Thank you all for your kind words welcoming Cameron into the world…I am sorry that I haven’t emailed you individually to thank you, but many of you understand what life is like with a newborn! Cameron and I have survived my first week of Motherhood. My mom was here and was a great help and today we are on our own for the first time. It has only been a week, but I can’t imagine what life was like without him. Overall, he’s a pretty laid back baby, so far. He gives us at least one 4-hour stretch of sleep at night, which is such a blessing, and does pretty good throughout the day. He usually does have a 3-4 hour stretch during the day when all he wants to do is eat, so I do spend a good bit of time nursing, but the pediatrician wants us to feed him as often as he wants to help him regain his birth weight.
Since I’m always interested in these things, I’ll tell you a little bit about Cam’s arrival. I went in Friday morning about 9 a.m. to be induced. They almost didn’t have a room for us, which would have made me crazy, but someone cancelled, freeing up our labor and delivery room! We got there and I was already at 3 cm. They broke my water, started the pitocin and we were off. By about 12:30 p.m., I was starting to really feel the contractions, to the point that I couldn’t talk or concentrate on anything as they were happening, so I requested the epidural. We weren’t sure if an epidural would work since I have had two back surgeries, but the anesthesiologist was great and it worked! I got that at 1 p.m. and was dilated to 4 cm. By 3 p.m., I was fully dilated and ready to push! I was amazed. After an hour and a half of pushing, and a little help from the doctor (his head was huge and round, so I needed some assistance), Cameron arrived at 4:19 p.m. All in all, it went pretty quickly and just as good as I could have expected because it resulted in exactly what I wanted, a healthy baby!
As far as blogging goes, he is starting to take some decent hour long naps and such, so I may be able to pick up my knitting again soon. Before Cameron was born, I had gotten close to finishing my Retro Redux Shrug and had started the quilting on my first quilt. Those will be my first projects to return to, but I’m also itching to start something up for the kiddo now that his blanket is finished. Must check my queue on Ravelry to see what I want to work on next.