Saturday, September 20, 2008

More Info

That last post about my nephew was a quickie. I got the text yesterday morning at 6:30, and was SO excited for my sister and my brother-in-law that I just couldn't sleep. (Thankfully I was finishing my nightly potty break and heard the texting chimes...)
Anyway, I got to talk with my sister for a few minutes last night, and she sounds kinda stressed. She'd been in labor for the majority of the day Thursday, even going from 6 cm to 9 cm in an hour, but then she got stuck at 9 cm for FOUR hours!! Finally, she asked them if she could just push through to get things going, and eventually got going. Well, Jonathan was turned sideways in her pelvis (he was facing her left hip) and she just couldn't get him to come. They tried using the forceps to get him turned, but he just wouldn't go. They were about to do a c-section to get him out, but she begged for one more try. They tried again and got him to turn, but ended up ripping her in the process. (On TOP of the episiodimy she already had!)
Because of all of the stress from his birth, he's not nursing well. He has the saddest cry she's ever heard, and of course being her child, she's quite emotional when he cries. I was trying to tell her that I understood when the call cut out. She was on her way home from the hospital.
Today I talked with my mom (who is preparing NOW to go to her house to help her out on Monday) and she told me that Michelle is REALLY struggling with breast feeding. I have all sorts of tips I'd LOVE to give her, but I can't get ahold of her. I think she expected it to be easy, but I NEVER had it easy!!
Why does she have to live so far away??? We'd LOVE to help her with any tips we have, but she just isn't here for us to help her out!
I'm just glad my mom will be going to help her out this next week.....

5 comments:

KAT said...

It is hard when you want to help but can't because of geography. I hope she can get the hang of nursing soon. If she's still struggling help her get in contact with someone from the Le Leche League.

AimeeTheSuperMom said...

Do you guys have access to webcams? They're pretty cheap at a place like Wal-Mart. You could use it to see and hear her and demonstrate for her what you want to explain. We use webcams so the boys can stay in contact with their grandparents.

The Cook Clan said...

Oh that is so hard. I hated nursing for the fact that it sucked and my baby hated it. I know it was the right thing to do so I fought her for 4 1/2 months. Then I finally had had enough. Tell Michelle to hang in there! The first little bit is the hardest!

CareBearMommy said...

Yeouch! That sounds like she had quite a painful delivery. I'm glad that baby Jonathan is here, and that she didn't need a c-section. It's amazing, though, that it was so difficult with her being a week late and all. I hope the breastfeeding gets easier for her. I'm glad that your mom will be able to spend some time with her. Having her first child, while living so far away from family, has got to be tough.

Amy said...

I tagged you on my blog (6 quirks post)