Shawn Johnson East becomes open about the birth of her daughter after she has not gone to plan.
Three days after confirming that she and her husband, Andrew East, had greeted their first child, the former Olympian on Instagram opened approximately how she endured 22 hours of work before the doctors gave birth to her baby through a caesarean section.
Shawn, 27, admitted that she initially felt "guilty" and as if she had "failed" because she had opted for an epidural and did not give birth to her baby, of course, but said that her feelings soon changed when she held her daughter in hand for the first time.
"22 working hours to the end of a section," she began next to a black and white photo of her family in the hospital. "I was so headstrong in thinking that I could only naturally deliver our baby. No medication, no intervention. "
" When I decided to have epididymal disease for 14 hours, I felt guilty, "she continued. "At 10 pm, when we were told that I needed a caesarean section, I had the feeling that I had failed. But after I had held our sweet girl in my arms and found out that everything had gone well and she had made it safely to us, I could have cared less. "
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"My world has nothing to do with us anymore, but all that has to do with it," Shawn added. "It's all for her and I'll forever do everything for this girl I love more than I can ever imagine, a love no one can ever prepare for you."
The new mother raved about her crying out a sweet cry to the doctors and nurses who helped her with the childbirth, and praising her husband for his love and support during that time.
"@ andrewdeast I meant it in the hospital when I said it "You will be my number one forever, but she will now forever be our number one," she wrote. "Many thanks to the incredible doctors and nurses who delivered our baby safely and to the very best Husband / father of the world who was on every step of the way. "
Shawn and Andrew's journey to welcome their daughter was also documented on their shared YouTube channel.
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The video, which was also uploaded on Thursday, started shortly after a 40-week pregnant Shawn was to be induced and lasted until October 29 at 7 pm shortly before the former gymnast got her caesarean section after 22 hours of labor.
At one point during the long process, Shawn told her husband that the doctor was "a little bit nervous that the baby did not fit" and described her contractions as "the worst Time spasms you could ever have, every two to three minutes. "
Later in the video, Shawn admitted she felt" weak "when Andrew, 28, asked why s She was stunned to get a side effect, she told him: "I should be able to do it naturally!"
The football pro assured his wife that she made it great, before he shared his enthusiasm, a "new phase" to start of life. "
" I'm excited and freaky at the same time! "He said at the end of the video.