Had a baby boy 7 pounds 11 oz. via c-sec on Saturday afternoon. A little brother for DS! We were so convinced it was going to be a girl!
Ended up with water broken and in early labour for 3 days, laboured in active labour at home for a few hours and went to the hospital where dilation was found to be at 6-7 cms at midnight. Doc expected me to deliver by morning, but I was still at 7-8 cms and baby had developed a caput on his head. They started getting antsy, strapped me to continuous monitoring for a while, which effectively reduced contractions to bare minimum. Doc gave me a deadline to deliver by lunch time - by then I'd dilated to full by dint of squatting and double stair walking trying to get the contractions stronger. At lunch time contractions simply disappeared except for a few random ones...I was completely exhausted and doc was playing all the worst-case scenario cards she could think of. Pretty much gave in to a repeat c-sec at that point. I'm gutted I was so close and yet so far from a vbac, regretting the decision to birth at hospital instead of home... there will always be those what-ifs in life and lessons learned.
Am in love with my peaceful, beautiful little boy and enjoying the newborn baby bliss all over again.