Edited by Ava's Mama - 9/14/12 at 3:18pm
Brody is here
OK, I am finally at a computer!
As many of you know I started losing mucus plug on Wednesday AM. Through the day I had regular BH contractions probably 15-20 minutes apart. I took a nap that day because I had a feeling things were going to happen that night. I took a shower after DD went to bed and decided to lay down and time contractions for an hour. They were 5 minutes apart and 1 minute in length but they seemed like BH, but the regularity made me think they were doing something. I called midwife at 9:30 to let her know. Around 11 I could no longer lay down during contractions and they were 3-5 minutes apart. DH called midwife and they were all here by midnight. When the midwives arrived I was still walking around, talking laughing. I started having to breath through them within 30 minutes of their arrival. My midwife was concerned that baby's heartrate was low so she was monitoring more frequently that normal and she had me walk around to see if that would wake him up a little. DH was trying to flll the tub but it was taking forever and ended up being way too hot for me to use. We moved into the living room to have better atmosphere and I was starting to vocalize at that time and shortly after started bearing down unintentionally. Baby's heart rate was still low. Midwife had me get on birth stool even though I didn't want to. I started pushing and that was really hard, my body wanted to but it hurt so bad. His head came out and midwife had me change to hands and knees position and told me that they were calling an ambulance just in case baby needed help. She said that in the next two contractions she needed me to push his body out. I REALLY did not want to! But I did it, it was so intense and I was so relieved when he was out. He was purple but screamed and pinked up within seconds. He nursed within 20 minutes of birth and I delivered placenta about 30 minutes after he was born. It turns out that there was a knot in his cord and that is why his heartrate was low during labor. It was an amazing and intense birth and so worth it to meet this little guy sleeping on my chest. I will post pictures soon!