Made his arrival at 1:12am pst. He is 7lbs 4oz 19in
Already nursing very well! Latched on 25 mins after being born and is on his second session now. I will share my birth story when we get home! It was wonderful and horrible at the same time.
My Birth Story:
So, most had read my posts about how annoying my contractions were on the 10th. We did our normal Sunday family activities, went to my parents for dinner, etc. Around 6pm my contractions took on a pattern of 8 mins apart so we asked my mom to come home with us incase we needed to head out. At 8:30pm I had timed my contractions at 5 mins apart for over an hour and a half (but my labor still didn't feel right to me) so I told Shaun we should go to the hospital and just get checked. We checked into L&D at 9pm. and they hooked me up to monitors. I was only at 3cm 80% so my nurse asked if I wanted to go home. I said yes, I would prefer to labor at home now that I knew where I stood. At 9:30pm however my room was suddenly full. Preston had been monitored through about 4 or 5 contractions and had severe heart decelerations each time. a midwife and two OBs were suddenly explaining to us that I was looking at an emergency C-section. I completely lost it, broke down crying and Shaun basically had to be explained the rest. I was shaking my head saying they were jumping the gun and needed to give my body and Preston a minute to adjust to the new setting. I heard the one OB tell Shaun that the baby was not able to tolerate the labor and they weren't sure why so its better to get him out...if we wanted to avoid an emergency section she suggested Pitocin to speed things up. Again, when I heard this I was confused (and voiced it!!) My baby is having a hard time adjusting to my natural labor so you want to augment it and make it worse and more intense for him and I. NO!! The midwife agreed to let me change positions and monitor for another 30-40mins to see what happens. At 11pm (the 10th still) I requested to get off the monitors and walk, squat, etc. anything to help myself naturally progress. The mid-wife checked me (4cm, 90%) and agreed to let me up for 1 hr. at 12:15am the 11th I was put back on the monitors and checked (5cm, 90%) and my water broke. That's when everything went into a painful blur. I had no down time between contractions and even though the nurse kept telling me not to push, my body was bearing down on its own....there was no stopping it. At 1am I was full and crowning. Preston was easier to Birth than Tristan but way harder than Brooke. I guess the saying really is true, each pregnancy and baby is different. I'm glad I stood my ground, kept my all natural plan, and listened to my body. Preston's scored a 9/9 after birth and was/is just perfect!!