First off, I'm sorry for the lack of activity, I've been busy this last month.
December 8th, I went to my Doctors appointment, to get checked over for the 10th, to see what kind of induction he wanted to do on me. Well I was 4cm dilated, so the doctor sent me to the hospital. I was given Pitocin to start the contractions. The nurses came in regularly to check up on me, and they were surprised I was sitting so comfortably. Only to find out that, I've been have contractions right after the other, and I wasn't feeling them. Around 5:30pm the Doctor came up to break my water and at that time I was 7cm dilated, everyone was shocked that one, I still wasn't feeling my contractions and two, my water didn't break on it's own. Once I hit the 9cm mark, I was feeling the contractions, they weren't to bad so I was able to sleep through them a bit, but once 8:30pm came, I couldn't do it anymore, I had the epidural put in. Around 1 am on the 9th, I was forced into pushing because one of the nurses turned the epidural off.
Malachai was born, December 9th, 5:29am. 9 pounds 11 ounces and 21 1/2 inches long. He was a big boy. On the 11th however he was transferred to the NICU. He was having issues breathing and his CRPs were elevated so he was also put on antibiotics for seven days. Then he had issues eating, and one doctor kept trying to tell me I had Gestational Diabetes during my pregnancy, which I did not. And my mom and I kept trying to tell them that he needed to be on Soy formula since I wasn't producing enough breastmilk for him. After a week of the nurses complaining about him being fussy and screaming, I told another doctor, that he needed soy formula, he told me he would switch and try it. He was willing to do anything to get him to stop crying and eat. December 29th, he finally came home.
But now I have a home nurses that is going to be visiting once a week for 4 weeks to make sure he's eating and gaining weight properly.