The oldest two siblings witnessed the birth, as well...Espen slept through the event!
Cormack was born on Wed., Jan. 21 at 1:20 a.m. after a quick (1.5 hours), intense labor (what Christine would consider "very active" labor...went from 6 cm to complete in about 1/2 an hour). The pushing stage was quite short as well, about 10 min.
Baby's gestation at time of birth: 42 weeks 4 days
10 pounds 3 ounces
Baby is doing fantastic and of coarse alert...he is a nursing pro!
Mom is doing fantastic, as well....one super small 1st degree tear (that didn't need stiches)!
We are thrilled to finally gaze at Cormack! We are also happy to be done with all the extra check-up appts., acupuncture appts., chiropractic appts., back-up nurse-midwife appts., etc...
One picture of Cormack, so far:
Christine (wife, mom, doula for 8 years, and midwifery student)
DD12, DS10, DS7, DS4.5, DS2.5, & #6, a boy, due mid-Sept. plan 5th home waterbirth
Jennifer, LPN and nursing student, Doula, CPST, and VBAC mama x3 to
AJ (5/03), Evan (12/04), Ilana (11/06), Olivia (2/09), and Unity (8/2012)