Monday, February 1, 2010
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.