I went in the kitchen where my husband was and told him to throw some pads on the bed because the tub wasn’t very full. It’s actually funny because I had been having a feeling when practicing my visualizations that I wouldn’t make it into the big tub this time. My Doula walked in at 6:45 and I told her I felt pushy. She came to help me and we went into the family room. My husband had actually put the pads upside down so I asked her to flip them over. She ran to do something in the other room and I took my pants off and climbed up on the bed since I could feel her coming.
6:58 my water broke and my body gave a good push. 7:01 her head was born into mine and my husband’s hands (I’ve caught four of our babies so not my first rodeo). Our midwife ran in at 7:03 as I could feel baby’s shoulders rotating. One more wave and her body was out at 7:05 into my hands. Our perfect little girl. I cradled her, laid down for a few minutes then sat up and then caught my placenta (third time I’ve done that). She started nursing just 13 minutes post-birth. You could tell she was ready to eat by all the feeding cues she was giving. We took a bath in the birth tub and met her siblings. It was all lovely and perfect and intense and amazing. This is my fourth Hypno-baby.