Since things had progressed so quickly and there hadn't been any time to prepare, the water heater had not been turned on to fill up the birthing tub. So, Woody and his mom ended up in the kitchen heating up HUGE pots of water to try and get the tub filled as quickly as possible. Funny enough, a couple weeks earlier when we were talking about the role that each person would play at my birth, Mary Ann joked that she would be the one in the kitchen boiling water!
I’m so grateful that my birthing experience was smooth and there were no complications. I did tear quite a bit in three different places and getting stitched up was not a fun experience, but everything still flowed better than I could have imagine. I loved my birth team and Woody was the most loving, sweet, supportive birth partner I ever could have asked for. I am so proud of myself and feel like now I can do anything!