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post #161 of 229
Thread Starter 
Another turkey baby! Dylan Timothy born in the caul(!!!!! So amazing!) in a beautiful water birth after 7.5 hours of intense but manageable labor. Can't wait to share the story! It was awesome. He joined us a 9:20 am. All of us are happy and healthy. More details soon!
post #162 of 229
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Another turkey baby! Dylan Timothy born in the caul(!!!!! So amazing!) in a beautiful water birth after 7.5 hours of intense but manageable labor. Can't wait to share the story! It was awesome. He joined us a 9:20 am. All of us are happy and healthy. More details soon!
 


 

Aaaah!!! Congratulations! How amazing I hope you have pictures of your babe in the caul, that's amazing. Happy babymoon, honey!

post #163 of 229

Is that 3 of us who had babies today? We've been busy! How funny to have so many Thanksgiving births! Congrats, ladies!

post #164 of 229
Thread Starter 
I will have to look closely at the photos to see if there are any of him still in the bag but I have some awesome ones of the huge bulging bag! It was like a balloon. It was so amazing! Can't wait to share The story and photos once we upload them joy.gif
post #165 of 229

OMG!  I'm offline for like 2 hours and there are THREE baby announcements!!!!  Wow!!

 

Congrats to Dionna, Wendy and J!!!!!!!!  Welcome to the world babies!!!!  joy.gif 

 

J- it finally happened!!!!   I cannot wait to see pictures and hear all about your good luck birth, baby in the caul! 

 

And Dionna way to rock the UC!!

post #166 of 229

Make that FOUR...  Amanitamama 11/23:

 

Alastair Corvus was born on his due date 11/23, at 5:12am, unintentionally unassisted

post #167 of 229

Wow! Congratulations, ladies!!!!

post #168 of 229

Hey, ladies, I'm so sleep-deprived I forgot I never came back and updated this post!

My little guy is 5 days old already! On Friday, 11/18, my water broke somewhere around 6:40 a.m. at the same time I started noticing timeable contractions. Right away they were 3 minutes apart and lasting 45-55 minutes. I called my midwife and doula and they both got there by 9:00 a.m. My midwife checked me right away and I was at 3 cm but she said, "What color has your fluid been?" and I said, "Clear, streaked with red." And she said, "Not brown? Look at this." So I got up and looked at the pad and it was totally brown. I almost fainted! She said it was meconium and I assured her it just started looking like that and she assured me it just meant they had to keep a closer eye on things and would listen to the baby's heartbeat more often. I was a little nervous but figured she's seen this before. Throughout the day it did seem to get less brown and more of a yellowish color. When she checked my BP she also said it was "up" but said it was OK and did not tell me what it was.

I labored for what felt like forever, in the tub, out of the tub, in the shower, taking walks around the neighborhood, upstairs, and downstairs. The contractions were intense but I feel I was handling them well. At the next check I was 5 cm and at the next check I was 7 cm. While I was being checked I felt like I could keep going as long as I was making progress but I did say all the typical things like, "Who would do this a second time?" and "I can't go on." But everyone was there to encourage me and tell me how great I was doing. I had DH, my mom, my doula, and the two midwives. The midwives were pretty hands-off just kept checking in on me once in awhile but giving me privacy. My doula was with me for the most part but she left me alone for a bit a few times as well.

At my last check (maybe around 11:00 p.m. - I really had no concept of time at this point) my midwife took my BP, listened to the baby's heart rate, and checked my cervix. After the BP and HR checks the midwives just looked at each other. After the cervix check (which showed I was still at 7-8 cm after hours of being there) my midwife started talking and said she had a few concerns. 1) My BP was up to 160/100 (something like that). 2) The inside of my vagina was very hot. 3) There was still a good amount of meconium in the fluid. 4) The baby's heart rate wasn't good (can't remember if it was too high or too low). She said it was time to think about going to the hospital. So I threw some things in a bag very calmly and we left. DH & my mom & I got in DH's car, the doula left, and the midwives went in another car. In the car I lost it. I started getting hysterical saying I knew something was wrong with my baby and I'd never forgive myself. My mom and DH quickly assured me he (we still didn't know it was a he) would be just fine.

We got to the hospital and checked in. The contractions were unbearable at this point because they forced me to lie down because my BP was so high. At first they continued to talk about a vaginal delivery and I thought at this point I'd have to get an epidural because I didn't know how else I could deal with the contractions. At least at home I could move and change positions.

But I did not get to have a vaginal delivery. The baby wasn't responding like they wanted and my BP had gotten even higher. So they recommended C-section and I readily agreed. So my little boy was born via c/s at 2:17 a.m. on 11/19, weighing in at 9 lbs., 2 oz., and measuring 21 in. He is gorgeous, has dark hair and big bright eyes. They look blue for now but I imagine they could change. He has DH's nose and is a good mix of both of us. I heard the doctor say, "Congrats, Dad, you have a son!" DH was very shocked because he thought it was a girl. DH went and took some pictures and cut the cord and brought me a picture of my screaming baby boy on the scale. He said he looked like my 3-year-old-nephew and I had to agree. His hair looked so blond in that picture but after he was washed up we saw it's much darker.

Even after delivery my BP did not go down for awhile. I had to be on "mag" for 24 hours which was horrendous but I got through it. Then I developed an infection (no one ever told me what it was exactly but I wonder if it had to do with the "hot" vagina and the AF issues) so I was on antibiotics til Tuesday morning. We were released Tuesday afternoon.

I love my little guy so much. And my DH is a great dad and has been such a huge help to me! Nursing is going pretty well considering he was fed two formula bottles before I ever even got to hold him. He seems to eat a lot but I don't question it. Every time I see him start rooting I feed him. My milk came in on Monday afternoon when he was about 2.5 days old. I feel very full all the time, never seem to experience "letdown." But he has the right amount of pee and poop diapers so I know he's getting enough. He has his days and nights mixed up and does not like his Arm's Reach cosleeper bassinet at all. Every time I think he's settled at night (after nursing on both sides) and I set him in there he wakes up crying in mere minutes. My mom suggested swaddling him tonight and said maybe it's that and not the bassinet itself so we'll see. We just have a few things to learn. :) I just LOVE being his mommy though. I cry often when I look at him, when I think of how a year ago I was so depressed while TTC & battling IF, then how I finally got pregnant, and then how I could have lost him (although DH keeps telling me I was in more danger than our baby ever was). He is just the most precious gift I've ever received and I'm getting teary just typing this!

 

Here is a pic DH took of him when he was just a few hours old.

 

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post #169 of 229
Wow!!! Congrats to our three Thanksgiving mamas. So exciting! smile.gif
post #170 of 229

My daughter was born 30 minutes earlier - 4:45 am on November 23rd. 

 

Margot Anne was born after an intense 9 minutes of active labour at home! Whew!

post #171 of 229

Wow, I can't even keep up today!  Congrats everyone, I can't wait to read the stories!!  joy.gif

 

(looks like it's just you and me now Jaimee)

post #172 of 229
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My daughter was born 30 minutes earlier - 4:45 am on November 23rd. 

 

Margot Anne was born after an intense 9 minutes of active labour at home! Whew!



Whoa, wait. NINE minutes? Holy crap, woman!!!

 

post #173 of 229

Congrats Catherine!!!  joy.gif  That's amazing... 9 minutes!  I cannot wait to hear the whole story!

 

Abra... mostly you and me, though there are a few others still not overdue and few we haven't heard from in a while. 

post #174 of 229

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Abra... mostly you and me, though there are a few others still not overdue and few we haven't heard from in a while. 


We can't be pregnant forever, right??  lol.gif

 

post #175 of 229
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We can't be pregnant forever, right??  lol.gif

 

Nope!  And it will just start suddenly one day and boom!  We'll have our babies, too. 
 

 

post #176 of 229

I think I used the wrong terminology - it was 9 minutes from full dilation.  Add to that about 15 minutes of transition and 6 hours of early, easy contractions.  It was really intense though that's for sure.  Totally different from my first birth!  I'm meeting with our doula today and hope to work on my story today or tomorrow.

 

Congratulations to everyone else that has had babies in the last few days and good luck to those of you that are still waiting.  You are so close - I will be checking in excitedly awaiting your news! 

post #177 of 229

This is how my last birth was as well..  26 hours of easy labor and then 20 minutes of really intense active/transition labor.  I went from walking around and having a conversation to holding a baby in 20 minutes.
 

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Originally Posted by mcacat View Post

I think I used the wrong terminology - it was 9 minutes from full dilation.  Add to that about 15 minutes of transition and 6 hours of early, easy contractions.  It was really intense though that's for sure.  Totally different from my first birth!  I'm meeting with our doula today and hope to work on my story today or tomorrow.

 

Congratulations to everyone else that has had babies in the last few days and good luck to those of you that are still waiting.  You are so close - I will be checking in excitedly awaiting your news! 



 

post #178 of 229

11/24 Motivated Mama- Nina:

 

Had my turkey baby too! orngbiggrin.gif Just got home so hopefully I'll be able to update today. I couldn't do anything with my phone in terms of updating.

post #179 of 229

I haven't been active in the dd club, but I've been lurking along:)

 

Wanted to share out girl Adelle Jane wasborn at home 11/19 at 12:57 pm. She was 8 lbs 4 pz 20.5 inches, same as her older sister :) it was a harder labor than my other two, but we got it done! Both older sibs saw the birth and were excited to be there. I guess showing them birth photos and videos and talking about it helped. Working on the birth story.

 

Carrie

post #180 of 229
Katherine "Katie" Belle born Thanksgiving day 11/24/2011 at 5:35am. 8lb 15oz and 20" long. Born in the water with a midwife at a hospital. I'm also working on a birth story (in my head anyway orngtongue.gif)
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