Six months ago today, Baby B made her entrance into the world. After 35 weeks of praying that I would not deliver her early, she came anyway. My water broke at 2:30 am and after 10 hours of no progress from 3 cm, I endured the Pitocin Poison naturally. Baby B was born at 6:23pm after 3 pushes.
I was hell bent on having a natural delivery. Guess what? That is pretty much impossible in a hospital setting. I was barely allowed to walk around my room, much less the halls. But in the end, I did give birth to her without any pain medication. I was close to asking for it right around 7-8 cm. Real close. But my stubbornness got the best of me.
After she was born, I held her for a few minutes before the nurses took her down to the NICU. Her lungs were still not quite mature and she needed a little bit of help breathing for her first couple of days. The remainder of her 7 day stay was spent learning how to nurse, gaining weight, and losing the jaundice. Thankfully, I was able to stay in a room right outside the NICU the entire time she was there. When I was not with her, I was updating my status on facebook or posting pictures to my blog. Thank goodness for cell phones!
The last six months have been a roller coaster. But everyday I fall more and more in love with this girl. She has the brightest smile and cutest little laugh. I can't believe how big she is getting.
Happy Half-Birthday Baby B! Mama and Daddy love you!!