Friday, August 24, 2007

I Didn't Have an Orgasm, But it Was Still Awesome

So tired.

So, so tired.

And happy.

And tired....

My second little baby boy was born on Monday, August 20th. He is beautiful. Wondrous. Everything we could hope for and more. I can't believe I ever felt disappointed to find out we were having another boy.

This is definitely the way it was meant to be. Little Guy and Littler(?) Guy are already becoming friends. (That is, if you consider getting bobby pillows thrown at your head by your older brother a sign of friendship.)

We have been in and out of the hospital since Monday because the baby had jaundice and we're not quite out of the woods yet so blogging might be sporadic until we really get settled.

Eventually, I will post the birth story. For now, suffice it to say that I only attempted to throw myself out the window once to end the agony. My labor was much shorter than my last one - only about 12 hours of the I'd-rather-have-a-root-canal-with-no-anesthesia-than-do-this-shit-any-longer kinda labor. And although I did have pain despite the hypnobirthing I studied, I mangaged to get through it with no drugs. Woo-hoo!

Overall, it was an awesome experience. My only regret is that I didn't experience an orgasm during labor.

I guess a girl can't have everything. Heh.

57 Comments:

Blogger Adventures In Babywearing said...

Oh, congrats to you! And awesome you could do it drug-free. You rock!

Steph

4:53 PM  
Blogger Corey said...

Delurking to wish you a congratulations!

4:58 PM  
Blogger Jackie said...

Yay! Congratulations!!!

5:23 PM  
Blogger something blue said...

Congratulations! It's wonderful to hear that your little guys are already bonding.

5:24 PM  
Anonymous Nancy said...

Congratulations! Can't wait to hear more about Littler Guy!

(And yes, I'm completely in awe of you for your drug-free labor.)

5:56 PM  
Blogger Blogversary said...

Congratulations!

I did the drug free route too and did not have an orgasm either.

Good luck w/ the jaundice and hope all goes well with recovery.

5:57 PM  
Blogger Kyla said...

Oh oh oh!! Congrats on your Littler Guy!

And yay for you!! Making it through med free. Awesome.

6:29 PM  
Blogger kgirl said...

Hooray! Congratulations! I've been thinking about you all week. I'm so glad everything went well. Can't wait to hear more about it once you get some rest.

6:58 PM  
Blogger Mary-LUE said...

How awesome! I can't wait to hear the birth story and I'm so thrilled that you have your nw little baby boy!

7:06 PM  
Blogger Jill said...

Yay! Congratulations. We'll need a picture soon, of course.

Also, congratulations on doing it drug free. As a woman who loves her epidural, I am duly impressed!

7:11 PM  
Anonymous Izzy said...

Congratulations! Can't wait to hear your story and see pictures of Little Guy Jr.

7:15 PM  
Anonymous andi said...

Yay! He's here. And anyone who can do it without drugs is my hero! Now go and get some sleep, girl.

7:32 PM  
Blogger Lawyer Mama said...

I was soooo hoping you were delivering! Congratulations!

Two little boys is a wonderful thing indeed. Just hold on and enjoy the ride.

Congratulations, mama.

7:37 PM  
Anonymous Smiling Mom said...

Ohh, congratulations! I can't wait to hear the full story!

8:39 PM  
Anonymous my minivan is faster than yours said...

Good for you! I can't get through a headache without drugs. Can't wait to see pics!

9:04 PM  
Anonymous Karly said...

Congratulations!! I'm so happy for you!

I've been waiting for an update and keeping my fingers crossed that you would have an orgasm! But, at least you got a little dude out of the deal, right? ;)

9:12 PM  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

Yahoo!!! Congratulations!!

12:03 AM  
Blogger JaniceNW said...

CONGRATS! Boys are cool. You just need more sleep and energy bars than the moms of most girls. Once my boys were moving they never stopped. I am very happy it went well and girl, I did this 3 times plus miscarriages and never even got a ohhhhhhhhhh out of it let alone an OH!!
Pictures as soon as you are up to it please!

1:24 AM  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

Congrats!!! Glad to hear the hypnobirthing went well, sucks about the orgasm though!

5:15 AM  
Blogger mamatulip said...

CONGRATULATIONS!! I'm so happy for you and your family!!

5:38 AM  
Blogger metro mama said...

Congratulations!!! Wonderful news.

5:53 AM  
Blogger Amanda said...

Congrats! looking forward to the story and pics. Enjoy this sweet time and don't rush back to us silly addicts.

6:17 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

Congrats! Hope everything calms down soon. Looking forward to the full story when you have some time.

6:50 AM  
Blogger ~JJ! said...

Yay yay yay!!!!

So happy for you!!!!

I can't wait to hear all about it.

Sorry about the orgasm! ;)

10:09 AM  
Blogger Celebrate Woo-Woo said...

Congrats on a successful delivery!

1:12 PM  
Blogger bubandpie said...

Okay, that's officially the best birth-announcement-blog-post-title ever.

Congratulations!

1:22 PM  
Blogger lildb said...

So proud of you and so glad new little guy is safe and you're both healthy.

Now dammit, C, promise you'll try to get some rest.

xoxoxo

2:10 PM  
Blogger Mrs. Chicky said...

Congratulations! I am in awe of your supreme earth mama/no drugs experience. I bow to you.

3:36 PM  
Blogger Shortie said...

Oh congrats!!!!!! I can't wait to see pics. Hugs.

5:22 PM  
Anonymous fidget said...

many congrats and blessings. Extra props for joining the no meds club!!

6:59 PM  
Anonymous Fog City Mommy said...

CONGRATS!!!!!!!

your friend in SF

6:59 PM  
Blogger Damselfly said...

Wow!!! So wonderful. Congratulations. It's so amazing you didn't need drugs. I'm glad the hypnobirthing worked somewhat. Can't wait for pictures!

7:36 PM  
Blogger Miguelina. said...

Congratulations - here's to the newest mom of boys in the blogosphere!

8:35 PM  
Blogger Mary Tsao said...

Congratulations! Wonderful news and it sounds like you did a great job. You deserved that orgasm, dammit! Next time... *grin*

8:46 PM  
Blogger Major Bedhead said...

Congratulations!!!

9:37 PM  
Blogger Pumpkin said...

Congratulations hunny!!!!! That is just brilliant news!!!!!!
Gozar and I are doing a little victory dance round the livingroom for you and the 'no drugs' situation....you are officially a heroine!!!!!

3:02 AM  
Anonymous Momish said...

Congratulations!!! Why does it seem like only a few months ago you announced you were pregnant. And now, littler guy is here!

Wow! Just wow! Can't wait to hear all about it and him!

6:42 AM  
Blogger suburbancorrespondent said...

Hey - I do the birthing thing without drugs also; I hate pain, but I hate hospitals more. My midwives know to keep any sharp knives away from me during labor, so I don't attempt to give myself a C-section to get it over with. I just wish I knew whether the joy I feel upon seeing my newborn is love for the newborn or just plain relief that the pain is over.

Of course, we all know that the pain isn't really over - we get to raise them for 18 years. For all the gory and humorous details, check out my blog The More The Messier.

11:53 AM  
Blogger carrie said...

Congratulations on the new baby!

Let the pillow fighting between brothers commence! (I soooo remember being right there in your shoes!)

Rest.

11:59 AM  
Blogger The Flip Flop Mamma! said...

WHERE ARE THE PICTURES!!!!!?? lol. I'm glad everything went well! Hope the jaundice goes away soon. Hopefully you'll be reading about me giving birth next, I'm 3 days from my due date!

1:08 PM  
Blogger Andrea said...

Congrats! I am so excited for you guys. Wish I could be there!! Now, stop reading your blog and go take care of yourself. :)
Love ya,
Andrea

2:42 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

Congrats to you and your family. Squee. So happy and excited for you all.

7:49 PM  
Blogger Jenn said...

YAy, congrats! Glad to hear everything went ok, can't wait for the birth story!!

8:24 PM  
Anonymous anne at annenahm.com said...

Congratulations! Maybe you only get one - either at the beginning or at the end. (Minus the lots in between. It is nine months for goodness sakes.)

8:58 AM  
Blogger Erin said...

Congratulations!! Can't wait to see a picture!

9:49 AM  
Anonymous Oh Baby Gifts said...

Congratulations on your newborn!!

FYI i couldnt stop laughing at the 'd-rather-have-a-root-canal-with-no-anesthesia-than-do-this-shit-any-longer comment you made.

12:31 PM  
Anonymous Andrea said...

Congratulations! And you are woman, hear you roar with your no drug taking self.

Now, I demand pictures. When you feel up to it, of course. :)

1:50 PM  
Anonymous sam said...

Oh yeah!!!! Congratulations!!! I can't wait to see pictures!

4:35 PM  
Blogger Jill Urbane, The Mentor Mom said...

Congrats to you!

4:46 PM  
Anonymous Sandra said...

Sending huge, huge, huge congratulations to you!!! Yay!

Welcome Littler guy ... you have one cool mama :)

1:44 AM  
Blogger Alexandria said...

Congrats on your new bundle of joy!!

1:29 PM  
Blogger Anne D said...

Congrats!!! My Little Guy (as opposed to my Big Guy) was also born on August 20 ... just 3 years ago. A great date, indeed!

Good luck with the next 3 "foggy" months.

:-)

7:48 PM  
Blogger Jaycee said...

Fantastic news. Well done.

11:34 PM  
Blogger Nadine said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

That is really wonderful you were able to get through it without drugs.

All the best to you & your family!

7:10 AM  
Blogger Mama's Moon said...

Big hugs and congrats to you, your family, and your new baby boy!!! Take care of yourself!

9:29 AM  
Blogger mpearl said...

Wow...I have been trying to keep up!
Congratulations. Babies are a true gift from heaven:)

6:06 PM  
Blogger Mel said...

Congratulations!!! Sorry it's so late... I'm still playing catch-up over here. (500 posts in my Bloglines. Whimper.)
I'm so glad for you! And he's adorable.

1:23 PM  

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