Audree Genelle’s birth!
Tuesday was my doctors appointment where the midwife checked me and told me about 3 cm dilated with 60% effacement.
We drove up to Tahoe anyways.
Wednesday morning I woke to light cramping and tightness. I attributed this to having my cervix checked the day prior. Nothing was advancing past discomfort as of ten am. Had a normal go shopping day. The evening came and the cramping pain was still there and more dominant. We decided to drive home at 7:30 pm.
The hour and a half drive back home I started the mild contractions. Timing them was pointless at that point though. We got home around 9:30 and I rested and we ate some food and xoey and Chris fell asleep around 1. I tried laying in bed on and off and bouncing on the yoga ball otherwise. I timed my contractions via an app and they were about 5-8 minutes apart lasting about 25 seconds long.
At 4 am I started shaking while trying to sleep. I stayed laying down to try and lengthen the time they got to sleep. By five I was nervous about the shaking being a sign of transition approaching and I made the call to go to the er.
Things slowed back down once I was being monitored. Still about 3-5 minutes apart lasting 45-60 seconds long. I was checked and told a 4 with 90% effacement.
Xoey was exhausted and fell asleep next to me on the bed. Chris then held her and they slept while I bounced and laid down until probably eight. I decided to stay laying down at that point.
Things got more intense but still very breathe through-able. I honestly expected much more pain from pre transition contractions.
I started feeling pressure and we kept talking about breaking my water. I put it off many times but felt like I was at a halt. I made the choice to let them break it.
Her head was so far down that they didn’t actually burst the water. Just some mucous came out. Attribute her having fluid in her lungs to this. My only regret with this birth. But I didn’t know what else to do at that point.
Transition hit me fast and hard. I started screaming. My amazing RN talked me down. Low sounds.
Xoey got very upset at this point because I was vocalizing my pain. Chris balanced calming her while she watched shows on the kindle and holding my hand.
I was on my right side here because she needed to turn a bit. It was horrible.
I kept pushing for relief even though they told me I was only a 9. My rn with my permission tried to fix my cervical lip.
I’m not sure how long this lasted. I only know I finally said I could feel her coming down. I was finally right and we rotated to my back. Feeling her come down and her crowning was indescribable. Pain and relief.
The nurse asked if I wanted to reach down and feel her head and I remember screaming that I couldn’t. I was holding my legs and didnt want to let go. Chris got to feel her head.
She had one wrap that the doctor popped right off. A few pushes and she was out and up on me. She gave one waa by herself.
I immediately asked what was wrong with her because she had a big goop of stuff on her head that I thought was a tumor or idk something!
The doctor went to cut the cord and laughed at Chris and said oh you probably want to do that huh. It was a cute moment of laughter.
They took her over to get the fluid out of her lungs. I talked with the doctor and we got the placenta out. Asked if she was still a girl and they assured me that she was.
He told me I only bruised a little and he was happy about that. They offered us the placenta but I didn’t have any reason to keep it =[
She got brought to me and within five minutes ate her hands and worked her way to my left breast. Perfect latch first try.
Xoey sat down with me and said oh a little baby and patted her head and started talking to her. She asked me if I was okay and I assured her that I was.
I kept having gushes of blood and the RN changed my pad too often. The doctor came back in and evacuated the clots. That was as painful as transition contractions in my opinion. Pretty much all the blood came out at once. I haven’t bled much since then.
That’s basically everything. She’s very calm and likes to nurse and have a little loves but then she’s happy laying alone to sleep. So different from xoey who wouldn’t let me pee.
She is now a week old and we are happy as can be!
I know all these pictures look similar but she is only a week old! She doesn’t do much more than lay there.
I did not miss them.
Nope. I didn’t.
Not even a little.
I’m just always worried they will end up every which where.
Yes! Xoey was 39 weeks exactly, she was 7 pounds even
Audree was 38 weeks 5 days and 8 pounds 3 ounces!
She’s now 8 pounds 5 ounces. Xoey wasn’t that for like idk 2 weeks old?
She’s a chunk. Haha. I was 4 pounds at birth so she seems huge to my mom
She’s so cute. I’m glad she’s growing into herself. More awake time now too
My whole front and arms of my shirt are soaked.
Forgot how fun that part was!
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