karmik: (baby → cutest)
2012-11-14 10:09 pm
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July 21, 2012 - Leo's birth story.

I just realized I never wrote my birthing story here on LJ, so I'm going to do it now! :) It's been almost 4 months, but I wrote this somewhere else in Finnish when Leo was just a few days old, so I can use that as a reference. Otherwise I probably wouldn't remember half of it, lol. Haha I ended up not looking at it even once! And I wrote even more than on the Finnish version!

Warning: While my labor was short (3h 53min), it was very very painful. I had hoped for a natural hospital birth, but I was in so much pain it was impossible for me. I will talk about the pain in this; however, otherwise it was all normal and nothing traumatizing happened aside from the pain.

Obviously there's also talk of the regular TMI stuff that happens before, during and after labor, so consider yourself warned. Nothing gruesome though and only SFW pictures :)

How Leo was born... )

That got long! I'm leaving this public in case I want to link to it somewhere or if someone wanders over from one of the parenting communities I'm in.