Announcing Elizabeth Katherine who was born at 6:47am on Monday March 14th after my waters broke suddenly at 10pm Sunday night! She was s little ahead from the April 2nd due date that we expected but weighed in at a healthy 7 lbs 12 oz. Things went fast and furious though she made me really work to get her out because her head was not tucked to her chest like we would have liked.
I'm super proud of how things went and thrilled that our homebirth plan worked out! I had a bit of a hemorrhage afterwards and needed a few stitches (small 2nd degree perianal and a labial tear) but the midwives were right on the ball with everything and handled it all very well. DH did an awesome job, even with being pretty freaked out by the amount of blood loss. Being my first baby I totally expected her to be late, not early! Clearly she had her own plans!
We're working on breastfeeding, have the cloth diapers going, and family is helping to pick up all the stuff we had planned to buy in the next 3 weeks. I'm feeling a bit more like myself today and less dizzy (blood loss effects) and hope to see the rest of the house, not just the bedroom and bath, in the next few days, lol!