Just a quick post to announce the birth of our lovely Sylvie Raven, born November 10th at 5:58 pm. 7 lbs 12 oz, 21"
My water broke at 10:30 pm on the 9th - two weeks ahead of schedule so I was really surprised. I was asleep when it happened but the gush woke me up. Expected things to kick in quickly as they did with my daughter when my water broke but that was not Sylvie's way. No contractions until 3:40 pm the following day despite lots of walking. Our midwives' policy is that labor must start within 24 hrs of water breaking so I had really begun to worry that we'd have to go in for an induction. Thankfully, that did not happen! After a long hike up a steep hill in the woods and lots of black and blue cohash, labor kicked in with bang. Super intense contractions immediately and Sylvie was born two hours later. I think I only had to push a few times. She was covered in vernix and gave a little cry. She latched within 20 min and is nursing well. Everyone is happy (enough anyway! My 15 month old is a little miffed about having to share me!)