Tuesday, March 25, 2008

A Few More Details

I forgot. I did tear even after being in the water for an hour. I tore right along my last tear but it's minor only req. a few stitches. I dreaded getting stitches but with a couple of shots of Lidacaine it wasn't so bad.

Even though she arrived on her due date. she appears to be a week late. I guess there are several signs like peeling skin, creases in the ears and where certain creases on the feet start and stop. Plus my placenta was looking "old". It wouldn't surprise me I guess. Both boys were late too.

We left the BC around 6:30 this morning. It's nice to relax in your own space after giving birth. We walked in the house and Logan was just getting up about 5min later. He was full of smiles when he saw Bella. He's visited her a couple of times today but other than that, he's been blase about it. Ian, OTOH, has been all over her. He wants to "pet" her and keeps saying she's so cute. He wants to know why she's crying and says Poor Babe. LOL It's a role reversal for sure. I expected Ian to be more jealous. We'll see how it all changes in the next few days.

She has her first pediatrician appt in the morning. I was talking to the office and when I said she was born this morning, the girl was incredulous. She couldn't believe it and was asking all kinds of questions once she found out I went to a birth center and had a waterbirth. Most people only have seen it on TV. I'm sure I was the talk of the office this afternoon.

13 comments:

Lindsey said...

Congratulations Karlise!!! I'm so excited for you!!!

I love that when the boys went to bed last night everything was normal and when they woke up this morning they had a baby sister! That's so cute! It's like the stork came while they were sleeping and just dropped her off!LOL!

Congrats again!

Melodie said...

I was thinking the same thing, Lindsey! It was like they woke up just like any other day, but, "Hey! There's a new kid here, now."

Anonymous said...

Awwwww, Karlise. I'm so happy she is here. I can't wait to see pictures and hear more about your life with a little girl. Ian sounds so sweet. Congrats!!

Stephanie

Heather said...

Congratulations! I can't wait to see pictures!

Lindsay said...

That is tooo cute! Can't wait to see pics!

leo said...

Hi! I'm visiting from the hypno thread on the March 08 thread. Congrats on your birth! REst well now!

Anonymous said...

How exciting to have such a natural birth. I'd love to hear more about it down the road a bit when you're feeling better. We're going for our 2nd vbac this time around.
Congrats on the birth and I can't wait to see pictures!

Anna Mae
WTC

Lindsey said...

How are things going today? How was Bella's appointment? I know you're busy, but I'm living vicariously through you right now!

Hugs!

Anonymous said...

I can't wait to see pics!

Anonymous said...

I guess I should have put my name being is shows me at anonymous!!

It's me - Lynn from MSN Sept 2002 board!

Scarlett said...
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Scarlett said...

Hmmmm.... I left a comment here yesterday, but it disappeared...

Anyway... I'm excited to hear about your water birth too! You're the first person I've known to have one. I know the hospital where I delivered Isaac had tubs in some of the birthing suites, but it wasn't much of a benefit to me, for obvious reasons!

Anonymous said...

aww She is so cute !! and what is even funnier it that you posted that most women have babies on tuesday and the 25th was a tuesday. I am glad that the boys are so happy and yes ian will get a little jealous after the newness wears off but he is a great person like his parents so it wont be to bad

Hugs and kisses

Nichole