I woke up yesterday with back pain and cramping with some intermittent contractions. I went and told my hubby at 5ish that today might be the day. (If your remember I have been having prodominal contractions for weeks and wondered if and when I would have my baby.)
Contractions were every 7 minutes until lunch time, when I decided to go out for awhile by myself. I arrived home after 12 and played outside with the girls until 1, when my back was getting worse and I was getting hungry.
By 4 I was beginning to breathe through contractions but could handle them and talk in between. I took a bath around 5 or so to help my relax. I lit some candles and just vegged in the tub for a bit. My girls came into to see me now and again and offerred hugs.
At 5:45 I had my hubby call my midwife because I was starting to feel very uncomfortable and needed to be re-assured that everything was o.k. She was supposed to be at a birthday party (we were also invited), her birthday party. Well, our Erin girl decided that she needed to share the day, and M didn't mind sharing.
She arrived and checked me at 6:45. Everything was fine and I was at a stretchy four. (which was my only fear, I was afraid she would tell me I did all that work and was only a 1-2).
By 8:30 I was feeling out of control and had gotten into the tub. I was doing lots of low moans and feeling the urge to push. At around 9:30, I got out of the tub and felt like I needed to poop and got onto the toilet. I felt a large whoosh, my water broke and she started coming out. She was born at 9:42. The end was so strong and powerful it is still so surreal.
We are adjusting be being a family of 3 girls and are thrilled with our home birth.
She is feeding well, and being just as sweet as she can be. We are in love!
Dh, Me , DD 10 , DD 7 , DD 4
We , , , , not in that order
HeatherB ~ mama to 3 wonderful boys: 03/02; 09/04; 09/07 - and Eliana, 11/13/10!
Founder of Houston Birth Alternatives: Be Informed, Encouraged, Supported birth support group and aspiring midwife.
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