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OK, I'm starting a new one. We're past the equinox now--I actually thought there might be a chance I had an equinox baby.

1. Aquarianangela #1 edd Sep 5 born at hospital July 13 at 32 weeks abigail elizabeth 3lb 15oz
2. Anmarie -#2 4-Sep Home/h2o Alannah was born at 7:02 (9/3) at home in the pool-8lbs 13oz just over 20inches!!!
3. Sagira #1 21-Sep Birth Center - Brandon William Zachary born 9/2/03; 7:18 pm, @ 38 wks. 6lbs 15oz, 20 1/2 inches (17 hours total)
4. petitemama (laurie) #5 3-Sep homebirth w/ midwife -- Angelina Palmeida born 9/5/03, 7:55 am, 7lbs 15 oz, 21 1/2 inches... 2 hrs 45 mins total start to finish!
5. mama2girls - 7-sept, Sage Elizabeth born 9/5/03, 6 lbs 3 oz at 39w 5ds, 8 hours of labor total.
6. Emma - Sept-5 Aislinn Laura Friday night at 9:00 pm
7. akirasmama (laurie) #2 8-Sep baby boy!!!!
http://216.92.20.151/discussions/sh...&threadid=85790
8. Carolyn #3 10-Sep Home - - Baby Boy born 9/8; 4:08pm; 8lbs 7oz; 21 inches; 11 hrs from start to finish... 2 1/2 hrs since water broke.
9. Mommy Stormraven -- Morrigan Brigid 9/9/03!!
10. Lactationmom 3-Sep home w/midwife - 9/10/03; 12:37am; Elijah Malcolm Davis (Eli) - Weight-10 pounds, 2 ounces! Length-21 1/2; at home, in tub... with no tear!! (aprox 5 hrs 40 mins total).
http://www.babyknowsbreast.com/babyeli.html
11. cobluegirl (rachael) #3 9-Sep hospital Baby Girl! 9/12, 1:40am , 9.5 lbs 21in, Josephine Elisabeth (Josie)... no tears ( http://216.92.20.151/discussions/sh...&threadid=86767 )
12. beaner'smom #3- Sept 13, 7:47am homebirth, Tiegan Elsie
13. CTMOMOF2 (Tracey) #2 Sept 15 - Chloe Izabella Cleri 12:32 p.m 6 lbs. 11 oz. and 19 inches with a full head of dark hair (and Tracey did it naturally!!!!)
http://mothering.com/discussions/sh...&threadid=87381
http://www.stamhealth.org/Nursery/B...sp?babyid=40887
14. Eman'smom #2 Sept 15th Riley Parker Oesch 8:03 pm - hospital, in the tub, sunny side up. Her daddy caught her with the midwife and doula watching, she was 7 lbs 15 oz and 20 inches long.
15. Lisa_Lynn (Lisa) #1 Orion is here!! He was born on the 16th (hospital) @ 10:50 am!_ 7 lbs, 2 ounces!
http://www.mattandlisahart.com/baby.asp
http://www.mattandlisahart.com/birthstorymdc.asp
16. apple (Jamie) #1 14-Sep Hospital w/ CNM twenty-three hours of labor - Scout James 1:10 am sept 18 morning
17. dallaschildren Hayden Sept. 18th. 9 pounds 12 ounces and was 21 3/4 " long
http://mothering.com/discussions/sh...&threadid=89565
18. ladylee (lee) September 19 cesarean delivery-girl!
http://min.midco.net/scout_james/scout_james.html
19. cllovato Marisol was born at 4:19 a.m. She weighed 6lbs 13oz and was 21 1/4 inches long
20. Rikki - Patricia Jean 9/24 at 3:23am. She was 4#8oz and 16.5 inches long
http://www.akropolys.com/~troy/pics...rthday%20Photos
21. rootsaloo (Ruth) Ry Loren arrived on Wednesday, September 24, 2003 at 2:09 in the afternoon. He weighed 8 lbs 1 oz.
22. Jennifer (Sabrin) - Katie was born at 5:50am yesterday (September 26). She weighed 5#5oz and was 19.5"
23. mahdokht - 10:30 sept 27th, girl (homebirth!)
24. mamarsupial (autumn) - fiona eileen - 8 lbs, 14.5 oz; 20 1/4 inches. natural @ birth center w/ midwife, doula, and dh.
http://mothering.com/discussions/sh...&threadid=89732
http://community.webshots.com/album/90681782HgVdyS
25. KatSG - Clara, Monday, Sept. 29th at 10:11 AM.
26. Shane - Harrison 9.29 10:26am homebirth
27. Nik's Mommy - Maksym Walter 9.30 at 5:18am 3450g (~7 lbs 9 oz), 52 cm (~20.5 inches), head - 35cm
28. Hypatia - baby boy Miguel born 10/1/03 at 10:56 am.
29. Seven_Lux - baby girl 10/1/03
30. Ravin (Jodi) She had a little girl by C/S at 3:06 AM on 10/04/03.
31. Amywillo (Amy) girl-homebirth at 12:55pm PDT 10/5/03 11lbs 60zs, 24.5" long, 15" head
32. Mamaley- girl, Isabel, Oct 8, 7lbs. 8oz., 20.5"
33. Angela&Avery- Autumn Mae was born on October 8th at 12:51 am 8lb, 9oz 21 3/4 in long
34. Britt - boy born 10/9/03 - 10 lbs 13 ozs
35. Earthmamafor3 - Allurah Katherine Eleanor Tracy Thorton was born at 1:15 pm on October 9th. 10 lbs 12.5 oz, 22 inches long, 14.5 head circ.
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CONGRATS MOMMA'S!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Status Unknown:
MammaKathryns 19-Sep girl (last post on 9/22-overdue and hurting)
1stTimeMummytoLore (Kate) #1 22-Sep Birth Center w/CNM- about 15 hours of 40 second ctx, 3-5 min apart and now nothing but a lower back ache-- 2 cm & 50%, contrax (last post 9/16--waiting for hurricane)


Matrons in waiting (fewer and fewer of us now!)...

Screen Name - Real Name - Birth No. - EDD - where - what’s going on?
anabean (Ana) 25-Sep hospital w/ cnm 2 doulas
weesej (jen) #4 Oct homebirth w/ midwife; losing plug - in labor
mamapenelope #4 October Home in labor
Aspen 8-Oct
hikaru #2 14-Oct birthing clinic (doc/midwives)
jazzpurr88 #1 14-Oct
BellaMay 25-Oct
halah (jennifer) #2 25-Oct homebirth
ZMoon 25-Oct
Czen #3 26-Oct home w/ midwife & doula
grandmasgirl 27-Oct birth center boy
kerikadi (keri) 28-Oct homebirth
Louise #4 late Oct uc
Beth-TX#2 due October 31st
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Add me in as a mama in waiting please!
Earthmamafor3, Deb, Sept 19 or 28th, home water birth after 2 c/sec, just hanging on and waiting
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OK, I added you. 19th or 28th? Should I put you in on the 19th, or the 28th? I put you in with your later date, since it's October already.
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I have two due dates, the first one is from the wheel and the second one is to give us more time legally based on a method called the Woods method it goes by the length of your cycles, my mw feels it is more accurate for moms who tend to go overdue and have irregular cycles. In OR homebirth mw can attend up to 43 weeks overdue only, so that method also gives us the most time possible!!
Thanks for adding me in, it is helping me so much to be here and know I am not alone, the waiting is so frustrating, even tho I have gone to 43 weeks 3 days with my first.
I appreciate all of you sharing the journey......
I am dying for a glass of wine but dh is totally freaked about it.....
I feel like it will relax me and maybe just what I need!
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lots of cramping here, thought for sure last night again, but today has been slow in teh contrax arena and I was out walking all day....sighs.....
I keep getting the same advice, have more sex, like it is so easy and comfortable at this point. Poor dh is just not in the mood and I don't blame him. It almost hurts to have actual penetration at this point, everything is so swollen and sore.....I am only in the mood as I want to snuggle and feel loved, I feel so yucky and unattractive and bulky!
Congrats to Jodi!! Blessings as you heal.
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Well damn - I posted to the old thread. Oh well - it was a big cranky post anyhow.

I'll start this one out on a better note:

Good Morning Sunshines!

It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood (no, no sarcasm there!)
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Contractions today, since mid-morning. Not getting any stronger, but they are very crampy and am also having a backache with them. (I have never had a backache with my other births) They have been persistant never really any less than 10-12 min apart and as close as 5, just good guesses haven't been watching the clock, but did notice when they came a little faster and timed a couple. I have half a finger crossed that this might gradually turn into the real thing: Ususally my prodromal labor episodes are at night and only last 3-4 hours, so this is a little different. I am early 37 and a half weeks, but both other babes were born at 39 with labor stuff starting at 38 and a half, so not way early based on my others.

My mom is out of the hospital and doing well, needs to have abother surgery in the next 2-4 weeks though. SHe has a prothstetic shoulder (put in in July) and apparently a screw was defective and came loose. SHe has been in alot of pain for a couple of months and they thought she had developed a bone infection. Couldn't findany infection though, so that is great news. I'm sure in the future there will be endless jokes about the loose screw
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Thank God!!!
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OMG what a big baby!!!
That's so wonderful!--post again when you can and tell us how your birthing went.

Ravin, Congratulations to you too, can't remember if I managed to post on the other thread. I hope you heal quickly from the surgery and can fully enjoy your new daughter!
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WhooHoo Amywillo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Eleven pounds, six ounces Already into 3-6 month sleepers aren't you How big was Molly??

24.5 inches is the longest baby I have heard of.

And you posted this morning too, labor must have been fairly rapid. Can't wait to hear a story And you had your homebirth, I bet you are feeling so empowered.

(Now what Drs say women can't birth babies bigger than 9 lbs or so???????)
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WOO HOO AMY! welcome little (or not so little!) girl!
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Congratulations Amy!

I haven't posted to this thread before because I wasn't sure I belonged here. I'm due Oct 31, but my dd was 2 wks late so I kinda expect this one in early November. Anyway, could you add me to the matrons in waiting list when you have a chance?

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Congratulations Amy!!!!!!! I had a feeling that you were giving birth today...I need to find where you posted about it, I just saw yours on here, but omg she is big!!! Awesome!
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did i miss something!??!?! where did amy post??

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!

that's so great-- you're DONE!
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oh, i just saw you updated the list. that's a BIG baby! how cool you had a homebirth! tell us more about it when you're ready.

this gives me hope that something like that will happen to me. nothing going on, nothing going on, and then BAM!! babe's here.


cheers to that!
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CONGRATS AMY ON YOUR HOMEBIRTH!!!!

You are an inspiration and I cannot wait to hear your story!! Welcome to your daughter and happy babymoon!!!!

This is so exciting~~~
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Congrats, Amy! I checked in here specifically to see if you'd had your baby yet - I am soooo impressed! 11 lbs 6 oz is the biggest baby I've heard of.

Can hardly wait to read your birth story...
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good morning mamas.

i hope everyone had a good night. i woke up at 2:30 to go to the restroom and wasn't able to go back to sleep.

i'm sooooooooooo tired of being pregnant. my hip is KILLING me and i'm just grouchy all the time.


but anyway. it just occured to me, where's mamapenelope? her last post was on 10/3. hopefully she had her baby!

mamaley, you're still with me, aren't ya?
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Ok, so I went to church yesterday to notice I was having menstral crampy contractions with a backache and they were coming regularly but mild and probably 10 min or so spaced. Ha, I'm not even getting my hopes up, KWIM. They continue all day and all evening getting a little stronger over time and occassionally coming a bit closer. Still not getting my hopes up Go to sleep early with the kids just in case. During the night they continue, I notice when I wake up to pee. After Scott came home 2:30 AM, I began to wake up when I would have some, definetly stronger, felt like breathing through them and rubbing my belly, slept in between so I have NO clue as to frequency (now wasn't I a good girl Get up at 5AM, pee and get to thinking these feel real, like early labor, MAYBE it really could be starting. Go to bed ask Scott for his watch to time the stronger ones that are waking me, fall asleep and wake up at 8AM. HA! I'm thinking it just waits for me to think it might be labor and then disappears, wether that is 2 hours or 18 hours (This is the first time in this pregnancy I have thought it might be it, with Cass I did every other night) Baby's in there going HA, HA fooled you again mom with a big grin on thier face. Now I'm just laughing at myself.
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mamaley, you're still with me, aren't ya?
yep! although this morning i have had a long walk, sex, and it's raining--pressure is dropping--so let's see if something happens. :LOL if only that was all it took...
last night i had a lot of regular cramping that came about 4-5 minutes apart, and then it kind of fizzled out, then came back again (although i never timed them after 3 of them) and i was able to sleep through them fine, fortunately. after a month of prelabor it's hard to tell when i feel different, kwim? i don't really this morning, although i have had some frequent bm's.
41 weeks tomorrow!

Amy, I can't wait to hear your birth story either! I know you must be busy but I am so curious...it must have been fast! Hope you and baby are doing well!
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Update on me:

Contractions still 7-10 min apart but stronger. Bloody show this evening, about 4-5 cms dilated. Still need to kick in to active labor though

Thoughts with you mamapenelope, looks like we might be birthing together
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My thoughts are with y'all....god bless you and here's to speedy, pain free, healthy births. Keep us posted! See you in Life with a Babe soon!
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CONGRATULATIONS AMYWILLOW! HOLY CRAP...what a punkin your bigun is! I thought mine at 9 lbs. 12 ounces was huge! GREAT JOB! I am sooo proud of you.
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WhooHoo Amywillo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Eleven pounds, six ounces Already into 3-6 month sleepers aren't you How big was Molly??

24.5 inches is the longest baby I have heard of.
I think the long length is due to the way the midwife measured her. She ran the tape along the back of her body. I measured her today by stretching her out from point to point, and it was about 23.5" I also measured her head and it was indeed 15" although both my husband and I think it looks smaller than Molly's. But Molly's was more misshapen. Molly was 9-5, 21.5"

I bought a bag of newborn diapers for the meconium until I start using the cloth, but they really don't fit well at all, so my husband bought some 8-14 lb size and they work much better.

My water broke at 5:22 am and Jessie was born at 12:55 pm. I pushed for less than an hour, but I wasn't paying attention to the time, so I'm not sure how long it took. I ripped pretty badly and needed about 10 stitches. It is mostly up inside the vagina and only a little bit down the perineum, according to my doula. I think there was some mild shoulder dystocia as well. I had to have a shot of pit and then a shot of methergine. Or at least the midwife felt better giving me that. I didn't think I was bleeding that badly, but my doula said I was bleeding a lot. I felt fine. It took a little while to get her latched on, but once she was on, she went to town. Then, boy, could I feel the uterus contracting.

I continue to have afterpains, but part of it feels a lot like gas. I just have a tremendous about moving around and I periodically am able to expel it, which helps. Sitting is difficult, which makes using the computer difficult. Right now I am leaning over some cushions on the floor. Not that I have time to use the computer--man, this girl has nursed all day long!

Her latch wasn't so great, but I was much more relaxed about nursing this time so it has seemed easier. I have been nursing lying down a lot. Unfortunately, since I haven't been paying as much attention to latch as I should, my nipples are really sore now. They feel bruised. I just don't want them to start cracking and bleeding because that is even worse. It's weird, because she just doesn't seem to get the idea of latching on right away. I really had to coax her, and then all of a sudden she gets it and sucks and then goes at it for quite a long time. She didn't nurse a whole lot yesterday, but she's made up for it today. She seems to latch on a lot more quickly this time. She was crying a lot yesterday and this morning, so I did the stuff from the Harvey Karp book (Happiest Baby on the Block) which is swaddling, side position, swinging, shhhing and sucking. I've had to use the shhhing and jiggling to get her to calm down enough to take the nipple, but now she seems to get it. I think part of it is that I have to get it in pretty far before she recognizes what it is.

Doggone, are the muscles in my shoulders and back sore. I did some work, I guess. It's all a bit fuzzy now.

Oh, I weighed myself while I was in labor, and then after I gave birth. I dropped 20 lbs! I've probably gained some of that back today, but I have been peeing non-stop. I swear, I'm peeing more now than I was before I gave birth!
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Woo Hoo! Congrats to all you moms in labor. I'm sending great laboring vibes your way!
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You are an inspiration and I cannot wait to hear your story!! Welcome to your daughter and happy babymoon!!!!
Thanks! When I tell you my birth story, you will see that I do not feel like I could be an inspiration. I was really trying to be positive, but all I could think of was that this was for the birds. At one point I was in the shower thinking that the next time I was going to the hospital and getting the epidural. But then I was thinking that thankfully this was the last one anyway, because I wouldn't want to have to make that decision.

Then when it was time to push, man, I was thinking that it was even more painful. Somewhere in there, however, when I realized that the pain I was feeling was about the extent of what I could expect, I started to feel a little better.

My doula said that when she got there in the morning, she figured I wouldn't be having the baby until the next day. I said that nothing was happening. Nothing was, but some periodic cramping. I refused to call them contractions for fear that if I thought of them as contractions, the real ones would be worse. She said she realized I wasn't telling the truth when I was having one minute contractions that were coming every two minutes. She could tell it was productive. I knew it was too. It might have been even more so if I could have squatted more, but I just couldn't! I did use the birth ball part of the time. I think the hardest part for me was not being able to relax between contractions. I felt very shaky and almost sick, and it seemed like the pain never really went away. They were sporadically paced at first and varying in intensity.

Oh well, I'm going to write the whole story out at some point in time. But I'll post some pics before then.
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Amy, can't wait to hear your birth story! And your periodic cramping gives me hope, since that's what i've been doing. And I love her name (my name is Jessica).

Strong cramps (contractions) have been coming every 7 minutes or so and last about 45 seconds. I wonder if it will be soon. This has been going on all evening--earlier in the day they were 3 minutes apart but really short, and then i took a nap. Dh, ds and I are all up late watching a movie, since we took long naps today. I've been taking it easy on the birthing ball, trying to not get too excited. I really hope that they get stronger and closer together, but I guess only time will tell. Yay, here's another one. They're much stronger than what i've experinced in prelabor, and more regular, but they feel good because i want them to happen so bad!! I was checked today and i'm at around 4cm.

Lots of mamas in labor tonight! Weesej, sounds like we're in similar places in our labors. Good luck to you! And you too, Penelope, and all the other laboring mamas!
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OK, I am excited for all you guys in labor finally and really feeling sorry for myself!! Even one of the mom's from my childbirth class who wasn't due until a month after me had her baby yesterday and I just cried all evening. What am I going to do if I go past 43 weeks again????? I guess have a baby at 43+ weeks.....
I am still having inrregular BH, lots of them and more and more pressure that I gotta tell you is killing me, I am so uncomfortable.

Truly, congrats to those who have some great action going on, I can't wait to hear how its going!! Bless your hearts for keeping us posted, it is so exciting!!

Amy, you are still so inspiring, for the very reason you kept going even when it hurt like he**!!! Sorry about the tearing, that is a bummer. My first was 11lbs even, so I remember the nursing!! whew.....I am hoping things go quickly when they go for me too.
Thanks so much for the updates and enjoy your sweetpeas!!

ana, it looks like it is going to be you and me, girl!
Blessings to all and gentle laboring
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Well. I got on the scale, then picked her up and weighed myself again. Not the most accurate way, but both times there was a 12 lb difference and she was wearing a diaper and clothes. My scale weighs in half pound increments.

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She is gorgeous, Amy!! I LOVED my big babies, my smallest baby was the last one, she was 9 13. So sweet......Are you just so amazed you got her out?!?!?! If you don't mind me asking, what position were you in to push her out?
Amy, you had your homebirth!!! You must be feeling so victorious about your decision!! Also what makes you inspiring.....
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Originally posted by earthmamafor3
ana, it looks like it is going to be you and me, girl!
Blessings to all and gentle laboring
!$!%$@#^!%$^!!!!!!! :LOL
i think you're right!


i've been feeling like crap lately. i just can't take this anymore. it's so hard to sleep, walk, bathe, put shoes on, etc, etc. this baby needs to come out!

going in tomorrow for a NST, they will check the cervix with the ultrasound. from there, we will decide on the course of action. i really want to have this babe by the weekend. and i'm seriously considering induction with pitocin if my cervix looks favorable. i will try the blue and black cohoshes first, then the castor oil, and pit will be my last resort. had some sex today, and made sure i took advantage of them prostaglandins.

the baby has been moving ALL day like crazy. it's actually a bit bothersome, but always better than one of those lazy days when i drive myself crazy counting kicks.

i'm still not able to feel my cervix, which makes me think it's still way high. i really want things to start happening, this suspense is KILLING me.

*takes deep breath*




Amy!! your baby is gorgoeous! she looks so big and healthy! good to hear you're doing well, i hope your stitches don't hurt too much.
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