Well, i have a son, I actually have a son!! Nothing or no one could of possibly given me a glimpse of what to expect when giving birth, and that's what I expected. So I wasn't let down to say the least! It started saturday morning at 5am, my water broke, you could say it was what I imagined it to be like, however not august 8th. I was at the hospital by 7am, accompanied my aaron, who I told to go play golf like he planned but he insisted he come. I figured I would sit at the hospital for hours and be sent home. We took our time getting there, I packed a bag just incase, threw in a load of laundry and carefully picked out what I would bring our son home in, if this was the real thing. When we got to the hospital, I said I think my water broke, within the hour I was in the delivery room and by 9:36 my love was here! I had no contractions until about 8:30, when I was a 6 or 7, so I am pretty lucky. Actually I must be the luckiest girl in the world if I only had to go through an hour of that. With going natural, I can't imagine it being any longer. Not to mention the fact little Dominic was only 5lbs 2oz. We were in the NICU for 11 days, I spent all but 1 of those nights in the hospital, and aaron spent all but 3. As weird as it sounds I was not at all scared about him being in the NICU, i didn't have any bad feelings. I knew he was fine. Needless to say those days could also not of prepared me for what it was really like to have a child. He has been home for 2 weeks and it has been pure chaos!!!! What was i thinking I was going to have all this time on my hands not working!!! It could have to do with the fact I am pumping as well as breastfeeding, that takes up most my days. Dominic isn't getting enough while on my breast, so I pump and give him a bottle so I know he is getting enough food. On the other hand, It's absolutley amazing to be a mom. A little different than caring for bootsy, who I miss more than anything. Im so blessed to have a healthy baby and a cute home to live in, I can't complain!
Dominic Demille Jasperson. 8/8/09. 5LBS 2OZ