Audrey Roloff from LPBW Gives Detailed Account of Her Labor before Giving Birth to Baby Boy Bode
Audrey Roloff gave fans an intimate look inside her last pregnancy as she detailed the series of events leading up to the birth of her son Bode. Apparently, it was a really close call.
On Tuesday, Audrey Roloff took to Instagram and posted a lengthy caption alongside several photos of the priceless moments that followed her last delivery.
The day before, Audrey, 28, shared the raw moment when she held her son for the first time just, so she continued sharing the journey. Her latest post is found below.
Nothing like a first newborn hold
In her Monday post, Audrey stood next to husband Jeremy Roloff in the hospital. Newborn Bode rest in her arms, and she wore an open-mouthed expression on her face.
"That feeling when you hold your baby for the first time. It's unlike anything else," Audrey wrote in the caption. Little did fans know that that day was not what she expected.
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That feeling when you hold your baby for the first time😭It’s unlike anything else... such an overwhelming rush of emotions. As Sheldon Vanauken would say, ‘A moment made eternity.’ I haven’t shared anything about Bode’s birth yet... but tomorrow on @behindthescenespodcast I’m sharing the full story☺️ Click the link in my bio to subscribe to our podcast and you’ll be notified when the episode drops tomorrow morning!🙌🏻 And quick disclaimer... please excuse my postpartum brain in this episode🤣
Audrey ignores all signs
In the post that followed, Audrey revealed that when it was Bode's due date, she did not feel like her son was ready to enter the world that morning. So she went to her appointment and promptly returned home.
Audrey used daughter Ember's late arrival of 12 days to guide her expectations — and boy was she wrong to do so. She went about her day without contractions for a while. Then, they started coming.
Even when the contractions were present, Audrey brushed them off. By 4 p.m, she noticed the contractions were "a little more uncomfortable than normal."
She finally gives in
It took her another half an hour to start timing them. Soon after, she put together a hospital bag and changed her clothes. The contractions got more severe, so she called her mother.
At this point, Audrey finally determined that she might be giving birth soon. It would be another 25 minutes of labor in traffic before she arrived at the hospital. She delivered Bode just over an hour later.
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The morning of January 8th I went in for my 40 week appointment🤰🏼 and I was 3cm dialated but not having contractions or any signs of labor yet... other than Bode feeling like he was going to fall out of me he was so low🤪 I just assumed he would come late because Ember was 12 days late🤷🏼♀️ But since it was my due date there was a little bit of extra hopefulness that just maybe... 🙏🏻 When I got home from my apt. I snapped a pic of my 40 week belly and posted it saying, “Happy due date baby boy, you can come out now.” Little did I know... I was just a few hours away from holding our son for the first time👶🏼 I had lots of Braxton Hicks all throughout my third trimester so I wasn’t really paying much attention to how consistent they were this time around. I just figured I’d know for sure this time around when it was the real deal. But with Bode it wasn’t so obvious🤔 Around 4:00pm I was having lots of consistent Braxton Hicks contractions, but they were a little more uncomfortable than normal. By 4:30 I thought what the heck... I guess I’ll start timing these just to see🤷🏼♀️They were about 4 minutes apart. “Just in case” I went up stairs and put the last minute things in my hospital bag and change my clothes. While upstairs the contractions turned into the kind where you have to stop and focus on breathing. At 5 pm I called my mom and said she better come over to be with Ember “just in case.” I still wasn’t convinced😂 My mom showed up at 5:30 and at this point my contractions where about 3-4 min apart and painful enough for me to tell Jer, “I think Bode might be born on his due date.” My labor with Ember was pretty fast, so we knew we wanted to air on the side of leaving sooner than later. We ended up leaving right after my mom arrived. Straight into rush hour traffic🙄 25 minutes of laboring in the truck while in stop and go traffic🤦🏼♀️ Jer may have run a few red lights🤫 We checked into labor and delivery at the hospital at 6:30 and I was 8 cm dialated🤯 ... Bode was born at 7:36 sooooo from the time we got there, things happened fast! Click the link in my bio for the rest of the story! #bodejames #btspodcast
What's in a name?
Audrey shared a total of five photos showing the intimate moments that followed. Bode was born at 9.2 pounds, measuring 21 inches long on January 8, his due date.
As for the name of her son, she recently revealed that "Bode" is a nod to her maiden name, Botti. The middle name James has been in dad Jeremy's family and is also his father Matt Roloff's middle name.
Challenges along the way
Audrey went through the struggle in the months leading up to her delivery. Back in November, Jeremy underwent inguinal hernia surgery and was bed-ridden for a while.
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It’s been a tough week. Taking care of a husband who is recovering from surgery and can hardly get up out of bed, potty training and cleaning up lots of poop💩and pee, working late nights/early mornings because that’s my only time, some very emotional decisions and conversations weighing heavy on my heart, on top of being 32 weeks pregnant🤪 Although I absolutely love these photos😭 this past week has looked a lot more like chasing a naked toddler around a messy house, little kid potties in our living room, helping either Jeremy or Ember go to the bathroom, scrubbing carpets and crayon-stained floors, all while wearing the same oatmeal-stained pajamas that I haven’t changed in two days🙈 eeek. Rolling all the valor and stress away on my chest, listening to Phil Wickham’s new Christmas album, and continuing to remind myself that His past faithfulness demands my present trust🙏🏻 So if you’ve had one of those weeks where you’ve both laughed and cried hysterically... hey👋🏻 you’re not alone.
At the time, Audrey was 32 weeks pregnant. On top of that situation, she had to care for her two-year-old daughter as well as Jeremy. She didn't bathe for two days. Motherhood, right?