I was only 2cm when I was first checked at 7 am, then only 4cm at 9 when the doctor broke my water. But then at 10:30 I was complete and after pushing through only 2 contractions I had my son, our first boy after 3 daughters, just before 11 am! The labor (epidural) and delivery (no tears) were very easy and we were so excited and shocked to see little boy parts!
We named him Jack Matthew, after my husband, and he was 7lbs 4ozs and 18 1/2" long. We came home 24 hours later and everything is going pretty well, although I was exhausted this morning after a rough night. My milk is coming in great today and he nurses wonderfully!
Here are some pictures:
Daddy is home
On the way to the hospital
Mommy and Jack
Meeting new brother
My 4 children
In the end, only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you." Buddha
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Book lover - Sewer - Movie lover - Mommy to a wonderful little boy (8/4/08) - Aspiring writer - On a mission to lose 15 pounds - all-around cool chick
mama to Allison 8-18-08 and Ethan 1-24-11
The grateful recipient of 3 home water births, 1 being an accidental UC.:
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