I can't believe Danny was born almost a month ago! I've been meaning to publish these pictures of the birth experience for weeks now, but only now took the time to do so. I wanted to share a bit of my water birth experience. For those of you who are not from Brazil, you will appreciate this even more knowing that here in Brazil vaginal births are almost regarded as "old fashioned" and "risky", most doctors discourage mothers from having them and that makes Brazil the second country with most cesarian births in the world! So the fact that I had a water birth is almost a miracle and unheard of here. Luckily I found a wonderful, Christian doctor named Dr. Luis Carlos Pinheiro who was an angel in this process. He was also the one that did Lucas' birth 2.5 years ago!
Some of you may remember that when I was pregnant with Lucas I waited until 41 weeks and 5 days before we finally decided to induce the birth…with my second pregnancy I was sure I wouldn't have to go through the same torturous waiting…but I did!…we had to induce again! This time we waited till 41 weeks and 6 days!
We had a big scare when he came out blue because the umbilical cord was wrapped really tightly around his neck, and Dr. Luis has some difficulty getting it off because Danny was already out of the water we couldn't lower him to unwrap it and I couldn't prop myself up to help, but in a few second Dr. Luis was able to unwrap the cord and immediately Danny started to cry! What a relief!