I posted this on the unassisted birth Forum but forgot to post it here.
On saturday morning(the 16th) I woke up at about 12:00 am with contractions about every 30 min. I tried to sleep as much as I could and was fairly successful. When I got up around 8 with the kids I called my mom to see if she wanted to take me walking later that day. I got the kids and I ready and left the house around 11:00 for the day. We went to the park and then my mil had offered to watch them for a few hours so I could have a bit of time to myself. This whole time I had contraction every 30 but wasn't too sure of them. So I droped the kids off around noon and went to lunch with mom. All through lunch 30 min apart no big deal. I went to pick up the kids at 3:00 and 10 min apart. Well, I thought, maybe. So mil and I talked for a bit and then every 10 min. Jus had just gotten off work and was waiting for us to pick him up at home so we could go to the stables and let the kids ride a bit while I walked. I had to rush home to pick him up so he could drive. Got to the stables aorund 4:00 and walked ate and rode till 6:45 ish. Every 3-5 min now, hummmm I still was not sure it was the big day. When we got home they hit reather hard. I called my sister who was to be there and help with whatever we needed and she left work at 7:00. We were trying to pick up the house and get stuff ready and I knew all of a suddeen this was it. I labored in the living room. Transition hit about 8:45 or 9:00. Justin rubbed my a*s and I labored against the recliner. About 9:50 I started to kinda feel pushy. I was worried, no one had checked me to say it was ok to push. (Isn't that funny I needed permission) I reached up and could feel the bag bulging inside me. It helped with the pain of transition to push a bit and so I did. I pushed once good and my waters broke and then relly wanted to push so I did. I wanted justin to catch her but I really needed him holding me and telling me how much he loved me. I just kept saying "who's gonna take care of this baby?" Jus and my sister didn't quite understand what I was trying to say and they just kept saying "You hunny" What I ment was who's gonna catch this baby. Finally my sister said "Push, I'll get her" I pushed once and out came her head. I waited a bit to feel the urge to push again and it didn't come so I paniced and pushed with all my might, out came sholders and then baby. It was silent and I heard my sister say "cord". Her cord was wrapped twice around her neck and up under her arms. She just unrapped her. I was still on all 4's and couldn't see what was going on so I turned around and got situated We rubbed her up good. She was just loooking at us but did not want to cry. She was breathing fine but just no cry! After a few min of rubbing we got a few cries out of her. Liam at that time came running out of his room and was SOOOO excited. He cut her cord a few min later. I tried to nurse her but I was uncomfortable stiing on the floor. I tried to sit on a stool to deliver my placenta. I got unccomfortable and had to move again. So I sat on the toilet. By now my mom had been called and my inlaws as well and they all showed up in no time flat!!! I sat on the toilet for about 45 min to an hour and delivered my placenta,but it was hanging there by some membranes. I waited a bit but I bugged me so I moved to the shower where I sat on the floor and waited some more. Nothing, nothing , humm? So I picked and kind of tore the placenta from the membranes. It took until yesterday to all come out. They just kinda dangeled there. I took some herbal tincture to help it and gently moved it aroud everytime I went to the bathroom. It caused horriable afterpain that hurt worse than labor. But since it's out I feel fabulous!!!! I have to admit 3 day recovery time is not too shabby!!! So here I am typing away. I loved this whole experience, well I so could have lived my whole life without miscellaneous membranes hanging out of my vagina thing, but besides that I would not change a thing!!!! - Laura