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Old 08-15-2006, 05:09 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I did not feel the need to write my birth story because my photos says it all so beautifully, there's simply no need for words.

So here's the slide show I've been working on:

The birth of Samuel
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Old 08-15-2006, 05:14 PM
 
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Oh wow! What a fabulous birth! You are right...words and sounds are not needed at all!
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Thank you for sharing! I'm a big teary wreck, it was beautiful.
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Thanks so much for sharing that great gift with us!!!

I am in tears from the beauty and magic of it all.

I loved watching little Samuel pink up, I found I was holding my breath through those pictures...

How big was he? He seems so nice and rounded!

Enjoy!

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that made me cry, so beautiful the birth date says july 22,2206
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OMG that was beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing.

Dani, wife to Cullen - 9/2002, mom to CJ 11/2004, Billy 12/2007 and Nora 7/2009
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: That was so beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing it.
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that made me cry, so beautiful the birth date says july 22,2206
Oh, thanks! I will fix it!


He was 8lb 7oz
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That was really beautiful.
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What an AMAZING birth! From what I could tell, you had lots of back labor. Your family is beautiful.
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WOW! Thank you so much. I love good birth stories, and that was great.

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I'm crying, that was gorgeous. Congratulations!

Erin, due 9/10
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What an AMAZING birth! From what I could tell, you had lots of back labor. Your family is beautiful.
Actually I did not have back labor this time. Yes, my back did hurt, but nothing like back labor with my first one. The most back labor I had was when he was descending down and I was in a wrong possition. As soon as I went into squating possition it went away.
I had very strong pushing urge.....which I did not experience with my first, I basicly pushed him out myself without my body helping me, if that makes sense.
This time it was SO STRONG! It was amazing experience the pushing part. It absolutelly amazes me how much power and energy our body can produce! WOW!
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That's nice you didn't have back labor. I've never had back labor, but all the mamas have told me the hands and knee thing worked best for them. Tha'ts awesome you let your uterus do the pushing work for you!!!
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That was so beautiful!!!

I was crying by the third pic!!!!!!!

Your son and my oldest son share the same birthday
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How beautiful!!! I'm a bawling hormonal mess over here now!!! Congratulations on your beautiful son!
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Congratulations! What a beautiful birth! My favorite picture was you holding him right after he was born. You were looking off to the side at someone and your face was filled with pure joy! Gave me chill bumps!

Casey

P.S. It makes me want to post my slide show! I might work on that....

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Beautiful. I teared up too, at that picture where you are looking over your shoulder, while holding your baby, and just BEAMING!
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Thanks everyone!! I am really glad I have all those beautiful photos! At least something good my MIL did while she was here!

About being on my hands and knees - the reason for that was that it was helping to get the pressure off my cervix. Plus it kept contractions at least 3 minutes apart! But, not very effective unfortunatelly. I was trying to gather my strength and change possition, but it was hard because I was really comfortable like that. As soon as I turned into squat they were on top of each other. And soon after that he was out.
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Wow-that is beautiful. You looked amazing, Pavlina.
What a gorgeous family and awesome birth.

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Such a beautiful birth! It brought me to tears
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Thank you so much for sharing -- I loved seeing your beautiful birth!!
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That was fantastic! What a beautiful birth.
I am a blubbering wreck now!!!

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Thanks for sharing
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What a gorgeous baby! Thank you....you are amazing!
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Beautiful.

DD just came and asked why my eyes were leaking mama??? LOL

What was that music...it's wonderful...

Congrats mama...

Happy Babymooning...
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My 3-yr-old and I really enjoyed that! (though he asked if it was me...and you and I look NOTHING alike!) Thank you for sharing. I whs someone had captured my birth on film so beautifully What a lovely birth!

Namaste, Tara
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Beautiful.

DD just came and asked why my eyes were leaking mama??? LOL

What was that music...it's wonderful...
it's from Dreamer - the movie "Dreamer".
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Wow! Absolutely beautiful!
Thank you for sharing!

Congratulations!

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So beautiful!

Thanks for sharing.
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