It has been a while since my introductory post and I apologize for that. I unexpectedly had to be induced six weeks early due to my placenta not working properly. Not a lot of parents share details of their NICU and post NICU experiences, but I would like to.
I was admitted into the hospital in April. I had to receive two steroid injections that would help my little one develop his lungs before entering the world. The shots are not that bad honestly. The worst part was my husband making faces at how big the needle was! So pro-tip: Don’t watch your husband’s face! About 24 hours after my first dosage, I recieved my second and then started pitocin.
I am a new person to the blogging world and the cloth diaper universe! So let’s jump in with a little introduction. My name is Samantha and I am due at the end of May with a little boy. This is my first child and my first cloth diapering experience, so I am sure I will be making plenty of mistakes. I know I will have many challenges to face, but I am looking forward to the ups and downs. I will be managing a full-time job while trying to breastfeed/bottle feed with little to no help from formula as well as cloth diapering. Fortunately, my “daycare” aka my mother and my darling husband are completely on board for the cloth diapering as well.
When I finally had that positive pregnancy test, I couldn’t have been happier. I was scared and excited. Scared that I would lose this baby and that the third loss would mean something was wrong with me. I quickly rushed to get an ultrasound to make sure the pregnancy was viable.
At 6 weeks I had just started having morning sickness and I thought nothing of it, typical pregnancy symptom, right? If only I knew it would be much worse and for much longer after that.
Let me begin with a little bit of background. My husband and I had our first baby, a boy. He was perfect in every way as all babies are, but he was more than just perfect. He really was amazing. He was always happy, slept great right from the beginning and he was as cute as can be. We felt as though we had hit the jackpot when it came to parenting a newborn. He continued to be an “easy” baby and toddler. Life was great. Parenting was great.