He looks so much like Nora from her announcement picture! Congrats mama, enjoy those baby snuggles
Here we go! ****Updated with short version of birth story! - Page 4
Short version of the birth story while I have 2 hands for a minute!!
The labor like I said was mad fast. From the time my water broke until he was in my arms was 8 hours, but ctx didn't pick up right away, so I can't count from water breaking, really. So, from first real active labor til he was born was probably only a good 3-4 hours. My mw was just super amazing. I called her once I felt like I wanted to get in the water, and she said start filling the tub and she would come and assess where I was at first. When she got there I was at 5, so she suggested we go for a walk to get things really going. It was around 9 pm Chris, Jessica (mw), and I walked my normal stroller walk route (which, I have to say, was surreal at 9 at night, with the almost full moon and stars twinkling, it was a gorgeous night) and I literally WALKED through ctx. It was intense and crazy. In b/w ctx we joked and laughed and just -- it was so amazing. Like 3 friends out for a late night walk. A ctx would hit and Chris would take my hands and walk backwards, and I would walk thru it - what a challenge, each and every one!! Uphill was so tough, but I did it.
Things got real intense real fast once we got home, probably around 10. I got in the tub probably around 10:30 (not sure exactly when) and hit transition like wildfire. It was as intense as it gets!! I must have only had a handful of ctx before I was pushing with them, and then Finn was born at 11:16. Only took 3 pushes to get him born. I barely tore. They said it was up to me if I wanted sutures b/c the tearing was just so minimal. I chose to get them b/c there's just no way I can guarantee complete bedrest with my legs together for a week, with Nora. No way.
Overall it was just amazing. I'm still in a total whirlwind! The most awesome birth experience ever.
aaaaaanddd....he's fussing. Lol! BBL!