Miles Clyde Denney arrived Thursday, June 14th at 2:06 pm. I was able to have a successful Vbac, and although it was a long labor and a little scary, it was totally worth it! It was such an amazing and miraculous experience, and I'm so grateful Brett and I got to share it together. Plus, my recovery has been a breeze compared to having a C-section!
Since this was my first experience with a vaginal delivery, I wanted to document it...if you're not into the deets, just skip ahead to the pictures!
(first family photo)
I started having contractions Tuesday afternoon and by Wednesday evening they were 5-7 minutes apart and unbearable, so we headed to the hospital. After being there for four hours and getting some pain medication, I wasn't dilating and got sent home! I cried. I couldn't go home in this much pain. I was sure I was have a baby Wednesday night or early Thursday morning. But boy was I wrong. So I labored at home all through the night and by seven in the morning went back in. I was dilated to a 4 and 90% effaced. Whew...I was staying.
And then I got that beautiful thing called an epidural! I was on cloud nine...and labor was like a party.
But by time we got to the OR and baby hooked up to monitors again, his heart rate picked up. For the next half hour it stayed up so I was wheeled back to my room to deliver. My body was shaking and trembling, but within an hour and a half my sweet baby was here.Everything progressed quickly that and I had a beautiful, healthy baby boy in my arms!
Owen opening his gift from Miles (superhero toys of course)
Owen wanted nothing to do with me- I think seeing me in a hospital bed was a little scary- but he sure warmed up to baby Miles right away.
My mom watched him while we were in the hospital but first thing in the morning and throughout the day Owen asked her to go see baby.
Ready to go home!
Miles is just over one week old and we are eating him up! My mom was here helping me for a week and I can't imagine doing this without her. She was so good to play with Owen and take him on little outings. It meant so much to me for him to feel special too while most of my attentions was on Miles, and she did just that! Plus, she was a huge help with meals, laundry, and cleaning!
Next week, I might just fall apart without her.