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Old 02-27-2012, 08:01 PM
 
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Baby boy born about 5 hours ago in a birth cabin nestled in the middle of orchards in the mountains of Israel. Was a planned homebirth, but decided after a few days of labor and then waters breaking in the AM yesterday morning, with labor on and off into the afternoon to get a change of scenery. I considered goign back home right up until the end...but decided that we were here and it was best to just stay put.

 

Birthed after about 24 hours of active labor (my longest birth yet...4th child!) on hands and knees on the birthing cabin floor. :) Now THAT was a DAMN hard labor!

 

He's perfect, B"H. I'm doing very well, B"H. Daddy and baby are resting before he drives us home. I, of course, can't sleep! I'm on a birth high! :)

 

Thank you ladies for all of your support along the way. Reading your stories really helped me to focus in on what was happening to me and not feel so alone...espically since he was born 4 days "overdue."

 

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Old 02-28-2012, 09:17 AM
 
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Finn was born this morning at 6:45am via C-section.  I'm happy with my birth experience. I labored for 22 hours without any pain medication and almost no pressure from the doctors to get things going.  Water broke at 9am yesterday, and went to the hospital with my husband and doula at 12 for the Strep B antibiotics.  I progressed really quickly, and was 9cm at 9pm, and that's where it got bad.  My contractions slowed to every 7-10 minutes, and while still painful, were obviously not doing anything.  At 1am, I was given the choice of epidural to relax, c-section to get it over with, or pitocin.  On the advice of my doula (who is a saint and wonderful), I started pit to try and get contractions back up to speed and hopefully get fully dilated.  That was the worst pain I have ever experienced.  By 3:30am, I was 10cm and started pushing. I pushed for 2 1/2 hours, and nothing.  Finn was stuck in the birth canal. In the end, he was not going to come out with the section.  However, I am totally comfortable with my decision. I did almost 22 hours without any pain medication. I was in charge of my birthing, and was lucky to be in a hospital and with an OB who gave me another 1/2 hour, and then another, and then another, until it was obvious that changing positions and getting in and out of the tub and shower and moving around was not going to make the baby come vaginally.  He came out healthy and whole and started breastfeeding right away.  And! He's adorable. 

 

May we all have the birth that we want, but if we can't, may we all have the one that is best at the time.  Finn 2-25-12.jpg


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What a beautiful baby boy...  I hope you heal quickly and fully from your cesarean birth.  All of us are true warriors.  And we have scars and stories to tell the story...


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Congrats teamgr (and to all the other feb mamas!) - I love your positive attitude smile.gif Awesome!
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Congrats teamgr (and to all the other feb mamas!) - I love your positive attitude :) Awesome!



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Warmest congratulations! Here is to a speedy recovery for you. He is so beautiful, so glad you are both doing well. Hope you are getting some rest now.


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Oh my goodness...TeamGR, your Finn and my Fionn (we opted for the Irish spelling) look like twins!

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Congrats!! Heal well and enjoy your babymoon!


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Oh TeamGR your story is just amazing and your attitude is so bright and hopeful and loving and accepting. I LOVE it. Congratulations. Enjoy and may your healing be smooth.


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Congrats jul511riv and TeamGR!!!! I wish the best babymoon for both of you.

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In hospital so will post more tomorrow after we get home. Had my baby. Tatiana Natahlia was the first leap year baby at our hospital this year. She was born at 1:31 am. She is doing great! smile.gif
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In hospital so will post more tomorrow after we get home. Had my baby. Tatiana Natahlia was the first leap year baby at our hospital this year. She was born at 1:31 am. She is doing great! :)


So so so so happy for you!!!


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Yay! I'm sorry you had to transfer to the hospital, but I hope you and baby are doing well. Congrats on your Leapling! 


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My little guy, Ethan Thomas, was born Monday, 2/27 at 1:31pm after 4+hours at 9cm! Safe and sound at home with an amazing midwife and even better hubby. He was 8.2 and 20.5 in long!

 

My career is forever changed after this experience for sure!

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Stella London born at 554am at the hospital just 12 hours after I thought I might be going into labor. Born the day before the induction date. She likes to make a grand entrance i guess. Keep up the suspense. I went from "maybe these are real contrax" at 6pm to 5 mins apart bumping up the TENS and moaning and groaning at 730 to 2-3 minutes apart at 9 and super intense. Then I went to the hospital was checked and was 3 and got an epidural an hour or so later. My experience with it last time was good and I dilated quickly after I got the epi and wasn't so scared anymore. It was a perfect epidural this time too because it took the pain away but I still felt the urge to push could move my legs and body and pushed her out in 24 minutes. Probably a little too fast but the urge was too strong. I did get a bit of a tear. She was born at 41+6 but still only weighed 6lb 15oz. I was scared of a nine pounder. She definitely seems well done , so I do think the date was about right. There was mec, wrinkly dry skin, long fingernails and hair, but she's fine. She's nursing like a champ. It's so much easier this time since I'm still nursing my 3.5 year old and nursed him throughout the pregnancy until right before I went to the hospital. My nipples are broken in!
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Congrats everyone!


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Congratulations you guys!!!  


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Congratulations!


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Congrats to the new mamas!!


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Congrats Lovebeingamidwife and Mrscookie!! I'm so happy for you both!

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After 44 hours of labor including nearly 2 hours of pushing, Dexter Daniel (43w 3 almost 4d) was born via amazing hospital VBAC after HBAC transfer at 11:58 pm Tuesday, March 6th. While it wasn't the homebirth I wanted or envisioned, it was exactly what baby and mommy needed. He weighed a whopping 9lbs 14.5 oz, with an ascyclintic head presentation. We're both tired but recovering well. My midwife was amazingly supportive throughout the whole process. More details to come later. 


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Congrats, mama!! So happy you got your vaginal birth, yay for a healthy boy. :)


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Congrats mama!! So glad you had your VBAC..


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Congrats, everyone. Happy babymoons all around!

 

And HumbleLuna and OdinsMommy, I find it quite humorous that after going so late, you both birth on the same day, just like TreeRose and I did.

 

And still thinking of the few ladies that are still left.


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Congrats, everyone. Happy babymoons all around!

 

And HumbleLuna and OdinsMommy, I find it quite humorous that after going so late, you both birth on the same day, just like TreeRose and I did.

 

And still thinking of the few ladies that are still left.


That is awesome and ironic. wink1.gif

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Late announcement...Not overdue baby, but just getting around to the board. Our daughter was born 7:22 am on Feb 29.  It's the longest pregnancy I've had (out of 4). Labor was intense. Midwives were awesome and hubby was adorable & supportive. The kiddos waiting in the hall woke up about 6am and made themselves a palet on the floor by the door. Their giggles were funny, cause I was making very funny-to-them noises. Was cute when they figured out I was pushing. I heard them say "She's pushing.....Mom push harder..." What a cheering team we had.

We are very blessed and in love!

 

Maelee Annison, 8lbs, 21"

 

She is now 9lbs 3oz, 21 3/4"! Good Mamma milk!

 

Congrats to you all, Moms!

 

With Love,

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