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Monday, September 29, 2008

You don't screw with a new mom

You just don't do it. You just don't. You don't fuck with a hormonal woman whose just given birth. It's just wrong. A nurse should know better. Can I just say, AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.

Ok, I'm better now. Let me explain.

On Saturday morning we were supposed to leave the hospital. The nurse came in to take the baby and give him one last check over. She didn't come back and she didn't come back, an entire hour went by. I pushed the button and asked the nurse when they were bringing Harrison back and they said, we'll check and let you know. Forty minutes goes by. Somewhere in there, Logan shows up to get us. We wait and I wonder what's taking so long. After a while, I send Logan to go and see what's up. They send a nurse back in with him and start asking all of these questions about our family's blood. Is there any hemophiliacs in our family, any blood disorders of any kind, have I been on blood thinners and didn't tell them? I answered their questions and then promptly lost my shit. I just couldn't deal with it. With everything we've been through in the past year, the thought of something being seriously wrong with this perfect newborn was just too much. So I sobbed and sobbed and yelled at the nurse and yelled at my husband. Then I demanded to talk to the doctor. Come to find out, they hadn't called a doctor to look at him. They were basing it all on the fact that he was bleeding still because of the circumcision.

I told them I wanted my son in my room immediately and a doctor called now and if they didn't do it, I'd sue their asses off. Not exactly sure what I could have sued them for, but it was the only thing I could think of in the moment. Within two minutes, Harrison was in my arms and a doctor had shown up. My doctor in fact, who was there, having just delivered another baby. She takes one look at me and asks the nurses to leave the room.

I take back everything I ever said about this Doctor and her not wanting to induce. She is amazing. She sat on the bed and hugged me for a few minutes, whispering tiny nice things to me and Harrison. Then she examined him. He was bleeding a tiny bit from the circumcision, but not bad at all. She said, sometimes in there beginning if there isn't enough Vaseline on him, it will rub on the diaper and bleed. Also, she said, sometimes the vitamin K shot takes a bit longer to work and possibly he didn't get all of it, because he was really squirmy when they given it to him. So she gave him another small shot of it. Which stopped bleeding in less than a minute.

They freaked me out for nothing. Which sucks, but I'm so glad there was nothing wrong with him. I couldn't handle anything being wrong with him.

In other news, my son is perfect. I dread saying it out loud, because then it might change, but he is perfect. I am so in love with him, that I can't even explain it. We all adore him. He sleeps and eats and when he's awake, he's very aware. He is a cuddler, but if you put him down (which doesn't happen a ton) he is perfectly content. He doesn't seem to mind his noisy sisters. When he is awake and in the room with them, he follows them with his eyes. He eats like a champ and when he wakes up at night to eat, he goes right back to sleep. He's definitely a keeper.

So now, please excuse me, because I have to go and stare at and kiss my son.


Manager Mom said...

Oh... congrats to you!

My daughter was a preemie. They took her away from me right when she was born and I didn't get to see her for hours. I was hysterical the whole time. I remember the terror of that day and am sorry you had to go through that...

Jade, Will and Illy said...

OMG how awful of them! They should have known how worried those questions would make you! Sheesh! (insert expletive here)

Luckily, he's okay. And I'm glad in the end you liked your doctor. Isn't it nice when people we gave up on already come through?

Sending cyber-baby-kissies to your little man. That's a bit freaky of me, but he is darned cute :P

Kristin said...
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Kristin said...

So glad everything is ok and WELCOME, Baby Alex!

Take care of yourself... get your rest and enjoy that gorgeous new blessing... I felt my cold heart melt just a tiny bit when I saw his sweetness.

Becky said...

omg that whole experience would be enough to send me over the edge. i hate that nurse.

Anonymous said...

oooh, how scary! ((hugs)) to you for the scare! I'm so glad he's ok!

debra said...

I'm so glad things worked out and little Alex is fine. I'm so sorry you had to go through that though!

mothergoosemouse said...

Issa, he's just gorgeous. Congratulations to you!

I'm normally a huge fan of nurses - adore them for doing a difficult and often thankless job - but I've been around a few who aren't cognizant of the impact of their offhand words on patients. Especially moms-to-be and new moms.

I remember being freaked out by a nurse when I was still PG with Tacy and way overdue, and my doctor left her scheduled patients to come up to L&D and calm me down. Made me love her even more than I already did.

I'm so glad that Alex is fine and that you're doing well.

ProudMary said...

Welcome back to the blogging world! I missed you! I don't blog anymore, although WilliamsSummerHome is still up on blogger.

I think I would have killed that nurse if it would have been me. She had no right to scare you like that. Thank goodness for your wonderful doctor.

Your little Alex is already quite the little man. He's adorable and I just want to kiss his little cheeks and smell his new baby smell! Congratulations and enjoy your new addition!

PS - I knew you wouldn't stay away from blogging for very long, and I also knew you would have a third! I found you through one of your comments on Alissa's blog, which I still read faithfully.