Thursday November 10, at 2:26am, we welcomed this little guy into our family:
A drug-free vbac:
We went into labor on November 9 (my due date) at 1am with 30 sec contractions every 7-8 mins. Called the midwife at 6am, she suggested I take two gravol and nap. The midwife came to check our status at 3pm, only 3cm dilated. She suggested I take two more gravol and two tylenol and rest a bit. A very long evening of 30-40 second contractions, 5-7 mins apart. Sometime after 11pm, while trying to get some rest, the contractions suddenly ramped up: 40-45 seconds - KILLER - and every 2-3 mins. My husband said we are going to hospital now. (Good call!)
Into the delivery room at 12:15am. I wanted to quit. I was so tired. I think I repeated: "I don't want to" about 800 times. The midwife checked and I was 8-9cm! A few mins past 2pm I had the urge to push. 25 minutes later our son was born. Three hours after delivery we were on our way home to recover, and start to enjoy the newest member of our family.
My contractions never reached 60 seconds, the signal we were waiting for
to go to the hospital. I guess in a way this was positive, since we
labored about 22 of 25 hours here at home! I am in awe of what my body accomplished, in spite of the fact that I wanted so badly to quit. I am also over the moon in love with this little guy!
Please excuse me while we spend some time settling in...I hope to rejoin you all online soon!