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Anyone want birth photos? My HBA2C :)

post #1 of 10
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X-Posted to VBAC


I'm slowly editing... I don't have a ton that aren't graphic (as in, baby crowning, lol) so I'm doing what I can to edit the ones that were only mildly graphic. There are pictures where you don't see anything at all but I am bottomless so the 'insinuation' is there... LOL.

Enjoy!

Roughly 2 hours before he was born... yes, I'm smiling... my labor was awesome, I felt just intense pressure, even through transition... It was only pushing that hurt!
http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j1...bM06/051-1.jpg

Breathing through a contraction... Though I quickly found out this was NOT the best position for comfort managing!
http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j1...052-Copy-1.jpg

The ONE time I got out of the pool... It was SOOO much better in the water, lol.
http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j1...bM06/059-1.jpg

Transition, I'm fairly certain. This was either shortly before or after I made a comment in panic that my midwife wasn't going to make it.
http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j126/CalebM06/057.jpg


Resting during pushing...
http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j1...bM06/074-1.jpg
http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j126/CalebM06/062.jpg



Our birth team:
Our midwife is in the yellow, birth assistant is standing and the doula/birth asst in training is kneeling on the floor
http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j126/CalebM06/070.jpg


And of course, I have boatloads of pictures of him crowning and with his head out but I'm not posting my hoo-ha all over the 'net, lol.

Catching my own baby!:
My midwife supported him on the way up because I couldn't reach to get the greatest of grip... I pushed in a semi-recline and I was so huge that I just couldn't get around my belly enough to catch him by myself!
http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j1...bM06/092-1.jpg

Moments after birth:
http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j1...bM06/096-1.jpg
http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j126/CalebM06/098.jpg

Enjoying and waiting for the cord to stop pulsing:
http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j1...bM06/101-1.jpg

Daddy cutting the cord:
Of three babies, DH has never had this chance until now. It was a teary moment for me knowing that...
http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j126/CalebM06/104.jpg

Meeting big brother!:
I woke Caleb when I screamed... I did fine keeping low tones until I tore UP... Youch!
http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j126/CalebM06/105.jpg

Our first nursing session:
http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j126/CalebM06/110.jpg

Sorry for the photo overload! Sad is that there are ton more, but they're graphic... LOL.
post #2 of 10
Beautiful! Thanks for sharing.
post #3 of 10
these are amazing - congratulations!!!!!!!!!
post #4 of 10
Thanks so much for sharing, and congratulations!
post #5 of 10
DDCC...

Beautiful pictures, mama! Congrats!

(And can I just say it is wonderful to see pictures of a mama closer to my own size! Thank you! )
post #6 of 10
*all choked up* beautiful pics! Congrats mommy! You made it look so easy..
post #7 of 10
DDCC....

Beautiful! So inspiring. Thanks for sharing
post #8 of 10
Thread Starter 
Happy to share


babygirlie - it actually WAS pretty easy... Labor was a breeze and I held conversation and laughed and joked through a good majority of it. A good friend of mine was here (and was awesome support) and I know we joked and laughed through alot of early labor. She took the photos for me :

Heather - I know I hesitated to share photos because I am certainly not a smaller mama and wel, 3 kiddos have sure done a number on my stomach lol. But I know that we are all women of various shapes and sizes and my birth was too amazing and empowering not to share. I got HUGE this go around (increased fundal height, I measured 45 weeks at the birth and he was only 40+5) too.
post #9 of 10
Oh my goodness!!! I am totally crying right now - these are beautiful! I especially love the one of you catching the baby. The look on your man's face is priceless.

Good job mama!!!
post #10 of 10
Very awesome! Thanks for sharing!
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