Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Birth of Avalon

It has been a LONG time since I have been able to blog... I have a LIST of blogs in my head and will attempt over the next few weeks to get them all down :) This will be a fairly detailed blog so I will remember it all.

I want to start with the birth of my daughter... chronologically it is not the first blog but I want to make sure I get all the details down before I forget some!

This is the picture taken the day before she was born...

I was READY lol

I woke up on October 16th at 10:30 am. I wanted to cry. I was sooo sore! My back hurt and I was having so much trouble getting out of bed! I just wanted to cry, thinking I could not take one more day! I got up and went to the bathroom and tried to curl back up and sleep.  I then realized I was too hungry to sleep. I looked over at my Greenman and debated on whether I should let him sleep or ask him to make me breakfast... ;)
I decided baby and I needed food more than he needed sleep when I thought "damn it I have to pee AGAIN".
I sat up and my water broke... EVERYWHERE. Well Michael was getting up anyway! My water broke at 11:05
I jumped in the shower while we started to get ready to go to the hospital.   
***There is a side note that needs to be added here. Avalon shares her birthday with her Aunt Lynnie. Lynnie tweeted at midnight that her hubby had given her a gift and that her birthday had officially begun. She had been telling me for weeks that I needed to wait until the 16th to go into labor. I then asked her if I could finally have her now. After showering I looked at my timeline. At 11:00 Lynnie tweeted " Tell her I said it's go time. :-)"***
I called my doctor (Dr. Pierce) and she said we could either go to the hospital or wait until contractions were regular.  I decided food and time to get totally ready was really important (we had to get Drea ready too as she had broken her leg... a blog I can not wait to write). Around noon contractions had started for real starting at 3 minutes apart. They remained 3 minutes apart for an hour when we called the doctor to let her know we were heading to the hospital.
We arrived at the hospital at 1:30pm. We checked in and were told yes we were indeed in labor and 3 cm dilated. We arrived at the hospital knowing that because I had tested positive for Strep B (a common infection but dangerous to newborns and new Moms) that I would need iv antibiotics  for 4 hours.
IV was started and we headed to the delivery room. I was ready. Contractions on the way to the delivery room became INTENSE! When we arrived I had to transfer to the new bed... I crawled onto the bed on all fours. My body started rocking back and forth naturally and I let nature take its course. It helped relieve the pain too. As they were transferring everything and getting the room ready they asked if I wanted a Yoga ball or to get in the tub to labor. It was then that I knew it was time to push.
The nurses and resident did not believe me. They kept saying that I had just been checked and I was only 2 cm. I told them I was ready and was going to give birth NOW. They found a doctor who asked me to lay back so she could accurately check me. I have to admit I was disappointed. Had my doctor been there she would have let me labor and deliver on my knees. After I maneuvered onto my back I remember telling Michael that if I was only 3 or 4 cm dilated I was not sure I would be able to deliver naturally because the pain was sooo intense! He said the perfect words. He reminded me that if the pain was that intense that meant we were almost done ;) I love that man!
When the doctor checked me she said... wow she is 9cm... oh she is crowning... here comes the baby!
she asked if I could move down... I said "fuck no!" and then I left this world. I was done screaming (not gonna lie it was INTENSE) and then I breathed through three pushes and my beautiful daughter was born!!! Avalon Sidhe Fox was born on October 16, 2011 at 3:14pm 8 lb 6 oz and 21.5 inches. And now for the photo bomb. 

Just Born

Already holding Daddy's hand!

I loved her from before she was born.
Look Michael, we did it!
First Family Portrait 

Getting checked out.

weigh in

First Picture with Daddy.

Aunt Drea 
Aunt Aliza

Finally in our room and alert.

Being Born is HARD WORK!

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