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#1 of 19 Old 11-08-2004, 02:46 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Ava was born Sunday, Nov 7 at 1:22 PM. I delivered her in a kiddie pool in my own bedroom...dh caught her and ds cut her cord! Her head was born with the bag of waters intact, but my mw had to break the bag to get her shoulder out - she weighs 9 lbs, 2 oz! She is 20 inches long and so sweet!

I started laboring at 2:30 AM, but my ctx were 4-7 minutes apart and easily doable. My mw suggested we go outside for a walk around 9 AM...it was a beautiful day here, about 68 and sunny. While walking, the ctx became closer and I had a few intense ones. By the time we got home at 10:30 AM, the midwife was already on her way and I was in hard labor. I finally got into the kiddie pool about 12:30 PM and pushed for 22 minutes. Boy, was she big!

DS was so cute, he kept rubbing my back and putting cool washcloths on my forhead. When they were filling up the pool, he insisted on getting his fireman hat and coat so he could fill it up with the hose too. He stood right next to dh while Ava came out. It was amazing! Thank God I preframed him because I was really yelling. The windows were open in our bedroom, so I wonder what the neighbors were thinking!

Anyway, I'm tired and sore and SOOO glad that my baby is here. I hope the rest of you November mommies have as wonderful a birth as I just did!
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Congratulations! Sounds like a dreamy birth! Very inspriational, thanks for sharing and welcome little Ava Dawn!

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Congratulations! Sounds just wonderful.
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Yay!! The first of the GA homebirth babies are here!! Welcome to Ava...her little friend should be here in a few weeks She's huge! I was told by a friend of mine that many homebirth babies are around 9lbs or more...I'm a little scared by that Wow, that sounds like such a lovely experience Enjoy your baby moon!
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Congratulations! What a beautiful birth story! I'm glad everything went so well and enjoy your babymoon!
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Yea!!!!! Welcome, Ava! I love that name. Congrats, congrats! :

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: Congrats!!!!
Sounds like an absolutely wonderful birth
Enjoy your little girl
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Very cool, I am glad she is here and that you had such a great birth.

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congratulations dawn, and welcome ava! your birth sounds just perfect, and i agree with the others--it's a gorgeous name.

each new one born just amazes me.

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Congratulations Dawn!!!
I'm so happy for all of you
Enjoy your babymoon
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Congrats! Someone gave me the award for fastest posting of birth, but you definitely get the award for fastest posting of birth story! Sounds like a wonderful birth.

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I was told by a friend of mine that many homebirth babies are around 9lbs or more...
Wonder why that is? I could have done a homebirth, and Bronwynn still would have been tiny. Hmmm... I guess just less interventions, more healthy babies, going past dates more often...?

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Congratulations! I love her name and can't wait to see pictures Enjoy your babymooning!

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Congratulations Dawn! I'm so happy for you! Have a great babymoon!

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Congrats mama! Enjoy
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you're an insparation to me mama! i too, am going for the kiddy pool in my bedroom ~ well done
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Thanks for all the well wishes! Ava continues to be a joy. My milk came in and she is much more interested in nursing now. I know it's overdone, but I can't wait to get her into something pink! I'm one of those all-cotton people though, and we don't have anything but unisex colors from when I had ds. Maybe this weekend we can pick up a few things.

I'm sure you'll do great, Kiwimutti! The water sure did help. Good luck everyone!
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Dawn, I felt exactly the same way with my first. I don't feel such a need this time, probably 'cuz I already have a girl. And I also have pink blankets I can wrap her up in. She's also still in preemie clothes, which I'm sure will last about a week, so I really don't want to buy any cute girly clothes at this stage.

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Here are the pics. http://photos.yahoo.com/dfalite
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She's just precious!! Thanks for sharing!
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