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had my baby!

post #1 of 32
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My little Ari made her debut this this morning 9/13 at 630.  I felt a gush thurs at 3p which turned out to be my mucus plug and about an hour later I was in full blown labor.  My labor was intense from the beginning so I assumed it would go quickly but sadly I was wrong.  Contractions were 1 1/2 to 2 min from the get go and as I progressed it was common for them to be one right after another towards the end it was like 3 in a row.  At about 545a my body took over and started pushing for me which was incredible, I was not capable of doing it myself, my attempts to push were half hearted, mainly because of the back pain. I was exhausted and I kept thinking whens my body gonna kick in? then bam it was totally out of my control.  It was so intense that I was trying to slow it down.

 

Thanks to the Most High I got through it and had the natural home birth I wanted.  Ari weighs 9 lbs, we couldn't believe how big she is, I suppose that accounts for my difficult 14 hr labor, I had terrible back labor.  She also has the most hair I've ever seen on a new born.  People have commented that she looks like shes a couple weeks old already.  She barley fits  her new born clothes.

 

I haven't slept yet but I feel so happy and accomplished!

post #2 of 32

Hooray!  Welcome baby Ari!  9lbs is definitely a good sized newborn. :)  That's wonderful you were able to have the natural homebirth you wanted.  Enjoy your sweet little girl.

post #3 of 32

Yay!!  Congratulation handsthathold!!  So happy for you and your sweet little baby.  That's wonderful that things went so well and that it was such a powerful experience for you.  Have a wonderful time getting to know your little girl.

post #4 of 32
Congrats and I'm so glad you were able to have her at home as desired.
post #5 of 32
Congratulations!! Enjoy a peaceful baby moon with your daughter. smile.gif
post #6 of 32
Congrats!!! I'm sure we would all love to see some pics of sweet Ari and that wonderful hair smile.gif
post #7 of 32
Congratulations! I'm so glad things worked out so well for you!
post #8 of 32
Congratulations! smile.gif
post #9 of 32

Congratulations! Enjoy your beautiful little girl! I look forward to the pics when you have time.

post #10 of 32

congratulations, handsthathold! i didn't know when your due date was. and thank you for sharing how it all went! how long were you in labor altogether, then? 

 

i'm with the others, i'd love to see a picture of little Ari if you're comfortable posting one :)

post #11 of 32
Whoo! That is one *big* baby girl! Congratulations.
post #12 of 32
Yay congrats! I had a similar pushing phase where I just couldn't stop it! The midwife had to hold the baby in lol! She came flying out! Intense and short is great but also was stressful for me. Can't wait to see pics if you want to post them!
post #13 of 32

Oh, she sounds adorable! Hoping for pictures, too. And yay for getting the birth experience you wanted! Congratulations!!

post #14 of 32
Congratulations and love her name! Way to go for sticking it through and being so strong at home
post #15 of 32
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Originally Posted by vc2013 View Post
 

congratulations, handsthathold! i didn't know when your due date was. and thank you for sharing how it all went! how long were you in labor altogether, then? 

 

i'm with the others, i'd love to see a picture of little Ari if you're comfortable posting one :)

I was 41 weeks when I had her, due date was the 5th. I was in labor for about 14 1/2 hrs.

 

Thank you for all the kind words!

 

post #16 of 32

Beautiful! She looks very peaceful.

post #17 of 32

Congratulations and welcome Ari! She's lovely.

post #18 of 32

Congratulations!  She is beautiful!  

post #19 of 32
Congratulations!!! Glad you got the birth you wanted, she is beautiful!!
post #20 of 32
Oh my. She is gorgeous!
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