Just got home from another birth. We've got a sweet new girl in our town! She is absolutely adorable and perfect in every way.
Mama had been planning a natural labor and delivery, then induction got thrown into the mix and her labor plans were up in the air. A few hours into the induction, things were picking up quickly and mama decided to go for the epidural. Unfortunately, the epidural didn't take and baby didn't want to wait any longer!
In the end, mama had the unmedicated birth she had originally planned on, baby was born in her bag of waters (so cool!) and while none of it was really what had been expected, it was all very awesome! Mama is a champ for sure! Baby was just as happy to see mama as mama was to see baby and I left them both snuggled in bed, sweetly resting together.
I actually thought I might miss a delivery this morning! There's always that chance that labor will progress quickly and I won't make it before the baby is born, but that is not typically how it goes. This morning gave me a run for my money, though!
My phone rang at 3:40 this morning. Contractions had started around 2 a.m. and they were pretty sure this was it. Mom was planning to labor at home for awhile, but while I was gathering up my things, I got a call saying that she couldn't stay home any longer and they were headed to the hospital. I met them at the hospital at 4:30 and she was 8 to 9 cms!
At 7:41 this morning, a sweet new soul joined our world. Another surprise baby (yay!) and beautiful new family of three is born.
Congratulations Mommy and Daddy!