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Cyrus Boone was born this morning, December 29, at 12:04 a.m. in the most wonderful, gentle home waterbirth I could have hoped for. He's just incredible. He has olive skin and a thick head of wavy dark hair and right now, green eyes just the color of his daddy's.
The birth was so great. I was in early labor for about 12 hours, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., right about the time the midwife got there. I got into the tub at about 9, and Cyrus came out in four pushes right after midnight. It was so much less painful than I thought it would be.
I would have thought I'd want everyone to be hands-on, but the birth had a total UC vibe. I felt really focused inward and didn't really want anyone rubbing on me or talking to me. I feel like I got into a really good groove, and was actually dozing off between contractions for the last couple hours. Aaron and the midwives were just perfect, letting me know I had support but giving me all the space I needed to labor peacefully.
He was born in the caul, which according to legend is very good luck. The midwives said they had only seen that a handful of times in hundreds of births, and never during a waterbirth.
He weighed 6 lb 12 oz after a truly heroic-sized meconium poop, and was 21 inches long. His apgars were (ahem) 9 and 10. I was totally intact and didn't tear even a little.
Now he and his daddy are curled up asleep looking so peaceful. I think I'll join then.

Birth photos:
laboring
born in the caul
my family
Cyrus
daddy and baby
mama and baby
post #2 of 40
congrats jen! sounds absolutely perfect!
post #3 of 40
it sounds perfect! congrats! Welcome Cyrus!!!

FYI- 600 pics would not be too many...
post #4 of 40
congrats mama! Your birth sounds wonderful! :
post #5 of 40
Congratulations!

Christa
post #6 of 40
Congratulations! Hope you are all snuggled up right now
post #7 of 40
It sounds like you had an amazing birth, I am so happy for you. Have a wonderful babymoon. Welcome Cyrus
post #8 of 40
Congratulations Mama - Sounds like a great birth. Enjoy your babymoon!!
post #9 of 40
What a beautiful birth you had! Congratulations & enjoy babymooning!
post #10 of 40
Wow, that sounds like an amazing birth experience. Congrats, and welcome little Cyrus.
post #11 of 40
What a beautiful story!
CONGRATULATIONS!!! :
and Happy Babymoon!
post #12 of 40
Welcome, Cyrus!!!
post #13 of 40


Congrats, mama!
post #14 of 40
Huge congrats! I'm so happy for all of you! You look amazing, BTW--your skin is amazing! My skin post partum looks awesome--the best in my life--for about 3 days, then it all goes to hell, LOL!

I noticed that A is sporting new facial hair, isn't he? I think he was clean-shaven in the nursery pics you posted earlier....I just thought it was funny, because that was the first thing that my dh did after our first was born--he suddenly decided that he needed to grow a beard and mustache...

I guess he thought it was the proper thing for a daddy to do, LOL! Good thing he looked so cute with it!
post #15 of 40
Congrats!!

I love the pictures. Especially the one of him in the caul. That is sooo awesome!!
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Originally Posted by kittywitty View Post
Congrats!!

I love the pictures. Especially the one of him in the caul. That is sooo awesome!!
Same here - I just showed DH! I have heard of it (obviously) but never seen a picture. Thats so cool......
post #17 of 40
Congratulations! Those are awesome pictures!
post #18 of 40
Congrats!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the pictures- you have such a beautiful family! Enjoy your babymoon, mama!
post #19 of 40
Lurking from the Jan ddc. Congratulations, so glad you had a good birth and a lovely baby.
post #20 of 40
He's gorgeous - what a great birth experience!! Congratulations and welcome Cyrus
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