Born into this world at home
May 25, 2011 at 4:38 a.m.
7 lbs 6 oz and 20 inches in length
I will post a lengthy birth story later. But basically as soon as I laid my head on my pillow at 10:30 last night I felt the baby make a HUGE movement down and felt a pop. IT HURT..so I got up and I didn't have a gush of water but I was leaking enough to fill a pad. Contractions started around 10:45 and they were about 5 minutes apart about 60-90 seconds in length already. I woke DH at 11:30 and told him to call the midwife. I was having lots of bloody show and my contractions were starting to get closer. By 12 they were 3 minutes apart and intense and I dry heaved a lot (I knew I was in transition already) but I knew I could do this. DH got birth pool ready. MW showed around 12:30 an checked and i Was 9 CM already!!!!! The rest of my water broke on it's own and i got into the birth tub around 1am. Labored in there until about 2. Got out and started pushing. I was complete and my body wanted to bear down. I pushed for about 2 1/2 hours and he made his entrance with me on the bed lying on my left side. DS holding my foot up, my mom and ISAIAH (because he slept through most of it) watching. Once he came out I cried. MY DH was AWESOME as a labor coach. I have a new appreciation for him and his love for me. My midwives were top notch. I am so thankful we chose an HBAC over another hospital birth! It's amazing!!!! LOVED IT.
I'll write more details later about the entire experience as I know it will help the vbac/hbac moms. But basically to all the HBAC or VBAC momma's you will get to a point in the pushing where you start to doubt yourself. Hang on because the end is near!!! YOU CAN DO THIS...
Total labor time for me 6 hours from start to finish. HE scored an 8 on apgar and nursed well. He's sleeping. I have so much energy right now i can scream. A little sore..and i tore 1st degree.
Here's a quick pic...We have so many we are trying to get through...but here's some that we haven't edited yet.