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Old 01-12-2012, 03:09 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Our daughter Rowan was born at 528am on her due date, january 10th at home after mega-fast two and a half hours of labor and nearly three of pushing. Her shoulders got VERY stuck, and thanks to my incredible midwives she is here with us in her 8lbs 8oz of sweetness :) 

 

The birth was intense - contractions were a minute long and 2 minutes apart for the first hour, longer and closer for the 2nd... then pushing her super wide shoulders out was exhausting. BOTH midwives had to reach in and hook her out to give you an idea (yet I did not tear, not bad for a first time mama ;). A lot I am still processing. A few other intense details and rarities (both mws had a chance to do "once in a career" things - go full moon! They said 'thanks for the adrenaline rush afterwards')

 

I am recovering slowly (as is my poor dh, it was a ride!) but aside from waiting to see about a pubic bone injury from birthing Rowan's shoulders (as I can't really walk yet) I'm in love.

 

I'm so grateful to have birthed at home - I have hardly put Rowan down, and I know that in hospital I would have had a hard time avoiding some very serious interventions. Pics and full birth story to come!

 

 

 


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Old 01-12-2012, 03:11 PM
 
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HURRAY!!!  We were all thinking about you, and I'm sooooo glad you had the home birth you dreamed of!  Congratulations and welcome to this world little Rowan!!!


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Congrats!  I would agree...you owe your MWs some new pants.  ;)


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YAY!!!!!!!  Welcome to the world, Rowan!!!!!!!!  I can't wait to see your beautiful face!!!!  Congrats, cedar, it definitely sounds like you had quite an adventure!!  Thinking of you all :)


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Congratulations!!


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Yay! Very jealous here! Congrats! Can't wait to see a picture of her


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Congratulations cedarwoman and welcome Rowan!  


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congrats, cedar!  we've been thinking of you guys!  welcome, rowan- it sounds like you made a very dramatic entrance into the world!

 

i hope your pelvis is ok, mama.  please keep us updated on how you are doing.  hug that little girl!  flowersforyou.gif


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Yay!  I'm so excited to hear it!!  So happy for you!  I hope everything is okay with your pelvis.... take care of yourself.  Enjoy your beautiful little girl and babymoon!

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Congratulations and I hope you feel better soon!


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Congrats, waiting patiently for pictures :o)

 

And have to admit, you have made me a bit nervous about my estimated 9-10 pound baby now!! haha


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Yaaaaay cedar!!! joy.gif  We were all thinking of you so much!  I'm am so glad to hear that you and baby are safe, and that you had the home birth that you wanted.  Cannot WAIT to hear the birth story.  I wish you a speedy recovery with your pelvic injury! 

 

As a side, I was looking at the belly pics thread yesterday and saw your pic at 38 weeks and thought that belly is for sure holding a girl.  My belly looks just like that, so excited to meet this little (girl?)!


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Welcome to the world, Rowan!  You sound greatly loved. :)


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Congratulations!

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Oh Cedar, I'm so glad little Rowan is here!  We really have missed you and hoped you were just too in love to get on the computer.  Congrats to you, DH, (and your amazing midwives!).  Let us know how everything is going. 

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Congrats, so glad to hear that everything went well (although hard)!


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Congratulations!! We've been (im)patiently waiting for an update winky.gif Despite the "snag", glad everything went well and baby is happy and healthy!! Hope your pelvis is okay...and recovery is smooth and quick. Can't wait to see pics and read the whole story!

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huge congrats!!! :)


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Congrats, mama! Hope you have a quick recovery. Enjoy Miss Rowan!!


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Congratulations Cedarwoman!!! And qudos for 3 hrs of pushing....

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Congratulations! And yah for competant midwives. It sounds like an exciting birth. Thank goodness you are all safe, together, home and resting. 


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Yay! Excited for you :) 

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