Kieran Michael was born at 1:19am December 29 after less than 30 minutes of labor, about 10 minutes after we called the midwives!
I had two bearable contractions, two pretty freaking bad contractions, two TERRIFYING contractions where I thought I was going to pass out or not be able to make it through my labor, and one that felt like the entire world was ending, and then my son came out in two pushes and all was right again. :) His dad caught him.
IDK if all of that miserable prodromal labor I had helped or not, but it was a surreal experience to say the least. I didn't get my water birth- the tub could have been inflated and waiting with warm water in it and there's still no way I would have made it down the hallway to the living room. We barely made it to the bathroom! My husband was utterly dumbfounded by the speed at which my labor unfolded, but he was a champ and kept me calm, did a great job catching the baby, and stayed on the phone with the midwife.
The baby is beautiful and already nursing like a pro!