Friday, December 27, 2013
Thursday, December 26, 2013
This labor was very different from my others though. Since I had a midwife this time she was very much the let's just wait and see what happens approach. So no pitocin this time. She tried to get me to do it without the epidural but with what happened with Jacob I didn't want to. Although now after the fact I do think I could have done it better this time because contractions without the pit are more manageable…not easy but not quite as hard. I felt the urge to push and the midwife came over and very calmly told me to start pushing. She didn't break down the bed or anything just sat on the side. She asked Brett to hold a leg and the nurse held the other. It was all very low key. The pushing took longer this time, I'm convinced because I didn't have the pit to help with that part. She finally was born and they immediately put her on my chest. She just laid on me for a while…so long in fact Brett was getting quite anxious to hold her. Eventually they took her and weighed her. 7lbs 10oz. WOW, we've never had a baby that big. She was 21 1/2 in. long as well. Once she was wrapped up we called our friend to bring the kids up to meet the baby. The staff at the hospital all knew this was my 6th baby so they weren't surprised when a herd of kids came in. They were all SO excited to meet her and hold her. Her poor little face was badly bruised. The pushing took a while but when she finally came out she came out FAST, so it bruised her cute little face! Kelly ( our friend) left the kids with us at the hospital and took her girls home. Our other friend came up to the hospital to take the kids home and put them to bed. Brett left a few minutes after her to help, since the baby had to go to the nursery for a little while! Jocelyn was very sleepy that first night and slept great!
Wednesday, December 25, 2013
I'm so glad I checked my camera phone, I had forgotten so many were on their!