Boo on your dr for stripping your membranes without asking first -- why do so many drs think they can do that with impunity?
But it sounds like a great birth. Way to go, and enjoy snuggling your LO.
And I love the name Malachi...
Congratulations on your little boy!!!
Robyn - In with Tyson, Gothy Mama to Jasmyn (March 12 2003), Grayson (August 2 2005), my Aurora Hope (m/c Nov 10 2010), and Sydney Rayne (September 17 2011) x3
Congratulations! Aside from a few shocks at the beginning, it sounds like this was a good experience. Malachi is a fantastic name.
Thanks also for teaching me some things with your experience. I'd never heard of the stripping of membranes or the use of a birthing ball before. (I'm a first timer.)
Meeting my daughter somewhere between 21st - 27th November 2011
Congrats! What an amazing story to share with your child. :)