Hello there beautiful sisters!!!!
I wanted to post earlier, but Soleil was really in need of me, then I finally dozed off....
ANYWAY...my baby boy was born at home at 3:19am on August 12..today...
At 11pm, I was still not having ctx, but my membranes had been ruptured since 315pm, so I was on a 'clock' as I chose not to swab for GBS. So, my m/w said that if at 6am there was no significant progress in my labour, we would be going to the hospital....well, my sis, mom, dh and I began a mantra that I would have a beautiful gentle waterbirth. We were laughing so hard, because my m/w suggested that I take castor oil to get things going. Well, we made 70 capsules to make up the 2ounces, and so my sis would fill the capsule, my mom would put the cap on and I would take them, I think it took me like 6 pints of water to take em all!!!
So, at 1115 or so, I announced I was going to bed, and setting my alarm for 530am. My sister left, mom went upstairs to bed and dh and I went to bed.
At 1135 I had a HUGE gush of water, and thought, hmmm, I should call m/w. She came over at 1200am, worried for the cord, as the baby's head was high. She check heartbeat, all was fine, but suggested we go to the hospital as the head was still really high, I was only 1.5 cm dilated and it left lots of room for the cord to come down before the head. I declined, saying as long as baby's heartbeat is fine, I want to stay home. so, then the ctx started....at about 1245am...and they never stopped...my mom was making me concentrate on keeping my fingers relaxed, my sister was rubbing my feet and dh my back....I threw up at about 2am, it felt so good, by then my whole body would shake with each ctx, even though I fought to stay relaxed...and just let my uterus tighten...at 240am I told my mom I couldn't take it anymore, and just wanted to pass out...At 3am, my m/w decided to check me, so that I could get into the birthing pool for the duration of my labour..I was scared that she would say, sorry, you're only 3cms....So, she checked me at 310, as I did NOT have any breaks in ctx, and she said, oh my the head is there....So then it was the rush to get to my birthing pool..,so I get in, just as I sat, the head came OUT without me PUSHING, and I said, oh, the water is too hot. So I climbed out, as I my m/w noticed that the cord was around his neck, she scooped it off, and then he was out...I never even pushed once, it was so bizarre. So, it all happened so quick. He's got an old soul, and I'm stoked to get to know him...he's a redhead like his mama and sister, and he is a replica of his sister!
I'll post more later.
Luckymama, how you doing?
Kaje~you're time is a coming, glad you got out of some visits!
Wooby~you will soon be reunited with your little one!!!!
Lots of labour vibes to everyone!!!!