Last week, about this time, our precious little baby showed up. It was a real adventure. I checked in to the hospital Sunday night. They got me prepped, which ended up being more painful than I had expected. It was a long, sleepless night for me. Bright and early on Monday morning we started the pitocin. It took longer than I thought for the contractions to get really painful. But they did. I labored all day long. At about 5:00 they popped my water. Then things started to get a little more intense. At 9:00 that night I finally got an epidural. The first try didn't go in right. The second try was better. At 1:00 in the morning they turned off the pitocin to give me a bit of a break. But I was still in labor and the epidural was no longer working. So we tried a third time. Somehow the little tube had gotten kinked and so I wasn't getting any medicine. At 6:00 in the morning on Tuesday we started up the pitocin again. A few hours later the epidural stopped working on my right side. They gave me a different medicine that took the edge off enough that I got a little sleep. I finally got to where I needed to be. It took 2.5 hours to push him out. No epidural, it had stopped working. But he finally showed up. He is perfect.
This last weekend my family came and saw the new baby. I think everyone is rather smitten with him. Except for when he cried all night. He has his nights and days mixed up right now. And we had a hard time getting the eating thing right. But I think we are finally getting there. He is the most expressive baby I have ever seen. It is fun to watch his face. I am extremely sleep deprived, but am doing pretty well. I think I may have some nerve damage since I still don't have feeling in parts of my legs. But I am optimistic that it will return with time.
We are moving on Thursday. That will be interesting. But my mom is here packing for me and doing everything I should be doing. I'm so thankful for her. I have some pictures of Cormac for you to enjoy.
Happy 1 week birthday Cormac.