Teddy is here!
Edward Eric Ezekiel
Born Monday 9/18, 9:17 pm
8 lb 4 oz, 20 inches long
Gestation: 42w 1d
Labored: 18 h, walking, in bed, on birthing stool
Pushed: 4 hours, semi sitting in bed, all fours/hanging from bed
Meds: Cervidil Sunday night @ 9 (?) pm, early labor started 2:30 am; Pitocin started after 2 1/2 hour stall at 6 cm, turned up twice (I think)--first time when pushing stalled after 2 hrs. No pain meds except novocain afterward while they stitched a small 1st degree tear, though half the stitches were outside the novocain (his hand was under his chin).
He is beautiful!!
And you CAN have a fantastic birth no matter what extra tools you and your mw decide TOGETHER to use. (yes, there is life after pitocin!