LAck of Sleep Kills Yesterday we all went to Stoney Creek for a birthday party in my family. It's about an hour away but Evelyn turned out to be pretty good in the car. We left at around 1 with directions from MapQuest and headed out... it was going pretty good, considering I was driving, until the directions told us to keep going West and we ended up in Brantford. An hour later we finally arrived but we drove through Hamilton and with some patience and guesswork got to the packed house at around 3. We had a fairly long day and the drive tired us out but we left with alot of gifts from family that I didn't even know knew we had a baby. I'm sure they weren't impressed with the lack of ring on my finger but whatever at least they were nice about it.
When we got home, Evelyn was still sleeping and I started to unpack the gifts. OUt of nowhere, Robin brought up that he wanted to educate Evelyn on all religions so she can make her own decision about what she wants to believe in. Although I had no immediate problem with that, the girl is a month old, that would be something we can address later on, or at least after ten minutes of arriving home. Somehow the conversation got really heated on his side and he ended up getting very angry but I didn't understand why it meant so much to him all of a sudden. THen I realized it was because my aunt invited me to church and I said I'd consider it, like I always do, but I've only gone once in the past year. Robin then started saying that I already picked her religion for her and that I wanted her to get baptized but I'd never said that and if he knew me well he would know that I don't feel that strongly about it that I would make that decision for her. So of course this random bullshit he was telling me was making me mad because it wasn't true and I can't defend myself very well when I'm trying to tell him that I didn't say something when he's so sure I did. Then that makes me think that maybe I did say these things and I feel really shitty. I tried to get him to just let it go for now and we'll worry about it in a couple of years. I asked him, how could bringing an infant to church be influencing her decisions? He says "sub-conciously". Give me a fucking break. Am I wrong in getting even more mad and eventually the whole thing turned into tears and yelling and horrible things said. All I could think of was what a terrible mother I was being but everytime I tried to get him to just drop it, he would go off about how I'm acting like a child and more horrible tihngs were said. I'm still a little bit depressed about the whole thing and the things that were said to me, because even if you deny it, alot of truth comes out when you're mad so I can't just forget about them so easily. I feel so bad for letting Evelyn be within the same walls of that happening but even when I moved her from crib to car seat (I was about to leavE) to bed, she slept pretty peacefully. I hope she can forget everything better than I can.
I have a question. Any answers/opinions/ideas would be great.
My water broke at 33 weeks 1 day with Emma (she's four months old now). I spent a week in the hospital on IV's and monitors and mostly bedrest. They then induced me at 34 weeks. I ended up in surgery having an emergency c-section. I was asleep for my baby's first cry. I hate that. I missed the first 12 hours of her life. She wasn't in the NICU or anything. (they gave me a steriod shot when i got to the hospital.) They just wanted to monitor her first hours and make sure she wasn't going to have any breathing problems and monitor her heart and things. Well anyway, it was all a really painful and upsetting situation.
So my questions are: Have any of you had early membrane rupture in one pregnancy and then not in the second? Do you think that if you water breaks early with one baby that you have a higher risk in the second pregnancy???? Third? etc. There were no signs, no major problems, nothing that indicated this was going to happen to me. I had gestational diabetes. That's it. I had a perfect pregnancy until then. I made a beautiful and healthy baby. I'm just worried that this could happen with baby #2, I will be a little older, and it could be more dangerous then. And also, have any of you had a successful vaginal birth after c-section?????????? Just wondering because I worry about that ALL THE TIME too. I want at least 3 or 4 kids. But I don't think I can handle 3 c-sections.
Baby Icons!!! If this isn't allowed, please feel free to delete it. I just spent Friday making a batch of "baby" icons for one of my LJ friends, and I wanted to share the wealth! Here is the link! Tell anyone you know about the cute icons :) Please just credit deepestdreams or jaycee_graphics if you take any!!!
Well thought I would update cos I have'nt since I had my baby. Well I was induced in the end I went in 11 days before my due date because they were worried cos he was real small and was'nt really putting on much weight plus there was hardly any amniotic fluid around him for the last 10 weeks of my pregnancy. Well it took over 36 hours to get labour started but when it did the whole labour till when the placenta came out lasted 80 something minutes which is real quick I think. Shakeel Ismail Hashim was born on 11th August at 11:21am weighing in at 5lb9oz we stayed in hospital for 5 days cos I have group b strep and they wanted to monitor him just in case he got ill plus he had a course of antibiotics just to be extra safe. well we had a bit of trouble when he first came home with his feeding he just did'nt want to feed and I had to give up breastfeeding cos he just did'nt want to breastfeed but he got the bewst bit the colostrum cos I was expressing for the first week and a half but still I am a bit dissapointed that I did'nt persevere with it. Anyway here are some pictures of him under the cut and one of him with my daughter Aleesha shes 15 months old. x - posted to all_mamas, babyonmyhip, and youngmommys
I had a c-section on the 21st, so i was wondering if any of you who had one done before could give me advice on how to have a good recovery , like any certain things u did to help the pain besides pain killers because i have plenty of that, any advice would be really appreciated, thank you.