They tried to induce me at 36w6d. Baby was apparently not ready, despite fetal lung maturity. We were sent home empty handed after being on the max dose of pitocin for over 9 hours.
Induction number two was set for last Friday. This time, baby was clearly ready. They started pitocin at 10AM. I got an epidural at 12 and baby arrived, in a hurry at 1:32 PM.
Baby Boy, Scott Gene, was 8 pounds, 21 inches. He came into the world after 5 pushes on July 6. Lucky me had a 3rd degree tear.
We are home and adjusting to life with two children. My son, Jack, is from a previous marriage, but he is SO excited to be a big brother.
Breastfeeding has been my biggest challenge. Scott is having latching problems, so, for the time being, we are pumping and bottle feeding. I didn't know that latch issues got me a Medela Pump in Style Advanced breast pump for free! I hope to keep my supply up while the two of us try to work through this issue. My pedi thinks that we may have to exclusively do this, which is fine by me.
I hope to check in a bit more often, but wanted to let you guys know that the baby had arrived!
I know I don't post as often as I should, but I figured that I'd update all of you on what's been going on with me.
Last I checked in, I was being tested for ICP. Thankfully, my liver enzymes are normal.
I was, however, diagnosed with gestational diabetes. Trying to stay within the limits of the diet is a struggle for me, but thankfully, my numbers and ketones have remained in a normal range.
After speaking to other peris and OB's in the practice, my doctor has decided to go ahead and induce me between 36-37 weeks. At this point, the fact that I'm on narcotics to control my gall bladder pain are enough for the induction.
I'm just ready to be done being pregnant. I am 32w3d preggo and I just can't take bed rest anymore!!!
I know I haven't been around much, but it's been a hell of a ride so far.
I'm 27w5d today....YES! Third Tri!
I'm still on bed rest and trying to manage my gall bladder pain with medication. I'm being tested for ICP. I found out today that I have gestational diabetes. and this pregnancy is literally taking EVERYTHING out of me. I mean EVERYTHING.
I'm not eating. I'm not sleeping (and when I say not sleeping, I mean, I'm usually awake doing laundry when DBF leaves for work). I'm crying every single day. Being on bed rest is the most isolating and lonely experience of my life.
I don't know what to do anymore, ladies. I feel like the red headed step child. None of my friends call/email/text anymore. My DBF doesn't understand why I am so upset all the time. Hell, my SIBLINGS don't even call to check up on me (both my parents are deceased). I hardly ever leave the house, and if I do, it's to go to my twice weekly BP checks or my peri appointments.
I'm so sorry to vent, but I just don't know what else to do. I'm already on antidepressants.
Second, I am so sorry. I have had some big set backs in my pregnancy in the last two weeks. I'm now officially on bedrest. I am not allowed to do anything. I get 15 minutes up, two hours down. My DBF has to do EVERYTHING. I have BP checks every Tuesday and Thursday and weekly appointments with my peri.
I'm sorry, but I'll be unable to do the list. Can someone else take over?
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