THE BIRTH STORY | PART ONE
the most dedicated, difficult, wonderful, supported experience i've ever lived through and accomplished
|(one very excited daddy... precious thing.)|
By the time we were in our room, the contractions had totally "So, if I'm still here in 24 hours...would you feel like 'Okay, times up! We're getting the baby out!'?"
|(smiling is not a 'good sign' in natural labors ;) a clue that... i wasn't even *close* to the intense stuff yet. haha! it felt hard, but little did i know...)|
|(Becca was SO happy to see me in labor. It was adorable. "KRISTEN. You're having a BABY. You're SWAYING!")|
|(remember? smiling = bad. waaaay too happy-go-lucky during my contraction breaks ;) but, hey, i'm glad i wasn't a total crab for my family and friends?)|
|(mama bear took over for a bit so daddy angel could re-group and refresh. i needed him to have plenty of energy to last the long haul with me, and i needed mom to help me while he rested. i could not have done it without her. she's the best.)|
Induction and augmentation of labor with the hormone oxytocin may not be as safe for full-term newborns as previously believed. 'As a community of practitioners, we know the adverse effects of Pitocin from the maternal side,' Dr. Tsimis said, 'but much less so from the neonatal side.'"