Hi Mamas - I didn't really start contributing to our DDC until the end but I wanted to share the arrival of our little babe.
Theo Elliot Francis was born on July 30th at 5:06am after 42 weeks and 2 days and 30+ hours of active labor and 5 hours of pushing. He weighed in at 8lbs and 10oz!
We ended up being a home birth transfer (which I'm still processing and very bummed about) for a combination of things including moderate meconium staining. Theo was also asynclitic and posterior which made for slow progress.
I labored and pushed for 4 hours at home before we decided it would be best to transfer to our local hospital. After we got to the hospital, I managed to push him out after an hour without any pain meds or pit. Theo needed a bit of help to get started - his first APGAR was only a 2. He spent his first few hours in the nursery due to getting some meconium in his lungs.
I'm sad I didn't get the peaceful home birth I had envisioned but I'm happy that I had a natural, unmedicated vaginal delivery and of course a healthy little babe.
We're all home and healthy now and in love with this sweet little man.
I'm Cait - married to my best friend Mike and Mama to Theo (7/30/11)
Welcomes to another Theo ;)
Mine was born 7/14 at 8 lbs 11oz. Funny eh?
Former WIC Peer Breastfeeding Counselor (2005-2011) now SAHM to DD (8/2003), DD (8/2008 ), mate to since 07/2000. Expecting Baby Roo Mid July 2011!
Congrats! He is so beautiful and great job for holding out so many hours of pushing with no meds! it takes a strong woman!
Barbara, Mama to Isabel (06/2004), Jake (08/2006-03/2007), Noah (01/2008), and Matteo (07/2011)
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