Saturday, October 10, 2009

He is home!

Baby Liam got to come hoe yesterday...FINALLY! He is still on iv meds and it has been hard on me to give him his 2 medications through the iv twice. He gets one at 4:30 am and 4:30 pm and another at 5:30 am and 5:30 pm. Needless to say, that means NO sleep for me. I have to be up at 4:30 to give him his meds and stay up until the last one is done at around 6:00. Then, he is up and ready to eat at 6:00. Last night was the first night and I can say that I am exhausted! Christian took Kennedy out today so I am going to try and get some sleep. An update on Liam is that he is almost over his pneumonia. He is doing really well. I have to take him in on Monday for the doctor to check and see if it is gone and to check his jaundice. He had that pretty badly as well. He is a very good baby. In fact, he did not even cry when they drew his blood yesterday. Poor baby is so used to getting poked and prodded that he barley moves when I put his iv meds in.

As for his birth, I got to the hospital at 8:00am and my contractions started getting pretty bad at about 12:00 when I was 5 cm dilated. Since I thought that it would still be a few more hours, I got the epidural but kept it kind of low so that I could feel when I was having a contraction. I was feeling SOOOO much pressure about an hour after that I had Christian look under the sheet to see if his head was coming out. I really felt like he was coming out of my butt instead of the other way. Christian said "you are only 5 cm, he is not coming out!" But, I called the nurse for her to come and check. She came and said "you are 9 cm and about ready to push." I could not believe that I went from 5 to 9 cm in an hour! I was in labor with kennedy for 12 hours!!! The nurse and my doctor came back in a few minutes later and I stated to push. I could feel the contractions and the pressure of him coming out which was something I never felt with Kennedy. (I pushed the epidural button WAY too many times with her. haha!) I asked the nurse if I should push the epidural button while I pushed so that I could not feel it and she said "no honey...his head is almost out. Let's just have this baby." I was afraid because I had to push for an hour with Kennedy and I did not want that to happen when I could feel the pressure. Yes, I am a wimp okay! I pushed 3 times and his head was out. I pushed 3 more times and his whole body was out! In all, it took me 15 minutes to push him out. I could not believe how much easier this birth was than the last one. Just think, if I had not asked for the epidural when I did, it may have been too late. That is my worst nightmare! Liam came out healthy and scored a 9 on the apgar scale. They handed him to me and I go to have him the rest of the day, night and the next day. Sunday afternoon, they said that he was breathing way too fast and took him away. I thought that they would bring him right back. When the doctor told me that he would not be coming home with me the next day, I cried and cried.

This last week has been so hard on me. I hated seeing my baby poked over and over again! He had an iv in his foot, both hands and in his head 3 times! His poor heels are all bruised from having his blood drawn daily. He has red marks all over his skin and he is just so beat up. My poor baby!

I am so happy that he is finally home now and I can't wait until he gets his iv out of his head. I can barely stand that part. Thank you all for your prayers and support this past week. Happy week old birthday Liam!


Sarah said...

I am SO glad he's home, even though he still has an IV. What a bummer. How stressful! But this too shall pass. I'm sure you are doing such an amazing job of taking care of him and Kennedy. And by the way, he's just beautiful!

Miss Heather said...

I am so so so glad he is okay and home with you. I'm sorry you're lacking sleep. I hope everything calms down soon and he can get off his IV. Our prayers are with you.

lizdye said...

Wow, you are a strong lady. I am so sorry, there is nothing worse in the world than having a sick baby. Im so happy for you that he is finally home, thats where he should have been all along. LOVE YA!

Jill said...

So glad that he is home. Yeah!!! He is so pretty! I mean ...handsome ... but really he is just beautiful!!!

Nicole said...

Carli you have such a beautiful little guy! Isn't it nice that the second is usually much easier than the first?! What does his big sister think of him?