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#1 of 40 Old 07-23-2005, 05:23 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Our precious little boy, Clayton Isaac, came 2 weeks early on Wednesday, weighing in at 7 lbs, 1 oz and 19 inches. We had a rapid delivery and everything is going smoothly.

I'll try to post more details later, but right now I'm going back to my little one!
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Wow! Congrats!

Mom of a 7 yr old, 4 yr old, and 1 yr old. Wow. How did that happen?
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Happy Birthday Clayton!!!!

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Can't wait to hear all about it and see pics, mama!

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Wow, here come more babies!!! Congratulations!!
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CONGRATS!!! Can't wait to hear the birth story and see pics!!

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Hooray for you!!! Congratulations to all of you!
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Congratulations!
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This is so exciting!!
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Every morning when I check in I hold my breath for the next one! Congratulations!

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Congrats! I am so excited we are all starting to have our babies!

Homeschooling mama to 3 Italian babies. homeschool.gif  Due with #4 on Sept. 28! Planning a rockin' Homebirth. homebirth.jpg

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Yeah! Congrats!

Mom to two boys, ages 8 and 11, and one blessing due May 8th.

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happy babymoon! I love the name Clayton btw!

Blissful Mama to DD-(5), DS-(6) and someone new due in November!
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Congratulations!!!!!

I hope you're able to get lots of rest!!!!

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Yay! Congratulations and welcome baby Clayton!

I'm so glad everything is going well. I'd love to hear more details once you have some time.

Enjoy and rest up!

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Hooray!!!

and congratulations!
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woooo hooooo!!!! congratulations!! Here we go ladies!!

Glad everything's fine and welcome Clayton!! CAn't wait to hear the details! Enjoy!! Kitty
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Congratulations!!!!!!!
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Congrats....
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Congrats and welcome Clayton! Can't wait to read your birth story.

Me : living with and loving papa and the kids: Dd1 8/97 , dd2 8/04 and my sweet baby ds 5/09 : :
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CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! Welcome Clayton!!!!

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Yeah Clayton. Happy Birthday!

Congrats!
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Woohoo!!! Welcome, Clayton!!! I can't wait to see photos and read the birth story!
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Congratulations!!! I think it's so exciting that Aug. babies are starting to make their debut and can't wait to hear about your experience!
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how exciting! I was just wondering who was going to be next
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That's great, congratulations! I am so jealous! Be sure to post some photos too!
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Wow guys -- thanks for all the warm wishes and your patience. Its been a wonderful week, and I've loved spending every moment with my boys that I haven't want to stray to the computer for more then a minute. But here goes -- Our Birth Story.

Regular, strong deep cantractions started about 8 last Tuesday evening. I didn't think too much about them at first, because I'd been having so many lately that never amounted to anyting after an hour or so. But these were a little more intense...

We put our son, Eli, to sleep, then we started timing. Sure enough they were between 3 and 5 min apart and getting deeper and longer. At 10, I called my SIL to come stay with Eli and my mom, who lives 3 hrs away. Since it was getting late, I told her I'd call from the Birthing Ceter when I knew how things were progressing, and she could decide then whether she'd start the drive that night or in the morning (she was planning to watch Eli while we were gone)

We checked in at 11, and I was starting to get really focused. I still thought we'd have a ways to go, cuz Eli's was a loooong labor, but at first check I was at a 6 cm 90%. Then things started moving really fast. They called the Dr. and 10 min later I was at a 9, and then my water broke and I was pushing. I kinda lost it during the pushing phase, it came on so sudden, but after 4 or 5 big pushes, Clay was here at 12:13!!!
(Can you imagine my mom's suprise when I told her about her grandson, less then 2 hours later!)

Clay was immediately up on my belly, nursing soon, and we had about 3 hours to get to know him, before the nurse even touched him, to weigh him (7lbs-1oz). It was sooooo nice. I can't describe the emotions I felt, it was just so wonderful.

Needless to say, we're totally thrilled, and I'm so happy with our experience. I want to thank all you MDC moms who promote the natural birth process. I was so much more prepared this time and it made such a difference. I think I threw the nurses for a loop when I flipped over every contraction and got up on my knees, but my Dr and dh were impressed at how well I handled everything, how quick it went, and without any drugs (not to say that there wasn't some pain!). Thanks for letting me know I could do it. I am so proud of myself, even if it was a very short labor, at least now I know I can do it!!

Pictures later if you're lucky... our computer's being a pain, and right now I have 2 adorable boys who want their mama to snuggle them!

Thanks again! Amanda
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That's so great! I'm glad that everything went so well for you!

Mom to two boys, ages 8 and 11, and one blessing due May 8th.

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Oh, what a great birth story- you have inspired me. You go enjoy your little boys. We can wait for the pics!
Happy babymoon!
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Yeah for you and yours! Enjoy!!!
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thanks for the birth story! Sounds like you were an amazing mama both in L&D and now. Enjoy your babymoon and post pics when you have some time.



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