Tuesday, November 20, 2012


So Kinsley is now 9 days old! She had her first doctors appointment today and weighed in at 7lbs! what a great weight gain for her first week, i have been exclusively breastfeeding her since day one and it has totally payed off, not only for me but for her too geting the best milk out there from her momma :) i am able to pump a few ounces inbetween feedings as well.She had a rough 7 days at first trying to get her supply up, i was literally feeding her around the clock,and for the past 2 days she has been more settled and satisfied after every feed and even sleeps longer now! im just so happy i can do this for her it makes me feel amazing.The bond is something i cant explain, this has been the first time i have successfully breast fed this long without supplementing at night or during the day.When i was pregnant i'd dream of breastfeeding often so i knew it was something i wanted to do so badly! breastfeeding has made me loose over 20lbs already and the weight from being pregnant is still falling off! there are so many pros to this amazing experience and if i can do it anyone can!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

The birth story of Kinsley's arrival

        Our precious surprise rainbow was due to be born on November 11th, the excitement and anticipation waiting to go into labour that last week was overwhelming, i did all the wivestales, walked daily,took EPO,Drank raspberry leaf tea like no body's buisness and even danced my tush off in the living breaking a sweat in hopes to have an all natural birth with no induction.We had no idea what the sex of our baby was! and we couldnt wait to finaly have him or her in our arms :)....

       Tuesday November 6th i went in for my routine weekly check up, where to my surprise i was dialated 2cm and 60%effaced! So my doctor went ahead and stripped my membranes, that night we went walking in walmart i felt some discomfort but nothing enough for me to stop.The next morning...November 7th, i woke up as usual with the hubby as he got ready for work, as soon as he left the house i felt something very odd in my panties, so i went to the bathroom, low and behold i had lost mucus my plug! The excitement was heart pounding i kept thinking "is this it?" so i rushed to the phone and called nathan back home becuase i got a big contraction and some cramps. 2 hours into this i felt nothing...so i called my doctor they advised me to go in for a check to the hospital and an NST, so off we went.

       At the hospital they hooked me up and baby was pretty happy, i was told i needed an ultrasound to make absolute sure baby was head down.That ultrasound proved baby was infact head down, what a sigh of relief! as i was told weeks prior baby was engaged.Anyways... when the doctor came in to check me i was dialated to a 3-4! again another huge surprise as i was very comfortable.I was then sent home.  After getting home i had some contractions but yet again nothing unbearable. My doctor wanted to see me the next day, to see how i progressed overnight, i was still at a 4 but baby had come down more and she felt the bulge of my water, so she sweeped me for a second time! i went home and did some walking,dancing and ate spicy food, still nothing unbearable!Fast forward to the 8th i went into the hospital for another check in hopes they would break my waters but the doctor at the hospital said i was a 5 strecthing to a 6cm i was in complete shock at how far dialated i was with no extreme pain or water breaking. They werent worried as baby was very happy on the monitors with the slight contracting that i had. They didnt want to break my water as baby needed to come down further, so once again i was sent home!

     November 10th, we went for a long walk in the snow with dog and lexi, it was painful but i pushed through it in hopes that labor would start viciously! around 5pm after some pudding lol i was sitting on the couch and had some contracting they were spaced out at first and not consisent with getting worse, so i thought "here we go again" around 8;30 i had to get in the tub as the contractions were more like your worst period! they were all in my back and lower pelvis at that moment i knew it could be time, but again i was still pretty comfortable,  alittle after midnight rolled around i was still pacing the floors,bouncing on my ball, and squating.It took nathan to tell me that we should go in as he was timing the last few contractions that i was having. I was in abit of denial especially with how the entire week was going. So off to the hospital we went!

    1;00am November 11th we arrived at the hospital, i was hooked up, nurses came in and examined me and said i was only 4!!! i could not understand how a cervix could shrink i was even hacving some bloody show. They told me the doctor would probably give me some pain meds and send me home. I couldnt beleive what i was hearing, in a matter of an hour my contractions picked up horribly i was shaking, breathing hard and starting to cry, the doctor came in at about 3ish checked me , i was 6cm and completly thinned out! so the go ahead to break my water was in place! i was infact in labor and he wasnt sending me home.I had a nerve block in my vagina its like going to the dentist to get your gums froze but in your girly area instead, and let me tell you, it was the most painful thing ever!!! i was pulling my pillow over my face and swearing, i will never get it again.After that was done he broke my water, my legs were pretty numb but i was still in lots of pain, the freezing part was for when i started pushing.So i laboured a good 1.5hours before i hit 10cm, i didnt even know i hit ten but i just felt something pinching down there with last couple of contractions so i told my mom and nathan "i think i need to push but im not sure!"

     Nurse came flying in and checked me, i was fully dialated, doc came in a few moments later, bed came apart, and everything was ready to go.At that moment i was so calm i looked over at nathan and smiled knowing we would soon finally meet our rainbow baby, i pushed for a bit longer than usual for me but inbtween pushes i was able to talk and have conversations with everyone lol! it was pretty awesome, two huge pushes later and the head was out,  shoulders got kind of stuck so he helped turn the baby to the side and finally!! at 5:45am November 11th SHE was born! i looked down and yelled out "ITS A GIRL!" i was the first to notice as i had front and center seats to the show, he put her on my tummy but that was as far she could go due to her cord being extremely short! nathan cut the cord and i held her for a moment before they took her to examine her she was 6lbs 15oz 18inches long and compltely healthy!.

      After she was born i was loosing a ton of blood but i had no tears, just alot of blood loss, so i was on watch i kept loosing alot even hours after she was born so i was put on a medication in hopes that it would correct itself which it did but now im iron for that to help everything get back to normal.

The experience of her birth was amazing and everything i wanted, it was so calm and she came when she was ready on a very special day. It was just amazing the support i had from my mom and nathan during the time of labor and birth. Kinsley Lenore Chisaakay-Soucy is one special rainbow baby and we couldnt have asked for a more beautiful daughter to add to our family!


What is a rainbow baby?

"Rainbow Babies" is the understanding that the beauty of a rainbow does not negate the ravages of the storm. When a rainbow appears, it doesn't mean the storm never happened or that the family is not still dealing with its aftermath. What it means is that something beautiful and full of light has appeared in the midst of the darkness and clouds. Storm clouds may still hover but the rainbow provides a counterbalance of color, energy and hope.