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Warning: This is my longest birth ever! Part 3 (I warned you!)

Posted Jun 05 2010 3:45am

6AM Saturday Morning

I wake up and immediately check my phone – no text.   Ok, maybe no news is good news?  I text Alison for an update.

7:45 AM Saturday

We are driving to the airport and I get a text!  Lisa is starting to push!!!  Whoo Hooo!

I assume I will get a text before we take off at 10.

10 AM Saturday

On the plane.  The Flight Attendent gives me a dirty look.  “PLEASE turn off ALL electronic devices!”

NO text.

The whole flight I am praying.  “Healthy baby, healthy mom, vaginal birth.”  What if she did all this work and needs a cesarean?

Trying to read, too tired, worrying, wishing I was there, wondering what is happening.

Noon Saturday

We land.

As soon as I am able to I check my texts.

YES!  Baby born vaginally at 11:35 am  Over 52 hours after her water broke.  She did it with no epidural or any pain medication.  Pitocin and 2 night with only 3 hours of sleep and she did it!  Lisa ROCKS!

I want details, but we are in Mexico and I tried to call once but didn’t get a hold of anyone so I have to wait to find out what Lisa felt about the whole experience; wait to find out what happened that night; wait to find out anything.   But I am thrilled that she and the baby are healthy and she had a vaginal birth!

While pondering her birth, I think Lisa’s birth was perfect timing.  It goes along with my theory that if I am meant to be at a birth I will be .   If I had to stay at her birth for 2 nights, I don’t know if I could have given them the support they needed that second night.

Come back tomorrow to find out what happened that night and what Lisa thought about her birth!

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