**time gets a little fuzzy at this point**
Things started to pick up and I was starting to get ticked that the pool felt like it was taking forever to fill up. I WANTED IN!! at some point I asked rusty what time it was and I remember him saying something like 2:30 I got in the pool soon after that, or maybe it was closer to 3:00 I dont remember. The water felt wonderful, I got in just in time for the all wonderful transition stage (whew!) I started saying I can't do this, I wanted counter pressure on my back, but I didnt, so rusty got in the pool with me and pretty much just did whatever I could muster out at the time to tell him to do, mom was rubbing my arms and my hair, which felt wonderful and Kelly was in my ear, keeping me going, all of a sudden I started pushing and Kelly said "are you pushing?" and I was like I think so, so she needed to check me to make sure I was complete first and sure enough I was, I couldnt believe it! so I started pushing with contractions and at first it felt great to push like I was doing something, but then my hips started to feel like they were cracking in half so my sister was pressing them together during contractions and in between, bless her heart, she is so sore now! But I needed it, after a few pushing contractions I felt like I just wanted a break in between and my body was giving me one, thank goodness and during one I just started pushing with everything I had, I was draped around rusty and kind of semi standing, one knee down, one leg up to let gravity help me push, it did the job, didnt feel great so kelly checked me again and a lip of cervix had come back so kelly had to hold it back while i pushed and it didnt feel wonderful but it worked! a few more contractions later with baby's head at +3 my water broke, with force! it felt like a giant POP! quickly after that he came on down and to feel baby head about to emerge from my body was the COOLEST feeling in the world I just couldnt believe it! The next push and head was out! no tears at that point, next I had to push shoulders out and i was SO DONE pushing at this point that I didnt care what happened to my perineum, I knew Kelly could fix it ;) (not smart in hindsight) so with the next contraction I gave it EVERYTHING I had and rusty caught him and we held her together just so in awe and amazement it was amazing!! Peyton was born ever so gently in to his daddy's hands at 4:16 am Wednesday May 27, 2009. At some point I was threatened to have to get out and get on the birthing stool but I was determined to not leave that water I just couldn't fathom moving so I just pushed with all my might and force and in 2 contractions he was out! It was everything I dreamed my homebirth would be and more, yes it hurt pushing but everything else was just fine, I am just in awe of what our bodies are capable of doing and I wont birth any other way. I needed to have Carrson in the hospital just so I could fully appreciate how awesome and amazing Peyton's birth actually was. He was a loud little thing for the first hour and a half that he was here, but once we got that latch perfected he has been a sweet angel ever since. Carrson slept the WHOLE time and woke up to a new baby he was shocked! He is doing ok, he knows he is here but doesnt really have much to say about it, he's been giving lots and lots of extra cuddles today so he knows that just because his new baby is here, we still love him just as much! I did need some stitches but nothing got to the muscle so they werent bad tears just some nice good skid marks that needed some help and Kelly did a wonderful job fixing me up - yes I got litocaine and plenty of it ;)
You dont ever grow out of room in your heart as your family grows your heart just swells up as large as you need it to. I love my husband so much he was AMAMZING through everything, he was my rock! My mom was wonderful and soothing and comforting everything you want your mommy to be. My sister! GOD BLESS HER! for squeezing the life out of my hips it was perfect! she never complained one ounce even though she was aching! I could'nt have done it with out her! or any of my support team! The midwives were absolutely amazing and I couldnt be happier with the way things turned out!
Peyton Dean Martin
7 lbs 4 oz 20.5 inches long
long fingers and toes
black hair-not long but its there!
and perfect as pie!!