September 28, 2023

Bowie’s Beginning Story

Bowie got here per week early at 39 weeks. The morning of his start, Cristina misplaced her mucus plug and will really feel her physique making ready for labor. She checked in to the hospital round midnight and was already 5cm dilated. Ensuring to share her plan for an unmedicated start, Cristina was pleased her nurses adopted her requests despite the fact that she was screaming for medication someplace round 8cm. After laboring on a drugs ball for hours, round 5:30 am she insisted they verify her once more and he or she was at 9cm. Minutes later her water broke. She pushed for practically 2 hours and had Bowie at 7:31am.

newborn session

Photograph by Alysha Rainwater

Gray’s Beginning Story

Cristina was already 4cm dilated at 38 weeks and had a sense he was going to return quickly. The morning of Gray’s start, contractions began round 11am and by no means let up. Round 3pm, the contractions have been about 10 minutes aside however nonetheless no ache. Cristina and her husband mentioned a really tearful goodbye to Bowie, their older son, and headed to the hospital. They checked into the hospital at 3:30 and Cristina was 6cm dilated with contractions about 5 minutes aside.

Cristina had her water bag popped round 7cm and was requested to empty her bladder. She may barely make it again to the mattress, having to cease and breathe via a contraction whereas strolling from the toilet to the mattress which was possibly 6 toes away. Inside minutes, she went from 7cm to 10cm. After pushing for five minutes in between 30 second contractions, Gray made his arrival at 8:31pm.

Cristina Bocanegra Bio

Cristina is a full-time freelance wardrobe stylist and founding father of Love Baby, Mini Market, and co-founder of Present. She lives in Austin along with her husband, Michael, and two child boys, Bowie and Gray. Join along with her on Instagram at @cristinafacundostylist, @lovechildmag, @minimarketatx and @currentconference.


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