Congratulations Amanda and welcome baby Bria!
I'm amazed the OB let you go home! That's awesome!
Maggie Rose was born this morning about 12 hours after my first real contraction and after only 1.5 hours of active labor. She weighs 8lbs 3 oz and is 20.75 inches long. I'm so grateful my midwife stayed here overnight last night. I woke up with a huge contraction at 7AM that made me throw up and woke her up at that point and then called my doula who barely made it in time for me to push but who was just a life saver at that point. We had no clue things were moving that quickly and told her and DS's support person to just take their time.
All in all it was a beautiful, peaceful, healing birth and we are all so, so in love with her!
Our little girl Avila Claire was born Wednesday morning at 2:34am- in the caul! I know there was another mamma here who had a caul baby. Wild! She was was 8lb 1oz 20 3/4 ". It was 7 hours from first contraction to birth with about 2.5 hours of active labor. I tried to sleep between 10pm- 12am but started timing contractions at midnight when I knew sleep was impossible. I called the MW about 1am after I was sure things were really getting going. She still hadn't arrived when I things came on really strong. Just a few minutes between contractions and I felt like I was going to throw up. I started pushing about 20-30 minutes after she arrived. There was absolutely no break between transition and pushing. It was just one wild ride. I was so sure she was a boy even after she was born. I pulled her out of the water and just cuddled her and looked at her face. She looks so much like her brother in the face that I just figured she was a boy but when I looked between her legs I was so surprised and overjoyed.
I'll post a longer birth story soon. For now we are both doing great (sooo much better than after my first vag birth to my 10lb son.)
Oh, and her name is pronounced A-villa with the accent on the "a" like "avenue."
Congratulations Under! Looks like we were both in labor at the same time:) Maggie Rose is a beautiful name.
Our third girl, Piper Min, was born the morning of Saturday, October 13. I had two days of prelabor due to my membranes being swept and about 18 hours of active labor. Very long, but not very painful at all. I got to the hospital at 6cm & had my water broken. 30-60 minutes later, Piper entered the outside world. She weighed 7 lbs 9 oz and was 20.5 ins long. I was blessed to have the same midwife as my last birth (dh and I just love her). The hospital stay and recovery were smooth and easy. Everything about this birth was easy except for getting it started!
Congratulations to all of you!!!! I haven't been on since Piper was born, I know I missed a ton!