It happened one week ago today: Jasmin had contractions at 8:00am last Sunday morning and by 12:50 in the afternoon little Jubilee Grace Morrell entered the world! She came out super fast; we almost didn’t make it to the hospital in time! Because we were doing a Bradley Method husband-coached childbirth, we intentionally spent most of the contraction time at home. It was not our intent, however, to wait until third stage (‘pushing’) labor to get to the hospital! It happened rather without warning; I was rather leisurely packing the car with overnight clothes, our Birth Mix CD, etc., in between helping Jasmin with relaxation exercises (something I didn’t feel entirely adequate for–some of those contractions looked pretty intense! Jasmin assures me it sounded worse than it felt). Suddenly Jasmin said “I think I’m pushing!” and the race was on.
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