Nothing ever goes as planned – does it? Baby was due around the 15th of February.
I had a good pregnancy overall but had minor complications which can turn ugly in the end (highish blood pressure and low platelets).
I was in and out of the hospital three times prior to giving birth. Once with pre-labor contractions at 28 weeks which scared the life out of me. Then back again with an overnight stay at 34/35 weeks.
Finally my doctor and I discussed being induced on January 30th due to my blood pressure rising and my platelets dropping. Exhausted, swollen and feeling sluggish all around, I had my baby shower on Sunday the 27th.
On Monday the 28th I went in for my last scan and to monitor the baby’s movement. However, I never left the hospital. I was sent straight to labor and delivery due to baby being in slight distress, lack of movement and low heart beat. I was induced that evening and my little Lucía was born on Tuesday, January 29th at 11:55am.
Sadly, my husband didn’t make it back in time. However, he managed to watch from Johannesburg Airport in South Africa via Google Hangout and boarded his plane just 15 minutes after the delivery. We had tried to connect by Skype, but it wasn’t working. Thanks Google for coming through!
Nothing replaces having him with me, but seeing him on screen was the best we could have hoped for. He met the nurses and the doctors and watched as Lucía was delivered in just four pushes (I’m going to give myself a pat on the back for that one). He said he was a bit light headed but managed to stay upright!
I am home now. It’s DAY SEVEN of being a mamá of two and I’m working on getting the hang of it. I’ve showered a few times (not many) washed my hair once or twice and done an insane amount of laundry.
Not much time left for anything else and my new mamá uniform consists of the Close Baby Carrier (I LOVE having her close to me and I just can’t lug around a car seat everywhere I go) my Hold Your Haunches leggings, Ugg Fabrizia Boots, a nursing cami, a loose blouse and my Elizabeth bracelet which I use to remember which breast I last used to nurse Lucía.