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post #21 of 30
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Sylvie Raven arrived yesterday at home, 5:58pm! 7 lb 12 oz. Water broke 10:30 pm the previous evening. No contractions until 3:40 the following day (after plenty of cohash and a hike up a mountain!) and then she came fast and furious! She's nursing well and we even got some sleep last night.

 

 

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She is so sweet and beautiful! Thank you for sharing a picture. smile.gif Congratulations!!!!! love.gif Welcome little Sylvie Raven!!!! love.gif

 

Quick question - what is her actual birth day? innocent.gif My pregnant brain can't quite calculate the "yesterday" of your post + the time when you posted! lol.gif I think that means she was born the 9th, but I wanted to make sure. Thanks! thumb.gif

post #22 of 30

My sweet girl Elsa Linnea was born on 11/08 after less than two hours of natural labor in the hospital. I went to the hospital not knowing whether I was feeling labor contractions or BH, and in the hour of monitoring before they would admit me or send me home, I went from 3.5cm to 9cm and right after that, it was time to push. My water broke in the first contraction and she was out in the second. It was absolutely perfect and amazing. She weighed 7lb13oz.

post #23 of 30
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My sweet girl Elsa Linnea was born on 11/08 after less than two hours of natural labor in the hospital. I went to the hospital not knowing whether I was feeling labor contractions or BH, and in the hour of monitoring before they would admit me or send me home, I went from 3.5cm to 9cm and right after that, it was time to push. My water broke in the first contraction and she was out in the second. It was absolutely perfect and amazing. She weighed 7lb13oz.

 

 

Congratulations!!!! What a cool birth story! orngbiggrin.gif

 

joy.gif Welcome Elsa Linnea! joy.gif

post #24 of 30

wow, that sounds awesome, krystall220! congrats on your baby girl :) love the name too, we have both an elsa and a linnea in our circle of friends' kids - both are cuties.

post #25 of 30

Ambrose Gregory was born 29 November at 9:52 pm. 8 lbs and 21 in long at the birth center. Mama and son are doing great!

post #26 of 30

Theodora Mary was born 11/21 at 11:55AM, 8 lbs 15 oz, 20 in long in a natural hospital birth.

post #27 of 30

Jude Wesson was born at 5:20am on 11/25/12 weighing in at 10lb 7oz!

 

Clifnotes: Homebirth transfer after 3 days of broken water with start/stop type contractions. After all was said and done, little Jude was born by repeat c-section. I had an extensive uterine rupture but it was unrelated to my previous cesareans (or at least from what we can tell, as it was not at the site of my previous incision). Fortunately it must have happened as I was already getting prepped for surgery since mine and baby's stats were perfect and it was not caught until they opened me up. TBH I have quite a lot of doubts about the story the OB is giving me...just doesn't quite add up. hmmm. At any rate, Jude spent 5 days in the NICU but is perfectly fine and we are both home and healthy! I'm recovering very well and he is the sweetest, most mellow little dude ever!

post #28 of 30
Gabriel James was born at home at 41 weeks on 12-3-12 at 8:40AM! 9lbs and 21.5in long. 15 inch head!!! 28 hours of labor, but I did it! Birth story to come! He is precious and perfect!
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congrats to all the mamas and new babes!

 

marilyn, uterine rupture sounds scary for sure! I would be a little suspicious too, wonder if you'll ever find out more. really glad you and jude are doing well. :)

post #30 of 30

We only have an Internet connection at work, so this is a belated birth announcement...I'm trying to catch up on all sorts of things in the office, with the little one sleeping (at least for now--she's a constant nurser) in her sling.

 

Our little girl, Luthien Liora, was born on November 30 at 2:02 p.m., weighing 6 pounds, 13 ounces and 19 inches long. She was born at 41 weeks' gestation, although I had this weird pulsatile type of labor where, from 37 weeks on, I had early-labor-like contractions for several hours per day, up to 10 hours, that didn't get any closer or more intense and would go away by evening, so it was difficult to tell when things were really getting started. Then on Tuesday evening (the 27th), my water broke and I started having actual early labor at home. Our two fantastic midwives came over and, along with my amazing husband, were present with me throughout a very long labor (something like 60 hours from the water breaking, I believe). Unfortunately, the birth process stalled when I was pushing her out--I could feel her head and they could see it, but I made no further progress for an hour, despite going from laboring down to hard Valsalva pushing, and I started passing meconium and her heart rate showed distress, so the midwives recommended transfer to the hospital, where I had a Caesarian birth. I haven't yet learned what happened to obstruct her labor so late in the process, but I suspect something funky about my pelvis, especially as she actually rotated from occiput anterior to occiput posterior right at the end. As a girl, I was an avid horseback rider and was thrown from the saddle a few times; I wonder if I sustained a small pelvic fracture, which could've resulted in bone growth that blocked the pelvic outlet in a way that couldn't be felt with pelvimetry. 

 

I'm so grateful for my whole birth experience: that I got to labor at home in a beautiful and sacred manner of my choice, that the midwives were so efficient at transferring me to the hospital when we needed that, for the excellent surgical team, and for the fact that the hospital staff were accepting of my choices: to be awake for Luthien's birth, to have my husband with me, to have her brought back to me after her newborn tests (about 15 minutes, with my husband accompanying her during that time) to start breastfeeding right away, and not to supplement her with formula. She even stayed beside me in the bed in my room the entire three days I was there, as despite the hospital's official policy of discouraging co-sleeping, because I had an adult awake in the room with me at all times (my husband, brother, and adult daughter all spelled each other), they let me sleep with her.

 

She's made an amazing transition to life outside of my body; she's a bright, interested little person whom it's our joy to get to know even more every day! My parents are here visiting and having a blast with their new granddaughter, whose favorite activities include almost constant nursing during the day and  trying to wrestle out of her sleeper at night. She's also made friends with all of our cats, who are wonderfully protective of her. 

 

Welcome to all of the new babies, mamas! May you all enjoy your new little ones!

 

With many blessings,

 

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Here's Luthien sleeping beside her father on her seventh day of life:

 

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And here she is at ten days with her buddy Utena on the changing table:

 

 

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