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Hadley is here!

post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 

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 16

Have a wonderful babymoon! love.gif


Welcome to the world Hadley! baby.gif

post #3 of 16

Yay! Congrats! Welcome baby Hadley.:)

post #4 of 16

Welcome Hadley!! What a wonderful story, and even some comic relief!

post #5 of 16

Aww... just look at her! So cute. Congratulations!

post #6 of 16

joy.gifluxlove.gif  Congratulations to you and your whole family!  She is gorgeous!

post #7 of 16

Congratulations! My five-year-old boy has said similar things about babies coming out of butts and so forth. I have tried to correct him... I think he just likes saying butt. :) Great birth story!

post #8 of 16

Congratulation!!! She is absolutely beautiful! And how cute of your son lol! 

post #9 of 16

Beautiful!!  Congratulations. 

post #10 of 16

So so so beautiful - both your darling Hadley and your story.  Thank you so much for sharing! 

post #11 of 16
How cute! Both the baby and the story. I love having little memories like that. Those are the kinds of stories that stick around, aren't they?
post #12 of 16

Congratulations, Nicole!  :)  She is just beautiful.  And I LOLed at the butt comment!  I love it!

post #13 of 16

Congratulations!  Glad your little one is finally here!

post #14 of 16

Congrats! Welcome, Hadley! What a fabulous photo!

post #15 of 16

Welcome to the world, Hadley!  I loooove that name!  


And I hope you don't take this the wrong way, but she looks like such a badass in that picture.... in an AWESOME way!  Like, "Look out everybody... I have arrived!"  I love it!

post #16 of 16
Thread Starter 

Thanks everyone!  we are totally enjoying the new addition to our family.  She is fairly mellow, not too bad-ass yet ;)  oh and I picked Wren for a middle name.  So, Hadley Wren.  I am really happy with it, I love the name Wren' but it was vetoed as a first name.

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