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Surprise hbac!!! details in post #19

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: I have a baby girl!!!! Labour came on suddenly and in full-force at 10:30 last night. I was pushing by 11:30 and baby girl was born at 1:16. She nurses like a pro and has hardly cried at all. I got my vbac and got to do it at home!!!! I'm in heaven. I have finally fully healed from my last birth.

Pictures and name to come! :
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Congratulations!! :
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Congratulations!!!! ::::
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Congratulations!
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congrats!!!
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We need a pic! It's part of the UA on MDC!
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Wonderful news! Congrats!
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That's great! Congratulations!!! :
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How wonderful for you!!! Congratulations!
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Congrats!! I've been wondering how things were going for you. Looking forward to the story!
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that's amazing! congrats!
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congratulations!
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yay!! congrats!!!!
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Congrats! What an ideal birth! :
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woohoo!!
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Yippeeeeeeee!!!!

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Just thought I'd send you smilies...
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I finally moved my computer so I can lie down and type. I'm still having a hard time sitting comfortably. So... here are some juicy details...

On April 1st, I was sitting at the computer and felt a leak, so I went to the bathroom (approx. 10:30). I got up, came back to the computer and within a few minutes went back to the bathroom. I suddenly realized that I was cramping and that it seemed to be continuous. I called my husband and we decided to call the midwife. She was out of town at another birth and said she would call another midwife (who is actually the first midwife I met with before deciding to hire a friend). It hadn't hit me that I was as far along as I actually was (even though I was holding the garbage can under me, waiting to vomit). My hubby grabbed my mom who was heading off to bed, and we moved to my room to try to get comfortable. I started panicking a bit when I felt the urge to push and the midwife hadn't arrived yet. She was coming from a concert, her husband was going to drop her off and go pick up her supplies, and another midwife was coming from a different direction. They got here shortly after, and it was pretty obvious that we were about to have a home birth. Everyone ran around preparing things and I was pushing by 11:30 (I think). Baby was stuck on a lip, so the midwives had me constantly moving and changing positions. They were sooooo absolutely amazing. My daughter was born at 1:16. I couldn't stop saying, "I did it". I feel so unbelievably happy that I gave birth vaginally and naturally, and that I got to do it at home. I think my parents are finally over the shock of having been here for the birth. My mom hasn't gotten over the difference between my first experience and this one. She is definitely a midwifery advocate now.

So, we named our daughter Sierra Joy. She is a breastfeeding pro (and addict) and (so far) is only getting better at sleeping. At her one week appt. yesterday she was 1/2 oz. over her birth weight.
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I think my parents are finally over the shock of having been here for the birth. My mom hasn't gotten over the difference between my first experience and this one. She is definitely a midwifery advocate now.
I had to grin when I read that! That is totally my dad! I went mega overdue with my 3rd and he refused to come out to AB from MB before babe was born til we were staring my DD's bday in the face - he didnt' want to disappoint her, so he came out and was at the house when our son was born! He was AMAZED by the whole experience and my mw overheard him extolling the virtues of homebirth on the phone to some people when he called to announce the arrival!!


Anyway - what an AWESOME story and I'm SOOOOOOOOOOOO glad you were so successful!!!!!!!!!!! Enjoy your precious girl! I LOVE LOVE LOVE her name!
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