So I finally got around to writing Frankie’s (my 7 year old!) birth story and am taking the time to share sweet miss Adelaide’s birth story before baby number 3 joins us next week!
Hers was MUCH easier, much more comfortable, and also was a natural unmedicated birth like Frankie was. If you remember I delivered Frankie at a birth center and although I loved giving birth naturally, I had a not-so-great experience with the midwife. I also felt if there was an immediate medical emergency we weren’t in great hands being at a birth center.
So with little miss Adelaide I delivered at the Jersey Shore hospital, with a team of fabulous nurses (one in particular who I still follow on instagram today!) AND my wonderful midwife along side me to help me through the stages of having a natural labor without medication.
With Adelaide, I was…well…HUGE! There was no doubt in anyone’s mind that I was carrying a girl, although there were doubts that there was just one and not two in there! Especially at the end I was asked if I was having twins almost every time I went out of the house. Yep, that big.
It got to the point where I started lying about twins and saying yes!😅’
So at 39 weeks there was a slight fear that my body would keep her in too long and that she would be too big to deliver naturally, so I went in early to be induced. Steve’s mom took Frankie and off we went!
The night started with me walking the hallways of the hospital in hopes that my contractions would be consistent and things would get going.
So my contractions unfortunately weren’t coming on consistently enough so they gave me a dose of pitocin and BAM! Labor began right away. Early on during labor we listened to some Jack Johnson and other music that was there to make me laugh/distract me from the pain.
To manage the INTENSE pain during the transition phase of labor, I had a private room in the hospital with access to a private shower – this was an absolute game changer for pain management! Also…my husband Steve was the absolute best birth coach in the entire world – even the nurses took notice of how awesome he was during the whole process.
After only 6 hours of labor and 15 minutes of pushing we welcomed our beautiful little princess into the world! She went right into my arms and the rest was pure baby bliss. Steve and I were SO proud and couldn’t believe how tiny and pretty she was!