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#1 of 16 Old 11-04-2012, 06:20 PM - Thread Starter
 
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DH was not home nor has he been home all weekend. we knew that when he signed up for the medical study that it was always a possibility that he may miss the birth. 

at 11 pm on on thur night i noticed some pink discharge when i went to the bathroom, i called my friend who would be coming to my unassisted home birth to let her know that i was going to go to bed and that tonight may be the night. at 1:30 am i woke to use the bathroom and felt a little crampy but decided to lay back down. 2 am there was no denying that i was in labor and i called my BFF to tell her i was going to start setting up and she should head over since historically my labors have all been under 4 hours.

i set up the birth tub and candles etc while waiting for her to arrive and after the tub filled i got in around 3:30 am. the contractions at that point were starting to get more intense and i moaned through them. 

at 6 am DD woke up and came to the kitchen, i invited her in the tub with me and we cuddled a little while before she wanted to get out. around 6:30 i felt the need to push, i pushed a few times and felt the head but the baby was not coming out. we discovered that the water bag was still intact and we decided to break it to make it easier for the baby to come out. i kept pushing but she was just not coming out so we slowly massaged and stretched the vaginal opening over the babies head until she finally born at 7 am. i was soooo excited that my hunch was right and that she was a girl! the reasons she was so hard to push out was because she came out with the complete top of her head presenting rather than the back of her head. 

we sat in the tub for a half an hour before cutting the cord then i took a shower and delivered the placenta in there. my BFF was sweet enough to cut it up for me and freeze the chunks and make me a placenta smoothie. she also drained and cleaned up the birth tub while Nevermore and i laid in bed. The boys had woken up shortly after she was born and came to see us in the birth tub. ds2 had tons of questions about the cord and blood lol 

Nevermore was 10 lbs 4 oz, 20.5 inches and head 14.5 inches  Oh and she has my dimples! the only one to get them 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 


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I've been wondering about you!  So glad she is here :)


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Congratulations!


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What a big, beautiful girl! Congrats smile.gif

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Her name is so beautiful, it's like pure poetry love.gif. Congrats on your healthy baby girl!! I very much enjoyed your story and the pictures (especially the ones where you look meditative and the last one where she's all scrunchy faced). I also had a 10 and a half pound girl. Enjoy the sweet little fat roles! lol.gif
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Is that her real name or just what you are calling her on here? Does it have meaning to you - sounds like it might be from a song or band? Just wondering, I love names with meaning.


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Yep, that's her name.  we were green team and the original girl name was Echo Stargazer and we weren't positive on a boy name.  I asked DH what he thought of the name Nevermore for a boy and he loved it, so much that he said he would like to use it for a girl as well lol 


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Congratulations, and welcome to Nevermore Stargazer!

 

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Awesome!  Its so good to read about other women who trust their bodies in birth. You are an inspiration to me.

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yay congrats!! great pics!

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Congratulations, glad to hear it!
 


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Congratulations mama! Beautiful birth story and she is GORGEOUS!! love.gif


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Congratulations Sharlla! She is absolutely beautiful!


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Yay Sharlla and Nevermore!  Big Congrats from a fellow mama in the June DDC.  I'm glad that your sweet girl was finally ready to make her appearance.  She is so sweet and squishy luxlove.gif


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Congrats! Kick ass name and big baby girl, good job getting her out! I was wondering about you too :-)

 

Edited to add: I can totally see my DD end up being my birth partner and in the birthing space with me. She has such an intuition about when things are about to happen.  : )


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