After 40 long weeks Leo has arrived. Through out my whole pregnancy I had secretly wished he would come earlier so I could hold him and know that he was safe, but nope Leo wanted to show me that waiting until 40 weeks and 6 days was the best choice for him to keep growing to become the 8 pound 7 oz bundle of pure cuteness and joy that out little family needed.
When went to the hospital around 10 pm hoping he would make his arrival. I was feeling so,e major discomfort in my back, which we believed was a pinched nerve that I had been having for the past week, which believe it or not worse then the contractions.
After waiting and nothing really happening or progressing , I slept on and off till around 3:50am when my water broke on its own. The nurse was really surprised on how much fluid I had. Finally after an hour afterwards, I couldn’t handle the back pain any longer so I asked for a Epidural to ease the pain. Man did that thing work!
Finally after a few hours of some more sleep, the new nurse for that day came in around 8 am and checked my cervix. She said I was 10cm dilated and ready to start pushing. Because Leo’s head was a little bigger then we thought, It was taking longer to push him out then anticipated. After about 2 hour’s they let me take a nice half hour break an had me sit up to see if gravity would help at all. Finally after anohter hour of pushing at 10:35am Leo Robert Jackson Bindscheattel was born! Weighing 8lb’s 7oz and 20.5 inches long. Completely healthy as can be!
Bentley was with my mom in the waiting room waiting to see his little brother! Which he loved the minute he saw him in daddies arms. Leo has sure been my toughest pregnancy and birth out of my two babies. The hospital stay was only for a 24 hours after he was born. Leo passed all of his tests so we were able to take our Lion cub home later the next day.