Thursday, July 23, 2009
Well, baby finally arrived!
AJ was born on Friday. He was 8lbs 11oz. He measured 19.5 inches, but we're not sure how accurate that is.. he had badly contracted legs due to his breech position. We can't straighten his legs, although John has been working with him lots and has made great improvements!
Obviously, the way things turned out was not how I envisioned this birth. I had such an awesome experience with Maddie's home birth, and the plan all along was to have this little boy at home too. Things didn't work out that way.. AJ was breech, I never went into labor, I was fully dilated for weeks.. in the end a c-section is what happened.
To be honest, c-section SUCKS. I would choose home birth, or at least vaginal birth, ANY day over a c-section for a hundred different reasons. I took an hour to mourn, though, how things went. And then I moved on and was grateful for how things turned out. I have a beautiful, healthy, brand new baby boy, and THAT is what is most important of all!!
Maddie is a little cautious of her new little brother, especially when he cries. She gets worried and calls for me when he cries. She's quite generous with the kisses though, and she loves to pet his soft head!
P.S. Happy 3 year anniversary to the most amazing man in the entire world. I would not be who I am today if you hadn't come into my life. I love you so much, my husband.