Latent labor began Sunday night around 5 pm and hung on until last night around 10:45, when my water broke while laying in bed. Contractions started coming every 2-3 min from there. I believe I pushed for roughly 25 min but it was excruciating. He was born at 3:11. He had some trouble with his heartrate diving during pushing and needed O2 at birth before pinking up very quickly. I had the birth team I'd expected (and cherished) all along. What amazing support. Oliver was my friend's first catch as an apprentice midwife. Special, indeed.
No tears for me, even with that big head. Not much bleeding, either. After pains are evil, as expected. He is nursing well.
Full story and pics soon.
Congrats on the birth and how wonderful that you had your birth team there for you in the just the way you needed.
Mama to DS (10), DS (8), DS (5), DD (3), & DD (6 months).
Lucky Wife to My Techy DH for 11 years.
We Homebirth, Full-term Breastfeeding,
Connection Parenting, Life Learning, our LDS faith.
Momma to DD (12/04) and DS (11/09) .
I survived 16 mos! Ask me about breastfeeding a baby with posterior tongue tie, high palate, and weak oral motor skills- whew!
Glenn 11*09 Joe 4*04 Me & Hubby
I'm so happy he's doing well and no tears! A big congrats!
2/02, 4/05, 2/07, 11/09, and EDD 12/25/11