We had a boy! Baby Desmond Anatoli was born at 4:55 am Thursday morning after 12 hours of early labour, 12 hours of active labour, and 1.75 hours of pushing! It was exhausting and I almost cracked and asked for an epidural but we did it all natural just like I had hoped and planned! Dimitri was an amazing birth partner and coach, I really couldn't have made it without his strength and encouragement.
Baby Dez was 8lbs9oz, 20 inches long, with a head circumference of 37 cm. Of course papa and I are just over the moon in love. He is nursing pretty well, for some reason doesn't seem to really like my right boob, but we are getting over it. I had two small tears to my labia... I really thought my lady bits were being torn right off! I'm recovering alright, resting a lot and staring at my beautiful little guy. Can't believe he is a boy!
Thanks to everyone for thinking of me during labour, I definitely had you ladies on my mind during that crazy amazing experience!
A couple pics, and a full birth story later: