Hi ladies! Benjamin levi gordon was born this morning, sept 24th at 1:39 am. My water broke at 12:30 before any noticeable contractions. We waited to see if they would pick up because in 12 hours by law i needed to be in active labor. After two hours of not much we did castor oil smoothie, homeopathics, and finally blue and black cohosh. This definitely got things going and i was dieing to use the birth tub. At 8:00 pm i began active labor and my back was so painful i needed pressure through every contraction. I won't lie, i was howling. By the end of it i was practically pulling dh's arms off with each contraction! finally his head came out, facing up (hence the back labor)and i remember thinking my god! How did that head fit through there?/?
I had quite a few tears, but was overjoyed when they actually numbed the area before stitches.
Benji is 7lbs. 7 oz., 20 in long, 14 in head. He is latching pretty well and i never had to use the abx because we were nearly done at 12 hrs. I'll post a pic soon! !
* here he is, wide awake and curious. The midwife said that she hadn't seen a "star-gazing" birth (facing up) in 5 years, and that it was very special. I agree. He is pretty darn special!
HOpe this pic works!Edited by ascher21 - 9/28/12 at 1:15pm