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Wow! I did it!

post #1 of 19
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I had my first homebirth yesterday!:

I think it's only starting to sink in now! I had a great waterbirth after 8 hours of labor, which felt like a miracle after the marathon labor I had with my daughter. The whole time it was pretty intense and I kept thinking "I cannot do this for another 30 hours like last time!" and thankfully I didn't!

The Lord was so good and truly his Grace sustained me when nothing else possibly could.

The midwives were AMAZING and let me birth him pretty much all on my own in the water- she did help me feel for his nuchal cord and let me know it was too tight to pull over his head and told me I needed to sumersault him out, and that's what we did.

I practiced hypnobabies which truly helped during pregnancy but went right out the window when things got intense during labor. It actually annoyed me to try to use some of the techniques because they weren't working at all and seemed ridiculous in the midst of so much 'pressure'.

But all in all it was a wonderful birth and I could not be happier!
post #2 of 19
That's wonderful! I hope I have as great a story soon...
post #3 of 19
Hurray and congratulations!!
post #4 of 19
OK, first of all....::.

Second of all, I can tell it must have been a wonderful birth...especially as you didn't mention any baby stats. Did you have a boy/girl, how big, etc.? LOL Oh, I see you use 'him' so sounds like a boy!

Very cute! I remember after my first was born (first birth, first homebirth) I had this unbelievable sence of wonder...I kept on telling everyone about the birth! I was just so utterly amazed!

Feels great, huh? Enjoy your babymoon!
post #5 of 19
Congratulations Mama, I'm so glad you had such a wonderful birth!
post #6 of 19
What great news! Congratulations.
post #7 of 19
Congrats, mama! I am so happy for you

So...dish the stats! : I want to know what you named your babe and would loooove to see some pics!

Much love and light to you and your sweet babe! congrats again, that is wonderful and I am so thrilled for you
post #8 of 19
Congratulations! :
post #9 of 19
Congratulations! : Welcome to the world, baby!
post #10 of 19
Congrats!!!!!!!! What an amazing feeling!! You ladies are making me even more excited! Enjoy your babymoon!
post #11 of 19
woohoo! Congratulations!
post #12 of 19
Isn't it the greatest feeling! Congrats and best wishes for a wonderful babymoon and a speedy recovery.:
post #13 of 19
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Originally Posted by phatchristy View Post
OK, first of all....::.

Second of all, I can tell it must have been a wonderful birth...especially as you didn't mention any baby stats. Did you have a boy/girl, how big, etc.? LOL Oh, I see you use 'him' so sounds like a boy!
Wow, I really am out of it!
Yes, he is a boy and he weighs 8.5 pounds (a pound and a half bigger than my dd!) and is 21.5 inches long. He nurses CONSTANTLY and is so cute and cuddly.

Here are a couple of pics
from the birth photographer's blog.
post #14 of 19
Congratulations Mama!! What a wonderful experience for you!! :
post #15 of 19
Such great news :: I'm so glad you had such a positive experience!

I forgot to mention how gorgeous the pictures are!!!
post #16 of 19
What a great story! Congrats, mama! And what beautiful pictures, too! Enjoy your new baby and take good care.
post #17 of 19
Wow, the pictures are priceless! Just love that look of amazement and joy that you have holding him and looking at DH in that one shot!

How beautiful!

Rest up and enjoy your baby! :
post #18 of 19
Yay, congrats, you did it... WE did it lol!!!!
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post #19 of 19
congratulations on your homebirth!! :
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