Once again, we were reminded that you cannot put a time clock on birth! As birth workers you MUST stay open minded, fluid and flexible. Little Theo’s birth is an example of that.
Typically 1st time mama’s go over due. I believe the national average is 10 days passed the estimated due date. And generally, that’s true. Also, typically first time mom’s will labor for a good amount of time and likely have to push for a bit as well. But not Theo’s mom!!! Holy Cow! This woman!! She labored beautifully throughout the day…the normal early labor stuff. But when it kicked into gear, WOW! It kicked into high gear. She went from 4 cm to complete in record time. In fact, her birth team arrived 30 minutes before she birthed her beautiful son in the birth pool that was set up in their living room. IT WAS AMAZING!!!!
Theo was born June 1st, 2017 at 10:02 p.m. He weighed 6 lbs 1 oz and measured 19.5 inches long. He knew just what to do as soon as he was born, latching on for a late night snack right away! To watch his parents interacting with him, you’d never know that this was their first child. They are already pros at this parenting gig!