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Owen Lewis is here!

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 

born today at 1:59 am. 21 3/4 inches and 9lbs 6 oz!


i walked for hours the 2nd, the 3rd and then the night of the 4th. i also ate half of a stuffed jalapeno at the bbq. all day the 5th i felt like i was having a bad stomach ache. i figured it was the jalapeno. i was having cramps all day and i pooped out everything i ever ate in my life.it was about 6 pm i called the midwife and told her how i was feeling. she thought i might be dehydrated but i reassured her i had been drinking gatorade and water like a mad woman bc it was so hot out. she said drink a glass of wine and try to sleep. well they kept coming faster and harder but they werent uniform together so i figured they would peter out and i could go to sleep like last time. about midnight i gave in and admitted they were strong and they were the real thing. the midwife got her at 12:30am. i had been vocalizing alot but none of the kids woke up. the 2yr old was up bc everytime i laid down with her it would hurt too bad, she would cry everytime i started vocalizing. so i got up and took her outside with me. she started copying how i was moving and the sounds and faces i was making. it was so super cute it made me smile. but after the midiwife, my  mom and the doula got her she was content to watch cartoons. i had planned on using a birth tub. but when the midwife seen how i was acting she said i wouldnt make it. my husband had it all ready and came back to ask if i wanted it filled. the midwife said no bc i was already pushing on my hands and knees on the bed. we got me to the bathroom bc i thought i was going to poop again. i sat down and one push later my water broke all over the toilet. she moved me to the birthing stool. my body was pushing good now. i couldnt slow it down or anything. i felt like all myinside were being pushed out. i reached down a hand and could feel my lips bulging and stretching and then i felt the head coming. i kept my hand there the whole time until the head was out. then the midwife checked everything.2 more pushed and the body came with a giant gush and i was holding him. we got up and moved to the bed. i labored the placenta while holding him. they weighed and measured him, listened to him. and then i felt like i should pee. so we got up and went back to the bathroom. as soon as i sat down on the toilet i peed and then felt the placenta coming. i stood up and caught it with my hand to keep it from going in the toilet. lol. they tucked me back in bed and went to make me a smoothie. Baby had lots of gunk sounding in his lungs so they rubbed him and patted him and then finally put him in the bath to make him cry it out. he finally sounded better and they gave him the all clear. 2 hours of real work. but i guess i had been in labor for more than a day. 


he is beautiful. i am so in love. 


this is a crappy pic from my phone but i will try to get more later. :)





post #2 of 11

Wonderful and beautiful!  You must be so relieved!  Congrats and ENJOY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

post #3 of 11

So so happy for you that you have a beautiful baby----at last!!

post #4 of 11


post #5 of 11

Yay! Sounds like a great homebirth. Congratulations!

post #6 of 11

Congratulations!  Looks like a few of our late babies decided to make their appearance at the same time.

post #7 of 11

Aw, he is beautiful.  Congratulations!

post #8 of 11

Congratulations! What a big beautiful boy! 

post #9 of 11
Love the pics and great story! Congrats!
post #10 of 11
Thread Starter 

this whole week i had been thinking he was born at 1:59am. the midwife came over the other day to do birth cert paperwork. he was born at 12:59am. so she was only there for 29 min before he was born. i wonder why i was thinking it was a later time? maybe it seemed longer to me. 

post #11 of 11

You are awesome! Congrats!

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