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#1 of 33 Old 07-28-2007, 12:40 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Hey everybody, she's here! Zelda Ivory Rain was born yesterday at 9:48am at home unassisted (except by dh, who caught her ). We haven't weighed or measured her yet, probably later today, but I would guess around 7lbs or so. I had regular contrax both Tuesday & Wednesday nights from 11pm to about 8am, but they pretty much stopped during the day, which is no small coincidence because dh hadn't started his leave from work yet, so taking care of ds was my focus. But then on Thursday night I did some accupressure, had a glass of wine and really let myself get into it and WOW labor came on strong!. So much so that by 8am I was just about ready to transfer just from sheer exhaustion (no sleep for almost 72hrs). We actually had a very dear friend on standby to give us a ride but right when dh called him I realized my legs were shaking and I got a little wave of nausea. So I called dh back and told him forget it, I'm in transition, no time. Dh was awesome, he totally got behind be and told me what he could see, reminded me to breathe, etc. He'd make a good mw, come to think of it. One very tiny tear is all there is, mostly because she popped out up to her waist in one push. And she wasn't breech! She flip-flopped right up until Thursday night, when she did one last big turn to mostly head down. So much thanks to e/o who had good breech advice. Here's a pic from this morning, and I'll try to post some more from yesterday later:

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k1.../Photo0953.jpg

eta: 7lbs, 4oz 19.75in

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OMG Jen that is awesome!! Congratulations!

She is just beautiful!!

I have to ask...what did you do for acupressure to keep your labour going? I need some help in that dept! :
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I have to ask...what did you do for acupressure to keep your labour going? I need some help in that dept!
ooooh, I was just going offline but checked back. I used the info from these sites:

http://www.nursing.upenn.edu/courses...upressure.html
http://www.birthsource.com/scripts/a...?articleid=310

plus a couple self-induced orgasms seemed to help (sorry if tmi, lol)
And doing some deep squats and slow hulahoop-style hip rolls. Good luck!

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Congrats! She's beautiful!!!!!

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Congratulations!!!!!!!!! Welcome Zelda! She's beautiful!

OUR DAUGHTERS ARE PROTECTED SHOULDN'T OUR SONS BE TOO! :
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awesome! Congratulations, she's just precious!

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Congratulations, Jen!

She's just beautiful. I wish you a peace-filled babymoon.

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omg shes gorgeous! and congrats mom and dad for a job well done! your journey sounds surreal! I wish you an awesome babymoon.
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What a beautiful little girl and what a strong mama! I have never had such a long labour myself, although I have been the "official photographer" at a lengthy birth. I am so glad your dh gave you the support you needed and I well remember those thoughts of transferring during transition from my assisted births and the realization that it would be more trouble than it was worth. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful birth story with us and have a peaceful babymoon!
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Wow! What an inspiration you are! Congrats and welcome sweet baby girl.
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Hey! My toddler (dc3) is named FINN! Cool!
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Way to go, mama! And way to go Zelda!
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what a little darling girl. It's nice when they don't have that baby acne like my kids got.:P

You did it mama! You are all powerful, wise, and strong.

keep up the good work.
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Beautiful baby and great story!!!!!!!!!!!!

BTW- I'm a Jen married to a Dave, too. We have 3 other Jen/Dave combos in our life as well- must be a great match-up

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she is gorgeous, I'm so happy for you... congrats!!!

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Congratulations! She is a beauty!!!

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She is so cute!!!

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What an amazing name! Beautiful!

Congratulations!
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Beautiful birth and a beautiful babe!
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congratulations mama! what a beautiful little girl!

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How wonderful! What a peaceful sounding welcome to the world, Zelda!
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Oh coooool!!! Congratulations and a big and lots of to you all! Glad your birth went well, and welcome to little Zelda! Great name, btw.
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She's simply beautiful!!

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Thanks for sharing a positive story!! She is sooooo cute and beautiful!!

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: Congrats!! What a cutie!

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What a sweetheart! Enjoy her!
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Congrats! Enjoy the first days!
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Congratulations!

Interesting how she waited until the last minute to flip. I wonder how often that happens, or would happen if babies were not surgically removed before labor begins when head up? Interesting question.

Very cool that your baby got to come out her own way. She's gorgeous!

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Interesting how she waited until the last minute to flip. I wonder how often that happens, or would happen if babies were not surgically removed before labor begins when head up?
Yes, the really cool thing was that after a bunch of the contrax I could literally feel her readjusting and squirming further down -- a really wild feeling! Thanks for all the well-wishing. Going on a babymoon for awhile but I'll be lurking.

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