If you follow me on Facebook and on Instagram, you already know that Baby M 2.0 arrived (in a wild fashion at that) and have seen some pictures of her.
I have yet to share her name anywhere so I want to formally introduce Baby M 2.0 to all of you today!
Here is the last belly pic I have before her arrival.
I took it the day I turned 39 weeks, Halloween day, and she arrived the next morning.
I'm so happy I decided to take this picture on that day.
Of course she was here for week 40.
I took a picture similar like this with Miss P so I had to do it again with her.
Sadie wanted to arrive and she wanted to arrive quickly.
So fast in fact, we didn't make it out of our house and she was born on our living room floor before the EMTs actually arrived.
I shared Miss P's birth story so I am going to share her's as well so here ya go.
I'm sure many of you are intriqued now that you know she was born at home as well. ;)
Sadie's birth story:
I went to bed about 1230-1 am Halloween night with no signs of contractions or of labor even thinking about occuring. I fall asleep and wake up at 3am to contractions but even then I wasn't sure if it was contractions. I was having a dream when I woke up and I felt like the contractions were occuring only during certain parts of my dream. They weren't very painful and were spaced out so I also just thought maybe I had to go to the bathroom and was having poop cramps. (Sorry if that is TMI but I'm sharing it all.) So I get up and go to the bathroom and well... things happened so I thought I was in the clear and back to bed I went. I fell back asleep for a short time and then woke back up and realized that I was indeed having contractions. They still weren't real steady but they were getting stronger. I felt like I had to go to the bathroom again and so off I went. I sat there and realized I was definitely in labor and my body was definitely preparing itself by cleaning itself out. Joy!!
I THINK it was during this time that my water broke but I am not positive. During one push, I felt a gush and heard a trickle and thought, "Was that pee or did my water just break?" No other water came out and it wasn't coming out at all once I was up and about so I totally forgot about it. I finally managed to get back to bed right before 4. Contractions were getting a little worse and I knew I had to wake up Travis. I woke him up and said "So, I think we need to get up and pack. I am in labor. But don't panic we have time." HAHAHA... yeah, little did I know right! And yep, we weren't packed yet. I totally felt that we had more time and we were going to pack that weekend.
Travis wakes up and is all about packing. I asked him if he had a stop watch because I wanted to time the contractions. We time between contractions and it was about 3 minutes and 15 secs. apart. We start packing and I have to stop and start as my contractions hit. I mention that having a natural childbirth is for the birds and people are crazy that do it. HAHAHA- yet again! I am trying to pack as fast as I can and can't. I have Travis time my contractions again about 5 to 10 mins after the first time and my contractions were already just over a minute apart and getting much stronger. I was having really bad back labor and so every time a contraction hit, I had to stop what I was doing to breath. At one point during the packing, I had to go to the bathroom once again and had to quickly sit down as my body cleaned itself out a little more. At that time, the "bloody show" decided to appear as well. It was getting closer to 4:30 am at this point and Travis was running around the house grabbing things. He comes back up to the room and he says he gonna go start the truck and I told him he had to go wake my parents up to tell them we are leaving.
My contractions were right on top of each other at this point and I was in a lot of pain with the back labor. My parents quickly came into our room and I could barely do anything because the contractions were coming so fast. I was trying to grab a few last minute things I knew I would need and my parents were throwing them in our bag. I couldn't do anything and had to keep having someone rub my back during a contraction. My parents kept saying "you have to go!" and I just remember thinking I am trying!
I finally managed to make it down the steps and Travis was taking everything out to the vehicle. I said I wanted our good, big camera and asked my dad to run upstairs and get it. He ran up and came back down and I was in so much pain and having pressure. I thought I had to poop once again and said "I have to go to the bathroom... MOVE!" It was probably 4:50 if not a minute or two later at this point. I run into the bathroom and everyone said... "Don't push her out!" I sat there and was like ok, I'm fine. My mom asked how I was and I said I was fine. Then suddenly a contraction hit and my body took over the pushing on its own. I freaked and yelled, "Oh, god! I can't stop pushing!" I reached down and felt her head right there. My mom ran into the bathroom and I said again, "I feel her head." so mom yelled to call 911 and that we were going anywhere. I remember hearing Travis on the phone with the 911 operator and I managed to get up after that and walk out of the bathroom. As soon as I stepped out, another contraction hit and my mom yelled to my dad to help get me to the couch. I then said "Screw the couch, lay me right here on the floor." and I pretty much just went straight to the ground.
Now at this point, things start becoming a blur. I remember still hearing Travis talking to the operator, everyone running around the house grabbing pillows, blankets, and towels as I just lay there on the floor. I had my shoes and pants and everything on so I do remember yelling at my mom to take everything off. Travis had to check if he could see the head and at that moment, he didn't. Pretty much the next contraction after that, I had to push, though everyone told me not too, my body again took over. I then just remember pushing and letting out a scream as her head came out. Travis was on the phone still going over all the steps as my mom was down there. The 911 operator told Travis to run and find a string to tie around the umbilcal cord when she came out so he took off upstairs. My mom then discovered that her cord was around her neck and yelled to Travis to tell the operator. I remember talking about when to push her body out because I felt like it was taking forever for the next contraction to happen. Next thing I knew, the contraction hit, and out she came! BTW, the cord upwound itself as she slid out at 457 am into my mom's arms. Travis tied the string, actually a boot lace he ripped off his work boots, around the cord and then we waited for the EMTS.
Travis was on the phone with the 911 operator for a total of 4 minutes and 35 seconds. That was from the time he called until the EMTs actually showed up and she was out for a good minute or two before the EMTs arrived so that just shows how fast and ready she was to come. The EMTS come in, 6 guys- 3 EMTS, 3 Firemen, and they were totally disappointed she already arrived. They did what they needed to do, and after a little bit they loaded Sadie and I up into the ambulance and off we went to the hospital on post. The 3 firemen actually stayed back and cleaned up the whole mess for us and took any of the blankets and towels that were too nasty. So happy they did that for us! And the 911 operator and the LT. that arrived, even called us a few days later to see how we both were doing. So nice of them!
We arrived at the hospital and my afterbirth still had to come out so that was the first thing that was taken care of. And for anyone that plans on having a natural childbirth, that process was much worse than the labor and delivery itself, granted Sadie was a lot smaller than Miss P and I didn't rip at all like I did with Miss P, but the whole pushing on my stomach to make sure all of the placenta and umbilcal cord came out was SOOOOOOOOOOOO PAINFUL!!! And she did it 3 or 4 times in a row. AHHHH!!
After that, Travis was able to give Sadie her first bath and we hung out in one room before we were moved to the recovery room. Sadie had to have antibiotics like her older sister did so we stayed in the hospital for about 2 1/2 days until all her test results came back clean.
All in all, it was a crazy, whirlwind of a morning but we all came out healthy and happy!
Here are some more pictures. One is the scene at the house once the EMTs arrived.
All the craziness at the house, daddy giving Sadie her bath, and our first picture of the 3 of us.
Miss P meeting her new little sister for the first time, family picture of the 4 of us, Sadie with her wubbanub, Daisy, and me and my girl right before we left the hospital.
Miss P with some balloons that represent our family, another family of us 4 now that we are home, looking cute sleeping after eating, and Miss P holding her new sister.
Of course I've done a little photo shoot with her already. Gotta capture her itty bitty moments.
And the last pic, Miss P wanted to be in the pictures when I was taking the 40 week pics and I love this one. So cute!