Assya was born at 41 weeks +6 days. The inducing of her birth took more than 24 hours.
I got the “chemicals” for the induction: Penicillin for Strep B; later: Oxytocin and Epidural twice.
Yes, I was allowed to skip the Cesarean this time. The delivery was vacuum-assisted which made me upset at first but I had to change my attitude quickly (from pouting) to focusing and the team was very satisfied with my pushing skills. And I was utterly surprised by the task. I am sure it is a different experience when you do not have a vacuum buddy in the race or when you are not on epidural but I was positively surprised how easy the whole thing was. “I just have to hold my breath and push?!” I am good at holding my breath… I used to be a mermaid.
I cannot put in to words how much help I got from my husband in bringing Assya to this world and still do. Assya will have a mother and an angel guide her through life. When sometimes I am being asked: “and does your husband know how to change a diaper?!”, I always freeze for a second. “He is teaching me everything there is to know…” Seriously. You do not want to see how I do some occasional burping for Assya…
Assya is being held a lot and breastfed by demand.
She had her first check-up today and she gained almost 500 grams in a week.
She is now the same weight as she was born: 3870 gramm (8.53pounds).
Her height is now: 52,5 cm-s (20.6 inches)
Thank you for reading this and I will be back with baby fashion and nursing fashion tips.
You can already see some great pictures on Instagram @zoardminiboy.