I have a three month old baby. From the get go we had complications. He was born not breathing, needing breathing tubes and all sorts of tests done. A weeks worth of antibitotics on his tiny body and heal pricks a day. I was struggling. I didn’t get to hold him for four days after birth. Did not get the chance to have skin on skin, bonding contact or even breastfeed. No one tells you how hard it could be if your baby is not born healthy. The birthing classes never prepared you for the chance something might be wrong. I know they can’t go through everything but maybe talk about the process if something is wrong, this is my first child. The birth was very traumatic. We stayed in hospital for 7 days and then had to return for more treatment.
The first couple of weeks I was thinking what have I got myself into. Waking at all hours of the night, feeding, crying and not settling. No one tells you how and why your going to be so totally exhausted. I wish they had. Not that it would change anything. I would still have my beautiful baby. But it’s been a hard road.
Posted by mom71845, 16th July 2014