This post is long past due. I have been busy, busy, busy with our new bundle of joy and the move and hubby’s new job. I apologize for things being slow on the blog but I am sure if you’re a mom or dad, you understand. I won’t lie, it’s been nice to take a step back and just spend some quality time with family.
His sweet little self was born September 1st at 5:23pm. Labor lasted a little over 11 hours. I did not opt to go natural (hats off to those of you who do…seriously). I choose to have an epidural which had to be placed not once, but twice due to it not taking the first time. I am terrified of needles so it figures I’d have to have one shoved in my spine twice! It was horrible! The second epidural did help but still did not numb like it should have so I ended up feeling the majority of my labor (really, I don’t know how people do it all natural…what the hell is wrong with me?!). Around 5:15 that evening the nurse came in to check my cervix and see how labor was progressing. At that point I was at 9cm and she suggested we try a few pushes just to see how my body would react. I pushed one time and she said “STOP! He’s crowning. We have to get the doctor” I was like “Um…huh?” Apparently my body was more than ready to get the little monster out of me. My OB came in around 5:20 and started prepping for delivery. At 5:22pm she can be seen in the picture below standing behind one of the nurses. Immediately after that picture was taken I pushed….twice….and Walker was here. I am not exaggerating. The kid practically fell out me.
Walker and I, along with the rest of the family, are doing great.
Please feel free to share details of your labor story in the comments below. I LOVE reading other’s!