Friday, July 06, 2012

Pregnancy Comparisons

 While it's fresh in my mind...

Thursday, December 3, 2009
8:38 p.m.
Saturday, June 9, 2012
4:38 a.m.
Due Date
December 11, 2009
June 23-30, 2012
Days Early
8 days
Probably about 16 days
8 lbs, 10 oz
7 lbs, 11 oz
21 in
20 in
Touro Infirmary in New Orleans
Touro Infirmary in New Orleans
Time at Hospital
7.5 hours
30 minutes
Length of Labor
27 hours
?? (It’s really hard to pinpoint when my labor went from the contractions I’d been having for months to true labor)
Length of Hard Labor
5-6 hours
1.5 hours
Time Pushing
25 minutes
15 minutes
Labor Experience
Very gradual progression, great guidance by Jacob (making me walk, eat, go to sleep, motivating me, etc.), overwhelming because I didn’t believe it would ever end, draining, me flipping out for much of the last several hours
Wasn’t sure I was in labor till hard labor started, great job by Jacob of getting us from home to hospital, scary because it came on so fast and it took time to get to hospital, no time to flip out, much more aware of the birth experience (vs. being wiped and not in my right mind by the end of Jack’s labor)
Labor Team
Jacob, Mom, Dr. Peret, 3 nurses over the day
Jacob, nurse Bill, and midwife Esther (for the last 10 minutes)
Favorite Pregnancy Memory
Taking Bradley classes with Jacob and preparing together for Jack’s arrival
Being so aware of Cora’s position and watching my belly shift when her little butt would pop up
Hard Parts of Pregnancy
This was an easy pregnancy with very mild nausea and only a few days of round ligament pain around 24 weeks.
Rough nausea at the beginning, lots of fatigue, daily contractions from 23 weeks on, bad backache, lots of pelvic pressure
Pregnancy Cravings
Carbonated fruit drinks (Izzies), drank a lot of peanut butter/banana smoothies
Oatmeal daily, drank a LOT of lemonade as well as Izzies

End Results:

1 comment:

Chelsea said...

So sweet. You'll be glad you have this post to look back on some day! Your babies are just beautiful. :)