in the end you get a super cute baby to make all the pain go away.

7:28 PM  
Blogger krissy said...

for some reason i can't access the birth story link. have you removed it? :(

11:44 AM  
Blogger Mama C-ta said...

Oh no, sorry domain renewal gone bad, it'll be up shortly!!

12:45 PM  

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