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Old 02-03-2006, 11:34 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I am so in LOVE!!!!

I had those "hard stomach" painless contractions for a long time, and the herbs and primrose oil had already gotten me dilated to four centimeters (inner and outer Os) just walking around the week before. This was all so new for me! With my other two kids I started from "scratch" each time, or maybe two centimeters on the outer Os.

Then the contractions got more intense, but only lasted under a minute and were totally manageable. I called my midwife, still thinking it all could wear off like it had been doing all the week before.

She said I was overthinking it and was coming right over. It's a good thing!

Geoffrey Finn William (Peace-bearer/ Fair/ Protector) was born at home after 4 hours of active labor thanks to the help of my hubby, my friend, and my midwife. He weighs in at 10 lbs, 6 oz, the exact weight to the ounce of his older brother...

No episiotomy, no tears, and once my water broke, he came right out after seven minutes.

I also think it's cool that my friend had her baby in her sling and she (5 months) was awake and watching the birth!

The horse trough with hot water was heaven and the contractions were very short and kind to me.

I swear all my labors reflected the personality of each kid!

This baby is so calm and sweet! (of course, they're all sweet!)

More after my baby moon!

Thanks to all on MDC for supporting me during this pregnancy!

Love,

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Congratulations!!!!!! Yay!

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congrats! My 5mo niece was at my last home birth - it is cool!
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Congratulations on your new baby boy!!!

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Congratulations and welcome baby Geoffrey!

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Congratulations!

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Thanks, everybody. I just love this forum. It has kept me sane through this pregnancy and postpartum.

So cool to hear about others who have had a friend's baby or child at a birth-it was new to me!

Much love,
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How wonderful--CONGRATULATIONS!!

(DD is asking me why I'm crying! LOL)

Happy for you!


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OH YAYAYAYAYAYAY!!!! I was justthinking about you. COngrats on an awesome homebirth anda big healthy boy!! HAPPY BABYMOON!!


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Steph. and MamaT.and everybody who has posted...

Sniff sniff---thank you sooo sooo much! The pictures are great and thanks for thinking of me! It means so much to me!!!!!
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Congratulations!!!

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Congratulations!!!

Interesting about the labors reflecting the personality of the kid. My labors were so different and so far the kids are, too...
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