Monday, February 1, 2010

Michael Louis



Michael Louis
Born January 30th, 2010 at 9:12am
8lbs 3.5oz, 21in

I'll write the long birth story later when I'm not so tired, but turns out all the "false labor" I had last week was REAL labor. Saturday morning I went from having my standard inconsistent contractions to what I thought was "real" labor. We got to the hospital and I was fully dilated and beyond ready to push (I'd had to push in the car, it was AWFUL, turns out my "real" labor was actually transition). McSoothy barely had time to get there. My doula showed up about a half hour after he was born. Once the pushing started it wasn't so bad, but I was really scared to push him out. But it went so incredibly well. The pushing was nice and controlled and it, please believe me, didn't actually hurt that much at all to push him out. I didn't tear, no stitches, just a little "road rash" according to McSoothy. We got there about 7:50 and he came out at 9:12. Completely natural. Everyone is fine and he's perfect.

I didn't get enough time to get my antibiotics for the group B strep, so we had to stay 48 hours and we are waiting to be discharged. The lactation consultant is supposed to come by this morning too. We're doing pretty well, but I want to make sure a pro checks me out before I go home.

His hair looks to be a strawberry blond like mine, or maybe a little lighter. He mostly looks like his daddy, but might have my nose. He's been very good tempered and a good little cuddler.

20 comments:

caretotry said...

Congratulations and well done, he's gorgeous, aren't you lucky? :)

The Wife said...

Congratulations! He's just the cutest!!

Michelle said...

Congrats! He is beautiful! Glad to hear your both doing so well.

missing_one said...

Huge Congrats Mama!

Celia said...

He's perfect! Welcome Michael Louis!

Michelle said...

Awwwww!!!!! Congrats!! He is adorable! What an arrival!

Sophie A. said...

Beautiful boy, he looks perfect--like a little model. What an awesome birth story! Holy cow, that gives me hope :). Yay for not tearing and doing it drug-free! So glad to hear it went smoothly. I'm so excited for you, oh wait... I've already said that a million times. Congrats, again! Hope you can go home soon and enjoy your little man some more.

meggo said...

Oh he's a handsome one, and what a crazy birth story, wow!

I am so glad everything ran smooth as glass once you were pushing. Great job, Momma! Enjoy your little Michael!

Good Egg Hunting said...

Congratulations! What a sweet boy. Cannot believe your delivery story -- amazing! You make it sound so easy (as I sit here on a pitocin drip waiting for mine to begin in earnest)! Enjoy your time with him -- so amazing!

Me: said...

Yay! Congrats! You have no idea who I am, but I also have PCOS, and infertility issues. Your blog inspires me! He is beautiful =)

birdsandsquirrels said...

Oh Amanda, he is beautiful! And wow, what a birth story! You went from nearly expecting a c-section to having a super fast natural birth with no tearing! That is wonderful! I can't wait to hear the long version of the story. Congratulations!

amanda said...

Congratulations, Amanda!!! And welcome to the world, Michael! He's just gorgeous.

Kacy said...

Wow. He looks perfect. Congratulations and way to go au-natural!!!

White Picket Fences said...

Congratulations! He's beautiful! Welcome to the world :)

cowgirltn said...

He is so handsome. Congratulations!

Hillary said...

Many congratulations - he is just perfect :) And I am glad everything went smoothly with the delivery. You have quite a birth story!!

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The Lynchs said...

Congrats! He is sooooo adorable!!

Kate said...

Holy crap! That's exactly how I'd dream of my labour going. You're my new hero! So glad to hear he's safely here and you didn't even tear. And he's got such a beautiful round little head too. Sweet!

Sarah said...

omgosh, he's beautiful! congratulations to you and your husband!

i have hopes that despite my pcos, i can get pregnant someday. maybe 2010.

The Swann's said...

Congrats on your beautiful baby boy and such an amazing birth story!