Genevieve Soleil arrived Earthside Wednesday, December 12th, at 8:12 pm. She weighed 8lbs (according to dh, the scale said 8 even until the mw's asst turned it to look at the display; they said 8lbs7oz) and was 21" long.
I'm planning to write out a long birth story blog post, and will post it & link it here whenever it gets done, but I had a couple rounds of early labor that stalled out, starting at 11pm the night before. So I had acupuncture (and basically started active labor when I got off the table!), got a couple supplements per her suggestion, (got stuck in traffic,) was told by both the mw and her assistant that my ctx weren't very intense or close enough together, called them again when I felt that changed (they disagreed), got in the pool to try to relax, ctx got even more intense and closer, told mw to come, but baby girl didn't bother waiting for them. We had an unplanned UC, and dh did great listening to me and catching Nevie. We were in bliss by the time my friend came to take pictures--even she beat both the mw and her assistant! I consciously chose hands and knees since DS2 came so fast and I wasn't in a great position and tore. TWO ohmygodi'mnotpushing contractions later, she was out--I had to confirm that my midwife said no tearing with my own eyes. Some abrasions, yes, but no tears.Edited by stegenrae - 12/14/12 at 7:54pm