My King Cortland | Thursday, September 27th, 2018

A lot of things have changed. I gave birth to my son Cortland on February 14, 2018. It was an experience for sure. I was scheduled to be induced on February 13th at 5:00 in the morning. They started the process at about 5:30am. I held out for a while before asking for an epidural. The first time they gave it to me, it didn’t work. So the epidural guy had to come back around and do it again. It worked the second time. Since I wasn’t dilating enough and my son was losing oxygen (because my blood pressure was going up), my doctor decided I needed to have a cesarean. He was born at 8:56pm on February 14th weighing 8 lb. 11 oz. and 21.5 inches long. I was so sore I could barely get out of bed at the hospital and at home. My feet and legs filled with fluid also. It took me about three months to feel well again. I still feel tender sometimes, but it’s better.

Quinton helped so much. He did almost everything for my son and me. I still wanted to do things for myself even though it hurt my abdomen to lean over and get my son out of his bassinet or to carry him.

My whole life has changed since then. Sometimes it’s rough, but that’s my baby. He’s a very hyper and spirited little 7 month old.

Lately my son’s been having stridor. I took him to the ENT specialist last week. The doctor said that my son has tracheamalacia. It worries me a lot, but I’m trying to stay positive and pray that my son outgrows it.

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