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#1 of 45 Old 11-01-2007, 10:21 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Thomas Clark C- was born Nov 1, 2007 at 10:53 AM! He was born on the bathroom floor mat and weighed 9lb 3oz! (My first was 9lb 8oz.) He is nursing wonderfully and seems to be a happy little guy. Big brother and big sister were in school so they had quite a surprise when they got home! Both are loving him up!

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Some details of the birth:

I woke at 6:20 or so with contractions. I tried to sleep again. My mom called at 6:37 and I was still contracting (of course). It went on like that till around 10:40 when I needed to push. It was such a fast labor. I didn't expect it.

The pains when it was time to push were overwhelming and I ended up panicking. Yelling, "I can't do this!" even though logic was telling me, "What the heck are you gonna do? Go to the hospital like this? The baby is coming out NOW and no medic would make it in time. Besides, what are they gonna do??" In retrospect it's rather amusing but in the moment I was very scared. The pain was constant, I wasn't getting a break and I wasn't expecting that.

I went to the toilet to clean up a little (bodily functions) and realized I needed to get OFF the toilet, otherwise he'd have been born in the toilet. Not the place for a baby! lol!

Then for awhile afterward the after pains (after the placenta had come out, about 20 min or so) were freaking me out again and I was in shock again! So I took some homeopathic remedies for shock, bruising & swelling, and nerve pain throughout the afternoon. It helped. Of course, I still feel bruised from pushing a bowling ball out of myself. I'm feeling much better than I was, though, both physically and mentally.

Tim (dh) was OUTSTANDING throughout the labor and birth. I couldn't have asked for a better partner. He was excited and happy and calm and peaceful and just awesome. He'd help me focus and he was just great, especially when I was freaking out.

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Happy Birthday to you Thomas, and congrats Mama to your new family. Sounds like it was intense, yet wonderful. Glad your DH was so perfectly supportive!
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That's wonderful!! Congratulations!!
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AWESOME, MAMA!!! Congratulations!

I have to confess that I looked at the pics before I read your post and showed dh who also loves seeing newbie UC babes (we think they look more aware and just so strong and healthy compared with pics we see of our friends' babes -and our c/s babes-, but I digress...), and we both commented on how great and composed you look! So then, when I read your story, I was surprised; you really look so calm and peaceful- of course, that was after the birth, but still. I'm so happy for you and your family! Welcome little one; you are beautiful!


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Congrats! The picture of you and your fresh new little one on the bathroom floor is so amazing and inspiring. I showed my husband the pics too he commented how amazing you look and told me I could do that too (have a beautiful, easy UC). Way to go Mama! Enjoy your babymoon.
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Congrats, the pictures are lovely.

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yay! congratulations, he's so fat and perfect!
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wow...u are doing get to get that info posted so quickly!!!!

Congratulations!!!


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Thank you all!!

I'm surprised I look so good after the birth, too. I realized, though, that as soon as his head was out I knew it was almost done and I was ok and he was ok and everything was fine. In fact, I felt his head there while we waited for the rest of him and it was so ODD because it was wrinkly and soft and something else was just odd. Turns out he has HAIR. My other 2 were bald! So after I felt his head I felt around some more and found his nose. So I meeped it. :

Honestly, the moment his head was out I was ok again. The last 2 pushes leading up to that were the most intense, least focused, and hardest for me.

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You look amazing!! You've got that glow! Congrats!

My last one was born on the bathroom floor as well but dh caught him...I felt like the bathroom was my only private place...like a den.
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Congratulations! He is such a sweet looking little thing--I loved the pictures of him with daddy.
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Aww, what a beautiful big baby! enjoy him while he's so new
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Congratulations!
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He's lovely, and gorgeous, and perfect, and so are you and your family Enjoy him- and sniff that baby head for me, will you? I love the smell of new babies.
Toilets are great in labour, aren't they? Perfectly designed for pushing...

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Congratulations! He is beautiful...
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Beautiful.

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Oh , welcome EarthSide lil Thomas Clark!

COngrats mamma!

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Happy Birthday!!!!

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Congrats! How exciting!

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Thank you for sharing your story and again, Congratulations!
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Congratulations!!!!!!

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You look amazing!! You've got that glow! Congrats!
You do!! You look like you had the greatest day and oh....just happened to birth a baby too.

Many blessings to you & your darling babe.

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congratulations! He's beautiful!
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wonderful! congratulations!

(pics are still loading. . .i have dial up--but i'm sure they're beautiful!)
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Thanks for sharing! Beautiful baby...

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WOOO HOOOOO CONGRATS!!!! aw carrie hes beautiful and so are you! wow, you do look amazing for having plopped out a wee one on the bath floor! lol that is so cool you got your uc! the other two babes holding him is precious (btw R is HUGE now! omg)
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Wonderful! I guess you were right! Nov 1 was the day!

I love Babe and Tim by monitor lighting. That just seems SOOOO appropriate!

Cangrats Babe!

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WOOO HOOOOO CONGRATS!!!! aw carrie hes beautiful and so are you! wow, you do look amazing for having plopped out a wee one on the bath floor! lol that is so cool you got your uc! the other two babes holding him is precious (btw R is HUGE now! omg)
I know! She just turned 6!! Where does the time go??

Thanks! I was feeling pretty high on adrenalin, I guess! After things were cleaned up and the placenta had passed I wanted nothing more than to lay down. I didn't even check out any tears or anything until late last night. I have a big one right along my entire episiotomy scar. Fortunately it's only skin and I can treat that w/ comfrey packs and arnica (orally) and I'll be ok.

We measured his head circumference last night -- 14.25 inches!!! : And he came out SO FAST his head is still perfectly rounded and he had a LOT of little burst capillaries. They've gotten a bit better today, though. We both had quite a journey yesterday!

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Wonderful! I guess you were right! Nov 1 was the day!

I love Babe and Tim by monitor lighting. That just seems SOOOO appropriate!

Cangrats Babe!
Doesn't it, though?

thanks.

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my hsuband got a chuckle out of the title of the thread. his response:

Yeah, Fresh, New babies are WAY better than stale old babies.
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Happy Birthday

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