the newest addition to our family. Logan Felipe entered the world at 3.46 pm weighing 7 lb 12 oz and being 21.5 in long. He is an all star nurser and his big brother loves him.
yesterday around 4.30 pm my water broke in a trickle. Was getting some contractions but nothing major. Took some castor oil @10 am and then the contractions began getting more painful.
Around 2/2.30 MW arrived and checked me. I was 4cm 100% effaced and had an extra bag of water around his head, hence why it wasn't too painful and taking forever to progress (read 3 weeks!!!). So she burst that bag at 2.40 and then WOAH!!!!!!!
I was in major labor mode. Squeezing 2 balls in my hands, toe curling, head on table stuff going on. Then I sat on my ball for a few contractions then clamored on the bed I was planning on birthing on. Well before I knew it I was clinging to my hubby and the bed like no tomorrow spinning around in circles. Totally bizarre! Then all of a sudden I was pushing. 10 min later baby born at 3.46. So, 1 hour and 16 minutes later the babe was here. Placenta came out fine and healthy boy was born.
He's a natural nurser and has nursed all day while I eat and drink. It was an amazing and empowering experience!
Loving wife to DH mama to DS1 3/13/09 , DS2 4/20/11 and DS3 1/12/13 Professional and attempting to while
Finally!! So happy to see this post. Congratulations!
Finally! So glad your labor purgatory is over. Welcome Logan!
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Yay for you!!! Yours goes to show that that annoying early labor really is doing something, ha? Still...I'm not saying 3 weeks of it wasn't pretty ridiculous. What an interesting labor nonetheless. I'm glad your baby is finally here and is nursing well. Congtrats!!
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Congrats! That's awesome that things progressed quickly after Pam arrived. I was worried you'd have a super long labor like I did with DD after my water broke (44 hours PROM, 30 after taking castor oil). Post some pics when you get a chance :)
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DS 7.5, DD 5 (vbac), DD 2.5 (vbac), and DD 12/30/13 (vbac)