I started having contractions at around 2:46am. I was thinking wow, this is wayyyy different then a braxton hicks. They proceeded to get closer together and longer. I called June my midwife around 8am to come to the house and then I called Kim my really good friend that owns Rising Sun Acupuncture in Fredericksburg, Tx. She was just down the street from me so she was here pretty fast. Kim gave me some acupuncture to keep everything moving. By 10am the midwives were here setting everything up and I was going through contraction after contraction. By 11am I was in active labor. We found out that Zola was in a posterior position so I had to do lunges to move her. Zola finally moved but I did have back labor most of the time. The transition was interesting for me, I was a little scared but mostly shocked. I couldn't believe I was having my little girl. And at 2pm I started pushing, now this was the most difficult part for me. The midwives broke my water, so the labor would keep going. No one ever tells you that you actually don't want your water to break, but just so you know, the water bag acts like a pillow for your pelvis and the babys head. Once you break it, its bone to bone and it hurts like hell. But for real. The contractions are the best part here b/c they are relieving the pain with each push. So when you have a contraction you push. And then for me it was 55 mins but it can take between a few mins to hours to have your little bundle of joy😍 Its pretty amazing!!! I have learned so much about pregnancy and just how fun, interesting, it is. And honestly if someone wanted to talk about pregnancy with me i would totally geek out. .
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