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#1 of 13 Old 11-29-2005, 01:56 AM - Thread Starter
 
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dd#2 was born late saturday night weighing in at 8 lbs. on the dot

First contraction Saturday 11:10 PM (9 contractions total)

Baby in arms Saturday 11:50 PM (pushed about 1-2minutes total, if even that)

Yes, u read that right

it was an unplanned unassisted (except dh and myself) homebirth and it was INTENSE and FAST (i had no idea i was in labor till at ctx #9 i felt her part of her head was out )

we are doing great, i'm still a little shocked/traumatized but otherwise OK
when i'm up to it i'll post the detailed but short birth story

she's so lovely and looks just like dd#1

hoping everyone's labor goes much more calm but more importantly for healthy babies...

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Wow!! I can't even imagine that! My labor seemed overwhelmingly fast & it was 1.5 hours after I realized I was actually in labor that my chicken was born. Wow.... 9 contractions! What do you think might happen if you have another baby?! I am SO glad your DH was there! Congratulations to your family!! : May you have a sweet & delicious babymoon. Btw, what is her name?

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Wow, that sounds too good to be true!! Congratulations on your baby girl!!

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WOW!!! What a FAST labor!!! Congrats mama!!!
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Congratulations!

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WOW, awesome! Can't wait to read the whole story!!

What's her name?
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How cool! Congrats mama!
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Congrats to your wonderful family!!

Hugs and love to you all!
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OMG congrats!!! Welcome baby girl and enjoy your babymoon

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Wow!!!!! Congrats mom! What a memorable exp!
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Wow! What a story.

Congratulations!
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OMG!!! Are you OK? (emotionally, I mean)- skye was a doddle to birth physically, but it's taken a few days to heal from the mental stresses. Congratulations!!

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thanks everyone for the well wishes
yesterday and today were much better emotionally..physically it's getting harder (ie. the usual mom stuff, engorged, stitches etc) but i expected that

i talked out my feelings with dh and asked him for his version, how he felt etc and that really helped

dont get me wrong it was an AMAZING experience but when things happen that fast u really dont get a chance to process things

again everyone thanks. I'll sit and write out my birth story soon hopefully
(btw, i dont post names on the net, sorry : )

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