|contraction on the trampoline, haha!|
|Walking in to Labor and Delivery!|
I went from 9-10cm really quickly and started to really push. I had 2 contractions at 10cm and it was so painful that I couldn't focus very hard. The doctor told me that we needed to get the baby out on the next contraction because his heart rate kept falling. So she told me to stop crying and to listen to her, and told me that when the contraction came, I needed to hold my breath and use all of the force of it to push. It came, and I did what she said, but I had to breathe in 3 times total and push 3 times during the contraction. But it worked! His head came out. One more push and his body came out and they wiped him off and handed him to me. It was the craziest feeling. A little stranger that I knew already. The cord was really short so he was kind of on my stomach rather than my chest. I had one more contraction and delivered the placenta. It was crazy how immediately the pain stopped and I had no more pressure on my stomach. Kyle cut his cord and it was official! He was born at 1:59am. Eventually after I did skin to skin and fed him a little, they weighed him in at 6lbs 12oz and 20 inches long. Such a perfect little boy! And such an amazing and spiritual experience bringing him into the world. We are completely in love with him!