Isabel Susanne Jackson
January 12, 2011
5:59pm 8lb 2oz 20.5 in
I went in to labor the night of my last post where I was complaining about due dates. My water broke at 1:30am conveniently enough after I had just peed and was still sitting on the toilet. I hadn't had any contractions yet so I was confused for a minute if my water had just broken or if I had just peed again without realizing it.
After 16.5 hours of labor, 2.5 of which were spent pushing, I had my sweet baby.
These past 8 days have been the most crazy 8 days of my life. I was (semi) prepared for the demand of a newborn but I had no idea the kind of toll labor and delivery has on a persons body. The combination of the two things, plus the lack of sleep and sore boobies from breastfeeding, it's been a bit of a rude awakening for me. Kudos to moms everywhere.
Despite all of this craziness and adjustment, as hard as it's been, Troy and I couldn't be more lucky. We have certainly been blessed.