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#1 of 20 Old 12-31-2006, 10:21 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Not the birth I planned in the least, but I'm so totally in love and just trying to focus on that!

Brenten William
December 29th, 2006
4:26pm
22 inches long
8lbs 9.6 ounces

Story and pictures to come.

~heather

Updated with story and picture on post #12

heather - wife to my wonderful husband , mama to Brenten William 12/29/06, and Devin Findley 10/20/09
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Congrats! I love his name.

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Congratulations on your nice big baby boy.

enjoy your new son and give yourself time to come to terms with your birth experience Mama

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Congrats! Welcome baby Brenten!
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congrats mama!!!!

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Congrats!!

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Welcome Brenten! Congratulations mama and family.
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congratulations!
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Happy Baby!

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Congratulations!! Love his name!

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I'm familiar with birth going other than planned. Hugs to you and for sure let yourself grieve what you missed out on. I'm happy to hear that he is here and healthy and that you are in love. The greatest thing!

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First a little back story - After a year and a half of trying to get pregnant and no luck we turned to an R.E. for help getting pregnant. We tried clomid, injections, and finally an IVF cycle. I got pregnant on the first IVF cycle and was overjoyed.

My first couple prenatals were done at Kaiser with an OB. It was awful. I left both times in tears. I found an amazing Midwife and birthing center where, even though we had to pay out of pocket, I was so happy and everything was wonderful. My natural birth meant so much to me because the conception was so medical. It was my way of taking charge, feeling my body did have some power, could do it even if I had help getting there.

I had an uneventful, fairly easy pregnancy. At 36 weeks baby flipped from head down to breech. : But, my wonderful Midwife was still fine with delivering him. She gave me tips and suggestions for trying to get him to turn, but if he didn't, he didn't, we really weren't that stressed out about it.

I tried chiropractic, acupuncture, moxibustion and all kinds of spinning babies stuff. Nothing worked.

40 weeks came and went and I hadn't went into labor. We tried acupuncture, evening primrose, caulophylum and just about anything else to get things started between 40 - 42 weeks.

At 41 weeks 3 days I had my last Midwife appointment, baby was still head up, I was 3cm dilated and 100 effaced. I had a backup OB appointment for Friday when I would hit 42 weeks.

That Friday, 42 weeks exactly, at the OB (not the first awful one, a very nice one actually) my water broke! My first instinct was to run like H*ll and get myself to the birthing center. My water was green. I knew then and there that I needed to do something and running off to my birth center wasn't the option. The very nice OB (who had 2 girls one birthing center, and one home birth) dropped everything, canceled her appointments and got me into labor and delivery for a c-section. My Midwife drove almost an hour to be with me before, during and in recovery. She kept me calm and centered, and helped me get breastfeeding start as soon as I got the baby.


It was NOT what I wanted, but, at that point, I felt like it was the best choice for baby. So no, it was not my plan, and it was a sad and depressing thing to have to accept, but I wasn't willing to push things further or to try and make them let me labor. It was time to get baby out.

The c-section itself was really not so bad (well, as not bad as something like that can be). Everyone in L&D was so nice, and supportive. NOBODY lectured me about waiting too long, or wanting a birth center birth or anything like I expected, in fact they were all very consoling and understanding about my disappointment in not getting the birth I wanted.

The hospital stay itself *sucked*. The night nurses were so rude and demanding.: So much so that my husband has a list of names and is in the process of filing complaints. My day nurse was an angel.

I stayed 2 nights, and escaped on the 31st. We were home by noon.

It's been hard to accept, and there's a lot of elements of it all that will probably bother me for a long time, but my baby is beautiful and healthy and that's what really matters.

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http://www.simplyfiendish.org/baby/BWM/1-2-07.JPG

It wasn't the road I wanted to take, but, I got to the destination all the same.

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Congratulations I am sorry your hospital stay was so hard on you.

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What a gorgeous baby.

I, too, had a hospital birth when I did not intend to. There was and still is some sadness there - I missed out on something that I had wanted very badly and that I had expected to have.

It has been helpful to me to acknowledge the sadness, as you are doing, and at the same time enjoying my perfect little daughter. I can grieve and still feel that I am the luckiest woman in the world.

Best of luck to you and congrats on that lovely son of yours.

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no in your ddc but just wanted to say how cute he is!
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Same here! Just stopping by to say congrats on the beautiful baby! He looks perfect and he also looks like he gives the best snuggles! Enjoy!

I'm also very sorry that your birthing experience was so drastically different from what you wanted.
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what an adorable little guy!!

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what a pretty baby boy! : I know what you mean about those night nurses! With my first I had an encounter with one and I just burst into tears...

I'm glad to hear that mom and baby are healthy and doing well....

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Congrats!

I haven't had time to post my birth story yet, but our situations were very much alike! Glad you also got to nurse your babe soon and hope your recovery goes well!!
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your baby is so cute!

i also know how it stinks to have birth go from a planned natural out of hospital one to a hospital one with interventions. it sounds like you knew to make the right choices for your baby, though.
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