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post #41 of 49
What's on your list? (and it'd be great to note the length of your labor, it might make a difference)

I labored at home for a long time and had water birth baby 1 hr 15 min after arriving at birth center. I felt like "I never want to do that again" and "wow, that was totally AMAZING!!!"
post #42 of 49
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Originally Posted by kerikadi View Post
Euphoric :
Proud
Beaming
Energetic
Talkative
Woozy when standing :
Excited
Amazed :
Shocked - when #3 was a girl
Loved
Hungry
Blessed :
Thankful
I also felt very close to my DH

Keri
Almost exactly what Keri said I had to edit a few things (I have only had 3 kids!)

After all 3 of my births, all in hospital, all totally different, I have felt like One Million Dollars, baby. That being said...never been stitched...or forcep-d...or vaccuumed...so I'm lucky.
post #43 of 49
Exhausted.
Proud.
Hungry.
Happy it went "my" way.
Pleased I stood my ground about no epi.
Incredibly in love with DH.
Amazed, truly amazed, at genetics and biology and nature and all that's ability to make someone so beautiful and perfect.
Awed by baby's ability to hold her head up (though wobbly) and how intense she was staring at us/me.
Surprised and giggly that she wanted to crawl across me to get to a boob - I didn't remember what I had read somewhere about newbors doing that instinctively.
Truly amazed at what my body had done and at her little body and face.
Hungry.
Proud.
Loved.

2 hour labor start to finish - very intense.
post #44 of 49
after my first (induced 24hrs, maxed out pit, AROM, stadol, epidural):

Is he out?

Did he fall on the floor?

Is he ok?

Why aren't they putting him on my chest?

What is going on?

Is he ok?

Can I hold him now? (nothing was wrong with him)

30 minutes later I finally hold him - Pure Joy

How do I nurse him?

Finally - HUNGER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


After my second birth (all natural - labored for almost 3 days):

Is he ok?

Scared to death that he isn't ok (was being rescusitated)

Finally get to hold him - PURE JOY!!!!

I can't wait to do this again!!!!

Then the rest of the focus goes to how to get the staff off my back so I can establish nursing before his mandatory nursery stay

~Erin
post #45 of 49
MOstly complete and utter exhaustion. I want to sleep now. I need to have my baby and I don't want anybody messing with him/mama bear instinct (although I didn't feel the instant love or bond- it was very gradual, not really until the ppd got better at 6 mo). I just wanted to be done with everything and rest.

OH, the birth was drug/intervention free at the hospital. I didn't even get there until I was an 8/9, but had already been going at it a while. Actually the nurses weren't even bother me, but I just felt the need for privacy. A huge big reason why we are doing a homebirth- not because of the birth itself, but trying to recover with strangers asking if you went pee yet and 5000 visitors- having a baby at 8:30 am, is about the worst time possible. I had already been up for 2 nights, then had visitors until 10:30 p, with the nurse in at 12a, and who ever sleeps in a hospital anyway.
post #46 of 49
It was complete euphoria. I felt great, on top of the world, like I could run a million marathons (holding my baby, of course!). I felt like "I could SO do this again!" and felt so good that I had experienced the whole thing, no drugs. Ya know, "no pain, no gain"?

Only afterwards did I process and remember all of the traumas and annoyances, and realize that it wasn't quite my ideal birth...
post #47 of 49
I was so amazed that I actually had my baby at home. I had never doubted that I could do it, but I was just in awe that it actually happened. I remember thinking that it wasn't so bad, not nearly as bad as I had been expecting. I wasn't tired, and I was also surprised how normal I felt. I ended up taking a nap, and then dh made me dinner.
post #48 of 49
fantastic
tired
in awe
grateful
powerful
enegized
empowered
quiet
still
spiritually connected
calm
serene
in love
glad that it was over...
post #49 of 49
I felt great, bouncing off the walls. With the first two I just wanted to go home. 3rd was harsh and I slept for days, but that was unusual (I hemorrhaged and almost died). 4th was born at home and I went to the mall 8 hours later .
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