“Literally documented in my books like one of the best days of my life!”
I will start by saying that this has been the hardest thing I have ever done in my entire life, and certainly the most rewarding one as well!!! Once you have your baby in your arms all the pain goes away. Now, 7 weeks later, I would like to officially welcome my daughter Milan Forero, born June 10, 2019, weighing 8 lbs 11 oz. After 18 hours of labor #BigBaby, I took time off from everything to be able to concentrate on her and my husband. I recommend to all new mommies, taking this time to do the same to be able to fully connect with your baby, and also because it can be very overwhelming to worry about your baby along with everything else.
I started having pain Saturday night, and this pain continued all night into Sunday. I had no idea that I was having contractions. My husband needed to go to work, but we were waiting for my mom to come to keep me company as they didn’t want to leave me alone so close to my due date. We started timing the pain and realized it was contractions #Duh lol! At this point, my husband called off work and I went for a walk around the neighborhood with my mom while my husband was getting everything ready. I was keeping track of the contractions with an app I had downloaded two days before just in case lol. Once they got closer, we called the nurse and we were given the OK to head to the hospital. We got to the hospital at around 3:30 PM on Sunday. I was calm the entire time.
As soon as we got to the hospital the real pain hit, and it hit me hard! I really thought Milan would be born that Sunday because of how painful the contractions were, but she had other plans and did not want to come out LOL. On Monday morning at 8:47 AM my greatest gift came to this world. I was in Active Labor (Pushing) for an hour and a half. Once her shoulders were out I reached down and finished pulling her out. I have no idea how I got the strength to do it, but it was a very proud mommy moment for me. The feeling you get once you have your baby on your chest wrapping her arms around you is indescribable. It felt surreal and like nothing I had ever felt before. It was amazing!
I had no complications – Thank God – but my labor was really not the easiest as I really was in A LOT of pain! Even with all this in mind I still want more kids and I don’t plan on waiting too long for my next one because I want Milan to be able to have her baby brother/sister close in age to accompany her. I wanted to share this post because during my pregnancy I would look for other birth/labor stories and I really didn’t find many out there. It really helps to hear and read about other women’s experiences to see how they handled their situations and to get tips LOL. Each story is different so don’t get scared if you’re going to be a first-time mom. Just because I was in a lot of pain doesn’t mean you will too LOL. My intention is not to scare you, but to share that even though the 9 months of carrying my precious cargo, the pain, discomfort, my all-day sickness and everything else I felt, it was all worth it in the end! Enjoy your belly, enjoy your baby, and enjoy life, because it really is beautiful! It is truly a miracle to bring life to this world. Always keep a positive mindset and trust me, everything will be great! A woman’s body is something to truly admire and be proud of.
- Pets: If you have a dog/cat take the first blanket that they covered your baby with at the hospital and let your pet smell it so they become familiar with the baby’s scent. We used to lay the blanket out for our pets to play with it.
- Hospital bag: There’s no need to bring too much! The hospital provides everything for both you and baby. I only used one baby outfit which was to leave the hospital and what I wore to leave the hospital, the breastfeeding pillow, a nursing bra, and nursing pads, hair ties, chapstick, toothbrush, phone charger and clothes for my husband.
- Find your baby’s doctor BEFORE you go into labor. If you don’t have one when you check out, you will have to randomly select one.
- Pre-register at the hospital before going into labor, unless you want to register in the lobby while you’re in pain LOL!
- Download the app “Baby Center” AMAZING app once you find out you’re pregnant lol. Great facts and information are provided when the baby is in the belly and once the baby is born.