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#1 of 10 Old 07-29-2005, 03:00 PM - Thread Starter
 
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We are home!

All those pre-labour contractions did lead to something after all . After 8.5 hours of 'real' labour, and 10 minutes of pushing, I gave birth to Melanie Kim.

Born: Thursday, 28 July, 10:31 pm (Swedish time)
weight: 8 lbs even
length: 19.3 inches (I think)

I'll post a birth story later, but in a nutshell I had the birth I was hoping for: in hospital, with just a midwife and nurse - no induction, no meds, no interventions, no major problems.

The only thing that didn't got to plan was that I once again tore into the back passage . I ended up getting a general anaesthetic and was sewn back together in the OR. Other than that, it was a textbook birth!

Recovery was a breeze compared to Tom's birth, and we actually went home on the bus today! (But not with the baby in the sling, because it was raining).

Little Mel latched on like a pro within an hour of birth, and has been breastfeeding like a champ ever since!
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Congrats! Wonderful news....I'm so thrilled and can't wait for the whole story. Ouch on the tear - that sounds horrid - but you sound so positive that I'm glad the good overshadowed the bad. I can't believe you went home on the bus - what a superwoman!

Okay - who's next
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Oh that sounds spectacular! Congratulations!! Kitty (from August.)
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Congrats! I'm so glad you had the birth you wanted, what with all the waiting around

Wishing you a quick recovery on the tear!

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YAY YAY NORDIC!!! FINALLY!!! So happy for you!!!!! Welcome, Melanie!!!
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Congratulations Nordic, and welcome to Melanie!!! So glad that everything went well!

Shana

Mama to M (7/05) and S (5/08) my surprise !!!
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She's here!!!!! Congratulations - I'm so happy for you!

ex-Californian, making my way on the East Coast with DS (10), DS (6) and WAHDH. Former extended BF'er, co-sleeper, and baby-wearer. Remembering how to garden.

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So glad you had the birth you wanted! Sorry to hear about the tear. Going home on the bus sounds wonderful - I wish we could do that here!
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Jättegrattis!!

I'm so glad you had the birth you wanted and that you're feeling good after the delivery!

At-home mom to a teenager, an infant, and three in between!
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