THE REAL SIDE OF PARENTING, AS TOLD BY MAMA SAIGH: FORMER TV REPORTER + PRODUCER, TURNED FULL-TIME MOM + WIFE... JUST TRYING TO SURVIVE MOTHERHOOD. WE'RE A MINNESOTA FAMILY THAT LIVED AS EXPATS IN SINGAPORE FOR THREE YEARS. PAPA SAIGH, MAMA SAIGH, BIG SISTER LINNA, AND BABY JIMMY ARE BACK IN MINNESOTA, AND EXPECTING BABY SAIGH #3 IN MARCH 2018. FOLLOW THE EVERYDAY REALITY SHOW THAT HAS BECOME OUR CRAZY LIFE, ON INSTASTORY (@MELISSASAIGH). IS IT WINE O'CLOCK YET?!
After a warm bath, some birthing ball action, and walking around, my back pain and contractions were getting bad enough that I decided to get some drugs via IV. Thank goodness for drugs:) My nurse missed my vein the first round, which almost put me over the edge (I'm such a patient person), and since she has a "one poke policy" another nurse came in and got it right away. I feel like I've had a couple glasses of wine, but I still feel the contractions in my back and hips. Next stop... epidural land:) I know I should get some sleep, but this is all just so new and exciting. The nurses are so friendly and they're really making us feel comfortable. Papa Saigh is starving and looking for some food. Oh, and I'm 4 cm dilated, so progress is being made!!!