Canaan Oak was born yesterday September 19 at 9:05pm. He weighed in a 8Ib15oz and 21.5inches long with a TON of black hair. My midwife had come out on Monday to check me and baby out and at that point I was measuring 3cm and I did opt to let her do a membrane sweep. So I knew I was getting very close. Well, I had contractions starting late Tuesday night that were 10 minutes apart but thought that once again they would just go away once I went to bed. Well they kind of did, only to pick up again after I woke up yesterday morning. Well, they stayed at 6 minutes apart all.day.long. They weren't anything bad, just more annoying than anything else. I called DH home around noon just because I started to thing that it may finally be the real deal. Well, once we got the kids to my Mom and I was able to catch a nap things finally started to pick up and I was bale to get down to business. True active labor started around 6:30pm. Shortly after my midwife's assistant (and my dear friend) arrived I decided to get into the shower. When I was having my first child we discovered that for what ever reason a hot shower is my silver bullet to deal with labor pains. I had made sure to turn up the hot water heater a couple weeks ago for this very reason. I spent almost all of my labor in the shower in the dark. I was starting to get a little worried when I was starting to run out of hot water because I couldn't imagine dealing with that level of intensity without the hot water, but low and behold I started to get pushy! The midwife and DH got me out of the shower and into our room. The midwife checked me and I was 9 3/4 cm! Awsome. After another contraction my water broke and all I could do was push. He was out in less that 10 minutes and DH got to catch him! We were all so shocked that it was a boy as we ALL thought it was going to be another girl!!! Less than 3 hours of active labor...wow....Now we're just resting and enjoying this time. His big brother and sister are totally smitten. He's a good little nurser and such a laid back little man. So glad he's FINALLY here!!
So for whatever reason I can't get pictures to directly upload. Sooo, here is the link to our farm's blog where I have his picture from shortly after he was born.:)
Edited by PrettyHippie - 9/20/12 at 9:20pm