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benjamin levi is here! *updated photo in initial post*

post #1 of 21
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Hi ladies! Benjamin levi gordon was born this morning, sept 24th at 1:39 am. My water broke at 12:30 before any noticeable contractions. We waited to see if they would pick up because in 12 hours by law i needed to be in active labor. After two hours of not much we did castor oil smoothie, homeopathics, and finally blue and black cohosh. This definitely got things going and i was dieing to use the birth tub. At 8:00 pm i began active labor and my back was so painful i needed pressure through every contraction. I won't lie, i was howling. By the end of it i was practically pulling dh's arms off with each contraction! finally his head came out, facing up (hence the back labor)and i remember thinking my god! How did that head fit through there?/?
I had quite a few tears, but was overjoyed when they actually numbed the area before stitches.

Benji is 7lbs. 7 oz., 20 in long, 14 in head. He is latching pretty well and i never had to use the abx because we were nearly done at 12 hrs. I'll post a pic soon! !

* here he is, wide awake and curious. The midwife said that she hadn't seen a "star-gazing" birth (facing up) in 5 years, and that it was very special. I agree. He is pretty darn special!

HOpe this pic works!
Edited by ascher21 - 9/28/12 at 1:15pm
post #2 of 21
Congratulations on the birth of your little boy!! Can't wait for pics! Enjoy your babymoon!!
post #3 of 21

Ascher!! Good for you mama!! Sounds like you did an amazing job during your labor, and Benjamin Levi is such a darling name! Congrats!!!!!! xo

post #4 of 21

Yay!! Congrats, ascher!

post #5 of 21

Benji, Benji, you're here!! Welcome! Congratulations, ascher!

post #6 of 21

Congrats! I love both the names!! Enjoy your new little boy!!

post #7 of 21

Congrats!!! Love his name. One of them is going to be in our baby's name too. Sorry to hear about the back labour, and man, you are a trooper to deliver him sunny side up!!! Hope you are feeling well and that your recovery is fast!!

post #8 of 21

mazal tov!!!!

post #9 of 21

Nice work mama!  Welcome Benji!

post #10 of 21
Congratulations Asher!!
post #11 of 21

Congratulations Ascher! Welcome Benjamin! joy.gif

post #12 of 21

Congratulations Ascher, you did wonderfully - love the name :) Can't wait to see pics!

post #13 of 21
Yay! You did great! And with an OP baby, no less!
post #14 of 21

Great name, I love Benjamin.... congratulations on your gorgeous new boy!

post #15 of 21

Way to go asher. Welcome Benjamin!

post #16 of 21
Yay...congratulations asher and welcome benji. Kudos to you for squeezing him out sunny side up. Enjoy your little addition.
post #17 of 21

Welcome to the world Benji and congratulations mama!  Wow...sunny side up--you GO!!  


You're part of our little birth cluster--within an hour and a half actual time, you, katt and I all birthed our babes :) 

post #18 of 21
Congrats Ascher! I love his name!
post #19 of 21

Congratulations Mama- I love the name!!!  Welcome Baby Benjamin!!!

post #20 of 21

Congratulations love.gif

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