Mar 30, 2010
Avyn was born on 3/30 at 7:46am. My water broke the 29th a little after 9pm, only minutes before the official full moon! We cruised on over to the hospital since we were an hour away. Even with contractions only 3 minutes apart on the drive, I was still only 1-2cm, high and firm, so I started walking. Around 2 am, I was checked again and only 3 cm, so I decided I just couldn't do it naturally this time and opted for the epidural. Kind of a bummer after 2 natural births, but I was so tired and labor is so much more intense after the water breaks! But, the epidural was great! Not like my first one at all. I could still feel my toes and contractions and when to push, just no pain! So I slept for a few hours and a little after 7 I was complete. We waited for the midwife and labored her down a little, she didn't want me pushing to hard because of lovely varicosities down there. So we started pushing about 7:40 and she was here at 7:46! Avyn Marie was 8lbs 6oz, 21.75 inches! SO glad to be done with this!