My little Ari made her debut this this morning 9/13 at 630. I felt a gush thurs at 3p which turned out to be my mucus plug and about an hour later I was in full blown labor. My labor was intense from the beginning so I assumed it would go quickly but sadly I was wrong. Contractions were 1 1/2 to 2 min from the get go and as I progressed it was common for them to be one right after another towards the end it was like 3 in a row. At about 545a my body took over and started pushing for me which was incredible, I was not capable of doing it myself, my attempts to push were half hearted, mainly because of the back pain. I was exhausted and I kept thinking whens my body gonna kick in? then bam it was totally out of my control. It was so intense that I was trying to slow it down.
Thanks to the Most High I got through it and had the natural home birth I wanted. Ari weighs 9 lbs, we couldn't believe how big she is, I suppose that accounts for my difficult 14 hr labor, I had terrible back labor. She also has the most hair I've ever seen on a new born. People have commented that she looks like shes a couple weeks old already. She barley fits her new born clothes.
I haven't slept yet but I feel so happy and accomplished!