I am tired this morning! But the mama and daddy I was with last night, I am sure, are more tired than I! (grin)
I pulled in the drive at about 5 this morning after a beautiful labor and birth. Mama is doing wonderfully, albeit sore. Baby is doing beautifully and IS beautiful. And daddy was so attentive and sweet throughout all, a true birth companion!
Baby is a nice size, and gave mom one of the biggest cases of shoulder dystocia that I have ever seen! But oh, the birth team was amazing! Doc was so accommodating, encouraging lots of positions, explaining all very well, NEVER PULLING on babe - even throughout the SD. The Rubin technique (suprapubic pressure) and McRoberts maneuver were some of the most aggressive I could imagine, but they were very VERY conscious of not exhuding panic and were careful to avoid any mama/baby trauma.
The nurses were the best I had ever seen, positive, peaceful, encouraging, never even GLANCED at the birth plan, but did everything a doula would train them to do to support a mom wanting a natural birth - and no one had to say a word. Marvelous!
Ok - thoughts disjointed, tired, too much already - I want to wait until I am ready to lay the whole story down. I am going to lie down. Good Monday all!