On Monday, 1/25/16, I was only 3 days passed "due," but was very discouraged that my sweet baby had not come yet. I had mild “cramping” pains all day on Monday, but thought nothing of them. When I got home Monday night I was determined to get things going; so Caleb stuck a lasagna in the oven and we walked for the entire hour that it cooked- Caleb seriously doubted that I could walk that long, but I was determined! As we walked the cramping pains intensified and I realized
First, I have to say that finding out I was pregnant was a shock and I dreaded the thought of labor and delivery. I was so freaked out about it that I swore to everyone I was going to have an elective C Section. I had never heard a positive birthing experience. My mom had a traumatic time with my older brother after her epidural wore off, he was stuck, and she was rushed into an emergency C Section. Two of my best friends were in labor for over 30 hours and had to have either
As most parents would say, the birth of our son Khalil changed our lives forever. He is our first child and the love that undeniably overwhelms your heart with your first child was felt most deeply. It was love at first sight as we observed his chubby cheeks, pink juicy lips and (surprisingly) head full of dark curly hair. We were excited about his birth and we were also excited that we, as a birth team did it! We had stuck with our birth plan and we had wonderful results.
Abigail Bland Pierce
7lb, 2oz. 20.5 in long
7:39pm, May 29, 2015
Short version: I had sweet Abigail Bland within 10 minutes of arriving at the hospital. Anna Wesley chose the name Abby, and Bland is after my paternal grandmother, Bland Coffey. We will call her Abigail or Abby. No double name this time.
DISCLAIMER: If you're into the nitty, gritty details surrounding a birth, please continue. If words like amniotic fluid and placenta weird you out, stop reading now.