Friday, July 29, 2011

a new outfit

He's mad I took his binkie out.

My good friend Jamie dropped by today to visit. She brought this super cute outfit for Banks and of course we had to try it on. Minutes after these pictures were taken he threw up all over the new outfit. Dang.
Another one bites the dust. Outfit count for the day...3.
I feel sorry for everyone who is getting tired of the endless baby pictures. It's just that he is pretty much the best thing in our lives right now and we just can't get enough of him.
ON another note I thought I might share my first timer thought on birth and the after effect.
Two main points:
It was a doosy.
Epidurals are heaven sent.
I was a week late as we know and was going to be induced that Sunday night. However, early (like 2 am ish) Sunday morning I started cramping real bad. Within 15 minutes they were 2-3 minutes apart so we packed up and headed to the Hospital. By 4 am I was hooked up and ready to go. Sadly the pushing didn't start till about 6:30 pm, and lasted till about 9 pm. Yep. 2.5 hours. at one point I seriously thought to myself, I can't do this anymore...that was 20 minutes in. Nothing could have prepared me for how hard the pushing was. I was completely numb thanks to the epidural but that meant that I couldn't focus my pushing where I needed to because I could not feel a thing. Two hours into the pushing frenzy forceps were used and Bank's was out within 30 minutes. No one was expecting him to weigh 9 lbs and because of that I tore real bad. Plus, pieces of the placenta had torn and were still hanging out inside so the whole clean up process took about an hour.
The first 10 days after the birth were pretty intense. The pain was unlike anything I have ever experienced, and that's with all the meds I was on. Like I said, it was a doosy. Going to the bathroom became my worst nightmare and walking brought tears to my eyes, but guess what...I'd do it all again/ I will do it all again.
This was just my experience so don't be afraid all you pregos out there, hopefully it'll be better for you. It really is totally worth it because what you get after makes you almost forget all the hard parts to get that point when you hold your little one for the first time.


  1. I love all the pictures. Keep 'em coming!

    BTW, my first was the very hardest. The others have been a lot easier--still painful, but not as intense and you know what to expect!

  2. Who's getting tired of the pictures? They're amazing!!!

    Not going to lie, childbirth kind of freaks me out. But it's all good, I have plenty of time left to prepare... Since I'm not even married. Or dating anyone for that matter. I am sure you are right though, it must be 100% worth it. I can't wait to be a mom someday!