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Ayla Rose-Marie is here! *pics now*

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Ayla Rose-Marie was born 3/22 at 5:04am.

9lbs 3oz, 21.5 inches, LOTS of hair!

Labor was 4 hours 4 minutes.

I called m/w last night because I was having irregular contractions that weren't overly painful every 5-7 min. She was nervous about it, even though I wasn't, so came to check me, getting here around 11:30pm. (I have a history of quick births...dd was only 2 hours, and they are an hour away at least) Did an aggressive exam, found I was 5cm, but could easily stretch me to 7, and had a huge bulging bag. So dh and I went to bed and contractions started exactly at 1am. Got in the tub around 3:45, she checked me at 4:15 and I was 6cm, stretchy to 8, 90% effaced. Figured it would be a while! I went to the bathroom, got back in and immediately hit transition. Went from 6cm to holding my baby in less than 45 minutes. I only pushed on accident three times, and I breathed her out in 5 contractions. WAY intense to go from 3-4 minutes apart to that in an instant. I caught her, and she was so serene in the water, just looking up at me. She had a huge heart shaped placenta and a 24" cord! We're completely in love! After being non-interested in nursing the first 24 hours, she's now a barracuda, and wants to nurse all the time.

pics:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...la/Ayla_BW.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...Ayla/Ayla1.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...yla/Ayla_2.jpg
post #2 of 19
Congratulations!!
post #3 of 19
Oh Jill, that's wonderful news! Congratualtions mama!!!
post #4 of 19
Great birth story! Welcome Ayla and congrats to you and your family Jill

Happy Easter at your house eh!
post #5 of 19
Congratulations!
post #6 of 19
Congrats! Enjoy your new little girl!
post #7 of 19
Awesome! Welcome Little Miss Ayla! Sounds you had a birth most mamas dream of. Congrats to you and family, mama!
post #8 of 19
Congratulations! Welcome Ayla. Sounds like a wonderful birth. Happy babymoon.
post #9 of 19
Oh Jill, I have been lurking for a while now to see this post!!! I am soooo happy for you! She is beautiful! Congratulations!!!
post #10 of 19
Congrats! What a cutie!
post #11 of 19
Congratulations at long last!
post #12 of 19
Look at that tiny mouth! She looks like a little angel. Congrats mama on what sounds like a wonderful birth!
post #13 of 19
Congratulations!
post #14 of 19
Congrats, Jill! What a big, beautiful girl you have.
post #15 of 19
Nice pics! She's a cutie!
post #16 of 19
Congrats!!
post #17 of 19
Congratulations, Jill!!!! So very happy for you and Ayla Rose-Marie and the whole family! She is absolutely beautiful!

Sounds like a wonderful birth. My little one was also 9 lbs, 3 oz and 21.5 inches. And he came in about 5 hours from the first cx and is full-cheeked like Ayla, but he has much less hair!
post #18 of 19
congrats!! she sure is pretty.
post #19 of 19
Congrats Jilly!!! We had our babies on the same day, lol!
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