Okay- so I obviously had NO time to get all cutsied up for this..
I dont know how you girls do it - even after just 2 hours, I was exhausted!
Xander had TONS of visitors the next day- here he is with cousin Alexis!
Aww.. I love him!
So, Travis LOVES holding Xander on his chest- he says, (and i quote) "This is better than sex!" I said, "It better be! Cuz you aint gettin any for 6 weeks!"
Daddies first time changing a diaper! It took a little walk-through, but he's getting the hang of it :)
Father and Son
My midwife April (right) and her assistant Kim (left)
MY BIRTH STORY
Okay, so like I said, not much to it- basically, at 1:30 I went to my midwife's for my weekly appt. She checked me and said, "Your dilated to a 4 already." I said, "What?! Wow! Sweet!" I immediately got really excited cuz it was totally unexpected! I asked, "So when do you think he'll be here??" She said, "Oh you'll definately have him within the next 2 days."
So, I didn't want to get myself too psyched up cuz I heard labors can take several hours.. so I went to the mall; walked the length of the mall 3 or 4 times looking for a V-day gift for Trav (with no luck). Then decided to leave. I went home.. cleaned the house a bit.. got on my computer. April called me a couple times to check up on me and see if I had been feeling any contractions yet. "Umm.. just alittle crampy- that's all. Are you sure I'm in labor?" She said Yes. I said, "okay- I'll call you when I feel something."
And like 15 min later, I all of a sudden felt them.. and they were pretty darn intense and pretty darn close together. So, I called April, called Travis, and called my cousin (who wants to be a midwife), and told them all to come over! Soon! So I had to bear with my contractions by myself at first.. which sucked.
Everyone showed up around the same time- around 8:15 and Xander came by 9:20pm! I seriously think I went straight from feeling nothing to being in Transition! It was very intense but not completely unbearable.. as long as I had Travis to use as my "stress ball" to squeeze the heck out of during my contractions and during pushing! :) Anyways, I ended up having Xander on all fours on my bathroom floor on my bath rugs (to pad my knees). Pushing was definately better than the contractions.. I was even talking and joking a bit in between pushes. I am soo glad that is over with! I love you Xander!!