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I had my baby!! Update and photos on post #10

post #1 of 37
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And it's a BOY!!!
He was born this morning at 4:54am into water in our home!! It was AWSOME! Labor was less then 4 hours.

His name is Samuel - no middle name! He is 8lb 7oz, 20 inches long!

Off to bed now....
post #2 of 37
Wow, pavlina, CONGRATULATIONS!!!

How very wonderful that he was born into water, in such a short time! That is truly amazing. enjoy every minute!!!
post #3 of 37
pavlina, hoooray!!!

How goes the nursing?
post #4 of 37
Congratulations to you and your family on a short, sweet waterbirth! Welcome Samuel!
post #5 of 37
Congrats Pavlina! What a shocker to find out he's a boy huh!?!?! Glad to hear your birth went so well!

post #6 of 37
Wait a minute Pav...I see that you were expecting a girl? What happened there?
post #7 of 37
OH MY GOSH! It's a BOY!!!!! That must have been quite a shocker! Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
post #8 of 37
Congratulations!!!! Sounds like a great birth, hope you're all doing well
post #9 of 37
Holy cow! A BOY! Congratulations!
post #10 of 37
Thread Starter 
Thanks everyone!! Took a few hour nap with Samuel and feel better.

Yep, we were expecting a girl but we did have doubts. We only had one u/s that was not that clear. Dady cought him and yelled: It's a boy!! And I started to laugh hard! Really! It was funny, because I guess somewhere in the back of my mind I expected it! BUT EVERYTHING is ready for a girl - lots of pink!!

The labor was really amazingly EASY comparing to my first one! Still hard, sure, but I had such looong breaks between contractions I could not believe I hit transition so soon! And then getting into water - heaven! PURE HEAVEN! First I thought contractions slowed down, but I basicly started to push right away. It was pretty intense pusching!! WOW! What can the body do! AMAZING! His head finally came out and one of his shoulder got stuck a little, plus he had a cord really tightly wrpapped around his neck (his face has brusises because of that) so he was half way in and half way out for quite a while!! I did NOT like that feeling. I had to turn on my fours to push the rest of his body out.
I feel amazing! I was so exhausted after birthing #1 that this is just great.
DS slept through the whole thing thank god and we brought him after and he joined us in the pool. It was just wonderful!

Nursing - so far he's not that interested, sleeps a lot. I think he needs adjustment from that cord being so tight around his neck. He is really crying when I try to latch him to my left breast. The other one just fine. Trying to get hold of my chiro so he can come to the house and adjust him.

By the way - he had a twin!! I must have misscary his identicle twin at the very beginning! I had two placentas!!!! Midwife asked me if I was bleeding at the biginning and I said yes, I thought for a while I had a m/s!

Anyway, I will post photos soon.....MIL took LOTS OF pretty good photos. Coming soon.

And here they are: http://www.dropshots.com/day.php?use...cdate=20060722
post #11 of 37
Congratulations!! Sounds like it went wonderfully.

Thank you for sharing your amazing pictures. It helpe me to be excited about what's coming, instead of frustrated by the wait...

A boy! Wow. A boy.
post #12 of 37
Pavlina! I'm so thoroughly thrilled for you!!! How wonderful that you didn't repeat the 1st labor/birth that you had!! Yay!! Congratulations, Pavlina!! What wonderful news!! And I love all the photos! It tells the whole story, right there - - - thanks so much for sharing!!! Your boys are so handsome! :
post #13 of 37
WOW, what wonderful pictures! I feel like I was right there for the whole thing!! Congrats again! Glad you had such a wonderful birth!
post #14 of 37
Congratulations mama!! It sounds like a wonderful birth!

And now we both have a Sebastian AND a Samuel LOL...you just need to add a Noah now ')
post #15 of 37
Congratulations!!! : Wow, what a surprise! Glad the birth went so well!
post #16 of 37
: Congrats on your wonderful birth!!! You know, I'm almost 39 weeks right now, and we're "expecting" a boy. I am NOT convinced of the u/s pics, although DH naturally is. We have NO girl clothes ( no $ to buy things "just in case" ) Some part of me, I don't know if its Mama's intuition or just wishful thinking, says this baby is a girl. Maybe if it does turn out to be a girl, I can send you all the newborn boy stuff and you can send me your girl stuff
post #17 of 37
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Quote:
Originally Posted by bugnbean
Congratulations mama!! It sounds like a wonderful birth!

And now we both have a Sebastian AND a Samuel LOL...you just need to add a Noah now ')
That's right!!!
post #18 of 37
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mama Poot
: Congrats on your wonderful birth!!! You know, I'm almost 39 weeks right now, and we're "expecting" a boy. I am NOT convinced of the u/s pics, although DH naturally is. We have NO girl clothes ( no $ to buy things "just in case" ) Some part of me, I don't know if its Mama's intuition or just wishful thinking, says this baby is a girl. Maybe if it does turn out to be a girl, I can send you all the newborn boy stuff and you can send me your girl stuff
sure!
post #19 of 37
Congratulations!!! : Happy babymoon!!!!
post #20 of 37
Oh you have great pics! I am so jealous.... we were too distracted so we didn't get a lot of the action!
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