We were ready to leave int he morning for our cesarean birth, as she hadn't yet flipped on her own, when I awoke to the bubbly feeling of my water breaking around 2:30 am! So, she did choose her birthday after all, and she was certainly ready! About 40 minutes later we arrived in L&D and I was nearly 8 cm, much to everyone's amazement ( I did read Hypnobirthing, and the breathing techniques worked wonderfully - they weren't really rushing until I mentioned feeling the need to use the bathroom. . .). Unfortuately they weren't able to get the spinal in (disc spaces too small, ready to push the baby!), and they put me under general anesthesia, though briefly. - right before the surgery began, not yet an hour and a half after labor began I was fully dilated and ready to push - the doc said she was sorry she hadn't done more vaginal breech deliveries because it looked like I could do this easily!).
So, our "chosen one", Zelda, arrived quickly into daddy's arms in the early light of day Friday morning. She is amazing! She nurses well, and my milk is already here! I couldn't ask for anything more! I did talk them into letting me come home early, and we are settling in nicely.
This has been a long road, and despite my worries (she did choose her birthday, and she wasn't going to turn in labor!!!), we have a healthy baby girl who is such a blessing to us all!
Kara, single mom of 4 girls (5, 8, 16 and 19)
Kids have strokes too!
Welcome baby Zelda!
I'm very inspired to hear that hypnobirthing helped.
Anyway, it was incredibly helpful!!!!!
Homeschooling mom to 4
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Jill, mama to three fiery girlies and a sweet baby boy: Grace, 11.30.2005, Ayla, 3.22.2008, Norah 9.5.09, Reed 8.19.11 & dfs Gage 2.29.12 x4
Really, this has been so much better than I had anticipated! And it certainly helps to have our little girl cuddle! She is so warm and snuggly . . .and she smells sooooooooo good! i love that baby smell!
Jill- I can't believe Ayla isn't here yet! After all of your PTL . . . soon, little girl! We can't wait to meet you as well! And Katrina, you also!!!! C'mon little ones!
We have little ones a few weeks apart! Almost at Midcoast together!
Glad you are doing well and so amazed that she was ready to be born on your scheduled date! Enjoy!!
Charlie 4 yrs old, Harry 2 yrs old & someone new March 8, 2010!
I am so happy for you! Enjoy your babymoon. I bet Greta is just smitten.
Oh, she is!!! She is just the best big sister for this little one! Watching her kiss Z's head made me cry this evening!
Congratulations, Lincap! Sorry to have missed you - though we were at MMC. Midcoast would have been nice, but not an option for us (needed perinataologists at MMC. ). Enjoy your babymoon as well!