6:09pm, 2 1/2 hours after baby's arrival
S: All natural!
Me: I'm so proud of you! I cannot wait to hear ALL ABOUT IT!!!
IS THERE SOMETHING BIGGER THAN CAPS????
S: 5 lbs 14 oz.. 19.5 Inches. No tearing or episiotomy..
Baby went right to chest and J cut cord.
Me: Well done! What position did you push in?
S: I pushed sitting but only because that's what I wanted.. It was only like 5 pushes and she was out.
Me: Sitting is still a great position.
S: I had the bed at 90 degrees, they wanted me to lay it back.
They did offer to break my water at one point.. I was like NO!!!!!
But shit that transitional phase was something else.. Ugghhh...
Me: Yeah... we don't lie, transition is when everyone is ready to tap out.
S: LOL ya I was like I can't do it I can't do it!
They were like umm well u are.
Me: And was J excited?
When I say that Eric gets stoked because he knows we're almost done.
S: He was super excited! Dr. wasn't here yet and the nurses were like don't push!
I was like too damn bad I can't help it! Water broke as I was pushing and Dr. came in right after.
Me: How long were you at the hospital before she came?
S: We checked into hospital at 10:30 she was born at 3:23.
It literally has been a night and day experience from C's birth.
Me: So... you aren't mad I sold you on a natural birth?
S: Haha not gonna lie.. I had moments. But ultimately it was much better.
The recoop has been 100% times easier already.
S: Seriously though Cori.. I am so glad I did it naturally the way it was suppose to be. Best thing I've ever done. So huge thanks to you for getting me the tools I needed to get there!
Me: I'm so glad!
And portions of this convo is becoming a post right now...
Congrats S+J! It was an honor teaching you and I'm beyond thrilled that you achieved the birth you wanted. And welcome to this amazing, crazy world baby B, we are all so glad you are here!