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Nicci P's Avatar Nicci P 07:21 PM 07-03-2009
Cody Dan Paton was born today at 2.22 pm. It was so beautiful!!

Last night I was sharing a bath with 2 yr old DS when I had my 1st contractions. I put him to bed at around 8 and went to bed myself. Woke up early this morning to a thunderstorm (I love thunder and lightning!) and had breakfast. DS woke up at about 7 and after getting him fed and dressed I called my mum to pick me up as I planned to give birth in her conservatory.

She picked me up at 9 and we did a little shopping (its my dads birthday today too and we had to get a cake). Then came to her house and set up the birth pool.

I was having strong contractions but they werent painful. I only had 3 painful contractions during transition. DS was drawing me pictures and kissing me and splashing in the birth pool.

The pushing stage only took between 5-10 mins! Much better than the 55 mins with DS (not to mention the horrible midwife literally counting the minutes til they would c-section me!! No wonder I opted for UC this time). He was born into the warm water and I havent even got a tiny tear! My mum caught him. The placenta came out intact 10 mins later.

He's amazing!! And I finally got my perfect birth. DS's birth had me in post trauma counselling. This time I feel like I could do just about anything.

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Prensa's Avatar Prensa 07:58 PM 07-03-2009
congratulations, mama!

and Happy Birth Day!!!
GinnyMama's Avatar GinnyMama 08:09 PM 07-03-2009
Yay! Congrats mama! Sounds wonderful! :
Serenyd's Avatar Serenyd 08:14 PM 07-03-2009
Congrats! I love reading happy birth stories like yours - so inspiring!
Happy BBMOON!!!!!!!!!!
gossamerwindweb's Avatar gossamerwindweb 10:04 PM 07-03-2009
Congrats! That is just wonderful news! Welcome earthside little one

P.S. he shares my birthday too. As does your dad apparently
Lula's Mom's Avatar Lula's Mom 10:50 PM 07-03-2009
Oh, that's such a lovely story! : Congratulations!
Youngfrankenstein's Avatar Youngfrankenstein 10:56 PM 07-03-2009
I'm so happy for you! Now get some rest!
em123's Avatar em123 11:00 PM 07-03-2009
It sounds like you had the perfect birth you dreamed of, and you totally deserve it after your first one it sounds like! Congratulations!
belchers1's Avatar belchers1 12:23 AM 07-04-2009
So happy for you!

Congratulations!
LivingforGod's Avatar LivingforGod 01:41 AM 07-04-2009
:: Congrats!!!!::
Kidzaplenty's Avatar Kidzaplenty 03:57 AM 07-04-2009
Congratulations!
poiyt's Avatar poiyt 03:59 AM 07-04-2009
what an awesome way to enter the world, and a wonderful birth. Congrats mama!
Zenful's Avatar Zenful 12:38 PM 07-04-2009
Congrats, mama! That sounds so wonderful. Another birthday on July 3rd--my DH's
LilMamiBella's Avatar LilMamiBella 10:19 PM 07-04-2009
Congratulations, the birth sounds awesome!::
MittensKittens's Avatar MittensKittens 02:46 AM 07-05-2009
That sounds like an awesome birth! Congratulations on your new little one, and enjoy your baby moon!
puddleduck's Avatar puddleduck 05:26 AM 07-05-2009
Congratulations :
Enjoy your babymoon
Are you going to get the midwife/GP round for the baby checks, let me know how that goes (with regards to you having a UP/UC).
Nicci P's Avatar Nicci P 11:14 AM 07-05-2009
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Originally Posted by puddleduck View Post
Congratulations :
Enjoy your babymoon
Are you going to get the midwife/GP round for the baby checks, let me know how that goes (with regards to you having a UP/UC).
Im going to make an appointment at the GPs tomorrow. With DS being born on a Friday afternoon I figured I'd have the weekend to myself. Bit nervous about it because I doubt he'll be overly impressed with my birth choices! But when I phoned the registry office they told me I can only register him once he has an NHS number and I have to go to the doctors to get it. Seems a bit weird to me, but I'm going along with it.

Cody is doing great, feeding well, sleeping nicely. Its so much more peaceful being at home, was in hospital for 4 days after DS1 and it was awful.

xx
tireesix's Avatar tireesix 01:17 PM 07-05-2009
Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
accountclosed3's Avatar accountclosed3 01:43 PM 07-05-2009
congratulations! another holiday-weekend baby! i'm so glad everything went fab!
mama in the forest's Avatar mama in the forest 05:36 PM 07-05-2009


Congratulations!!!!
puddleduck's Avatar puddleduck 06:23 PM 07-05-2009
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Originally Posted by Nicci P View Post
Im going to make an appointment at the GPs tomorrow. With DS being born on a Friday afternoon I figured I'd have the weekend to myself. Bit nervous about it because I doubt he'll be overly impressed with my birth choices! But when I phoned the registry office they told me I can only register him once he has an NHS number and I have to go to the doctors to get it. Seems a bit weird to me, but I'm going along with it.

Cody is doing great, feeding well, sleeping nicely. Its so much more peaceful being at home, was in hospital for 4 days after DS1 and it was awful.

xx
Good luck with the doctor - been googling and i found this
http://www.nmc-uk.org/aDisplayDocume...ocumentID=4285
It is for nurses and midwives but its very positive about respecting womens choice for UC in the UK.
TzippityDoulah's Avatar TzippityDoulah 09:52 PM 07-05-2009
congratulations!!!
Nicci P's Avatar Nicci P 08:16 AM 07-06-2009
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Originally Posted by puddleduck View Post
Good luck with the doctor - been googling and i found this
http://www.nmc-uk.org/aDisplayDocume...ocumentID=4285
It is for nurses and midwives but its very positive about respecting womens choice for UC in the UK.
Think my midwife must have read this...she wasnt supportive last week when i told her my UC plans but she phoned today to talk about getting his NHS number and was really nice about it! yay! one less thing to worry about.

xx
darcytrue's Avatar darcytrue 09:06 AM 07-06-2009
Congratulations!

You make it seem so easy.
youngwife's Avatar youngwife 09:31 AM 07-06-2009
Congratulations! It does sound like the most perfect birth ever!
ursusarctos's Avatar ursusarctos 07:41 AM 07-07-2009
Oh how wonderful! Congratulations!
delicate_sunshine's Avatar delicate_sunshine 11:30 AM 07-07-2009
Sounds wonderful! Congratulations!!
catballou24's Avatar catballou24 05:58 PM 07-08-2009
so awesome!! congratulations!!!!
sisteeesmama's Avatar sisteeesmama 07:58 PM 07-08-2009
Short and sweet and perfectly lovely! Congratulations and well-done!
Hesperia's Avatar Hesperia 12:37 AM 07-09-2009
Congratulations! : :

My heart is melting over how close your family was, too sweet!
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