NinjaBaby – Male, 7lbs, 20 inches, 9 and 9 (at 1 and 5 minutes) on the Apgar, was Born October 7th, 9:03am Eastern.
So we recently got the news, that while doing a routine blood test there was evidence that he might have an infection. As such, our little NinjaBaby gets to keep his IV (which we were hoping he’d loose today, since he’s feeding now).
For those that don’t know…. ‘A’ DID have an epidural, but it “came out”. She had to go through the WORST of her active labor and pushing with No epidural
I personally find that astounding.
I was there with her the whole time, I could see the pain and determination in her eyes.
And GUYS, if you get the chance, BE AS INVOLVED AS THEY WILL LET YOU BE!
I was helping to position her, holding her legs back, holding her head up, wiping her brow, urging her on, giving words of encouragement.
I didn’t just “stand aside and yell ‘Push him out, shove him out, waaaaaaaaaaaay out'”.
I feel that I was part of the process. I feel that I bonded with my son without even cutting the cord (I couldn’t because of complications).
And just as importantly, I feel it brought A and I closer together.
I can only assume that that will make it that much easier, for A and I to raise NinjaBaby in the supportive and healthy household that we have envisioned since day one.