I'll write a birth story later... but a quick summary...
I was doing really well and was talking and joking in the pool at 8cm which was 10pm. I got out of the pool to speed it up and labored on the toilet and hanging onto Alex for about an hour which made my cervix swell. It was awful and if it weren't for Alex and the midwife I would have gone to the hospital. I finally was able to relax enough to let the swelling go down... NOT easy to do after 8cm. I screamed her out in 3 contractions. Pushing didn't feel good at all, I thought I would break in half.
I am SO happy. She's nursing really well and is just soooo perfect and sweet. Alex was amazing and I fell in love with him 10 times more last night.
With the midwife:
And with TIRED mama
Momma to GG (dd - 14 yrs old), Active (ds - 10 yrs old), Toon (dd - 8 years old), Olive (ds - 5 years old), Princess (dd - 4 years old) and Keemo (ds - 24 days old)
Anyway, your midwife looks kinda like mine in that pic...her name wouldn't happen to be Dawn would it? Probably a long shot, but I just had to ask after reading your story Anyway, congrats mama! Welcome baby girl!
mama to a sweet girl , & 4 silly boys
many blessings for a happy babymoon!
river and mountain mama to two amazing girls, 8.25.05 and 1.13.08, and married to my soulmate of 18 yrs