Originally Posted by Yo Becca
Meg - Carl is cute. It's such a "man" name that it's cute for little ones - like Henry is.
Good to hear 'cause Carl William was born on Sunday afternoon!!!
: It took me from 8 am until about noon to really believe I could be in labor the day before my due date?!!
: I totally hadn't planned for that.
The labor was great- the 'pain' was so productive feeling and I was able to talk, sing or 'whoosh' my way through each contraction. Honestly my favorite part of the labor was lying in the backseat watching the trees (and semis) go by while singing to the grateful dead. I also curled on the floor in the room between the cabinets and couch in the birthing room before moving to the tub. Pushing is a drag; I did request that we adopt our next child. So it was an 8 hour labor, start to finish- with my doula, midwife, and Greg. Carl was 7.5lbs & 21''. No stitches and Carl is nursing well; so I'm thrilled.
BUT what is the deal- why won't this baby let me put him down?!! Last night I got to see his eyes; from 10 pm until 4 am! And he woke up Cecilia who was kind of a mess after all of the excitement. I assumed he'd sleep for me today. Well, he did- in my arms only! After promising my midwife I wouldn't introduce a pacifier before 6 weeks or at least a month, I tried sticking one of Cecilia's into his mouth several times last night!
: I'm assuming tonight will be easier as my milk is in.
Becca; I see what you are saying about late pregnancy travel. I think it might be a bit much to deliver in Thailand, but the child would have a heck of a birth story to tell!!
Augs; we'll take some rain- it's so dry here.
okay, trying to nak is too slow; but i wanted to let you all know! Thanks for all the love and support during pg....