15 March, 2012
So back to the breaking of my water. I warned Marlin to not take to long in the barn........the children were just sure that by the time they came in from milking, i would be finishing up delivering and they could hold the baby while the bacon fried. Not so. To their great disappointment, i was far from delivering anything and by that evening i
It was one of my best births ever and i contribute it to a few different things. Number 1, prayer, prayer, and more prayer and a true surrender to God's plan. Number 2, while it was annoying to have my water break the day before i actually delivered, i do believe it probably gave me a shorter labor. Number 3, the whirlpool. While it certainly didn't take the pain away, it helped me to relax and handle it better. And number 4, i LOVED delivering in the squatting position. I always felt like i was hindering myself by delivering reclining and even tried delivering Jacob on my knees but something about the squatting position made a HUGE difference. It felt so right.......however, i know people who hate that position so it obviously depends on the person. Of course, don't forget that i had a wonderful midwife and helper.