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I'm a Mama!!! ( after a 40 hour labor... )

post #1 of 26
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UPDATED with photos...see post #17...

Just quickly checking in to let you all know that we had a little girl!
Molly Luna was born on Sunday, January 14th at 5:47 p.m. She weighed 7 lb, 10 oz. and was 19.5 inches long. We were planning a homebirth, but ended up transferring (non-emergency) to the hospital after 28 hours of labor because we discovered meconium. I labored for 12 more hours there, including being stalled at 8 cm for 4 hours and needing some Pitocin to make the last 2 cm. All in all, I had as close as possible to a homebirth in the hospital as one can have--dim lighting, quiet, laboring in any position, full respect for our wishes/birth plan, etc. Our midwives were present in the labor/delivery room and actually worked with the OB on call. Molly came out pink and healthy and did not need deep suctioning. It was the most exhausting, excrutiating, intense thing I've ever done. I'm so proud of myself for avoiding the epidural and pushing her out all on my own when I was so completely spent. I have a 2nd degree tear and lost a good amount of blood, but we are resting well and falling in love with our favorite new person.
I'll try to post pics and more birth story info soon. She is the most adorable little thing!

post #2 of 26
Congratulations!!! Enjoy your babymoon!
post #3 of 26
Yay Meg! Congratulations. It's been an awfully long journey getting to here. Soak up every minute of your babymoon.

Love the name.
post #4 of 26
Meggles, I agree with bemommy!

I'm so happy for you and can't wait to hear all about your new adventures. Welcome to the world, Molly Luna!
post #5 of 26
Congratulations! Welcome baby Molly! You deserve to be proud of yourself Sounds like you worked really hard for your baby girl!
post #6 of 26
I love the name! Congratulations on the birth. I hope you get a chance to rest after your long labor.
post #7 of 26
Congratulations Meg!! Welcome to the world baby Molly Luna!
post #8 of 26
Congratulations Meg!!! That's wonderful!!!

Welcome Molly! Enjoy your babymoon mama!
post #9 of 26
wow - congrats! im so jealous that you have your baby!! im sure you are glad that is all over - i would be!! cant wait to see some pics.
post #10 of 26
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What a sweet name!
You are MIGHTY woman!!
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post #11 of 26
Meg, it sounds absolutely beautiful! I love Molly's name -- she is a lucky baby to have such great parents.

I can't wait to see pics and read your story!
post #12 of 26
Congratulations Meg, Mickey, and Molly!
post #13 of 26
congrats! enjoy babymoon!
post #14 of 26
Congratulations and welcome to baby Molly!!
post #15 of 26
Congratulations! Can't wait to read your full birth story. Welcome baby Molly!!!
post #16 of 26
Congrats! Welcome Molly!

Way to go mama on going through such a long labor with no epidural!
post #17 of 26
Thread Starter 
Edited for privacy.

If you want the blog link, pm me.
post #18 of 26
Congrats Meg. She is a little cutie.
post #19 of 26
Meg- Congrats! Molly is a beautiful baby! And you are amazing too...what a birth story! Best wishes to all three of you!
post #20 of 26
Welcome, little Molly! What a little lovie she is. Happy babymoon, Meg
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