Everything is going well here. Isaac slept for about 6 hours the other night, which was amazing. I was hoping he would do it again last night, but he woke up for his 3 AM feeding as normal. Oh well! He still slept for 5 hours after that. Better than the 2-3 hour breaks we usually get during the day. We are heading back to Austin Saturday, as he has an appointment on Monday. They told us in the hospital that he has a hip click, so he is scheduled to have an ultra sound on Monday and a regular pediatric appointment the same day. I’m not terribly thrilled with the pediatrician I have, so she may not last long, but we’ll see how this appointment goes.
I don’t think I’ve mentioned this previously, but towards the end of my labor, my temperature spiked up to 102 and Isaac’s heart rate got pretty high. This was after 2 hours of pushing and him not moving down any, so they took us into surgery to have the C-Section. After he was delivered, they sent the placenta for a biopsy because of my temperature spike and found out there was an MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus ) infection on the baby side (inside) of the placenta. I don’t/didn’t have the infection and Isaac didn’t/doesn’t have the infection, but it was in the placenta. My OB was puzzled, as was her husband who is also an OB. No one really has any idea how it happened. They had me stay a few extra days and gave me several doses of a non-icillin antibiotic called Vancomycin just in case. That is apparently one of the strongest antibiotics on the planet, so if I somehow did have the infection, it’s gone.
Anywho, all of that to say the main reason I’m not a huge fan of my pediatrician is because she asked me to take a bath in bleach just to be certain I had no MRSA on my skin. I’m not sure if she missed the part where I had a C-Section, and therefore a huge incision across my stomach or what. I didn’t say anything about it to her at the time because I was in a new mommy stupor and was just listening and trying to appear to be a good new mommy. I talked to my OB afterwards about it and she said bathing in bleach was ridiculous and said if I wanted to make sure I had no infection on my skin (even though she did not believe it was possible that I even had it on my skin), that I should use an antibacterial wash that is commonly used in hospitals. We’ll find out Monday if that is good enough for the pediatrician or not. She also has me swabbing my nose twice a day with this gel crap to get rid of any infection that might be in my nose. FUN TIMES.
Other than that crap, motherhood has been amazing. I went to get a pedicure today and was without him for about 45 minutes. I thought about him for about 44 minutes. My dad took me to the appointment and as we were leaving I told him that was the first time I was going to be away from him. He asked how it made me feel and I said sad and had to concentrate really hard to keep from crying. It’s very bizarre how strong my emotions are for him. I can now say I know what people mean. I vow to never, ever say “you have no idea” or “you’ll see” to an expectant mother. That almost ruins the anticipation of it all. It is an unbelievable level of love, though.
I’m trying to get some good pictures and videos of him, but his waking hours are few and far between. One of these days we’ll have some!