I'm proud to present Jean-Sébastien born this morning at 6:32am. He weights 9lbs 6oz and mesures 20in. I had an awesome birth!
Birth story and pics soon.
I'm not good at writing birth stories but here's I go for it.
Friday morning, I had my m/w appt. As some knows, I was being seen by the ob too because of the possibility of having a “big” baby as my fundus height was about 3cm bigger than it should be for each wk of pgcy. For me it started at 20wks, measuring 23wks, etc... So the m/w and I decided to strip my membranes and see if that was going to help start labor or not. I had cramps that day but nothing major and that night, i have contrax. They weren't strong or painful. I decided to go to bed and they went away. The next day, Saturday, I lost my mucus plug and had bloody show. :) But no contrax.
On Sunday night, I went to bed ready to meet the ob on Monday morning to discuss the latest u/s results and see what she wanted to do. I woke up on Monday morning at 1:30am with a contraction. I was like hmm is this the real thing? I waited a bit before getting up. I started to time them and they were about 8-12min apart and they hurt! At about 3am, I woke up dh and told him that it was time for him to be coach and time the length of the contractions. Lol He almost didn't get up until i told him again to get up again. I guess he didn't believe me but he was super tired. He got up and started to time them. About 1min in length. Still about 7-10min apart or less.
I got dh to makes the school lunches for the girls. He was having a hard time concentrating, he was still kinda sleeping on his feet. Lol At 3:15ish I called my m/w and told her that I was having contractions and we decided that it was time to go to the hospital. She said she would meet us there. I called my mom at about 3:45am and she got there in like 10min. We left for the hospital and we arrived at the same time as my m/w, 4:30am. Around 4:45-5am, she checked me and I was already at a 7cm. :D
I tried to find a position to be comfy but didn't find anything. Being on my back or left side was the most comfy position for me. At 6am, she checked me and I was fully dilated and effaced. She told me that I had a bag of water and that if I felt like it, i could push and then I could start pushing for the baby. I push for 15min or so and He was born at 6:32am. I got to picked him up and put him on my belly. I got to say that it was a BOY!!!!!
He's so beautiful. He looks like his two “youngest” older sisters, DD2 and DD3. He was alert but had his eyes closed. He was nicely pink and breathe well. :) After a while, he did nurse. After about 2hrs, we went to the nursery to get him weight and measure. He weighs 9lbs6oz and measures 20in. My biggest baby. Lol
He's a bit of a sleepy baby but he's doing great!
Yay! How fantastic! Welcome Jean-Sebastian!! What a big boy! Can't wait to see pictures and hear the story. Take it easy and enjoy your baby!! Are you going to call him Seb? I love that nickname:).
Welcome to the world Jean-Sebastien!
I can't wait to hear your story and see your wonderful pictures. I'm sure you're not busy doing anything...you can post them now if you want to. ;)
As much as I want to, I can't. The hospital blocked fb and any photo sharing sites. So we all wait for when I get home and then I can post pics. :)
That's a great birth story! You make it sound easy- did you use medications or no? Congrats again mama!
I had no meds at all. :D I just withdrawed inside me and just took big breaths to get thru the contrax.
Loved reading your story and seeing the pictures in the other thread! It looks like a possibly biggish baby for me this time so this was good to read.
Congrats, mama! Sounds like a great birth! Will you call him by his full name, or shorten it to anything?
Adrienne - Loving my DH, our daughter Harper Emaline (3/2011), and maybe a baby?? (5/2013)
I'm not sure. Right now we are calling him by his full name. We did give shorter nicknames to the girls, so we may end up doing the same for him. Not sure what we will use :)
Thanks everyone. We are all adjusting really well. The girls are just loving on him. Breastfeeding is going pretty well but my nipples are in PAIN. I have blisters too. :( I know that they will heal. It has nothing to do with his latch as it<s good but that my nipples are super, super sensitive and they need to get used to being suckled on often. It was like this for the girls too.