Thursday, October 15, 2015

Luna Auli'i: a birth story

Hello Hello! 
It has been a long long while since I've been here. 

It's been a tough summer/winter...pregnancy this time around was really tough on me. But it was so worth it!  This beautiful little one is worth every second of trial and tribulation.  I call her my little blessing!

Meet Luna Auli'i Ely.

7 lbs 14 oz and 20.5 in long born at 5:35 pm on January 2, 2014

She is our little miracle baby!

So here is her little story and how she made a bang coming into this world.

***just an fyi: there will be pregnancy/birthing terms used...sorry***

So we were hoping for a New Year baby, actually, the first baby in 2014, and my CNM was all for it!  We were all pretty sure she would come on the first because I was having contractions off and on for a while.  My CNM decided to strip my membranes on the 31st to promote labor and hopEfully have her come by midnight.

Well, we had a relaxing day at my in-laws, enjoyed a wonderful turkey dinner, and even played some games.  By 8 that night, we figured she wasn't coming.  My in-laws watched the girls over night just in case something did happen and we went home.  On the first, Joshua and I had an uneventful day-shopped, went out to eat, played more games with the in-laws-we picked up the girls and we went home and went to bed.

On January 2, we decided to try out a new restaurant, MacKenzie River Pizza.  Really really yummy.  All morning, I was having contractions on and off, but nothing really consistant so I thought nothing of it.  We went home so I could take a nap...Joshua was watching tv and the girls were playing upstairs when I got my first contraction at 4:23pm.  It was totally different than anything I had and I was like maybe this is it.  Ten minutes later, I got another one. I went upstairs to tell the girls to pack a bag to go to Gramma and Papa's when I got another one six minutes later...I yelled down to Josh to call his parents so they could take us to the hospital.  That was at 5:00.  About five minutes later, I got the most horrible feeling: I have to push!  The one problem was his parents were still twenty minutes out! For those of you who don't know, Joshua is legally blind.  This means he can see, just can't see well enough to drive.  Anyway, when Joshua heard this, he kinda freaked...he called his folks back three times and even hung up on them! =) When my MIL heard I had to push, she started to speed, going 40 in a 25 zone.  Thank the good Lord there was no cops around.  She got to the house, the FIL packed the girls(who were absolutely scared to death that mama was screaming and in loads of pain), Josh and I got in the van with the MIL and we sped to the hospital.  When we got there, Joshua broke a sliding door while getting a wheelchair, scared someone from riding in the elevator with us, and headed to to L&D.

We roll into the room, and the nurses asked whats going on.  I say I have to push, but I've been in labor for just over an hour.  She was kinda like, okay, let me check ya, probably thinking that this lady is a wuss and probably only at a 5...she helps me get on the bed and she checks me.  Then she kinda freaks out.  "She's complete! She's complete!  Stay here, we need staff in here!  Call the midwives!"  It was kinda funny.  She was trying to get me on the monitors and get my iv's in, and some random doctor came in to help in case my CNM didn't make it.  Well, the CNM show up and I started pushing.  Six minutes and 3 1/2 pushes later, little Luna was born at 5:35, and boy, was I happy!

I usually have a really good pain tolerance, but dude...that was the roughest pain I've ever been in.  I think it's because it came so fast and hard with no break, no time to get prepared for the journey ahead. I think God intended it like that...I had prayed and prayed; told God I'm afraid of the pain of labor and I don't know how I could do it again...and God answered my prayers.  He made it fast and quick!

The girls were so excited to see their little sister and to see that mama was okay. 

Luna is such a blessed addition to our little family! God blessed us with such great girls, I don't think I can thank Him enough!

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