Whoever heard of a baby born on his due date? Well, I went in for my apt at 8:30 in the morning. His heart rate was still playing tricks, but I was dilated to a four, and (little did I know) I was strep B positive, so I needed IV antibiotics to be ready to deliver him. They sent me to the L&D floor and we started the antibiotics. Dr. Kuykendall came in around 2:30, by then I was a 5, and she broke my water. Those membranes were as thick as the other ones were. I was ready to do a natural delivery again, though I had been wondering if his lower HR would cause a problem for that. For about two hours I did a great job of breathing through the "surges" (contractions), then I decided to take a "hot" shower to work through it. Well, the water never got hot, so I was shivering, then going into convulsions, and I could not focus to breath through anything. I started asking for an epidural, and I'm sure the nurses wanted to roll their eyes. It was way too late for that. I couldn't get on my back for them to check me because I was hugging the bed trying to stopped my body from convulsing and cope with the intensity of the contractions. Jeremy had to pull me onto my back and once he did they saw his head was already out. I gave one more push and he was out. I was so exhausted from convulsing so hard I couldn't open my eyes for a while and was very out of it for a bit. But it was a safe delivery, and he was healthy. His heart rate still hung out in the 80s-90s and he'd skip a beat every now and then, but after being checked out by the NICU staff, they said he was in great shape and not to worry about it. Instead I just listened to him at home with my stethoscope for the fun of it. Jeremy had the next day off and we had a great time just being a family. That boy loved to look at his daddy. And Jeremy was one proud papa. Berek David Huntington was born at 5:04 October 26th. 7 lbs 13 oz and 21 inches long.
These girls are so excited to have a brother!
Jeremy is so excited to have someone to watch ball games with!
My mom came the next day and we were so happy to have Grandma around!
I sure try to keep him in the sun since he won't really get outside to get it for a few months. Here comes winter!
It's been amazing having a boy in our family. We're grateful he is so healthy, and this has been the best recovery I've had post-baby.