Behind the name . . .
Taylor Nixon Cobain Bodnar-McLeod
Contractions started out progressively slow (because induction is when labour is artificially started) and of course they got stronger throughout the day. Friday was another long day of contractions which I was able to distract myself from the pain with hot showers. By Saturday afternoon I had only dilated to 2 cm, so the Doctor mentioned trying another method of induction if I didn't progress anymore in the next few hours. My contractions became more intense and painful and hot showers were no longer helping. I began getting strong urges to push, then finally my water broke. I was 9 cm in the matter of hours and ready to have the baby. Initially my plan was to have an epidural because I thought I had no pain tolerance what-so-ever, but because the last part of my labour progressed so quickly I was not able to receive the epidural. I'm glad I didn't. I trusted my body and allowed myself to work with each contraction and soon enough I safely delivered a healthy 8 pound 6 ounce baby boy. He had the sweetest and softest cry. It's true when they say you instantly forget the pain because the moment my son was placed in my arms, I was overcome with the most amazing feeling ever. I cannot describe that feeling, nor find the right word for it. but I felt complete. My little May baby was born at 8 pm exactly and despite being a week early, he weighed 8 lbs 6 oz and measured 53.5 cm. By the time we left the hospital he was well past his birth weight, the nurses were quite surprised. (Usually it takes a few weeks for babies to regain their birth weight)