Posted by Shannon Mateo at 2:40 PM
...I have more pictures of baby Codi!
His cute little feet...they are so small!
Posted by Ginger at 12:19 PM
MORE MOMMY AND CODI
CODI CLOSE UP
MOMMY IS A CAMERA HOG
GRANDMA, MOMMY AND CODI
KATIE, MOMMY, CODI
DADDY AND CODI
DADDY AND CODI AGAIN
NOW WHO IS THE CAMERA HOG
SEE MY TINY FEET AND DIAPERS
SEE MY TONGUE
MOM GET THE DAMN CAMERA OUT OF MY FACE SHEESH!
GOING TO KISS BABY CODI
PAPA AND CODI
BRANDON, PAPA, CODI AND GRANDMA.
SAME AS ABOVE BUT HELPING BRANDON KISS CODI GOODNIGHT.
GOOD MORNING. THIS WAS CODI AFTER A NICE POOP AND A FRESH DIAPER.
CODI AND MOM RELAXING!
Posted by Shannon Mateo at 11:26 AM
The day started out at 5:30 AM. We checked into the hospital and I was placed in my room. The nurse came in and told me she would be giving me an IV, catheter and shaving me. I thought wow, well shit, you sure making having a baby fun. She lifted my gown and was so impressed with the shaving I did at home that she said I didn't have to be re shaved. PHEW! Then she gave me the IV in my hand and OWWWW that hurt. Finally she came in and put in the catheter. My mood went from great to, BIG HUGE ASSHOLE in about 3 seconds. I suddenly was cramping and pissed off at everyone and mad they did it an hour and a half before delivery. After people started flooding the room and touching me here and there I was relieved to hear we were headed to the delivery room. They took me into the delivery room which was fuuuureezing and had me sit on a table. The anesthesiologist told me I would feel a little prick similar to what the needle at the dentist feels like. Ha I didn't even feel that much. It maybe felt like I poked myself with a fork or something. Then I guess he gave me the epidural and I didn't feel a thing. They had me sit there for nine seconds and my legs got warm. They laid me down and put up the drape and this time I felt amazing. The anesthesiologist did an amazing job this time and he numbed me to just the right spot. The doctor told me everything that was happening and then he said, okay you will feel a tug and then you should hear a cry. I felt the tug, and I heard Wha OMG HE IS PEEING ON YOU aaaa. That's right hearing his first cry was interrupted by the entire delivery room shouting that my brand new son had just peed on me about 2 seconds after being born. It was actually pretty funny because I knew from being pregnant this kid was going to be a little feisty and boy was I right. They took him to the table and he kept whaling which was so reliving and awesome to hear. They cleaned him up and the doctor kept turning around to tell me how perfect and amazing Codi was. His feet were half the size of Brandon's surf board feet and he had a full head of hair. Everyone joked that was probably the cause of my heartburn. Rob and Codi left after that and they went off to the nursery for a bath and what not. I hung out and got stitched up and I did way better then last time. I didn't even start screaming I CAN'T FEEL MY LEGS or anything. They took me to recovery and said I could see Codi when I could move my toes. They say it takes about an hour which was just right and I waited for the hour and then suddenly I guess I was moving my whole leg. They all giggled at me and right at that moment Rob walked in and said Codi was all ready for me. They wheeled me to my room and brought in Codi. He proceeded to pass right out in my arms. He slept there for ever and woke up and latched on like a champion nurser and passed right back out. He did this the rest of the night. He even slept in his little bassinet thing for hours at a time and that shocked me since Brandon wouldn't go in his bassinet thing for 40 seconds. Codi spent from 12:40 to 5AM sleeping in his bassinet. I am still astonished as he is in his bassinet right now. I changed his first poopy diaper this morning and right as I pulled off his diaper he started pooping more. So I wipe and out came more poop and more and more and then he peed on me. I finally gave up just put a diaper on him and let him sit for a while in the Boppy while he finished pooping. Then he fell right back to sleep. This kid might be the most peaceful baby I have ever seen in my life. I love it. I wonder how long it will last because he it is really fun having two totally different kids. Last night Brandon finally warmed up to him and rubbed his back and belly and gave him a few kisses. Then he saw Codi start nursing and Brandon kind of freaked out. He crawled over me and started trying to pull my boob out of his mouth and he got really close and kind of seemed like he was about to try and lick my boob. The whole thing totally cracked me up. Brandon kept poking my boob and finally he gave up and kissed me bye.
So far I've only been allowed broth and cream of wheat so needless to say I AM STARVING. I already got my catheter and IV out and am already able to walk around and I even just got to take a shower. I am now devising a plan to have grilled cheese and french fries smuggled in here so I can finally eat some damn food! I am going to go now and stare at my son while trying to figure out how to upload photos from my moms camera contraption doohicky so you can all oggle my little man more!
Posted by Shannon Mateo at 10:40 AM
HO-LA! COMO E-STAS? This is Jen from Lost in Translation bloggin in for Shannon for the day! WHOOT! This means I don't have to post on my own blog today, right?! Eh...
Anywhoozle. Let's not talk about my blog. All I've been doing over there is complaining and trying to brainstorm ways to get my baby out. Any of yoooooou happen to have any new ideas?!? No? FINE. No really, it's FIIINE. I still have two weeks left anyways- but UGh. I swear to GOB he dropped like 4 weeks ago these fake-o contractions are getting to be a bit of a hinderance and.... Oops- forgot! Not going to talk about it... shutting up... right.... NOW! : )
So, what to write about???
**** 2 HOURS LATER ****
Ok, so I have been thinking thinking THINKING about a topic and it appears that my mind is completely and utterly focused on labor and delivery and NOTHING will steer me away from it... Not even gossip about Brit Brit.
SO: Since I know there are a lot of mommies who read this blog I am going to throw out the following topic for discussion:
I have been doing a lot of reading on labor symptoms and contractions and how can you tell what is which and how it feels and yadda yadda yadda. It seems there are certain things that are supposed to happen when you are going into labor, ie: Mucous plug, bloody show (ew!), rupturing of membranes, contractions, etc, etc. From what I understand, in a "textbook" labor situation is one where you first have a bloody show, then your mucous plug comes out, then your water breaks, and in there somewhere you start having contractions. The contractions increase in strength and duration and then eventually OUT pops your baby!
HOWEVER, the more message boards I read and personal experiences I hear, it seems like more often than not people have labor experiences that are "supposed" to be "the exception" to "the rule", ie: Women only having minimal discomfort and then giving birth after a short labor, women whose water did not break and mucous plug did not come out, women who did not know they were in labor because it felt like gas, menstrual cramps, etc...
So I want to know: were your labors "TYPICAL"?? What did your beginning contractions feel like?? Was it like gas? Or period cramps? Did you have diarrea first?? (NO THIS IS NOT TMI- NOT TODAY!)
Is everyone's experience TRULY UNIQUE? Or can similarities typically be drawn??
My doctor has told me that I will KNOW when I am in labor and that it will NOT feel like mentrual cramps- yet I have heard of women who are like, dilated and crowning who did not have painful contractions at all!
See, normally I would ask Shannon these questions since she is my go-to on all topics Mommy-related... however she has never been in labor so now I must pimp out her blog for my own personal gain. Bwuuahahahahahahaaaa!!
Posted by Jen at 9:31 AM