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All Smiles.
I finally am NOT pregnant!

On weds I took castor oil, by advice of my midwife. I was 40 weeks 2 days, and she was worried they were going to have to induce. Castor oil= terrible. The experience was both good, and bad. I had contractions for two days straight. On the first day, I slept through the majority of them. The second day was hell. I was contracting so bad. Mikes mom called and told Mike to take me to the mall. Walking through it was absolute hell, but once we got home the contractions got even stronger. Finally around 12am they were between 3-4 minutes apart. By 1 I was in the hospital, and dilated to 4 centimeters. At this point, after having painful contractions for 2 days, I was ready to do anything to get the pain to go away. Luckily I got an epidural within an hour of being in the hospital. By 4am I was feeling good, no more pain. The midwife came in and asked if I wanted her to check my progress, and I said yeah why not. Surprisingly, I had gone from 4 centimeters to 9 centimeters in 2 hours! I could feel my epidural waring off, and was a little bit concerned. It wasn't bad, but I could feel the contractions. My midwife asked if I wanted to try to push, and I felt ready. Literally.. 10 pushes, and Sebastien entered the world. My midwife was in awe, and said that births like mine made her want to scream hallelujah! Although the 2 days prior made my labor experience tough, I couldn't have had a better experience with the hospital experience. 5 hour active labor, I'll take it!

The first night we brought Sebastien home, I thought I was going to die. Literally, die. His sleep schedule was all messed up, and he was up screaming from 11pm-5am. I didn't send him to the nursery at all in the hospital, so I was already sleep deprived as it was. I found myself in his nursery bouncing with him, crying. However, tonight was a complete success. From 8pm on, until this point, hes been sleep. We made it a point to not let him sleep as much yesterday. It made a wonderful difference.

I woke up around 12am and I haven't been able to go back to sleep. I also noticed that oh wow, my boobs are the size of Pamela Andersons. I guess my milk came in over night. I seriously feel right now, like life couldn't get any better. I know its just the beginning, and things will get tough, but I am just so content. I figured out everything with Sebastiens insurance, Mike has a GREAT job making incredibly good money, and right now I really just don't feel like I have a worry in the world.

Life feels great :)
Now, I've got to drop about 40lbs. Hopefully Bfing will help with that. But I am shocked by how much my stomach went down. I really expected it to be so much worse, but it isn't bad at all. I already feel better about my body. I can't wait to get back into my old clothes again.

I guess thats about all. All smiles.

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congratulations momma! he is absolutely beautiful!!!! eww my friend on here (kara) did the whole castor oil thing and i was in awe of it. lol. i was induced at 39wks 4d (i do believe) because i didn't want him in me anymore LOL :x i can't even tell you how long i was in labor. bad birth story, right? all i know is that they broke my water at around 9AM the morning of, i had bad contractions and then like two hours later, i said 'to hell with it' and got my epidural :D

my boobs were only a tad bit bigger when i was pregnant and they were HUGE when my milk came in. are you going to breastfeed? ethan didn't want to take to it. well he did for like two days in the hospital, but after that nope. and i wouldn't ever wish that pain on my worst enemy LOL

I have been breast feeding, and it is going really well. I completely understand what you mean, the engorgement was TERRIBLE. Solid rocks. Like having two cantaloupes attached to you haha.

Congratulations lovey, I am sooooooooooooooooo happy for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He is gorgeous! I love babies. Maybe one day I will have one of my own :) Love you!

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