Mostly a lurker, and I'm a little late with the announcement, but here goes!
Date + time of Birth: June 23, 2010, at 8:02 AM
Username (real name) Edd: lawschoolmama, EDD of July 3
Baby Name + Sex: DD2
Gestational age: 38.5 weeks (10 days before her guess date)
Weight + Length: 6 lbs, 15 oz
Arrival details + weblink to photos or birthstory etc: My water broke at 4 AM on the 23rd, and for some reason, I thought I'd have a full day of laboring. The contractions began to get intense REALLY fast though, and before I knew it we barely had time to get to the hospital (which is about 30 mins. from our house)! When I got there, I was in unbelievable pain, and totally panicking about it--transition; I was 7 cm dilated, 100 percent effaced, and the head was at zero station. The nurses predicted I would have her in 30 minutes; 25 minutes later I pushed her out in two incredibly painful pushes! My doula didn't even make it (got stuck in morning traffic), but she was lovely and very helpful both prenatally and postpartum. My midwife barely got there in time to catch the baby! I was doing Hypnobabies, but I have to say, I don't know if it was because the labor was so fast or what, but it did NOT work for me at all
Oh well, DD2 is absolutely a wonderful little baby, so cute and sweet and a great nurser, and DD1 is so adorable with her--such a good big sister