Little man can earth side this morning after about 11 hours of labor! Contractions began picking up yesterday at three. After timing them for two hours I texted my doula. She came down around 730pm. We took an hour long walk to get things going more. My dh and I put our dd down for bed and things really amped up once she was asleep. I called the midwife and she was at another birth and wanted to know if she should send her back up. I said no not yet I will check in with you in an hour. By the time I had checked with her she was finishing up her last birth and headed my way! She got here around 1130/midnight. Contractions were hard and rolling in. I moaned like a primal beast woman through then. I remember looking at the clock around 115am and cryin that it was never gonna end. My support team was amazing and helped me through. I wa in and out of the bathroom all night and my hips were killing me. I wanted to remove my legs at one point! After one trip to the bathroom I got in pool and after a contraction my water popped! I asked "is it gonna be over soon?" And eeryone said yes you are doing great. It'll be done soon! I roared trough about six contractions that were moving babe down and I remember yelling "get out of me!" Haha it burned so intensely but I remember thinking how amazing it was to feel everything going on since I didn't with my daughter. I was amazed at my body and I felt his head pop out! I started dry sobbing "his head! It's out" I was determined to be done so I roared trough another contraction and out he came into the water! I looked down and said "oh my god he's here! My baby!" An I scooped him up and leaned against the tub!
I feel so great! I'm sore of course and after pains are no joke but mentally I feel so clear and energetic. I'm beyond proud of myself and my little guy. I'm in love with my husband and support team. I can't thank any of them enough. I could not have do e it with out them.
Malcolm Broderick weighed 8lbs,13ozs and is 22" long. He had a tear in his umbilical cord so we did not do a lotus birth like planned but that's okay. He nurses like a champ. His big sister came in to our room at four am an met him, shes in love and so excited.
I'm literally over the moon about my little family.
I will try and get some pictures up in the next few days. I'm on my iPod and idk how to upload from here!