Joanna was born August 12th at 11:21 am weighing 8 lbs 12 ozs and 21 1/2 inches long. We are very Blessed that she arrived safely as you can see below their was a knot in her cord. The doctor said I was very fortunate not to have experienced any problems during my pregnancy as she had to do that early on. It didn't tighten till she was born. Praise God!
Here is my birth story:
I woke up at 2:30 am with painful contractions. I tried to go back to sleep but the anticipation of having another was keeping me awake. At that time they weren't regular at all. But by 3:30 they were 10 mins apart and lasting 1 min. So their was no sleeping then. I tried to rest on the couch and let hubby sleep as much as possible. I got up and ate something at 4:00 am as I was hungry. By 4:30 my contractions were 7 mins apart and lasting up to a minute and a half. So, I decided to wake hubby up and us start packing and getting ready.
So, I call my support team so they could be getting ready as well. By the time I got all my stuff packed and my little ones dropped off we arrived at the hospital at 5:49 am. I got up to Labor and Delivery and hooked up to the monitors. They checked me and said I was 3 cm, 50% effaced and -3 station. Which was no change except for the effaced part since my doctor appointment the day before.
The doctor came in and said I could go home and come back later or she could break my water and we could go from their. I said ok you can break my water as no since in going home and coming back later that day. She left so the nurse could get all my stuff set up and by the time she came back I was already 4 cm, 50% effaced and -2 station. So, it was nice to make some progress.
She broke my water and I labored naturally till I hit 9 cm and got a epidural. I just couldn't see no light at the end of the tunnel and I know if I was able to get out of that bed and sway a little I could of finished natural. But am thankful that I was able to get my epidural as the guy almost didn't make it in time.
I had her 2 hours after my water broke. I am so greatful that she is alive and healthy! Here she is with her head full of hair. All that indegestion and heartburn paid off again!