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#1 of 22 Old 11-09-2005, 04:16 PM - Thread Starter
 
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It did happen fast (6 hrs) though going through it didnt seem that fast

Arnie came home at 3 & we decided to have sex since it seemed to give me contractions on Sunday. I layed on the bed with my butt in the air for a bit to get it in there to do its thing...is this to much TMI????

k so I began to have contractions at about 3:30 & they began getting stronger about 5:30 where I really had to stop & breathe thru them. I knew this was it...they started at every 5 mins & then at 5:30 they were every 2 mins. My midwife was about an hr away, but called a closer one to come just in case.

I dont know the times from this point on, but I guess somewhere between 6 & 7 two of the midwives were there & I was 5 cms dialated with a bulging bag of water. I went into the pool & then back out it was VERY hard to feel any level of comfort at this stage & I think this was the beginning of transition because I was thinking why did I chose this way again????

My midwife knew I wanted a water birth so at one point when I was pushing she asked if I wanted to get back in the water & I didnt know what I wanted, but what could it hurt. Me & Arn went in & after some really strong contractions my bag finally broke & then bam there was the ring of fire.

I almost lost control about 3 times after this, my midwife had to pull me back in to focus. Then she asked me to reach down & feel my baby & when I felt his head in the water it was like no other feeling Ive ever felt before...everything for a brief moment just stood still & was peaceful. Then it hit again & I pushed pretty quick to get him the rest of the way out, but luckily I did not tear enough to need stitches. I caught & pulled out my son

It was a wonderful birth experience, he was awake for 3 hours after the birth very alert & wanting to know what was going on. When he realized what nursing was he was in heaven & then slept thru the night. Woke up this morning took his first poo & has pretty much spent his day nursing or sleeping

Alex gave him one of her baby dolls & insists that he is her baby sister I see a very overprotective big sister on my hands since already noone is allowed to touch him because hes mommys baby.

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Congrats!!! He is such a cutie!

Welcome Gavin!!!
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CONGRATS & WELCOME GAVIN!!!

Look at him...he has GREAT color!!! Thanks for the story and pics! WOW...the babies are starting to *pop out* left and right these days!!!!
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Hooray! Congratulations!
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wow! an amazing birth story! thanks so much for sharing. happy birthday baby gavin and momma!! have a beautiful babymoon

 

 

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Congratulations! Welcome Gavin!
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oooohh -- so cute! and this was last night? CONGRATS Mama
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beautiful pictures

have a lovely babymoon!!!
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Great Job! Congratulations momma, and Welcome Gavin!!

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Hi Carrie! Congrats again! Kiss his baby head for me and give Alex a big one, too! You rock, I am so proud of you!
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He's really beautiful Carrie! Congrats!
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Congratulations on your birth and baby - he is a cutie!

Handmade dress shop owner and mama of five - our littlest just born in December! ♥

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Congratulations! Yay! You did it! Enjoy your new addition.
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Congratulations!

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Woo hoo! At least one of us GA mamas had an awesome HB! I am so happy for you! Sounds like you did great. CONGRATS!

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Congratulations! :
What a cute little man he is! I read DP the part of your birth story about the sex leading to the contractions & he immediately recommended that we try that too, "right now". So we did. Haha. But sadly, we did not get the same results as you guys. Thanks for sharing your story & pictures!! Wonderful babymoon to you.

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Thanks for sharing your positive birth! Congrats (photobucket is down right now so I can't see the pics.)
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Congrats on a great birth. Welcome Gavin!!

Hugs and love to you and yours
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Heres a pic of both his sister at that age & him

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Aw, what a sweetie Welcome, Gavin.

Helen mum to five and mistress of mess and mayhem, making merry and mischief til the sun goes down.
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Congrats on your HB!!! Yay for HB!!! I want to tell everyone to try it instead of going to the hospital, don't you?

You have a great story to share...wow, feeling his head and all yourself. That is so cool. It sounds like you are really happy with everything and I am so glad for you!

Sex the night before must had helped induce me, too although we weren't trying to get her to come so early!

doula mama to my nov 05 and my feb 08 babes who wrap me in love.
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