Baby has arrived! LONG hard labor. (went into labor Friday (5/16) night, got intense Saturday night and all day Sunday. Monday pushed for over 9 hours - 5hours first straight thru as much as I could, then took a couple hours off and stayed in birthing tub to rest thru contrax, then pushed hard for another 4+ hours when we all decided baby just couldn''t/wouldn''t descend below 0 station no matter what we did.) Baby did great thruout labor and pushing, never dropping heart rate below 120, never above 153. . . so we thought it was best while we were still in optimal condition (although i was pretty darn tired by then!) to do drive to grant hospital and get c/s.
Baby born Tuesday May 20, 2008 around 1am. Apgars 8,9.
I just got out of hospital Friday. I''m real sore and hurting you know how it is with surgery. . . I''m optimistic I''ll feel more like me next week sometime.
ooh, almost forgot! LOL
Baby is a GIRL! Blew me away. 10lbs even.
born 1:03am 5/20/08
weight: 10lb 0oz
length: 21 1/4 inches
head: 13 3/4 inches
chest: 15 inches
abdomen: 14 1/4 inches
Bethany Lynn is her name. (named after BettyAnn''s mom, Elizabeth, and Darren''s Aunt Jennie (her middle name is Lynnette). This name means: God is my oath, torch or bright light/pretty one.
PS I am so glad I got the chance to go for a home birth. Even though it didn''t work out, it was such a good experience and so hard at times, too (labor hurts, lol!) ! And honestly, although I''m kind of thinking I may truly be one of the few folks who truly can''t push babies out, I want a midwife again if I choose to have another baby (I always did want four kids) - knowing that I''d be having a c/s once labor started (I''d at least want baby to choose birthday). ..