Hello my fellow unhindered childbirth supporters!!
Well, **SHE** is here! Born July 9th, 2004, at 12:53pm.I was so convinced I was going to have a boy. What a suprise. I don't have a name for her yet.
She has opinions on everything! She cried when she was born, and cries whenever anything is not going her way. So different from my first baby, who I rarely heard cry.
it was the easiest birth I could have wished for. Almost totally painless. I was totally dialated for about an hour or two (time, what is that?) in awe. I was sitting in the bathtub with the soles of my feet together for a lot of the rushes. When I got the urges to push, I sat on my haunches, and let her head slowly come out, with the sac around her head (born in the caul). Now I know what it feels like to really want to push. I got up on my knees above the water, and let her slide out with the rush, while my mom, DD and partner watched me catch her. She breathed after a few seconds, sputtered and cried.
She weighs 7 1/2 lbs according to the scale I have, but she looks sooo tiny to me, especially compared with my 30 lb. toddler.
she can't stop sucking booby:LOL, but I don't have any milk yet. Hopefully it will come soon, so I can fatten her up
I am so proud of my self that I gave birth unhindered and unassisted. But at the same time it seems like the only way it was meant to be.
Life is Beautiful