Valeska Shawn Noelle Patterson
9:30 pm Friday night, waterbirth.
She was 21.5" and 7lbs12oz.
Short birth story: (no long version) NAK'ing.
Lost plug that morning and we went to my m/w appt. around noon. She said my cervix was ready and asked if I wanted to be stripped, b/c I would go. I said "Is the pope catholic? Let's do it." We went to get a suite at a nearby hotel to stay until contrax became regular and to house MIL, kids, sister and stepmom. At 4pm they evened up and became somewhat painful. Went to birth center and Rasmia said I was 4cm. 8:30pm water broke. 9:10 started pushing. 9:30 her head popped out like an orange quickly followed by the rest. She was blue and limp. Took her a few minutes to wake up then she immediately started nursing, and honest, hasn't stopped!
For some reason this baby hurt worse than my 9 pounder--feels like someone put me in a meat packer and set it to "paddle"--must be age.
Humble mother of three.