I had a freaking baby, people! A 7 pound, 1 ounce human came out of my vagina. Oof!
I’ll give you the short birth story because….well…because I’m sure you’re simply dying to
hear read alllll about it, amiright???
At 5:00 in the morning of April 26th, my water broke so I showered, gathered my things and headed over to the hospital. There was one small problem: we had to board our dogs and the vet didn’t open until 9:00. Poor guys had to wait it out in the car while we checked into the hospital. Luckily the weather was very comfortable so they were just fine in the car for a couple hours.
I didn’t go into labor on my own so they started me on a devil medication called pitocin. After about 2 hours of dealing with VERY painful contractions that were coming every 2 minutes, I broke down and got myself an epidural. #bestdecisioneverrrr
Then…we waited…and waited….and waited…
At around 9:30 pm it was time to push. I pushed the babe out in 3 contractions which took a total of 7 minutes and SHE WAS HERE. WHOA!
Everything was going swimmingly until…I heard the doctor mutter “hemorrhaging”…then things got scary. Suddenly, my room went from having 1 doctor and 1 nurse to having a team of doctors and nurses and a surgeon. For a hot second, I thought I was going to have surgery + a blood transfusion. About 2 hours into the ordeal, the blood clotting medication they gave me kicked in and I was golden!
Hey, check out the view from our room!
My recovery has been very difficult but I am taking it one day at a time. Reporting in 2 weeks later and I’m happy to say that I am about 80% better. It’s just really crazy to think that if I had given birth 100 years ago, I would not be with you today. Thus, I am very happy to be a modern woman!!!! Go science!
Anyway, getting back to eating healthy has been a battle to say the least! Breastfeeding makes me hungrier than a bear coming out of hibernation! I am taking it one step at a time and right now I’m focusing on eliminating sweets and fatty foods. Next I will tackle other processed foods (wheat thins, I am looking at you!). Overall I have about 20 pounds to shed. In the coming weeks, I aiming to share my journey to getting back my pre-baby bod.
Here’s to being able to work out again (in about 4 weeks)!!!!
Happy Mother’s Day!