Okay...I can do this, right? I am about to give birth...with no drugs...holy smokes. Cherie and Beverly continued to check the baby's heart rate and after a few rounds of pushing, said that his heart rate was dropping and I needed to push to get this baby out. This part was exhausting. I would push when they told me, breath when they said to, and just tried with everything I could to get our baby out. It was hard, I remember telling them when I felt the burning that everyone warned about. He was coming, whether we liked it or not. I continued to push with each contraction and suddenly they said the head was out! With one more push, Cherie suddenly flopped this HUGE baby on my stomach. OH MY GOD! I didn't cry, I didn't yell, I was just in shock. I looked at Hubby and just kept saying "oh my God", "oh my God", "oh my God". I couldn't believe I did it and I couldn't believe that baby was inside me! I couldn't believe he was finally out! WOW!
He didn't cry immediately, that made me nervous. After cutting the cord, they took him to the warmer where he pooped about a pound and half of stuff and then started crying. It was an amazing sound. I couldn't believe that I just did it. All of my fears melted away and it was done. He was here. It was amazing.
Then they had to push on my stomach, not 100% sure why, and that hurt quite a bit. Then came the placenta...wow that was amazing and HUGE...and then more pushing on my stomach. OUCH! And then...I got to hold our baby.
He was here. He was safe. He was perfect.
8 pounds and 20 inches of perfection. We were immediately smitten.