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Old 08-07-2011, 12:34 PM - Thread Starter
 
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After seven hours of labor, baby boy arrived via water birth at the birth center!

 

First contraction was around 4pm, I left my house at 10p.m. to go to the BC because contractions were coming faster and I was feeling ALOT of pressure. By the time I got there I was unable to relax they were coming so hard and fast, and I found out I was 8cm at that point. I got in the tub and the water was a HUGE relief to the pain. I sat there and waited for the baby to get ready, and after about four pushes he came out!

 

He was born at 10:50p.m., and he's a healthy 7lbs, 7oz. He crawled to the breast on his own to nurse and is doing a GREAT job at it.

 

We slept at the BC and came home this morning around 7:30a.m.


Navy wife to my stillheart.gif since 2005, Mommy to dd L hearts.gif since 2009 and ds R babyboy.gif arrived via water birth 8/6/2011

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Old 08-07-2011, 12:37 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Oh, and here's some post birth pictures!

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Navy wife to my stillheart.gif since 2005, Mommy to dd L hearts.gif since 2009 and ds R babyboy.gif arrived via water birth 8/6/2011

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How wonderful!!! Congratulations on your sweet little munchkin!


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Congrats mama!  Amazing story!  I love his little blue and white hat! So precious! joy.gif


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Cheers! Happy new baby!

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Congrats!! I love seeing all of these pictures of squishy babies! I want one!!


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Old 08-07-2011, 01:14 PM
 
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He's so sweet! Congrats!
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Sounds like a very peaceful birth. Congrats! He's very cute!

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Sounds like a great birth! What an adorable little guy he is!

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What a cutie, congrats! biggrinbounce.gif


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He's adorable! Congrats. :)


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Congratulations Mama. Sounds like a great birth & glad you are settled in back at home.


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Great story. Congratulations and welcome, baby boy!


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Woot! I love this. I especially love the fact that you went into labor at 4 and had the baby by 11. I so rarely hear that, so it gives me hope MY baby might come today yet. ;-)  

 

Congrats on your beautiful baby boy and hope you are resting and lovin' him up!

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Beautiful birth and beautiful baby!!!  Congrats!!


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Oh my gosh! He is so cute!!! Congratulations!


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He is super cute!!!  Congratulations!

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Congrats!  He looks so snuggly in his knits smile.gif


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Congrats! What a beautiful story! He is so precious!

I can't wait to hold my little chunky monkey:)


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Congratulations!  He is adorable, and the birth sounds wonderful!


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Congratulations!!!!!! joy.gif

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joy.gifCongratulations! He's adorable!


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