Originally Posted by AugustineM
I'm really curious about Meg too! I stalked the DDCs and didn't see anything. I hope all is well!
I totally dogged out of the Sept 09 ddc.... just never got a good jive going with that group. I'm totally active on thebabywearer if you ever want to find me- same user name. I don't really do facebook, though I did sign up once upon a time to check it out.
But what you really want to know about is our darling Pip (as Carl nicknamed her)- Vivian Rae born at home on Sept 10th, 10:30 or so in the am.
My water broke while Greg and I moved into our *new* bathrooms that the plumbers had hooked up that very day. I've never had my water break before- it's amazing!! But no contractions or anything so we went to bed in the guest room. In the am I was having some, and Greg got antsy and got the midwife and his mom over here.
So at 7 am everyone is watching me and I am feeling fine. Joy (the mw) leaves for her 8 am appt and my mil and Ceci sit down to do clay. I'm having contractions, but they are mild and I'm doing laundry and just kinda hanging out. Eating breakfast and drinking coffee, reading the paper, you know. Then my mil (who I wanted there, who is great, retired dr, very holistic, but had her kids 40 years ago...) says 'well, if your water is broken, you'd better do something to get that baby out!!' Like what- jump off a dresser?!! So by 9 I am annoyed with all these people here. Mom takes Carl to Fleet Farm and I sent mil and Cecilia next door to the credit union.
At 9:30 as I'm ushering them out the door I have a yowza contraction, and I holler at them to get Greg. He's up in the next contraction or two and all of a sudden I am bending over the chair hollering. omg, they were intense!! He (and this is my favorite part) lifts up my skirt and declares 'I believe you are fully dialated!!'
So we run upstairs to the tub (it's dawning on me that these contractions are killer b/c I'm used to experiencing this part in the water) and I hop in. Of course we don't have enough hot water and it sucks and I'm in transition and now I really want mil and my mom and those stupid ladies are out touring the country.
Greg calls the midwife and calmly tells her 'it's time.' Then she hears me in the background and realizes she is going to miss the birth! 'Cause I am totally in transition and as soon as greg hangs up I am holding his hand and whimpering "I've got to push!!" Ugh that feeling never gets less intense. So I reach up, feel the head and start workin' her down. A few more nice pushes and her head was out... Joy came pounding up the stairs and we delivered her body.
She has black hair, brown eyes and was 7.13 lbs. I didn't tear, she took to the breast right away. It was awesome!!! She was born so fast, I couldn't believe it. It was kind of traumatic to go from 0 to 60 in an hour.
Viv is easy, only a few weeks of freak-out-time (you know- all that crying) and now she's back to being pretty easy. Sleeps good. She's crying more soon.