at 10:40pm I began to go into labor. I don’t know if it will stall out or be the real thing. it feels real. my midwife is on the way to listen to the baby.
how exciting! and wow, this is really intense
This is Ravyn’s mom – she is 3 1/2 cm and completely effaced. Doing really really well. Doing yoga, breathing, Faris is being fantastic. Will keep you all posted
contractions pretty intense, baby’s heart rate great -130’s through the contractions. Ravyn doing so so great, Faris continues to be the best. Everything looking good.
2:15 am Ravyn’s at 7 cm and getting into the large tub as soon as it’s filled. Heather called the second midwife to come. Rav is amazing. Faris is, well, the best
Sufyan Abboushi born at 4:07 am Texas time! Everyone is perfect and healthy. Thank you all so so much. He is just amazing, born crying, eyes open, caught by his dad. Ravyn was totally awesome, Faris totally calm and perfect. Thanks so much to Heather the midwife. The little family is cuddling in bed, falling in love.
Quick update at 12:14 pm – everyone continues to be well and happy. Baby Sufyan is learning to nurse, and has spent a lot of time looking at his mom and dad. So beautiful. A lot of black hair, dark eyes, has had his first poop, and now Ravyn and Sufyan are sleeping as Faris walks the dog for some fresh air. Needless to say, we are all exhaustedly happy, and are grateful for all your posts!