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#1 of 19 Old 11-10-2004, 04:44 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I'm going to post a list of questions about our births and our babies. With the replies I'll post an overview...things like the biggest baby at birth, the longest labor, fastest labor, funniest story associated with labor, etc. I think it will be a fun way to of wrap up our pregnancies and births - once all the babies are here of course!

Here is a preliminary list of the info I'll need from you...

Baby's weight at birth
Baby's cranial circumference at birth
Length of baby at birth
Length of active labor
Length of pushing phase or number of pushes if you know.
Vaginal or C birth
Length of C section (do you know this?)
Home birth, hospital birth, or birthing centre birth
Number of perineal stiches if a vaginal birth
Number of stiches if a C birth
Length of stay at hospital/bith centre
Number of people in the room when baby was born
Due Date
Baby's birth date (how many days early or late)?
Funniest story associated with your baby's birth

As you can probably tell I don't know much about home births or C births so if I've missed anthing or am asking anything inappropriate let me know. I want this to be a FUN wrap up of our due date club! PM me with any additions I should make to this list.

Maybe everyone could post to this thread and once all the baby's have been born (Flitters and Ann) and all the mamas that want to participate have had a chance I'll put all the info together and post our finale!

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Thanks for doing this Jillerina!


Baby's weight at birth: 9 lbs
Baby's cranial circumference at birth: 37 cm
Length of baby at birth 21 1/2 in
Length of active labor about 6 hours
Length of pushing phase or number of pushes if you know. about 45 minutes
Vaginal or C birth: vaginal
Length of C section (do you know this?)
Home birth, hospital birth, or birthing centre birth: home birth
Number of perineal stiches if a vaginal birth: none
Number of stiches if a C birth
Length of stay at hospital/bith centre: n/a
Number of people in the room when baby was born, besides me, 4 people
Due Date: 10/21
Baby's birth date (how many days early or late)? 10/22, 1 day "late" I guess - although according to my actual ovulation, we figured 10/22 as my "real" due date.
Funniest story associated with your baby's birth
When Logan came in the room where I was laboring and making lots of noise and he gave me instructions on how to grunt and told me it was like pooping.

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Baby's weight at birth : 7 lb 13 oz
Baby's cranial circumference at birth: 13 in
Length of baby at birth: 20 in
Length of active labor: 2 hours
Length of pushing phase or number of pushes if you know.: 12 minutes
Vaginal or C birth: vaginal
Length of C section (do you know this?)
Home birth, hospital birth, or birthing centre birth: hospital
Number of perineal stiches if a vaginal birth: 2
Number of stiches if a C birth
Length of stay at hospital/bith centre: 72 hours
Number of people in the room when baby was born: 5 (dh, doula, dr, 2 nurses)
Due Date: 10/29
Baby's birth date (how many days early or late)? 10/19 - 10 days early
Funniest story associated with your baby's birth
: When I first got pregnant, I was SURE it was a boy. Ever since Oct. 2003, I had a feeling I would have a boy named Isaac in Oct. 2004. So, when I got pregnant in Feb and found out I was due the end of Oct, I was sure it was a boy. Plus, we are Catholic and the feast of St. Isaac Jogue is Oct. 19th, so I was sure the "boy" would be born on St. Isaac Jogue day, Oct. 19th. DD1 was 10 days early, so I thought the "boy" would be 10 days early as well and born on St. Isaac Jogue Day and we would name him Isaac. Well, when we had the ultrasound and found out it was girl, we were very suprised. But, I didn't think a girl named Issac would be very good. Then, when my water broke on the morning of Oct. 19th, I really thought that maybe the ultrasound was wrong and it was a boy after all. I even made sure to pack a gender-neutral going home and picture outfit for the baby. When Greta was born, the first words out of my mouth were "is it still a girl", right up until she was born I was thinking it might be a boy after all. But, we are obviously thrilled with out girl!!

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Baby's weight at birth 9lbs 9oz
Baby's cranial circumference at birth 37cm
Length of baby at birth 54cm
Length of active labor 1 hour 15 minutes
Length of pushing phase or number of pushes if you know. about 4 pushes, maybe 5 minutes?
Vaginal or C birth Vag
Length of C section (do you know this?) N/A
Home birth, hospital birth, or birthing centre birth birthing centre birth
Number of perineal stiches if a vaginal birth 2
Number of stiches if a C birth
Length of stay at hospital/bith centre 10 hours
Number of people in the room when baby was born Four, me, DH and two midwives.
Due Date October 4
Baby's birth date (how many days early or late)? October 9th (5 days "late")
Funniest story associated with your baby's birth.
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weight 10 lbs 2 oz
length 21 3/4 inches
length of active labor 2 1/2 hours
pushing 45 minutes
vaginal home birth
no stiches
#of people 7 (8 counting me)
due Oct. 13th
born Oct. 21st
Funniest story, I mentioned something to a friend who wasn't there. Those contractions really took me away I guess.
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Baby's weight at birth 9lbs
Baby's cranial circumference at birth not sure
Length of baby at birth 22 inches
Length of active labor half hour
Length of pushing phase or number of pushes if you know. three contractions, about nine pushes, six minutes
Vaginal or C birth vaginal
Home birth, hospital birth, or birthing centre birth homebirth
Number of perineal stiches if a vaginal birth none
Number of people in the room when baby was born four besides me, dh and three midwives
Due Date October 8
Baby's birth date (how many days early or late)? October 13th (5 days "late")
Funniest story associated with your baby's birth. hmmmmm. gotta think about that one. It was all too fast for funny things to happen. My previous birth had some funny moments though!

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Baby's weight at birth: 7 lb 8 oz
Baby's cranial circumference at birth: 34.5 cm
Length of baby at birth: 54.5 cm (21.5")
Length of active labor: none (scheduled c/s)
Length of pushing phase or number of pushes if you know: n/a
Vaginal or C birth: c birth
Length of C section (do you know this?): hmmm, no. about an hour.
Home birth, hospital birth, or birthing centre birth: hospital (obviously, lol)
Number of perineal stiches if a vaginal birth
Number of stiches if a C birth: no idea, they used staples anyways.
Length of stay at hospital/bith centre: 3 days
Number of people in the room when baby was born: at least 8
Due Date: october 18
Baby's birth date (how many days early or late)?: october 8
Funniest story associated with your baby's birth: i feel so lame, i can't think of anything...i'll get back to you.

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Baby's weight at birth 8 lbs. 4 oz.
Baby's cranial circumference at birth 36cm
Length of baby at birth 20 1/4 in.
Length of active labor 16 hr.
Length of pushing phase or number of pushes if you know. 45 min.
Vaginal or C birth vaginal
Length of C section (do you know this?)
Home birth, hospital birth, or birthing centre birth hospital
Number of perineal stiches if a vaginal birth Not sure
Number of stiches if a C birth
Length of stay at hospital/bith centre 1.5 days
Number of people in the room when baby was born 5 (me, dh, dr, and 2 nurses)
Due Date Oct 23
Baby's birth date (how many days early or late)? Oct 21, 2 days early
Funniest story associated with your baby's birth: Well I got a little high when they gave me some pain med. I remember exactly when it hit my system. I have never been drunk or high so it was quite an experience. I don't remember everything I said, but I had my nurse and dh laughing. Shocked dh a few times actually as well.
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Baby's weight at birth -- 9lbs 13oz
Baby's cranial circumference at birth -- 15 in
Length of baby at birth -- 21"
Vaginal or C birth -- C-birth
Length of C section (do you know this?) actual birth took about 10-15 min....maybe?
Home birth, hospital birth, or birthing centre birth -- hospital
Number of stiches if a C birth -- 10-15 staples
Length of stay at hospital/bith centre -- 5 days
Number of people in the room when baby was born -- 8 or so
Due Date -- oct 24th
Baby's birth date (how many days early or late)? oct 22nd, scheduled
Funniest story associated with your baby's birth
-- this actually happened after she was born. He was sewing up something and one of the OR nurses said something about still getting a tubal...and then said unless you've changed your mind and before we could even say anything, my dr. shouts out "NO, she hasn't!"...it was funny...he was stressing Ella's birth b/c it was my 4th and b/c of all the scar tissue. anyway, we thought it was kinda funny. and i don't know who was more excited about her being a girl...us or our dr.
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Baby's weight at birth - 5lbs 13oz
Baby's cranial circumference at birth - 34cm (i think!)
Length of baby at birth - 21"
Length of active labor - 30 hours
Vaginal or C birth - c-birth
Length of C section (do you know this?) - about an hour i guess?
Home birth, hospital birth, or birthing centre birth - hospital
Number of stiches if a C birth - dunno! all i know is they worked
Length of stay at hospital/bith centre - 2.5 days
Number of people in the room when baby was born - 3 million :LOL but only 4 during labor (me, my husband, 2 doulas)
Due Date - 10/10
Baby's birth date (how many days early or late)? 10/15
Funniest story associated with your baby's birth - not funny ha-ha per se but we've nicknamed her "Yoyo" because she was hung up on her short cord that was wrapped twice around her neck, so she was yo-yo-ing up and down in and out of my cervix! silly baby put mommy into transition at least 3 times :LOL

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Baby's weight at birth : 8lbs 7.5oz (he would have weighted more too if the meconium hadn't been emptied from his body as he came out)
Baby's cranial circumference at birth: 35.5 cm
Length of baby at birth: 20.5 inches
Length of active labor: about 6-7hrs (the whole labour that is)
Length of pushing phase or number of pushes if you know.: 47 minutes (Dh says though that it was only 6 pushes, I didn't have close contractions at that time so it might only have been, I was pushing only when I felt the urge)
Vaginal or C birth: vaginal
Home birth, hospital birth, or birthing centre birth: hospital
Number of perineal stiches if a vaginal birth: I have no idea but it took darn near 2 hrs for them to stitch me up, episiotomy tore and I had other tears as well...I don't think my midwife was counting even if I were to ask, I imagine it was too many to count.
Length of stay at hospital/bith centre: 15 hours or so (plus another 4 if you count predelivery)
Number of people in the room when baby was born: quite a few, Dh, my mom, two midwives, two nurses and a student and then right after there was 2 ped.'s and a couple extra nurses but I am not sure if they were in the room before or after.
Due Date: 10/22
Baby's birth date (how many days early or late)? 10/27- about 5 days late
Funniest story associated with your baby's birth: hmmm, don't really have one...the only thing that strikes me as funny now is that my LMP with Ember was Jan.25 and with Oakley it was Jan.15 and they were born 10 days apart too (which I realized on her B-day when he was 10 days old)...so maybe he wasn't late afterall, seems like my body gestated for the same amount of time. (not really what was intended by the question but I just wanted to share )
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Baby's weight at birth 7 lbs 14 oz
Baby's cranial circumference at birth 13.5 in
Length of baby at birth 22.5 in
Length of active labor 17 hrs (with a 2 hr. slow down midway through)
Length of pushing phase or number of pushes if you know 2 hrs.
Vaginal or C birth vaginal
Home birth, hospital birth, or birthing centre birth hospital
Number of perineal stiches if a vaginal birth 2
Number of people in the room when baby was born 4 including me
Due Date October 22
Baby's birth date (how many days early or late)? Nov. 1st (10 days "late")
Funniest story associated with your baby's birth. Nurse kept checking in to see if my lips were OK. Hospital provides Burt's Bees lip balm, so the status of my lip moisture was an ongoing joke.
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Hi, all! I was reading through the October thread in Life with a Babe when I saw the post to come here. I'll introduce myself over there once I've finished reading all 12 pages.

Baby's weight at birth: 7 pounds, 5 ounces
Baby's cranial circumference at birth: ?
Length of baby at birth: 21 inches
Length of active labor: 30 hours
Length of pushing phase or number of pushes if you know: about an hour
Vaginal or C birth: vaginal
Home birth, hospital birth, or birthing centre birth: birth center
Number of perineal stiches if a vaginal birth: 2
Length of stay at hospital/bith centre: 4 hours
Number of people in the room when baby was born: 4 (me, DH, MW, & nurse)
Due Date: September 29th
Baby's birth date (how many days early or late)?: October 12th (13 days "late")
Funniest story associated with your baby's birth: I spent 6 weeks doing 10 minutes of daily perineal stretching and massage, since I really wanted to avoid tearing. As my daughter was crowning, I pushed slowly and gently. Out came her head, and my perineum was intact. On the next slight push, her body came sliding out. Her arms had been so tightly crossed that they sprung open with tension and ripped me a couple stitches worth as if to say, "Surprise! Here I am! Mama thought she was getting off without stitches." (Her next act, as I was pulling her onto my body, was to let go of meconium all over my belly. DH found it hilarious - I did not.)

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Baby's weight at birth: 8 pounds 10 ounces
Baby's cranial circumference at birth: 14 inches (i think)
Length of baby at birth: 20.5 inches
Length of active labor: about 15 hours
Length of pushing phase or number of pushes if you know: maybe 6 contractions, i was trying to slow it down... completely involuntary and amazingly powerful.
Vaginal or C birth: vaginal
Home birth, hospital birth, or birthing centre birth: home
Number of perineal stiches if a vaginal birth: small tear with stitches, don't know number, already mostly healed.
Number of people in the room when baby was born: 6 (midwife, doula, friend, dh, me, baby)
Due Date: 10.30
Baby's birth date (how many days early or late): 11.10 (11 days late)
Funniest story associated with your baby's birth: planned water birth, got out of tub and switched to laZboy recliner at the last minute.

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Baby's weight at birth 8 lbs 1 oz
Baby's cranial circumference at birth 13 1/2
Length of baby at birth 20 1/2 inches
Length of active labor 2 hours
Length of pushing phase or number of pushes if you know. 1 push for the shoulders
Vaginal

Home birth
Number of perineal stiches if a vaginal birth no stiches 1/4 inch tear


Number of people in the room when baby was born mw assistant and dh
Due Date Oct 15th app.
Baby's birth date (how many days early or late)? Nov 5th 3am about 3 weeks late but she was covred in vernix to maybe she wasnt late after all?!
Funniest story associated with your baby's birth mw didnt make it to the birth, she showed up a half hour after the birth. Her assistant made the birth with just enought time to wash her hands, the babies head had already crowned into my panties. I layed in bed for 45 minutes then woke dh so we could start cleaning house and re-arranging cars for more space for mw and her assistant. Layed down shortly before 3 water broke after a few cointractions laying down. Once the water broke the baby was pretty much shot out, poor baby was in shock from being born so fast. I have had zero pain 'down there' which to me is wonderful but shocking, cant believe i could shoot out a baby and not suffer from it :LOL
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Baby's weight at birth - 8 lbs 9 oz
Baby's cranial circumference at birth - 14 1/4 in
Length of baby at birth - 20 in
Length of active labor - 7 hours
Length of pushing phase or number of pushes if you know. - approx 1 1/2 hrs
Vaginal or C birth - vaginal
Length of C section (do you know this?) n/a
Home birth, hospital birth, or birthing centre birth - homebirth
Number of perineal stiches if a vaginal birth - no tears
Number of stiches if a C birth - n/a
Length of stay at hospital/bith centre - n/a
Number of people in the room when baby was born - 7 including two midwives, student midwife, Damian, Aidan, Fiona, and me.
Due Date 10/27/04
Baby's birth date (how many days early or late)? 11/9/04 - 13 days late
Funniest story associated with your baby's birth - Apparently during my laborland/transition fog, I was having a running commentary inbetween contractions. Damian told me that I was during great and that I was handling labor beautifully, to which I replied "beautifully? my ass is in the air and I'm moaning like a dying cow?! that's beautiful?!" I'm glad everyone else got a good chuckle. I however was not laughing at the time. Now it gives me the giggles. It was also cute when Aidan told the midwives that when he was a baby and I was squeezing him out, it was so much easier. Squeezing out this baby was hard work. Watching me push didn't bother him at all. He just kept telling me that it was hard work.
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Baby's weight at birth: 8lbs 8 oz
Baby's cranial circumference at birth: 14.25in
Length of baby at birth: 20in
Length of active labor: About 2 1/2 hours
Length of pushing phase or number of pushes if you know: less than 10 min, maybe closer to 5
Vaginal or C birth: vaginal
Length of C section (do you know this?)
Home birth, hospital birth, or birthing centre birth: Home Birth
Number of perineal stiches if a vaginal birth: NONE, no tearing
Number of stiches if a C birth
Length of stay at hospital/bith centre
Number of people in the room when baby was born: 5 - me, DH, my sister, midwife, and her assistant
Due Date:10/27
Baby's birth date (how many days early or late)? 10/31 (4 days late)
Funniest story associated with your baby's birth: The only reason the midwife was there in time is bc DH wanted her there...I didn't think I was anywhere close...baby was born less than an hour after she arrived! Ok that's not that funny. How about when I was in transition in the shower, growling like a tiger, leaning on DH's arm, and he almost started laughing?? I guess what would have been funny would have been if I'd seen him almost laugh, and knocked him out....

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Baby's weight at birth 7 lbs 2 oz
Baby's cranial circumference at birth
Length of baby at birth 21 inches
Length of active labor 15 hours
Length of pushing phase or number of pushes if you know. We tried 4 pushes to get the baby 'unstuck' - didn't work
Vaginal or C birth C-Section
Length of C section (do you know this?) On the table for about 40 minutes
Home birth, hospital birth, or birthing centre birth Hospital
Number of stiches if a C birth 13
Length of stay at hospital/bith centre 6 days
Number of people in the room when baby was born 1 support person and about 9 medical staff
Due Date Oct 20th - her birth date!!!
Baby's birth date (how many days early or late)? October 20 - right on schedule!
Funniest story associated with your baby's birth
Sort of lame - two things come to mind... 1. My water broke while I was on the toilet - how convenient. 2. My epidural wore off and I spent about 2 hours in hard transition without realizing it wasn't supposed to hurt like that with the epidural. I kept saying to my support people 'if this is what labor is like with an epidural I can't imagine how bad it would be without it!'
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Baby's weight at birth 9lbs 14oz
Baby's cranial circumference at birth I'll get back on this one
Length of baby at birth 21"
Length of active labor 10 hours
Length of pushing phase or number of pushes if you know. 30 minutes
Vaginal or C birth Vaginal
Length of C section (do you know this?)
Home birth, hospital birth, or birthing centre birth Birthing Center
Number of perineal stiches if a vaginal birth A lot!
Number of stiches if a C birth
Length of stay at hospital/bith centre 6 hours
Number of people in the room when baby was born 4 besides me
Due Date October 14
Baby's birth date (how many days early or late)? October 19
Funniest story associated with your baby's birth While I was pushing, in between pushes, Jillian would slide back inside - it felt like she was sliding back in a lot more than she actually was. I paused, looked up at my midwives, and in an annoyed tone said, "Are you pushing her back in???!!!" They all laughed and one jokingly responded, "We wouldn't stay in business very long, now would we, if we just pushed all the babies back in?!"

Not funny, but cool: we brought a wind-up double bell alarm clock in with us and placed it next to the bed in the birth center. At one point, a midwife commented that it was 15 minutes too fast. Anyway, after we returned home and set the clock next to our own bed, I noticed it had stopped ticking at 7:29 - the exact time Jillian was born!
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