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#1 of 34 Old 01-30-2007, 04:29 AM - Thread Starter
 
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I thought this was the February DDC? Look at all the birth announcements!

Hi ladies-

it's a frickin whirlwind trying to find time to do anything other than feed babies and sleep and eat.

But here is my super quick clift notes:

TWO VAGINAL UNMEDICATED DELIVERIES!!!!!!!!!!!!! YAYY!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank God for my doula. She helped me figure out pushing. Turns out I'm one of those who needs to not 'breathe the baby out'. I needed to hold my breath and make some big things happen out of some puny contractions! I was so afraid of 'purple pushing' I almost didn't get anythiing accomplished!

Sean Edward Allen was born Thursday at 7:13 P.M. weighing 6 lbs 2 oz. His brother Seth Thomas Allen followed at 7:20 P.M. weighing 4 lbs 15 oz.
They are both home now and super healthy. We were at the hospital until Sunday because of weights, but I didn't mind. My body took a few days to feel right again and the nirsing staff was aces. We were the talk of the ward because I was tandem nursing almost the whole time.

RRL tea also impressed a bunch of people. My uterus shrunk back to almost normal size in only 4 days and bleeding has been less than a period, more or less. I couldn;t drink my super strong concocyion during labor because it made me want to puke, but it was SO handy to have after birth, especially since I became pretty anemic.

Anyway, it will be a bit before I can come back and properly chit chat. I just eradicated their jaundice with 2 hours feedings round the clock and now am focused on getting their weights up so we can leave the doctors far far behind us.

Hugs to all,

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oh, and P.S.

There were 13 people on stand by waiting outside my OR room forr some calamity. They all poured in after Sean was born. They had absolutely NOTHING to do except see how a natural birth is done.
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Congratulations! That's great, great, great!:

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You are an amazing woman!! Congrats mama!!
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yay! yay! i was just going to post looking for you. i'm over the moon that you had such a wonderful result from an excellent birth!! yay!

welcome sean and seth! congrats to you and dh and such good news about your nursing.

yay!!
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Congratulations Jude Rose! I'm so excited for you and I was wondering if you might be having those babies as I haven't seen you posting for a little while! Welcome to this world Babies!!! Congratulations on such a wonderful birth...you are a strong mama!
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Wow mama, you truly are a birth goddess!! Congrats on your perfect births and perfect babies. I can't wait to see pictures

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Great job, Jude!!!!! You are awesome!!

Enjoy your time with your sweet little babies!
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you rock woman!! way to go showing all those people birth is NOT an emergency, even with two babies in there!!

and yay for your doula too.

(and i pushed really hard to get my son out too!)

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can't wait to read your complete birthstory, when you have time, in like 9 or 10 months!!

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congrats! Cool story!
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Congrats! : What a great start to your new life as mommy of two!
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I am SO happy to hear everything went so well!! And I can't wait to hear more, when you get time, whenever that might be!! I love it how so many of us are having our babies!
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So impressive! You should be so proud of yourself!!! Congrats!
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Congratulations! Welcome babies! You are all amazing!!!!!

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You are an amazing woman!! We have so many incredible women in this DDC. Congratulations, I'm glad both boys ar doing well after all the worrying you went through. Welcome Seth and Sean! Can't wait to hear your birth story. :
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Yay! What an inspiration you are! MAJOR congratulations!
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WOW! YOu are amazing!!! Congratulations!!!!!
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awesome! congrats mama!
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Wow! Yay!!!
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WOW, Congrats!!!!! I am soooo thrilled!!!!!! Big kudos to your hospital, too!!
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I am almost in tears, I'm so happy for you!

Congratulations mama.

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Congratulations! How awesome! Good job mama!

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You're amazing! What a terrific story!

Congrats on your little ones and have a great babymoon...

Mama to my beautiful Ana Carolina (2/07), Isabel Cristina (6/10), and #3 on the way in August 2013!

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Congrats on such a wonderful birth! Enjoy those beautiful boys!

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Congratulations, welcome babies!
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You are amazing!!! I'm glad you had a wonderful experience and that the hospital staff was able to witness it. Yay!
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Wow, Jude. You totally rock! Congratulations. You've had such a strong and positive attitude about your pregnancy, your late twin discovery and birth possibilities that it is no wonder you were able to pull off what probably seems to most (myself included) a nearly impossible feat.

The best part about it is that you and the babies are healthy. I hope you will post a full birth story at some point. Oh, and some pics, too!
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I am SOOOOOOOOOOO proud of you! Congratulations on your little boys! We want pictures if you ever get time!
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Wow! That's awesome, Jude Rose, especially after all those worried nay-sayers! I'm so happy for you.

Welcome Seth and Sean (love the names)!

have fun with them, eat lots and rest up well and nurse those boys big and healthy!

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I'm impressed! Congratulations!!

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