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Cael arrived Sunday, August 6 at 4:45 pm . . . a full 12 minutes after we got to the hospital. He was out--completely--in one contraction! An unmedicated birth, as I'd hoped and planned (especially after being induced with the last two--what a difference!!). My water broke after we got to the hospital, I had a contraction, they checked me to discover I was complete, I had a contraction, the next contraction I felt the urge to push . . . though I did not consciously push, it felt like my body pushed on its own, and all of him came out at once. Doc had barely gotten on gloves and gown in time to turn and catch. The on-staff OB hadn't even made it into the room yet!

Breastfeeding is starting out difficult, just like the last two. I was just not meant to bf! Fortunately for my kids, I'm too stubborn to realize that. So, it's slowly getting better. The scabs on my nipples are slowly getting smaller as we get better at getting a good latch. I had forgotten how painful this is for me.

Despite the bf problems, all is well and we are happily settling in as a family of five. Cael's older brothers are totally infatuated . . . which just makes me melt. They ask to hold him at least a dozen times a day, and give him kisses and hugs. They're being so gentle with him and truly delight in his presence. What more could I ask for?

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Wow Jen, what a great birth story! And how awesome that your other boys are so totally in love! Just makes my heart melt.

Congrats and welcome Cael

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I'm glad to hear that you didn't have to be induced! How great!! Congrats!

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Wow Jen - I bet you shocked THAT hospital staff! Congratulations!
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Congratulations! I hope bfing gets easier for you.

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YIPPEE!!!!
And I hope BFing gets easier by the day! Good for you with that stubborn streak!
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Congratulations! Sorry to hear about the bfing woes, but good for you for sticking with it!
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whoo hoo, what a quick birth!

Congrats on your new babe, and welcome sweet Cael!

Good luck with the breastfeeding, I hope it continues getting better for you.
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congratulations!! Wow, what a quickie birth experience! Get some lansinoh on those nips and keep on keepin' on...yowch! I hope it gets better for you soon.

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Congratulations! What a quick birth!!

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Yowza, you're a sprint-birther! Sending good wishes for bf'ing ease. Congratulations!
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congrats on the quick birth

welcome to the world Cael

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Congratulations and welcome Cael!
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Congrats! I'll see you in the sore nippies club! Yikes!
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Congratulations! I'm so happy for you. sounds like the perfect time to get to the hospital IMO!
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Congrats on the quick unmedicated birth! I love the name you picked for your boy!

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Congrats! Hope bfing gets easier for you soon.
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