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post #21 of 72
Wow that was so amazing!!

my dh just watched it too, and was suprist how quickly the baby came, how effortless!!
post #22 of 72
I just watched this with my 4 year old and 8 mo. old. The oldest asked to watch again, and my littlest smiled and giggled the whole way through. Birth is such a beautiful gift
post #23 of 72
Oh wow. Thank you for sharing.

I was watching with fascination and marvel, and then when he was full birthed and you brought him out of the water - I just started crying. It was truly beautiful.
post #24 of 72
Congratulations to all of you! Welcome to sweet Aidan!
post #25 of 72
I too was a little worried about the delay in breathing but he turned out well.
I love his little eyes opening.
post #26 of 72
Cool.

You made that look so easy
post #27 of 72
The baby was quite covered in vernix... also waterbirth babies (from what i've experienced and read from other mamas) tend to be slow starters due to the warmth of the water they emerge into. The colder air is one of those things that triggers baby to breathe and sometimes cry.

But hope hopefully Trish will add her own thoughts since she was actually there and doing it.
post #28 of 72
oh wow!! thank you so much for sharing this, it was beautiful!!
post #29 of 72
my (not quite) 3yo asked to see it twice. neat video!
post #30 of 72
congrats mama!
post #31 of 72
Thread Starter 
Yay! I'm so happy everyone is enjoying it! I know that watching birth videos and reading stories really helped me prepare mentally before my DD's birth so I wanted to share that with others. Especially since most people are only exposed the typical tv drama births.

He was actually pretty purple under all that vernix and a little gurgly. I wasn't overly concerned about him not crying because he was still getting everything through the cord. I think it is one of those situations where your gut instinct comes into play. I *knew* he was going to be fine and just needed a minute to adjust. I think I pushed him out a little fast. Once his head was born I kept pushing instead of waiting for another contraction to do the job because, well, it HURT! In hindsight I think he may have pinked up a little sooner if I had slowed down and let my body push him out instead of forcing it.

Oh, about them talking-I honestly didn't even notice. I think it's more obvious on the video because they were all standing next to the camera, but at that point I was so far in my own zone I could have been in the middle of a 3 ring circus and not have noticed.
post #32 of 72
wow, you did so great! congratulations!
post #33 of 72
Congratulations! That was so awesome!

I have a question about surrogacy...if it is too personal, please just let me know, but I am wondering about feeding...are you pumping and donating the milk to baby Aidan? Is the mother inducing lactation? Or are they simply going to formula feed (no judgment, just curiosity)? If you do not pump and donate, will you just let your milk dry up, or are you still nursing your first? Just wondering how the surrogacy thing works when it comes to feeding.
post #34 of 72
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Originally Posted by TrishWSU View Post
I think I pushed him out a little fast. Once his head was born I kept pushing instead of waiting for another contraction to do the job because, well, it HURT! In hindsight I think he may have pinked up a little sooner if I had slowed down and let my body push him out instead of forcing it.
That was what I was thinking - Wow, he came out like a little rocket!

Thank you for sharing your video. I just loved it and got all teary.
post #35 of 72
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Originally Posted by lunamegn View Post
That was what I was thinking - Wow, he came out like a little rocket!

Thank you for sharing your video. I just loved it and got all teary.
LOL yeah, me too! I remember with my last one born UC, his head came out and then I had no urge to push anymore. It took what seemed like a while (probably 1 minute though) to find that strength to push his body out. I had no more contractions, I had to do the work myself.
post #36 of 72
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Awesome!!

Thanks for posting this, I've been looking for good birth videos to share with my little ones.
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post #38 of 72
From my experience as a midwife & a mom, re: baby's color & breathing @ the time of birth.... it really was only 90 seconds or something until AIdan started to cry.... but it sure did feel like an enternity.

Time really does "stand still" until a newborn starts to breathe or cry
post #39 of 72
Thread Starter 
feminine_earth- I am pumping for Aidan and I hope to be able to for at least the first 6 months. IM wanted wanted to induce but she takes some medication that is not safe for breastfeeding. If IM had been able to induce I was planning to pump and donate to another family. It's really dependent on each surro relationship and what the IPs/SM want to do as far the pumping. My IPs are awesome and were totally ok with me breastfeeding him for the first few days.
post #40 of 72
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feminine_earth- I am pumping for Aidan and I hope to be able to for at least the first 6 months.
I just need to say that you are AMAZING! Literally, you are such an inspiration to me! Congratulations to you and to the new mama!
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