My husband woke up at 6:30am and left for work, and I texted him to let him know I'd had a couple of contractions before I fell back asleep. I woke up around 8am and was laying there thinking about what I wanted to eat, when I heard a little pop. I stood up and water gushed down my legs before proceeding to trickle.. I just stood there in complete shock saying "Oh shit!" before waddling to the bathroom.
I called my mom upstairs and told her my water had broken. I instantly started having contractions about 2 minutes apart and 45 seconds long. So I called the Birthing Center and a midwife met us there.
I was only 7cm dilated, so I sat in the birthing tub for a little while, until I got to the point where I couldn't keep my body from pushing. The midwife checked me again but I was only at 8cm.
They wanted me to empty my bladder, so I sat on the commode for about 4 contractions, and one big and very uncontrollable push, before I layed back down on the bed so they could check my cervix again.
My husband saw blood on my leg and was like "OMG, I THINK I SEE THE BABY!!!!!" It was pretty funny..
The midwife told me I was fully dilated and asked how I wanted to deliver, so I used the birthing stool. 2 pushed for the head and I looked over at my husband to see tears streaming down his face and boogers running. He was sobbing! One more push and I was handed my bright eyed baby girl covered in blood.. I was in shock!
Penelope pooped on the pad beneath me as soon as she was out! Then again all over in my arms..
She weighs 6 pounds 8.5 ounces and is 21 inches long! She was born at 11:20am! My labor was 3 hours!
We left the birthing center around 6:30pm and are comfortably snuggled up at home!