What is your name?
When was your child born?
November 21, 2001
Was it a c-section or vaginal birth?
emergency c-section, she wasn't due to be here until Jan. 3, 2002. The doctor did a check to see how things were coming, and he was surprised to see her feet... So I was wheeled off to surgery.
Child's name (first name only if you feel comfortable)?
How many hours were you in labor?
I guess about 4 hours- Water broke as I was stepping out of the car to go to work at 8:00, and then the epidural was around noon, she was born at 12:48. I was in serious pain the whole time (my back only) and later my doctor told me that my contactions weren't even showing up on the moniter at all... Never understood that, maybe because the thing was strapped to my belly and I had absolutely no pains there.
What bonded you with him/her, or them?
Oy. I feel awful when I say this, but here goes- the first time I held and nursed her, two days after she was born, was the first time it really clicked. It all felt unreal before that. I suppose I just wasn't mentally there yet. I wasn't totally ready since I thought we had a month and a half left. I was totally in love with her the day we found out we were having a baby, but that's what bonded us. Wow, that was long winded. Sorry :P
What is the most rewarding experience you have had?
What are some of the battles that you have had?
POTTY TRAINING!!! we started and stopped twice. Third time was the charm. But we are still working on overnight training.
So that's that... I'm looking forward to being a part of this community!