Monday, September 5, 2016

Introducing Eleonorah Sparrow Corbitt

She's here! She was born at 3:02pm September 3rd, 2016 via VBAC! She was 9lbs 1oz and 21 1/4 inches long.

Both her and I are doing well! She's nursing like a champ and her brothers are in LOVE with her. When they came to visit her, Boaz and Emory took turns holding her and reciting what they know of the Ten Commandments.  It was absolutely precious! 

Ok, here is my birth story: 

I started having prodromal labor contractions around 38weeks.  These progressed me to 4cm but never got longer/stronger/closer.  Friday night, I went in to L&D because I thought I might be leaking amniotic fluid.  I was not and contractions were still only 8 minutes apart so they sent me home. Around 2am I could not sleep in between the contractions any longer but they were still 8 minutes apart at best. One of my amazing online friends is a doula and she texted me to ask how I was doing as she knew I had been having prodromal contractions. I confirmed that I was up and contracting and she helped me get labor going. Contractions were getting more intense at this point and with her coaching we got them to be consistently 3 minutes apart.  Around 5am we called Josh's mom to come watch the boys and we headed off to the hospital. Once there I was 5-6cm so they admitted me right away. I was in a lot of pain at this point and exhausted from the week and a half of prodromal labor. I got an epidural and was able to relax. After a nap, I started to notice that I was having a lot of pain in my hip with contractions.  The nurses determined that Norah seemed to be occiput posterior meaning she was head down but facing my abdomen instead of my back just like Emory was. They moved me into a couple different positions to try and spin her but she's stubborn and would not move. My body stopped progressing at 9cm (again just like Emory) so we started pushing to try and spin her on the way out. I was determined to have another VBAC and NOT a c-section.  I pushed for an hour and a half and right as the doctors were ready to do a c-section I pushed her out! She came out laying on her side because she decided to partially spin last minute. Pushing an OP baby out is hard work and I could have never done it without my amazing doctor, nurses, husband, and the support crew that surrounded me in person and online.