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Our to-be-named baby boy is here!

After a very quick active labor (<2 hours), our baby boy got here at 5:44 this morning, on his EDD!

He's a chunk at 9lb5oz. Labor was really crazy, very fast and intense. I'll write a more detailed story later, but it felt like my whole active labor consisted of transition, going back and forth between there's-no-way-I-can-do-this and I'm-dying-please-let-me-die. Only a very superficial tear, no stitches.

Upside to a runaway-train labor is that I immediately feel amazing! I should be sleeping but I'll be riding this high for a couple more hours I'm sure.

We're second guessing the only boy name we liked (we were all very sure this would be a girl), so he'll probably be nameless a few more days




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Was just thinking about you. He's so precious! Glad to hear you're feeling so great. Congratulations!


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Our to-be-named baby boy is here!

Also you look really great, especially for having just given birth!


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Congratulations! That's pretty much how mine went, straight into transition is the way to go! Enjoy your baby and get some well deserved rest.

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Congratulations and you do look great!! So happy to hear you quickly and safely gave birth to a "chunk" at home... gives me confidence to get my own supposed chunk out without issue.
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Congratulations! What a sweetie!
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Hooray! So happy for you, luckiest!

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You both look fantastic Congrats!

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Wonderful! So happy for you!!!


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He is huge! He actually looks like one of my brothers. He is so cute. Congratulations!!! Your labor sounds like mine, but you didn't mention how long you had to push. I would love to read your birth story.

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Woot!! Good job!
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@Valerie11 I think I pushed about 15-20 minutes, and it was NOT fun! I actually enjoyed pushing with my first; there really wasn't much of any pain. This time it was all happening so fast I just didn't feel ready and didn't feel like I had much control over it either. Each push was moving the baby a lot, so I spent most of the "pushing" part trying to pant and not push. Which was fine, because pushing didn't feel good anyway!


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Congrats, @luckiest ! Sooo Happy for you!

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YAY!!! Oh, you're both so beautiful. I'm so, so happy for all four of you, @luckiest . Congratulations! Sending you lots of good wishes for the process of naming him, not least because I'm excited to find out what you choose.



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May I suggest Markle?
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Congrats, he is super cute!

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The little boy from Howl's Moving Castle is named Markl! You could totally name him that!


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DS is now requesting that we name new baby his (DS's) name. Since DS's name starts with an F we've been joking about picking another F name so we can call them "little effers." We're classy!


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DDC crashing because I keep seeing this thread pop up on the list of recent posts. Congratulations! Your birth story made me laugh - it sounds so much like my 3rd birth. Those precipitous labors are scary/crazy!
Also because my third born (who is 2) really thinks we should name the fourth one (due in August) her name.
I personally love little effers. ;-)

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Woot woot. Congrats. So precious!!
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@Valerie11 I think I pushed about 15-20 minutes, and it was NOT fun!
Yep, you've got me beat. I pushed just over an hour, but then again, I was on my back in a hospital. I'm guessing you were using gravity to your advantage.

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Little effers! Haha love it.


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Update: baby boy now has a name! August Winston (Gus).

Some more birth details -

I was pretty sure that at some point that night labor would start, given all the signs that things were heading that direction. Right after midnight I woke up feeling crampy, nothing serious or time-able but I couldn't go back to sleep, so I read for a while. At about 2, DS woke up and wanted me to be next to him. I wasn't in real labor yet, so I lied down in his bed. He must have sensed something was up and would NOT go back to sleep. Crampiness turned to contractions as I was lying there, but they were still way far apart, like 10-15 minutes. I started worrying about not getting sleep and having to labor exhausted like I did with DS.

Finally they were strong enough that I couldn't stay in bed. I told DS to go watch TV with dad, since it was clear he wasn't going back to sleep. This was around 3:30. I was starving, so I walked in circles in the kitchen eating my labor snack (equal parts butter, coconut oil, and coconut butter with honey and vanilla, frozen in bites - perfect labor food because they melt and you don't have to chew anything). Contractions were stronger but still not very close together.

I got in the shower at 4 and that flipped the switch into active labor. I had to moan through contractions and they were suddenly coming 2-3 minutes apart, some with double peaks and lasting forever. I got out and told DH to call the midwife - it was clear by then that it would go quickly. My mom came to be with DS, still happily watching movies.

Went to the bedroom, kneeling on the floor at the foot of the bed, timed a few contractions, some as little as 30 seconds apart. Soon it got to where there was no break - just peak after peak with no rest in between. I couldn't get comfortable at all, started feeling panicky that the midwife wasn't there yet. I did not feel in control at all and it definitely wasn't the peaceful birth experience i had imagined. I was yelling, cursing, shaking. I told DH I was going to throw up, and as he was getting the trash can my water broke. Throwing up during a contraction is pretty terrible.

The midwife finally got there, just her because her assistant was sick (backup assistant didn't make it in time). She and DH were both amazing, keeping me from thinking I was actually dying. I started feeling pushy soon after she got there.

Pushing sucked, it was just another layer of intensity. Nothing slowed down at all, so I just had constant pressure in addition to constant contractions. I think I was chanting "no no no no" at that point. Each time I pushed in earnest it was moving he baby a lot, so I mostly ended up panting and pushing in bursts when I couldn't keep myself from pushing. Fortunately he crowned slowly enough that I didn't really tear.

Two more pushes for his body and he was out! And it was instantly all better. I hope my birth story isn't scary to anyone, especially those of you who haven't had your babies...it was really hard, but when it's over it's OVER. And I immediately felt great - I was up and about and energetic right away (though I still spent all day in bed, sleeping when I got the chance). Everything is forgotten so fast, as soon as you hold that little (or not so little!) bundle.

We were all shocked that it was a boy! At first he looked nothing like DS or us, but now that his face is less puffy he looks a bit like DS. Nursing is going pretty well, just general soreness and he only latches on one side well if we're lying down.






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Luckiest, I LOVE his name! I used to teach an August who went by Gus, and he was such a little lamb. Thanks for sharing more of your birth story. You are a warrior! And Gus is adorable!

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I love your story! And what a cutie. Thanks for sharing. I'll never forget that instant relief as soon as they're out!

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August/Gus... Wonderful!

Yes, labor is hard. I came on here after my labor wanting to share, but not wanting to scare. But you're right, when it's done, it's DONE!! I was exhausted during the end stages of labor... but as soon as she was out, I was up and perky, forgotten that I could have fallen asleep mid contraction had they not been so intense...

Gus is gorgeous. I can smell him from here!
Enjoy your bliss!!

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That sounds just like my third birth- crazy intense and fast. It took me a bit to be up and around though. My butt hurt really bad!

Congrats again! He'd really cute

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Great birth story. And a perfect example of why it's sort of useless to time contractions. When they come, you just know, because of the intensity that it's really time. He has so much hair! And I know what you mean about him looking like his brother, but not. Some babies remind you of your others, even if they don't actually look alike.

He actually looks like you in that last picture you posted.

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I enjoy reading the more difficult stories. It doesn't make me fear anything, but instead gives me more confidence that it was hard but you got through it! Thanks for sharing. He's such a cute boy!

Also that labor treat sounds fantastic. How much do you actually make, like 1/2 cup of each ingredient?
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