Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Baby Chase is Born

Some reason the pictures came in backwards. I am finally posting pictures of after Chase was born. 
So all day Tuesday November 18 I was having contractions nothing consistent and by 10pm they were going away so luckly I got some sleep that night. I woke up at 4 am and the contractions were back every 5 minutes, but they didn't seem to progress much and again by 7:30 am they were coming every 10 to 15 minutes. I tried to get Peter to go on a walk with me but Morgan was still sleeping. We did get everything ready, because I was having contractions so often. I was frustrated so I layed down to take a nap. That didn't work because then the real contractions started. I had Peter messaging my back during contractions and Morgan playing with my hair.
We got to the Birthing Suite at 11:30 am and my mom came to pick Morgan up shortly after we got there. My contractions were hard, but only coming every 7 minutes. 
We had a nice, intimate birth with just Peter and my midwife. It was really calm. We laughed lots and we even ate chips and salsa while I sat in the bath tube. (Not like I would have pictured it to be). 
Don't worry it wasn't all easy and fun. I spent about 2 hours pushing out my big 8 pound 15 ounce boy. I guess he pooped a lot when he came out so he would have been 9 pounds. But because of my wonderful husbands couching I didn't tear at all. 
At 5:49 pm Chase Randall Hill was born. He is so beautiful even with all the vernix on him. What amazing things our bodies can do. I look at him and can't believe he was inside me. Heavenly Father loves us so much that he sends such sweet spirits to us here on earth.