It’s been a bit quiet today here at Frugal Living NW because I had my baby last night!
I went into labor early in the morning Wednesday and had moderate contractions every 20 or so minutes until about 5 in the evening. I spent the day reorganizing my household stash, writing posts, taking a great nap and generally getting ready to push a baby out!
Around dinner time, things picked up quickly — hard contractions every 3-4 minutes. My midwives came over a bit after 7:00 and I entered birthing bliss — the birthing tub. And, of course, my labor completely slowed down. One of my midwives checked me and told me I was at 7 cm. Come to find out later she’s a big liar, liar, pants on fire and I was really at a 6, but she didn’t want to discourage me. No big deal though, because I went from 6 cm to baby out in about 45 minutes!
Matthew Brian Robert Davis was born at 8:40 pm on October 21. He weighed 9 lbs exactly and is 21 inches long. My husband, sweet daughter Audrey, friend Kate, mother-in-law, and three midwives were there to cheer me on and welcome Matthew to our family.
I am so thankful that my labor went super-smoothly and quickly. I am fortunate that I have been able to have all four of my babies at home with incredibly uneventful labors. Of course, we’ve saved bundles of money having them at home and I enjoyed the experience, as much as you can “enjoy” a drug-free labor (which is really not enjoyable at all).
We will try to keep Frugal Living NW up and running while I get used to having four little ones around the house.
This post may contain affiliate links. See the disclosure policy for more information.