The day my Jbird was born, my heart doubled in size and gave me room to love both my boys even more than I thought I possibly could. I don't think the arrival of Jbird took any love away from my Tman, I think my heart just got bigger to accommodate this sweet baby boy.
My labor and delivery experience was amazing. I knew what to expect and all but I was blown away at how easy and simple things were.
I had braxton hicks on and off for weeks. On August 14th around 5pm, I started having more frequent braxton hicks. I decided to start timing them though they weren't painful I figured it must be a sign. By 7pm I was having them every 10 min. I called my Dr who recommended I waited until I had painful contractions before going to the hospital.
Sure enough on August 15th around 1am I had my first painful contraction. I woke my hubby and mom up and we got ready for the hospital. By the time we got to the hospital around 1:40 my contractions were more and more painful and much closer. The Dr checked me and said I was about 5cm dilated. I barely had enough time to get checked in, get an epidural and there I was 10cm.
They wheeled me to the delivery room, my water broke on the way. By the time we got to the delivery room it was time to push. 15 minutes, 4 pushes later and my Jbird was born. We had a minor scare when his heart rate dropped ridiculously during the 3rd push but all was well. Turns out he had his cord wrapped around his neck twice. The Dr swiftly removed it and he started screaming, his body was a little blue but all was well within minutes.
The moment that we waited for finally arrived, our second son was born 2 hours and 38 minutes after the first painful contraction on August 15th at 3:38am. We are in heaven.
Meeting my son for the first time. They put him on my chest as soon as he started screaming. I was so happy, you would have thought I never did this before. I am glad it's special and exciting every time.