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The Birth Story of Nolan Joesph Trimble Walker
Born 1.1.11 @ 1:54am
Weighing 7lbs, length 18.5
Natural Water Birth
6hrs and 4 mins of labor
4 mins of pushing
December 31st, started like any other day, waking up and wondering if today was the day. I got up with Joe to send him off to work, and to sit on the couch and zone off to the news. I decided to get up and get moving, and noticed at about 7am, I had bloody show with contractions. The contractions were nothing to talk about, as they were about 20 minutes apart, but I did let Joe know.
Joe called me around 10am, that he was coming home just incase. The night before it had snowed really hard and it was only 6 degrees outside with a wind chill making it -15 degrees brrrrrrrrrrr. So Joe came home and we had some coffee, watch some tv. I decided to call the midwife on call, just to talk to her and see what we should do. So she called back at about 12pm, I told her that I had bloody show and contractions. She told me I could come in but they would not promise to keep me. So Joe and I decided to stay home, I did call my aunt to let her know what was going on. We laid down to take a nap, hoping I would wake up and they would be close together. Nope!, woke up and they were not there. I got in the shower, just to relax and when I came out, I decided time for some sex. Hey they say what got the baby there, will get the baby out. After our fun, we decided to hit the mall, I did not realize the mall closed at 6pm that night for New Years eve. So we walked around looking at all the sales, and what not. We stopped and let the girls play at the play area in the mall, I started to cramp again but just thought it was nothing. So on the way out, I decided to buy a exercise ball, so I could go home and bounce/sway him out of me.
Joe took the girls to my aunts house, just in case. As he was gone, I started on the ball and got hooked into watching the new Rocky movie. During the bouncing and the movie, my contractions picked up and they were intense! My midwife had told me earlier to call when they 6 minutes apart. I started timing they were 4 minutes apart, and about 45 seconds long. Called the midwife and off we went for the 45 minute drive to the birth center.
It took us awhile, because of the storm the night before and all the people on the road to go out to party harty that night. We got there at about 9:45pm, they put me in triage at first ( I was nervous of being sent home), but a few minutes later they moved me upstairs to the birth suite..
I got hooked up on the monitors, and we started going over my birth plan. They checked me, I was a 5/6 with a bulging bag of waters. I got off the monitors, and my midwife who was Jessica (love her) said well “This is your birth, you tell us what you need and want.” They left the room, only to come back to check Nolans heartbeat. I was on another exercise ball, watching the Longest Yard and texting on my phone. My nurse kept laughing at me, because I was just texting away. My contractions started to get more intense, my midwife came back in and asked how I was doing. I told her I was starting to shake with my contractions, so I knew I was close and in transition. @ 1am she asked to check me again, I was a 8 and 100%, still texting away. I decided for the tub to get filled, so I could go relax. I got in the tub, Joe was with me next to the tub making me laugh, texting my sister telling her what was going on. At about 1:30am, my contractions were right on top of each other, I was not even given a break to catch my breath. Joe was getting on my nervous! I know he was trying to help but he almost got kicked out of the bathroom. At about 1:50am, my midwife came in and checked me. I was good to go!!, only thing that had not happen it was my water breaking. I started pushing and at 1:53am my water broke, I felt the dreaded ring of fire burn and 1:54am, he was born. He was born into nice warm water, in my arms. He has nursed great from the start, he is perfect in every way. Nothing was wrong with me, just a skid mark J
We left the hospital at almost 18 hrs old, he only lost a 2 oz of his weight.
I loved my natural water birth and would do it all over again! He is worth every minute, hour, month I had to wait.
He looks just like Joe and Debbie, except has my lips :0)
- The nurses said I will be the talk of the birth center. No drugs, no iv, never felt bothered by the contractions tell the end and was the texting queen J
Sami, married to Joe, mama to Debra (9), Kaydence (7), Nolan (2) and Jarek born 6/26/2013, unassisted at home