Tiago Ford Nettesheim
I just gave birth to a perfect baby boy!! It is so miraculous. I can’t believe how a child can grow inside of me like that. We put up with it for 9 months and wait and wonder and worry and hope for all of the best. We have a due date when the baby might be here and we look forward to it and again we wait and wonder… SO… I had a pretty good pregnancy. I had a tired and nauseous first 3 months. A pretty normal middle 4 months and then the last 2 months got tough. I needed lots of sleep and let Ben get up early and my stomach got really big. I took lots of naps and tried to be patient with the kids and by the last month I was a waddling, somewhat pathetic mess.
So, Here’s the Tiago story: I went in for a check up Weds May 27th and I had a big headache. The dr got a little nervous and we started talking induction and need to get the baby here. I convinced him that it was just a headache but that did get us both thinking about getting the baby here. I went back that Friday to see how baby and I were doing and the Dr and I both felt like we should schedule my induction a week early on June 1 because he was going out of town and I was ready and it just felt right. So I got on the Monday waiting list and started making plans. On Sunday morning the hospital called to tell me that I was to come to the hospital at 6:45am!!! what. really. ok. We prepped and got everything in order. I tried to get the house under control. We went to bed around 1am but I couldn’t sleep. I was having small contractions and in the bathroom all night and then a bath and tried sleeping in the love sac and finally it was 6:15am and I called the hospital and they said to come in!! Grandma Netty came to stay with the kids and we left.
We got to the hospital at 7am and checked in. It took an hour for paperwork and another hour to get my IV in – really 5 or 6 tries, 2 different nurses, finally they had to put it in my hand. and: at 8:30 I was having contractions on my own and had gone from a 2 to a 3 and about 60%. So we broke my water at 8:30am and started Pitocin.
9:00 started feeling labor in my back.
9:30 a 4, 80% and ready for an epidural.
9:55 relax and nap
10:15 need to throw up – get medicine and make it through. Baby is reacting to contractions so nurse turns off my pitocin and tries to get the baby settled.
11:40 I wake up and I’m still at a 5.
12:10 I talk to my mom and tell her we are stalled. Nurse is still futsing with the monitor and planning to check progress at 12:30.
12:30 nurse Maggie checks and i am complete!! 100% ready to have a baby. No Wonder baby was struggling. Call Dr.
12:42 Dr here. Room prepped.
Push, turn head down.
Push. Push. Head.
Need you to push more.
Push. And again. Shoulders stuck.
Push and… Baby is here.
12:52 baby boy is here! Cut cord. NICU takes over to check the nerves in his shoulder. Dr is worried about his shoulder getting stuck. Head is super bruised but vitals are great.
8 pounds 8 ounces and 20 inches.
1:00ish placenta delivered. No rips or tears!
1:15-2:15 hold baby. Skin to skin. Try to Nurse. Call and tell the kids!!
3:00 in the nursery watching them bathe and clean Tiago.
4:00 nap time. I’m cleaned up and not numb and feeling pretty good. Ice packs on and motrin in my system.
5:30 Ben and I are chillin. Tiago has been asleep since the nursery cleaning. I’m waiting for a dinner menu.
AND THAT IS TIAGO’s ENTRY INTO THIS WORLD
Life is good! Healthy babies are a miracle!!