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Hadley is here too!

post #1 of 6
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July 6th is the day for June DDC babies :)


Hadley (no middle name yet!) was born this morning at 9:14am.  8lbs 6oz  20"


Yesterday night I had a few painful contractions and some constant cramping in my lower back and thighs, but I wasn't ready to get excited and think it was the real deal.  I slept like normal overnight, until 4:30am.  I got up to pee and in bed I had one painful contraction and then 10 minutes later another.  During that second contraction, I felt a trickle and got out of bed while my water leaked out all over the floor.  I woke up my husband and said it was Baby Day!  He tried to go back to sleep, but couldn't.  We both did some last minute birth prep and I called the midwife and my mom to come.  Contractions were quite painful from the start, but not super painful and not lasting long.  It was back labor, so I had counter pressure on my back fairly early on.  Around 8am, contractions were about 3 minutes apart and I asked my midwife when it would be all done.  I might have even been starting transition, but that's when the contractions starting lasting longer and getting a lot more painful.  I was checked at 8:15 and was at 7cm.  I then picked out the birth time of 9:04am.  I started feeling pushy a little before 9, but it could have just been the pressure.  I ended up starting real pushing on my hands and knees at 9:06am and she was born at 9:14am.  I felt like it was almost nonstop pushing that whole time, but my midwife said I pushed her out nice and slow.  No stitches this time.  My 4 year old had said he wanted to catch, but he ended up changing his mind and just watching.  When we were all sitting around an hour later he said, "Mama, I didn't know she was going to come out of your butt!"  Gave us all a good chuckle.  Both my 4 year old and my 2 year old love the new baby and we are all settling in nicely.  I just love homebirth, I'm so thankful I am able to have them. 



post #2 of 6

Congrats! It sounds like a wonderful birth - and I love the pic you posted. Your baby is beautiful!

post #3 of 6

how wonderful and what a cutie!!

post #4 of 6

Beautiful!  I love the name Hadley!  I think we have pretty close birth stories mama!

post #5 of 6
Yay! Congrats! What a lovely peaceful story.
post #6 of 6

wonderful birth story! congratulations! sweet name and precious baby-enjoy your little family!

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