Baby girl Luna Mae was born October 7, 2019 at 9:45 P.M. She was 20 inches long and 7lbs 3 oz.
I was 40 weeks and 2 days pregnant.
I tried almost everything to go into labor. We did hikes (malls, hiked Mother Cabrini Shrine, many trips to the Halloween aisle at Target), ate dates, made eggplant parmesan, got a foot massage and pedicure and I bounced on a bouncy ball endlessly. None of those tricks worked. Mama and papa were just so excited to meet our baby.
On October 6th, I was induced.
I was given the option to get induced, or wait it out but waiting could risk the chances of a c-section. So I scheduled my induction. We took birthing classes in preparation for our baby and I always thought I’d have one of those birth stories where it happens so fast (like in a car or something). We packed our hospital bags, drove to Tea Street to get my milk tea boba (lol) and then to the hospital to check in. It felt like we were going to the airport for a trip.
The first 8-ish hours weren’t very eventful, but I didn’t complain!
I was given Pitocin and started feeling contractions, but they weren’t bad. I was able to move around, use the bathroom and eat. We watched the Simpsons mostly (I actually gave birth to the Simpsons, I wish I knew which episode it was haha) I got tired and decided to sleep but you know… hospital beds. I found a hack, mamas. USE YOUR BOPPY (or any u shaped nursing pillow) AS A PILLOW! Greatest hack of all time and I really think it’s the only reason I was able to get any sleep.
I made it to about 7cm when I decided to get the epidural.
Almost 24 hours later from checking into the hospital, little Luna came into the world. October 7th, at 9:45pm, just a few hours shy from being our 3rd wedding anniversary. The greatest gift to the both of us. She was so tiny. She cried and when she heard my voice, she stopped. I held her chose to my chest and it was the best feeling in the world. I remember just feeling so much joy. Dad was a natural of course. He always talked about how he would throw up during a birthing-scene BUT he did not! Dad did great. He turned pale yellow when I got the epidural, but other than that… Champion dad.
So there you have it.
A somewhat boring and uneventful but life changing birth story. I am so grateful and blessed that I had no complications during my pregnancy and birth. Thank you God for being so great to our little family. Being a mom is amazing but also the scariest thing in the world. This is only the beginning and there is so much to learn, but I’m so ready to get to know my little girl. Nuture her. Support her. Teach her things. Help her become the best version of herself. We love you to the moon and back, Luna Mae. You are our world.
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