Our baby boy, Oakley Tate was gently and quickly born at home on sunny Sunday morning 2-12-12, 10:02am, 6lb 12 ounces, 20 1/2 inches (he loves his 0's, 1's and 2's!) So amazing! Everything is and was so perfect, it's surreal!
Woke up at 2:30am-3am with contractions that actually stuck around. Called my midwife at 5am, she suggested I get some rest since I could talk through them. I laid down and they slowed to about 15min apart. I decided to get up at 8am, things picked up quickly within the hour. Got in our bathtub to relax. Called the midwife just before 9am- but I could still talk through the contraction I had on the phone with her, she suggested I eat, rest, and mentioned "pre labor" I was not sure how fast I was actually going, so I told her OK. 15 min later contractions were more intense and really close, I called her and she heard me through one in the background. She said she'd head over it sounded serious. :) I called the birth assistant (barely told her what was going on) and she came right away. I felt a pop in the bathtub and my water bags broke at 9:45am. I was pushing and couldn't help it after that. I believe the birth assistant got there around 9:55 or so, and Oakley Tate was born at 10:02am! Once he crowned he Pretty much came out in one-two continous push- what a relief! I was on my knees in the tub and had my hand on my perineum and I felt the whole thing- I cannot believe my body stretched so much without tearing- amazing! The birth assistant guided him out and said grab your baby! He was awake and aware right away in my arms and pinked right up. How surreal- I exclaimed, "I did it! I can't believe I did it!" The midwife arrived a few minutes after his birth! What an experience!!