Tuesday, January 5, 2010

From 5cm to birth in 24 minutes!

There's nothing like being comforted by the loving arms of your Mama!

It took 15 hours of slow, tolerable labor (14 of those at home) to get to 5cm and then Elijah Mekhai was born 24 minutes later! Monet requested an epidural 45 minutes after we arrived at the hospital but agreed to try the tub first. She was so relaxed in the warm water that she thought the nurse had given her a shot of Fentanyl. No medication was given...just the natural releasing of endorphins! Next time girl, you better just plan on having your baby at home!

Meet Elijah Mekhai who was born on January 4th, 2010 at 1:24 pm. He weighed 6lb 12oz and is 19 inches long.

One hour old and already breastfeeding like a pro! You've done an awesome job and I have no doubt that you're going to be a great young mom.
Two proud Mamas!