After laboring at home for 14 hours, we checked into the hospital...
nine and a half hours later, at 1:21am, Ollie was born!
Our midwife was AWESOME... I felt the cord pulse before Chan cut it and we all got a lesson on the placenta... me and Chan put gloves on even... it was really neat to see and feel.
Ollie weighed 7lbs 2oz at birth and 6lbs 13oz when we left the hospital. The sweetest moment was when Pat put him on my chest right after he came out and was crying... I rubbed his face and the minute I started talking to him he stopped crying and turned towards me with his big blue eyes. It was incredible... the most indescribable feeling ever.
I still cannot believe my baby has blonde hair!
Most beautiful baby in the world!
Our amazing midwife!!
'Aunt Bingo loves me!'
We left the hospital early because I could not sleep... 43 hours spent in the hospital and 46 hours that I was awake...
I'm typing the long version of Ollie's birth and including many details. If you would like to read it, email/comment/message me. I am happy to share - I know a lot of people who read this are pregnant right now and even if we don't talk much, please feel free to message me for the long version. The experience was part traumatic and part out of body AMAZING. I'm typing with one hand and wanted to get this post up, but there are a lot of things that I write about in the long version. I really appreciated talking to other friends in detail before it was my turn and would love to pass the favor along.
I'm sure I'll expand a little more on here later, but until then, the long birth story has it all. :) I still have a couple more pages to go before its done, but if you want to read just pass me a note so I know to add you to my list. Some of you are already getting it - want it or not!! ;)
Also - I will be posting one or two more TIBS photos postpartum. I've always been curious about bellies after babies and thought it would be fun to share!