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#1 of 24 Old 05-10-2008, 09:56 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Our little guy was born at 10am this morning, exactly 24 hours after I lost my mucous plug. Contractions started right after I lost the plug and became more and more intense throughout the day. By nightfall I was in way over my head in terms of pain. It was more than I expected, but I know you other ladies will have better luck! I was never afraid of the process though, just way past my threshold with the pain. I rode it all day and especially all night and at 6:30 a.m. started feeling an urge to push on the end of the contractions. I was really relieved then, because I knew I had made it to second stage and we were getting somewhere. I felt his head for the first time probably around 9:30 and within another three or four contractions/pushes I had the head out. I was in the birthing pool. The rest of him shot out on the next contraction and I rolled over and picked him up. DH was weeping watching us, and I just couldn't believe I had made it. He started pinking immediately and is perfect. I didn't think I had torn, I told DH I hadn't, but when I checked I actually tore pretty badly. I'm planning on just letting it heal. I can't fathom having someone come over and stitch me up, it just sounds painful at the moment. His cord was super short, so we ended up cutting it before we had planned. I couldn't stand up with him or nurse him and the placenta hadn't come out after 30 minutes. He needed to get out of the pool to get warm and I was still having some pain, so we tied and cut the cord. Eventually, when I got out of the pool, almost an hour after he was born, I felt a little urge and pushed and the placenta flopped out. OK, that's enough for now. I'll write up the whole story eventually. Thanks for the inspiration and support, ladies!! UC rocks!
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Congrats to YOU! Sounds like you did a great job! You rock, and so does your hubby, for helping you out! You go, girl! Congrats
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Congrats! Welcome little one!

~Marie : Mom to DS(11), DS(10), DD(8), DD(4), DD(2), & Happily Married to DH 12 yrs.!
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Wow, congrats!!!

Sunny coolshine.gif: gun toting, retired breastfeeding, car seat loving, guitar playing, home birthing and schooling mama to Jakob (10.06), Mikah (07.08) and Korah (07.11). uc.jpg 

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If that was your first baby, that was an awesome first birth story!

Congratulations! You guys did great.

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Karan 15, Fiona 12, Bodhi 10, Bjorn 6, Devon 3, and Robin Taylor born January 16th!

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CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! Sounds great!

wife since 1992; mom to: J 7-95; H 5-98; C 2-03; S 4-05; Micah Zachary born still UC 4-08; UM 9-08; due June 2010
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Congratulations!

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they are placed there for the amusement of those who like to point them out.
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Welcome to your little one!

And a big congratulations to you mama!

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YAY! Congrats and welcome little guy!

Mum to DS (8yrs), DD (6yrs), and DS(3.5yrs). kid.gif

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congrats!!!!!!!!

Mama to 5 babies. UCer, too!
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Well I'd say that you obviously were NOT in over your head with the pain because YOU DID IT!!

Happy Mother's Day and Congratulations!!

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I'll be 42 when the newest little one is born! Yowza!

 

 

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Wow, Congratulations!!
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DH was weeping watching us, and I just couldn't believe I had made it.
AWWWWW
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congrats! you are brave
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Congratulations!

~e, wife to my sweet T partners.gif, mama to my turtleman (8) , sunshine (6 vbac.gif), and monkey (2)
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WTG mama, and welcome to the world, little one! Sounds like a great birth. Rest up and enjoy your baby moon!

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congratulations! thanks for sharing so much already and i look forward to the full story!
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COngrats!

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Congrats mama!!!

 Mom of many minions . . . babyf.gif jumpers.gif     jumpers.gif     jumpers.gif
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Congrats mama!!!!
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