Look at all that hair!
I had not planned to post these pictures here but since I can not get on to facebook this will have to do for today. As you can see our little X-man is here! He was born Yesterday December 1st at 4:07pm. After a very short labor of about 2 hours and 22 minutes. The induced me so that is why I can be so exact on how long it took. The started to pit at 1:45 and broke my water at 2:10. The contractions didn't start to get bad until around 3:40. James called to tell the Ayi that she needed to pick the kids up from the bus since James would not make it since the baby still wasn't here. It had taken them longer to get me hooked up that we had hoped since we came in at noon. But as soon as he hung up I was starting to feel major pain. I want to try this with no epidural or other pain medicine. I asked the nurse to check me to give me some hope we were getting close to the end since I was getting ready to cave for the meds. When she told me at 3:45 that I was still at 5cm I was doubtful I was going to be able to do this. Then things got really bad and I was sure I was not able to do this anymore. The rest of what happened it pretty foggy since all I really remember was pain. But James tells me I moved to a 7 with the next contraction then a 8 then complete. The doctor arrived when I was at the 8 and they just keep saying breath, relax, (yeah right, easier said than done) ThenI heard the nurse say you are complete push if you feel like it. They didn't put me in the stir-ups this time, I think because I wouldn't have done even if they forced me. I grabed my legs and pushed and as James tells me, little Xijvien flew right out. No waiting for a second push. For me once I could push it wasn't quite as painful but I remember thinking, either get this kid out or push him back in but I am done, and he can't stay where he is at.
So to any of you out there, really don't go nartual, it was not fun. It really is too bad it was not a girl because I am not sure I will be signing up for that again.