a little different from his big brother brody's birth.
which went something like this...
i laid down with high hopes of falling asleep around 11pm on a friday night. we had been out with friends in saratoga... walking, walking, walking... thinking we would induce labor. thanks j & j, it worked! :) as soon as i laid down i felt the contraction sensation that, at the time, i had never felt anything like before. caleb timed them and they were exactly five minutes apart. the pain was intense and i already found myself swaying back and forth to focus on my movement rather than the pain. we packed up and brought my mom with us to the hospital and i continued to have contractions progressively closer together. when we got to the hospital i was 3 centimeters. at that time st.mary's didn't have the option of water birth and i labored using the birth ball, rocking chair and shower. when it came time to push i already felt like i was run over by a truck (little did i know the worst was yet to come). i pushed 2 and half hours before brody timothy was born. saturday april 19, 2008 @ 11:50 am. 10 pounds 12 ounces 22 inches. the birth was rough on both of us. the cord was around brody's chest and the trauma of the hours of pushing left him very bruised. he needed respiratory therapy right away and didn't take his first breath for quite some time. after monitoring his breathing for about an hour the nurses were able to bring my sweet baby back to me.
thankfully, recovery the 2nd time around is SO much easier!