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Chloe arrived! (added pics in original post)

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At 42 weeks today, our baby girl arrived 6:00am on the dot. I woke up in labor at 3:50am this morning and she arrived 2 hours and 10 minutes later. She is our biggest baby at 8 lb 14 oz and 21.75 in.

It was an quick and powerful labor. My sister Eve did a great job as my doula and really helped me get past any doubts and fears that crept up. Once I got into the warm birth pool, it became much easier to deal with the increasingly strong contractions

It was amazing to be able to clearly feel the baby moving down the birth canal and be so aware of what was happening. I was surprised when pushing time came because it all happened so fast. She was out in just a few pushes.

We used the same midwife for the home birth who also attended my middle daughter's birth and she was wonderful. Both girls woke up in time to see their sister born and my 2 year old was especially enthralled by the birth. She made sure to tell me what sounds I made and how the baby came down and out. My older daughter got to cut the umbilical cord.

Chloe is such a sweet calm girl. She is nursing like a champ and well loved by her sisters.


**** Here are some pictures of the birth and right after

Big sisters watching

Right after Chloe's born

Sister putting on baby hat

Big sister cutting the cord

Birth is tired work for the big sisters
post #2 of 11
Congratulations! It sounds like a beautiful birth.
post #3 of 11
Congrats mama, welcome Chloe, beautiful name!
post #4 of 11
Congratulations on such a lovely birth!
post #5 of 11
Ha ha... a can just imagine my toddler running around imitating my birthing noises... priceless!

Congrats on your birthing and new baby
post #6 of 11
Congrats mama
post #7 of 11
Woo hoo for these "late" babies! So glad all went well!
post #8 of 11
Awesome! Way to make it to 42 weeks!

Congratulations!
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Thank you It is so nice for the wait to be over. and the recovery has been amazing so far!
post #10 of 11
congrats! sweet baby girl--she looks so much like the oldest to me.

i was noticing how nice and deep your fishy pool looks and i'm currently scouring the internet trying to find a good one. which one is it and where'd you get it? thx! and happy babymoon!
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congrats! sweet baby girl--she looks so much like the oldest to me.

i was noticing how nice and deep your fishy pool looks and i'm currently scouring the internet trying to find a good one. which one is it and where'd you get it? thx! and happy babymoon!
Yep it was nice and deep. For this birth I used the hexagonal "ocean reef" pool seen here. I have used the round "aquarium" pool in the past and it was also a great size.

I bought mine off of amazon when they were on sale a couple of months ago, but they have since doubled in price.
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