Layla Violet arrived yesterday, May 5th at 6:50 am. 7lbs 14oz. Her birth was perfect! I started having contractions at about 1am, they were strong but irregular. I tried to sleep through them, but it was no use. A little before 5am I texted the midwife and told her. By 5 am they were close together and regular so she decided to come over. I woke SO. I think she got here a little before 6 am, the apprentice shortly after. I labored in bed while they set up. At some point DD woke up and peeked her head in. Then I got on the floor. First standing, with my hands on the bed. Then I decided to kneel on the floor with arms and head on the bed. I had a couple really strong contractions and then started feeling the urge to push. The first push broke my water, the second birthed her head (and hand) and the third birthed her body. :) SO and DD both got to see her come out. :)
Everything went perfectly, and I'm so thankful for that!
Layla is a great sleeper (for now!) and a good nurser. We're still working on getting a good latch, but we're getting there. :) I'm tired, and sore, but over all I feel good.
I apologize for the less-than-eloquent birth story, this mama is exhausted! As much as she sleeps you'd think I'd be well rested, but of course, every move and sound she makes wakes me. Plus I just like to lay there and stare at her. :)