Birth Story of Kian

Labor was pretty fast. I saw my MW late this morning, and was 4cm (woke up to bloody show this morning). She stripped my membranes, and I went home. Within 2hrs, contractions started. She got here @3pm, and they were regular and getting stronger. I was about 6-7cm. Broke my water at 4ish, hit transitions by 5:30. I got out of the pool @6 to push (on my hands and knees – the pool just didn’t feel supportive enough at that point – nothing to really bear down on). He was born in 2 pushes.

He REALLY likes his fingers – he’s the first I’ve had that’s gotten his fingers in his mouth right away. And he was so very content after the first 10 minutes or so. Just looking around and taking everything in.