Going Home

September 22, 2014 in Birth Stories, Finn, Hospital - 1 Comment

Staying in the hospital for 48 hours after delivery becomes a blur of spreading the news to family and friends, acquainting yourself with your tiny stranger and soaking up that new life, visitors coming and going to ooh and aah over your new arrival, lots of photos, pain medications around…

Finn’s Birth Story

September 18, 2014 in Birth Stories, Finn, Hospital - 2 Comments

I jokingly predicted that our baby would arrive on Saturday, September 13th because we had five other things on the calendar that day. I was 38 weeks and had absolutely no signs of labor before that date. In fact, I saw my midwife the day before and scheduled my next…

Crew’s Birth Story

April 22, 2013 in Birth Stories, Crew, Hospital - 7 Comments

I started having contractions around noon on Monday, April 15th. I had just left playgroup with Nash and we were on our way to pick up Blake from school. I timed the contractions at five minutes apart. By the time we got home, they were painful enough that I wasn’t…

Nash’s Birth

February 7, 2010 in Birth Stories, Nash, Pregnancy - 5 Comments

Here is the short version: I endured only 3 hours of labor. I was dilated to 7cm when we arrived at the hospital, and Nash was born 1 hour later after 3½ minutes of pushing. For those who are interested, here is the slightly longer version: I guess you could…