Christian Michael was born this morning at 8:28. After a total of 36 hours and 6 minutes of labor. Water broke at 1:11 am. We got our unmedicated homebirth...but I didn't birth in the water. He was born in our living room. I was so extremely tired and delirious...I just wanted him out! And I kept thinking the pool was going to make it easier...and it didn't. It was a rough hour and 28 minutes of pushing too. I had one small tear that didn't require stitches. But, I'm very sore just the same. Midwife told my sister that it was an unusually long hard labor..even for a first time vbirth. I had great support though! DH was awesome!
His stats are: 8 pounds 1 oz, 21 1/2 inches long. Head was 13 1/4 ", chest was 13 3/4". With apgars of 10/10.
WOOHOOO! So sorry it was such a long, hard labor and delivery. I've been through two of those and just wanna validate whatever you're feeling~even if it doesn't fully manifest itself fully for a good, long while. Still, YAY! that you're snuggling your beautiful Christian! You did it!!!!! (((((HUGS))))) sandi
I also want to agree with what Sandi said about your hard delivery. I had a very hard delivery with my dd and I don't think I really realized how hard it was on me emotionally for a long time after. Of course, now that you are holding that sweet little baby boy, its all worth it! I hope you quickly and easily.