I don't want to come off and say my labor with Tatum was easy, but I will say it wasn't as hard as I was expecting. Looking back it is so unbelievable that you are pregnant for 9 months and then boom your not pregnant and you have this little human that you and your partner made. It pretty amazing. This delivery with Tatum went very fast and was nothing of what I pictured it would be. But wether it was hard or not I know it was one of the best days of my life and I want to never forget it.
Tatum’s Birth Story
The nurses and doctors got my room all ready for the delivery and she had me do about 3 pushes. I was getting dizzy and couldn’t feel anything. So they put on the oxygen mask and let me take a 15min break, they turned off the epidural hoping it would wear off just a little so I could feel when to push. After that 15min break she came back and I pushed another 2 times. With my final pushes, they guided her body out and she was born at 12:11PM.
They layered her fragile body directly on my chest. Then a few min later they took her to be weighed and washed off. After she was cleaned off I got to hold my sweet baby girl again. I couldn't believe my eyes. This bundle of joy was mine. Even looking back and thinking this just happened about 2 weeks ago, it doesn't seem real. I have pictured what this moment would be like in my mind so many times. Our miracle was here and I was a mom. The number of emotions that fill my heart in that moment is hard to believe.
I also have to say, Garrett was amazing the entire time. He was encouraging, reassuring, supportive and so excited to meet her.
Tatum Presley Cushing
June 4, 2014, 12:11 PM
6 lbs, 7oz, 19 inches