Monday, August 07, 2006

Ooh, baby, baby!

Well, she's here. No pictures yet because we forgot the USB cable for the camera, but TCBIM is going home to get it today, so there will be some later.

At 11:59 p.m., Charlotte Jane finally made her entrance. Face up. I REALLY don't recommend having a baby face up. It REALLY hurts, even when you do have huge amounts of epidural drugs running thru your body. She's 7 lbs, 12 oz, 21 inches long and seems perfect. She's currently lying in her bassinet next to me, sleeping away, like the good girl that she is. She nurses like a champion and boy, does she let you know when she's pissed off! She already has a scowl that'll put the fear of god into you.

I have a uterine infection and the midwife had to go back up inside my uterus to pull out a bowl full of blood clots. Loads of fun, that one. But it seems to be getting better - I'll be on antibiotics for the next 24 hours. It wasn't the easiest delivery, but all in all, not too horrible. TCBIM WILL be phoning the urologist today, though. Snip, snip, baby. I've done more than my share, he can join in a little of the pain.

The coolest thing - my cousin in Madrid also delivered her little girl, Chloe, yesterday, so the girls will share a birthday. Barely, but hey, it's the same day, that's all that matters.

And now, I haven't had anything to eat since 9 yesterday morning, so I'm going to see what they offer for food at this place. I'd eat dried linoleum right about now, I'm so freakin' hungry.

Pictures later....

41 comments:

Kris said...

Congratualtions! Your post made my arms ache to hold a little bundle again!

I'm so jealous!

Kris

Steph said...

Welcome to the world Charlotte Jane Congrats Julia. Feel better.

daysgoby said...

Sounds like everything's all right with the world, then.

So today is Charlotte Day!
A wonderful day to be born.

Sharon said...

Hurrah! Congratulations and welcome to CJ.

Rachel said...

Congrats! I hope the infection clears up quickly.

KathyR said...

Congratulations!

Oh, and "ow" and "yuck" for the other parts!

justme said...

Welcome Charlotte Jane! Congrats Julia!

Wisconsin Crunchy Mama said...

Congrats!!!! Can't wait to see pics :)

Shannon said...

Congratulations!!!

I love the name Charlotte Jane. Sweet baby Charlotte....

I hope you heal up quickly :)

Can't wait to see pictures!

Vivian said...

Yea! Julia you are such a trooper. I am so happy for you that you both are going to be fine. Congrats to your entire family and Welcome Baby Charlotte!

Try to rest and we will be on pins and needles to see the pics. =)

Megan said...

Congratulations! I love the bit on TCBIM phoning the urologist.

Kerri. said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

We are so proud of you and Ms. Charlotte Jane. Welcome to the world, little girl.

Caro said...

Congratulations!

Deb said...

Welcome Charlotte Jane! I can't wait to meet you!! Congratuations, I am glad everything went relatively well and she got here safely. She shares my favorite cousins' birthday, so she is in good company with the day. Can't wait to see pictures:) If you need anything Julia, please call.

Deb said...

p.s. there is a Friendlys right on the premise at Baystate, yum:)

Cat, Galloping said...

welcome charlotte!

Sandra Miller said...

Congratulations!

Welcome little Charlotte Jane!

A sunny-side up delivery, eh? Those (as you intimately know) are some of the most difficult labors and births.

So glad you're on the other side of it.

In the meantime, rest and enjoy all of those post-labor endorphins :-)

Lyrehca said...

Congratulations!

bean and sprout's rep. said...

charlotte, we're so excited you're here! we've been waiting for you!

julia, way to go momma! i hope you feel better soon- antibiotics suck (make sure to take your probiotics too) and the whole infection thing sounds miserable too. when all's said and done and you're at home, call me and we'll share a stiff drink together (via phone).... congrats!

Natalie said...

Congratulations!!

Sarah said...

CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!

Definitely send TCBIM to Friendly's! I became a very big fan of oatmeal during my 5 day stay after having A. Everything else was pretty crappy.

graymama said...

Holy Shit! I am away from the computer for the weekend and you have your baby.

Congratulations! Enjoy your babymoon :-)

Allison said...

That's so awesome! Congratulations! I hope we can see pictures. I love babies. They are so cute.

And we have the same birthday! Barely, but still, that's so awesome. :-)

Michko said...

congrats, julia! welcome to the world Charlotte...don't give your momma too much trouble.

Andrea said...

Congratulations to you both! Dude, you're not helping me with that baby bug thing. But pictures will satiate me. For now.

I CANNOT BELIEVE YOU'RE BLOGGING! Wonder Mom, you are.

Margaret said...

Congratulations Julia, both for your new daughter and not having to have a c-section. I can't wait to see pics!

Jane said...

Congratulations. Try and get as much rest as you can and post the pics as soon as poss.

Kassie said...

Congratulations Julia & family!

You absolutely slay me. I wish I was your neighbor because I think you'd be a hoot to know!!

type1emt said...

Congrads on the birth of your little one!
Rest up, take lots of drugs, + get well soon.

Nic said...

Charlotte Jane is such a beautiful name! Congratulations, Julia.

Minnesota Nice said...

What great news. May Charlotte's life be blessed with the gifts of peace, joy, and fulfillment.
We
want
pictures!!

LauraJ said...

Hooray she's here!! I can't beleive you are blogging! lol what a world we've come to, less than a day after you have a baby you're telling the world by blogging. wonderful!! Happy Birthday Charlotte Jane!!
Oh and that Baby CJ has the right idea being born face up, now you know she's gonna be a spitfire!

As for the snip snip it's not too bad. I'd wait till you are completely healed though, cuz he's going to act like the biggest baby on the planet. (Here are a couple tips, buy some frozen corn, no seriously, it helps with the swelling and pain. Put some in a small sandwich size zip loc baggie. Make two so they can be alternated. Wrap them in a towel before applying you know where.) Good luck with that! (You know I watched my ex's procedure. I don't know why but I did. See I thought my friend had told me SHE WATCHED it when her husband went. Apparently she had went with him but waited in the waiting room. OOOpps! lol , I'd advise NOT going in to watch, unless that interests you. lol.

SUEB0B said...

Congratulations. I had no idea about face-up deliveries - I'm getting an education here.

Angela said...

CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU AND THE REST OF THE FAMILY!!

I hope you have a speedy recovery!

Susan said...

CONGRATULATIONS! I just love her name. So very pretty.

Hope you feel better soon, too.

Hooray for Charlotte!

terrilynn said...

Congratulations to you and your family, and welcome to the world, Charlotte Jane.

Wishing you a speedy recovery, Julia. I can't wait to see her!

Teri said...

Yay!!!!! Welcome Charlotte Jane! Hope your recovery is swift, mama.

Great name...

Sarahtoo said...

Welcome Charlotte Jane! Love that name--good choice! I'm so excited for you. I know you're ready for the pregnancy part to be done with and the baby part to commence. Hope you're both well enough to go home soon--though you should take advantage of this quiet time!

And welcome cousin Chloe, too!

art-sweet said...

I am late to the party, but hooray hoorah! Yeah Charlotte, yeah snip-snip, yeah Mommy!

I'll have to make a trip eastwards soon!

Scott K. Johnson said...

I get stuck away from my computer for a few days, and you go and have a baby. :-)

A belated congratulations to you!

lildb said...

welcome to your sweet babe, darling lady!

now eat something. and get some rest. :) xoxoxoxo