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#61 of 80 Old 08-17-2011, 08:50 AM
 
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He looks so much like Nora from her announcement picture! Congrats mama, enjoy those baby snuggles joy.gif

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Yeah for a good labor and birth. So glad you're on the other side now.

 

Now go and enjoy those newborn snuggles Mama.


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Carrie he is beautiful!! Congrats I am so glad things went well! love.gif


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Short version of the birth story while I have 2 hands for a minute!! 

 

The labor like I said was mad fast.  From the time my water broke until he was in my arms was 8 hours, but ctx didn't pick up right away, so I can't count from water breaking, really.  So, from first real active labor til he was born was probably only a good 3-4 hours.  My mw was just super amazing.  I called her once I felt like I wanted to get in the water, and she said start filling the tub and she would come and assess where I was at first.  When she got there I was at 5, so she suggested we go for a walk to get things really going.  It was around 9 pm Chris, Jessica (mw), and I walked my normal stroller walk route (which, I have to say, was surreal at 9 at night, with the almost full moon and stars twinkling, it was a gorgeous night)  and I literally WALKED through ctx.  It was intense and crazy.  In b/w ctx we joked and laughed and just -- it was so amazing.  Like 3 friends out for a late night walk.  A ctx would hit and Chris would take my hands and walk backwards, and I would walk thru it - what a challenge, each and every one!!  Uphill was so tough, but I did it.  

 

Things got real intense real fast once we got home, probably around 10.  I got in the tub probably around 10:30 (not sure exactly when) and hit transition like wildfire.  It was as intense as it gets!!  I must have only had a handful of ctx before I was pushing with them, and then Finn was born at 11:16.  Only took 3 pushes to get him born.  I barely tore.  They said it was up to me if I wanted sutures b/c the tearing was just so minimal.  I chose to get them b/c there's just no way I can guarantee complete bedrest with my legs together for a week, with Nora.  No way.

 

Overall it was just amazing.  I'm still in a total whirlwind!  The most awesome birth experience ever.

 

aaaaaanddd....he's fussing.  Lol!  BBL!  


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Your birth sounds truly amazing! So, so many congratulations! Finn is absolutely precious!joy.gif

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Soooo Happy for you Carrie! He is adorable, and I am so glad everything went perfectly for you!

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Congrats!!! Perfect birth!!


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Thank you for the update Carrie, sounds like it was a good labor, and not too long either.


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So glad things went so well!  Congratulations!  He is super cute and I love his name!

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Congratulations!  Sounds like an amazing birth!


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Awww congrats!  Cute baby.

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Wonderful, magical birth story...And Finn's soooooooo cute! All the best to you, baby, and family.

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One more pic - I know, it's a lot of pics, but I can't help it I'm just so in the zone!!!

 

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Amazing photos! What a beautiful baby and birth story! Congrats!!! Can't wait for my turn!

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What a lovely birth story! I'm so glad things went so well. You and Michelle really were in my thoughts all day love.gif. And as for pictures... too many? Pssh. Spam us with tons more!!


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Carrie you can post as many pictures as you like. Gives the rest of us that are still waiting something to gush over.


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Fantastic!!!!  I'm so super stoked for you and your new babe and amazing birth!


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Wow what an amazing birth! So happy for you! joy.gif


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Congratulations Carrie!! He is adorable! And what a wonderful birth story! I think, baby looks a bit like you! smile.gif

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