On Wednesday, we had our last midwife appointment. Kyle usually has his belly measured too and we usually listen to his heartbeat. Most of the time after I get off the couch, he gets on to have it done to him. He climbs right up, lays down and pulls up his shirt. This time he did it with me. I also have a video of him helping Bri find the position of the baby to listen to the heartbeat, but it won't upload to Blogger right now. It's pretty funny how used to all of this he got.
This is Evan about two years ago with Kyle. Kyle was a week old--sorry this is a cell phone picture.
And this is Evan yesterday with our new addition--Aiden Dillon Young. He was born at 12:12 pm.
We had a home birth. I went into early labor about 2:30 am on Friday morning. Kyle woke up at 3 am vomiting and having diarrhea again. So I scrubbed poop out of the carpet and held him through contraction as he vomited in my lap until his grandmother came to get him. We are so lucky that Evan's parents are so close--if only we knew why Kyle has been sick for three weeks.
This was the amazing pool. I got in, but the contractions slowed so Bri said I couldn't get back in until 6 cm dilated. I so wanted to be in that pool though.
I went into really active labor about 6 o'clock in the morning. Just like Kyle my contractions were again in my hips and I have to admit that nothing we tried really did anything to help ease them. I have a feeling that it is just the way that my nerves are placed and I have this to look forward to at every labor. At 10:30 I was able to get in to the pool, Bri took her sister home. They had both been at another birth all night. The second that Bri left, I was in transition. Luckily, Cathy agreed to come over (another midwife that Bri partners with). She got a little lost on the way to our house and as she arrived at 11:45, my water broke and I was pushing. I told Cathy that I couldn't push for two hours (the average length of time for pushing) and she reassured me that it would only be two more minutes. After three pushes and a little maneuvering of his shoulders he was born. I was only about 8 cm dilated when he was born and I did not require any stitches.
This is Bri weighing Aiden. 9lbs 0oz. That is almost three whole pounds bigger than Kyle and a little less than half of what Kyle currently weighs :)
These are the wonderful ladies of our birth. Candice is holding Aiden, she is Bri's sister and helped with schlepping stuff and clean up. Bri was our midwife and Cathy is the one who taught our birth class and delivered Aiden. We can't express how much we love them, how awesome they are or how much we loved birthing with them.
This is three hours old. Look at those cheeks. He is such a squishy baby. He looks just like Kyle did although slightly darker (a little Asiany in my opinion) and chunkier. But he looks EXACTLY like Evan did as a newborn. Evan was dark and chunky. They have the Dillon nose, bum, toes, lips and all that. When will I ever have a baby that looks like me??? I'm so outnumbered.
He had to have his nails clipped yesterday because they were so long already at birth. The only thing that Aiden takes after me in (and Kyle for that matter) is long fingers. I have to say that I did a terrible job trimming his fingernails because they had partially grown with the skin. But at least he can't cut himself now :) P.S. I hate cutting fingernails--babies or toddlers.
Kyle came over and met him for about 15 minutes. Aiden cried and Kyle seemed really unsure. Unfortunately, my camera has been really really really blurry the last few days. Kyle and Aiden both move too which makes it worse. But the look Kyle is giving his grandma is priceless.
Kyle did want to hold him and kiss him, and we'll have to learn gentleness. But Kyle was really
cranky from missing a nap and being ill, so he mostly just wanted to sit on my lap. :)
I was showered and the whole house was cleaned up like nothing had ever happened about two and a half hours after the birth. It was so wonderful. We've just been at home and chillin'. I will definitely be having all my babies this way from now on.