Congrats! Can't wait to hear all about it!
DD - Nov/06, DS - Sept/08, DS - Mar/11
Well, things are settling in so I thought I'd try to write out Canon's birth story. Here goes:
Tuesday night I went to bed as usual- trouble falling asleep, restless legs, etc. This didn't really get much better, and I was having some Braxton Hicks contractions. I was in and out of bed and I think I may have felt a few regular contraction pains, but I don't honestly remember. Around 2:30 I woke up from whatever sleep I was in and noticed strong contractions that were coming every 2-3 minutes. I turned the shower on to relax a bit and woke up DH to tell him this was it. A minute later I realized this was going to go fast, so I had DH call the midwife to tell her to come over and the photographer too. Before DH called the midwife, we prayed for a safe labor and healthy mom and baby. I got in the shower and DH was on the phone with the midwife and she was getting a feel for how often and how long my contractions were. They hung up and she was headed out. DH began to get the birth pool filled with water and I got out of the shower because I wanted to save the hot water to fill the pool. It took about 15 minutes to fill up and during that time, DH was running around- I don't really remember what all he was doing (I know he called his parents to tell them it was time, but not to come over till the morning since the girls were asleep). I labored by walking around and swaying during contractions until the pool was ready. I got in the pool as soon as the temp was okay and it was so nice! I leaned over the side of the pool a bit and labored through a few contractions and then felt the urge to push. I told DH that the baby was coming fast and he called the midwife again to see where she was. She was about 10-12 minutes away still, but I couldn't stop pushing. I felt my water bag pop and looked down and saw a bit of a tinge to the color, so a little bit of meconium. I pushed some and reached down and felt his head- very squishy and lots of hair! DH had the midwife on speaker phone at this point and when the head came out she had him check for a cord around the neck, which there wasn't one (we had been told at my last u/s a month earlier that there was one). Then I pushed more and the rest of the baby was born. DH caught him and then I turned around and sat down and DH gave Canon to me. He looked pretty purple and wasn't crying, but he was breathing. He then gave me a towel and I put it around the baby. DH then got the little bulb suction thing (don't know the technical name) and gave it to me and I suctioned the baby some, but there really wasn't anything there. I was still a bit worried, but he had started to pink up. Then DH went and let the midwife in and when they came back into the bedroom we began all of the afterbirth process. I told her it was all so fast! Canon was born at 3:32 am- about an hour after I started contractions. DH says his name suits him.
Canon Clay ******
8 lbs. 5 oz.
I'll try to get pictures uploaded soon, but I'm having trouble with that since our desktop is broken right now.
Wow that is amazing!!!
Christy birth doula, Hypnobabies instructor, small business owner & most importantly MOMMY.
Congratulations!! What a wonderful birth!
That's so funny that your husband said his name suits him!
Thanks for sharing with us, sounds like it was an awesome birth! How are you doing now?
DD - Nov/06, DS - Sept/08, DS - Mar/11
Things are going well. He has his days and nights mixed up, but we'll get that figured out. Nursing is the biggest challenge. With all 3 kids I've gotten cracked, bleeding nipples and it's been extremely painfull. I talked to the midwife about it and she is having me put grated carrots in my nursing pads to help heal and toughen up the nipples. Hopefully that will start feeling better! Canon passed his hearing test and is back up to 8 lbs 1 oz after dropping to 7 lbs 8 oz on Friday. He's a growing boy! More later- I think listening to Mahler is finally putting lil' man to sleep!