Our baby girl joined us early this morning @ 432a.m. She weighed 7lb9oz and is 19in long. Perfect and peaceful
Birth story I managed to throw together after 30hrs no sleep
I had a totally boring and uneventful saturday. We walked a mile and I did about 100 squats as usual 20 after each lap around. Felt more aching than usual down there but didn't think much of it. I showered and did my hair and hubs got a call to a side job so we rode along and then went by Walmart for a few things. Got home about 11pm and I baked an oven pizza for all the kids. DH put a dvd in and I worked on a little laundry.
I felt some sharp pains through my lower back into the front but only on the right side so assumed my pesky sciatic nerve. Then after about midnight I realized these pains were accompanied by some tightening. After all the false alarms I didn't get much hope up.
I sat down by DH and he immediately says "how r u feeling" I guess my face showed something might be up. I let him know *maybe* something was starting and we threw our bags in the car and then just continued watching things.
By 2oclock we had decided the regular pattern was promising even though pains were not intense and contacted my doctor. It's an hour drive to the hospital in the city so we worked on getting all the kids in the car. Took awhile! I had a big fear of a ca delivery so wanted to labor at the hospital seeing the delivering doctor wouldn't be rushing us. Left the house just before 3a.m and had to stop for coffee for DH. At this point things snap to a whole new level. Contractions are burning in my lower back a lot and I think I feel baby coming down some.
Flying down the interstate I stay leaned over the front seat with my head down not wanting to know how much farther we have to go. We arrive at the hospital at 4 and I get dropped at the door to head in while DH gets all the bags and kids. My oldest daughter went with me.
They luckily skip the triage getting me in a room and into a gown. My doctor is there by 420 followed by hubs and the kids. Contractions are now so painful and close (1min apart) I am unable to move or speak between. A quick check says I am 8cm and 100% Camera gets set up and just in time. My waters explode onto hubby behind me as I am on hands and knees in the bed. I flip to my side and on the next contraction deliver our daughter
She cries instantly. I cry as well. My children were right there at the bedside and I am so happy for that. Their faces. Priceless. Especially the 2yr old who's mouth was just wide open.
We are doing great! Nursing is off I a good start and my only complaint is the terrible after pains. Everyone is In love with her and I can't wait to get home and us all just rest and be together. We are being discharged in an hour at 15hrs post birth so I am happy
Can't believe it all started and ended in just 4 hrs. My fastest birth yet! Incredibly intense but I'm glad bc it kept the kids from having to wait long.
I will be checking in often still and cant wait To hear from all of you with your birth stories. Thankyou to each one who was there for me on this journey. I am so blessed and grateful