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#1 of 38 Old 09-29-2011, 09:18 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Not long after I posted in the chat thread last night, I took my midwife's advice and headed for bed to get some rest and wait for things to happen in their own time. Of course, being all worked up, I couldn't sleep. But before long, I started getting REAL contractions, lasting 1.5-2 min and making me breathe and moan through them. Tracked them for about an hour and a half, and I had a couple jump suddenly to around 5 min apart. Called the midwife again and asked her tram to head over- the way they were making me feel made me inclined to think it wouldn't take much longer. MW lives about 5 min away from me, and by the time the first team member arrived, I was dealing with what I'm sure was transition- a bit of shakiness, contractions that were stopping me in my tracks, and a much more serious demeanor. By the time equiplent was all set up and plastic put on the floor, I was feeling like any minute I was going to feel pushy. I was right. Just a few minutes later and I was grunting through contractions. I swear I pushed longer this time than with my other births, and I hated it! I never did feel like "I can't do this anymore!"-- only "I don't WANT to do this anymore! Somebody make it stop!!" Anyway, he finally came out after 15-20 min of pushing, much to my relief. He started crying even before his entire body was out. I had been kneeling by my bed, and they put him right between my legs on the floor. He was so small compared to my last baby! I just set on the floor and held him for a good long time. I very nearly cried, I was so relieved and happy!

I tore only the slightest bit, though it's easy to tell my bottom is not happy with all the pressure and pushing it got. I swear it felt like I was pooping out a bowling ball instead of birthing a baby. Anyway, baby - still unnamed- arrived this morning (the 29th) at 2:11am, and is 8lb 6oz, my smallest baby yet! 20.5 inches, 14in head, and looks a lot like DS2, I think! He was born at 39w1day, also my earliest baby! We're both doing well, though he is a very sleepy baby so far. He didn't really give nursing an honest try until almost 8am this morning (which has caused me some slight anxiety!). We did manage to sleep soundly between 5-7:30am. smile.gif. Big sibs are over the moon in love with him, but they only had a short chance to meet before we shuffled 2 off to school and one off to grandma's house. Now to get some sleep, with my sweet little guy bundled up next to me!! orngbiggrin.gif

Hope this picture works- I'm trying to post this from my iPod!

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ETA: Eventually I'll come back and write a more complete, all-in-one birth story, but for now, I wanted to share more pictures. smile.gif
Here's a link to my facebook album.
And here are some videos, a couple just of Malcolm, some with the big sibs:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ul5FKcVQPnA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRXMwQD1Ca8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rre8GzDhIvc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXSD-eyy2Es
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OjsYTWqCZHk


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OMG!!!!

Your post made me cry....what a beautiful baby!!! i want to write more but my eyes are drippy...lol


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Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! Welcome to the world little guy! He is beautiful! Congratulations Mama!

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joy.gifYAY!!  It's a baby!   I'm so glad things got moving last night!  What a great update!  YAYYYY!!!


heartbeat.gif  Baby girl arrived 10/11/11 heartbeat.gif

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What a wonderful birth story!!!

 

Congrats mama and Happy Birthday little one :).


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Congratulations, and welcome to the world, baby boy!


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Oh!! He's so gorgeous!!! I'm SO glad your labor kicked in--and even more glad you had a safe, healthy delivery! Congratulations to all of you, and enjoy your new, beautiful boy.


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Yay, baby!  He's precious!  Congratulations!


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Congratulations mama! What a beautiful boy...thanks so much for the update and the picture!


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Congrats to you and your family! What a handsome little guy.

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Adorable! Congrats!

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Welcome, baby!  What a great birth story! 


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Hooray! And such a short time pushing! He is lovely

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Wow,congratulations!  What a beautiful birth story.  I was away for most of the day yesterday, and it is so exiciting to return to our DDC to such fantastic news!!!!  Hugs to you, mamma!!!


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Great news Leiahs!  Thanks so much for the update and the fabulous picture!  What a sweetheart!

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Beautiful! Can I say how jealous I am?


Surviving sleep deprivation one day at a time with dd (Oct '11) & ds (Oct '08).

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Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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congratulations! He looks wonderful.


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Thank you all. smile.gifsmile.gif

I forgot to share an ironic thing about my story: while in hard contractions, I totally had Journey's "I can't fight this feeling anymore" stuck in my head, lol.

Lifeguard, I was totally thinking of you while I was in labor. It doesn't seem fair at all that I had my baby while you're still waiting for yours. I hope that maybe today will be your day. (hugs)

This little boy (looks like we're calling him Malcolm something-or-other) is still incredibly sleepy. I washed his face and hair, clipped his very long nails, wiped meconium off his bottom with a cold wipe- all a good 3+ hours after he nursed- and he STILL barely woke up enough to give it another try. And them unlatched himself after maybe 10-15 min. So different to me...

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Oh, Leiahs - yes!  Phew!!!  So happy for you and your family. 

 

And welcome to "Malcolm Something-or-Other"!!

 


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Welcome to the world baby boy!!!

 

When ds3 was born (at 7 lbs 14 oz) I kept repeating over and over he is so tiney are you sure he is ok. My mw just laughed. My last baby had been 8lbs 8 oz and there really is a difference.

 

 


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Oh yay! Welcome, baby boy. Congrats!


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Yay, I am so happy to see that he arrived!!!

 

What a gorgeous little man, Mr. Malcolm something-or--other, welcome to the world!!!

 

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What s sweet little guy! Congratulations! 


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Wow! He looks so healthy. Congratulations!!

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oh he's gorgeous!! Congrats!!


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joy.gifCongrats!!! What a nice story and a beautiful boy!!!

 


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She is here!!! Oct 5th!!!joy.gif

 

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Congratulations! I'm so glad that things went quickly for you.

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He's amazing!

 

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