It’s been ages since I last posted but this time I actually have a reasonable excuse… Baby Jax entered this amazing world! Everyone has a birthing story and here is how mine began:
I was a week past my due date when I headed to the gym to hop on the treadmill with plans of walking until I couldn’t walk anymore. Before I started I was speaking with another Mom who mentioned acupuncture. Long story short she said she was a week overdue with both of her children when she made her way to an acupuncturist in town. She said she was in labor within an hour of leaving both times. I immediately asked Adam, looked up her phone number and within 30 minutes I was sitting on the table ready for some needles. Around 9 PM on Tuesday, the contractions began. Although 20 minutes apart, I was so happy that I was going into labor on my own; with no medical assistance. It was a long night of contractions every 20 minutes. By 9 AM they were 8-10 minutes apart and by 2 PM they 5-6 minutes apart. I headed to the hospital (at the request of my husband and mother-in-law) at 3 PM and I was 4 CM dilated. At 6 PM my water had broke and by 8:30 PM I was asking for an epidural. At the time I didn’t think I could handle the pain anymore, however, looking back I honestly think I was just so exhausted from not sleeping the night before that I just wanted to rest and I knew the epidural would allow me to do so. I was already 8.5 CM dilated by the time the epidural started to work. I rested for about an hour and before I knew it everyone is telling me it was time to push. 6 pushes later, Baby Boy Harrington (we didn’t decide on a time until the next day) entered the world weighing 8 pounds and 5 ounces. He measured 22 inches long and had a set of lungs on him that the entire hospital could hear. He literally cried for the first 3 hours of his life. I looked at Adam and asked why he was still crying, ha! But the good news, he slept from 1 AM to 8 AM that night. Thank goodness because I was absolutely exhausted. He was a bit fussy in the hospital and even for the first couples days at home but (knock on wood) he is a doll now. Nursing every 2.5 hours and gaining weight like it’s his job! Praise God!
So that’s my birthing story! No dramatics and problems, it was smooth sailing. After I had Jayden I remember telling Adam I don’t think I could ever do that again but I was wrong; along came Baby Jax! Thankfully I had a good pregnancy (my husband might tell you differently) and a wonderful birthing experience that I could totally see myself doing it again!
More on how life with two kids is going tomorrow!
I prayed for this child, and the Lord has granted me what I asked of him. 1 Samuel 1:27