Saturday, February 5, 2011

Jefferson Matthew

On February 1, 2010, I gave birth to a beautiful baby boy, Jefferson Matthew. He weighed 7 lbs 2 oz and was 19 1/2 inches long.

I was induced again with this pregnancy. I was already dilated to a 4 on Monday. When my doctor heard I was moving in 3 weeks she said, "I'm inducing you tomorrow." So they induced me. I fully expected it to be just like Jewell's induction. However, I had a horrible cough. By the last hour I was so miserable with my cough and the shaking from the pain meds I was convinced I'd never giver birth again. But after 12 pushes, and a hour off the meds, I was feeling so much better.

I delivered Jefferson at Greenville Memorial Hospital. I love that hospital. We had great care. My night nurse was my favorite. She kept offering to take Jefferson to the nursery at night so I could sleep since I was so sick. She encouraged me to keep breastfeeding and not supplement (which was a problem last time).

We are home now and trying to adjust to our new life. However, we aren't getting too comfortable just yet. I think the "adjusting" won't really be happening until after we move :). For now, we will enjoy just adapting to the chaos :).

Here is a picture of Jefferson in the hospital. I have quite a few more! I'll save those for my next post.

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