Weight: 8lbs 1.7oz
So, after 6 days of laboring at home (I did make it to 5cm during that time though :-) and two days after my water broke, the decision was finally made to transfer me to the hospital for some much-needed Pitocin.
It turns out that was all I needed to get going. They started a minimal dose of Pitocin (I think it was 7?) at 4pm and Ada was born at 12:02am on Sun Nov 29th.
Though I was planning and hoping for a home birth, I still had a great experience in the hospital. The L&D nurses and the attending OB were fantastic, they had a tub in the labor room that I was able to use, a birth ball, a rocking chair and they were all great about doing what they could to help me achieve the med-free birth (Pitocin aside) that I wanted. And I do have to say, the 24-hour on-call care after she was born was a pretty darn nice perk :-).
I'll write a better, more in-depth birth story when I have time, promise.
Anyway, Ada and I came home yesterday and we're doing well - just trying to find our pattern/flow and we're getting there.
"This is the sickest species the world has ever known."
Dr.John Bergman, speaking about the human species.
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!
Congrats on her birth, mama! Wow, 6 days of labor, my hat is off to you. So glad for you that she came and that everything ended up okay at the hospital.
Enjoy your snuggles
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.
And I do have to say, the 24-hour on-call care after she was born was a pretty darn nice perk :-).
Congratulations to you, and welcome Ada!
Mommy to (age 9) and (age 5)