Here's hoping that the "stall" picks back up-- though you are still early, maybe it is better to let LO bake a while longer....KUP!
Skyler Dylan 22 April 1999
Reed Aslan 17 June 2007 ~ 8 September 2008
Ivy Rayne 3 May 2009
Leo Spencer 2 Sept 2010
Forrest Reed 15 Aug 2012
Wow-- congrats momma! I can't wait to hear the full story!
Harry - (Dec 05) Miller - (Feb 09)
Missed M/C (Dec 07)
Ectopic (Mar 12)
Baby #3 due Oct 1st!!
Wow, congratulations! I just discovered your birth lodge, and now you've already had the baby! Glad to hear (from the other thread) that the labor went well and DH was able to catch the baby as planned!
He's here!! And our due date (which came from a 2nd tri ultrasound, so could've been off by 2 weeks anyway) was way wrong. Baby Ben is definitely a full-term baby at 7lb, 14oz and 22 inches long. If he'd waited til his EDD of March 6th, he would've come out begging for a driver's license. I think it's really cool that his birthday is a palindrome (2/12), considering my sister and I "share" palindrome birthdays with each other (1/16 and 6/11 - the times were also palindromes, 2:09 and 9:02).
I will type up his birth story later, but I labored for just over 2 days with a stall in the middle. I'm so grateful to have been with a midwife who let nature take its course - baby and I were monitored often, and everything was fine. In a hospital, I would've definitely been on pit & probably been c-sec'd for no good reason. Ben was born 100% naturally, and honestly there were only about 15 minutes in transition where I thought "I can't do this" - which is the hallmark of transition, anyway.
He was born into his daddy's hands and all three of us are so in love with each other - it's really amazing. Giving birth to him was the most loving, spiritual, beautiful event of my life. I can't imagine going through such a thing all numbed up. Not to mention, recovery so far has been a breeze. I was led to believe I'd be bedbound - not at all! Not even a little bit. I'm still working on getting a good latch from the small fry - sometimes he's just not that into me.
I posted some pics on the March board: http://www.pregnancy.org/bulletinboa...d.php?t=479095.
I had a birth lodge for less than a week, and baby was born three months to the day after we found out we were pregnant. The only downside to this is that if we decide to have more children, goodness gracious, 9 months of pregnancy will REALLY feel like it takes forever!
Congrats hun! What a crazy story 9 months will seem like FOREVER next time....I can't imagaine. Hope you continue to do well and enjoy your time with the tiny guy, they grow up too fast!