The first one is the actual birth and the second is just us oooing and ahhing over the baby.
Labor was only about 6.5 hours. I am going to write up the full story in a few days and I'll post the full thing with more pictures of the birth. I just wanted to share the YouTube link now-I hope they don't remove it!
7lbs 15 oz, 18" long
Feb 6, 2008 1:30 pm CST
He is such a cutie and a really calm and content little guy. He even sleeps for 4 hour stretches at night! His parents are so happy to finally meet their son-I don't think he's been put down for more than 10 minutes since he was born. I couldn't be more proud of the beautiful boy and the wonderful family I helped create! Surrogacy has definitely been a very satisfying and rewarding experience for me.
Trish~mama to Kaelie 5/03, Amelia 12/13, and someone new coming 11/15, surro mama to Aidan 2/08 & Ellyss 6/09,
~Mama to my boys~ to a teen, a tween & a toddler and surro-mama to twins and their sister
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I Just hope I get time for a tub birth instead another shower one, my new apartment has small showers!
Thank you for posting it, it really helps to see that it can be done 'just like that'. It wasn't the first HB video I watched but the more the better for someone who never gave birth before to visualize that it's possible.
I was a bit scared when I saw the baby looking rather white and a bit floppy, or am I wrong, I mean I don't have much of a clue yet, just compared to others I saw? I read that if the arms are bent like the hands are close to the shoulders it's a better sign? Sorry I don't want to sound negative in your thread with everyone else congratulating.
It was cute when the Dad (?) moved around and saw the head and said, "oh, my goodness!"
To the PP asking about him being white and floppy... i think the whiteness was because he was still pretty vernixy.
Midwifery Student and Mama to 2 daughters and 3 sons.
I have given birth a variety of ways and I am thankful for what each one has taught me.
That's so amazing. I want to be a surro but I didn't think I'd ever be able to find IP that would let me UC. Ditto to the other person about the baby taking so long to cry. Was he breathing before that? It looked kinda scary to me, too, but I love that everybody was so calm.
|Ditto to the other person about the baby taking so long to cry. Was he breathing before that? It looked kinda scary to me, too, but I love that everybody was so calm.|
My UC baby did not cry at all,he was very content.
to the pp asking about color etc. you should have seen my uc baby (pm me if you like...I do have video)...she was coated in vernix and was very white looking. Her's didn't come off like his did though so she was that color for a good while (despite us rubbing it in). It made her lips look darker than they were too. She cried less than he did and would have probably been deemed slow to start as a result had we been in the hospital or had a midwife. She even napped within 10 mins. of birth . It's all individual though because she responded to stimulation, nursed well, and "passed" all the other markers for a newborn. DD1 was coated in vernix too so I'm guessing my kids need it for some reason.
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It was really cool to see though!
But hope hopefully Trish will add her own thoughts since she was actually there and doing it.
Mum to DS (8yrs), DD (6yrs), and DS(3.5yrs).