She’s heeeeeeeeere. Momma started having contractions just as she was going to bed around 11pm on Thursday night. Because this is the third baby in our family, the midwives at our birthing clinic said to come in right away in case things went quickly. Mom was only 4cm dilated when we arrived (you have to go up to 10cm before pushing), so we thought we were in for the long haul.
But after progressing for about three hours, the midwife, Selina, suggested we get into the birthing tub. So mom labored in the tub for an hour, and then came out and was suddenly ready to push. Dr. Chung made it to the birthing center from his house JUST in time — Luna was crowning as the doctor made his appearance. (But later he said that he thinks women can just do this at home, they don’t need him!)
Luna’s stats: 8lbs, 6oz. 21 inches, head circumference 36 cm.
Here are Luna’s first moments out of the womb…