A little late buthere's the story....
I have posted on this forum before an I thought Iposted hre at May Mamas but I can't find my post. Anyways I have had my baby actually two weeks ago today!! May 21st at 11:07 am. Cole Daytona cameinto the world drug free and at home with two wonderful midwives, one is a homeopathisc doctor , my dh, my best friend amd my 4 year old ds.
Everything started the day befire with light contractions and some water leaking out occassionally. Then Monday night after returning from watching aoccer game in the brisk cold, contractions started coming faster and more intense. Number one midwife came about 2am, number two midwife came about 3:30 am. My friend came at 3:00 am , had to leave to get someone to get her kids to school then came back about an hour later, so she did not miss much.
Close to 7:30 am #1 broke my water, what a tremendous relief. Good thing she didn't tell me she was doing it or I likely would have tensed up more than I already was, she said sheas checking my effacement, and then broke the water1 Tricky but it worked!! and was I ever glad. She thought the baby would come within the hour but he decided to take a bit longer. I pushed ofr all I was worth and thought several times this one was stuck same as my first, but they were all so encouraging and got me through it, I still don't believe I did it but I did. Cole's head came out finally but his shoulders were stuck. They threw me up on to the bed flipped me over and #1 pulled the rest of him out. He's fine, got a little oxygen at the start but no other measures were needed.
So far things have been pretty good, Cole eats likea fiend. --- oh yeah he was 9lbs 6 ozs, 22 inches!!!!. my first was7 lbs 14 ozs, 19 1/2 inches so quite a difference!!
first ds is adjusting well, going to sleep later, but that could be the summer too, who knows!!! it's a challenge when they both decide to go off but I'll figure it out.
I definetly won't be checking in here very often as I have no me time at least for now... Good luck to everyone.
And for those planning homebirth -it's well worth it if you have the right support. I could tell more but both needme now gotta go.