10/25: 41+3 and I honestly couldn't believe I was still pregnant. Another session of acupuncture. Yet again tight stomach, pressure, and waves being felt. Slept the whole time. Came home and everyone was sleep. Told my husband I was going to the mall to walk. Went and walked for a couple of hours. Came home and boy was I hungry. I ate all night. Mind you this entire pregnancy I was not able to keep food down. Went to bed and woke up in the middle of the night for a snack. Sat on the couch and ate and watched TV. Ended up falling asleep.
10/26: 41+4 and husband gets me up at around 10 and tells me to go in the room and lay down he will care for our son. So I go into the room and before I lay down I email my midwife asking her what am I going to do? I can't believe I'm still pregnant. Laid down and went to sleep. All of a sudden I wake up and I feel this huge dropping feeling in my pelvis. My husband comes in and ask if I still want to go to the park. I look at the phone to see the time and it's noon. I said no I'll stay home. I feel this huge contraction that takes my breath away. I think nothing of it. I keep going. I feel another one shortly. I tell him I'll come with them. I start getting dressed and feel another and another. They actually start bringing me to my knees. I tell him never mind, that I would stay here you and they could go to the park. Glad I did because they kept coming. So I'm alone. I go to my room and turn on my music to relax me. Thought maybe try laying down. Not going to happen. That made them painful. Got up took my clothes off and turned on my bath water. Got in and felt so much better. Contractions kept coming. They were 1-2 minutes apart lasting almost 2 minutes. I did this for an hour by myself before calling my midwife. When I called her and she answered, all I could do was moan. She knew it was time and told me she was on her way. Called my husband to come home and my mom to come over to watch our son. Midwife arrives a little after one. When she gets here I had forgotten to unlock the door. I had to run out of the bathroom and unlock the door and then get back. I was completely naked and didn't care. After she got set up she checks me and I am already 9.5cm with a little lip. I laughed because I never made it this far with my son. Soon my husband arrives, the assistant, and my mother. A little after 2 I start wanting to push with every contraction. I start pushing and pushing and I put my hand down there and I can feel the top of his head. I said, "What is that?" Midwife says, "It's your baby's head sweetie." That was incredible to touch it. A couple more pushes I get his head out and boy does that feel good to get all that pressure out. Well he wouldn't turn properly so she made me a paddle on the floor. I got out with a full head sticking out. Got on all 4s and gave a couple little pushes so she could help turn him and before I knew it next contraction pushed the rest of him out. She catches him and puts him between my legs to give to me. I was so happy. All I could say was, "I DID IT!!! I DID IT!!! I DID IT MOMMY!!!! THANK YOU JESUS! THANK YOU JESUS!!!!" Still couldn't believe how quiet he was and to be able to do what my body was made for. Holding him right after pushing him out was the best feeling. Having my family and the support there made it even better. A beautiful HBAC lasting 2 hours and 40 minutes.
8lbs 6oz 21.5inches