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#1 of 27 Old 03-24-2007, 12:56 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Eli was born yesterday (March 23) at 6 pm! He was born at home and very quickly!

I'd been having lots of contractions all week that would stop at bedtime. Friday I was having pretty consistent contractions, but not close together or intense. I was able to walk and talk through them. I started timing them when they got a bit more intense and they were 7-8 minutes apart. I called my MW to give her the heads up about 3:30. As soon as I got off the phone with her, they *jumped* to 2-3 minutes apart and were much more intense. We called her back at 3:45 and told her to come on. I took a shower, which was incredibly difficult b/c I was in very active labor. My amazing SIL came over by 4:15, and she was my hip squeezer and main support while Clint cared for Robin and fetched for us. I tried to use the bathroom about 5:10 and realized I wanted to push! My water broke in the bathroom (in my pants - I was still fully dressed from after my shower). Clint called the MW, who was about 15-20 minutes away, to tell her I wanted to push. She arrived about 5:40. By then I was in my labor bed and fighting to wait to push until she got there. She came in to me already pushing - still with pants on . Finally got them off, and Eli arrived by 6.

My response to his weight was, "Are you F#^&ing kidding me?" No one estimated 9 lb., much less 9lb.10 oz. I have a 2nd degree tear, stitched, but otherwise feeling good. So from the time things really kicked into active labor until delivery was only 2 1/2 hours - a big difference from my 19 hour labor with Robin!

We're so happy to have had him at home and so glad to finally meet him. My SIL was amazing, and there's no way Robin could have been there if SIL hadn't been here too. Robin was amazing - she was sweet, giving me kisses and encouragement as I labored, helping apply pressure to my back. When Eli was born, I looked up to see Clint and Robin, both with the hugest smiles of amazement at what they were seeing - definitely one of the best moments of my life, and I'm so glad she was here to witness her baby brother's birth.

She's still over the moon and very much in love with her brother, as we all are. He slept through the night - we had to wake him up to nurse!

I'll post pix soon - I'm so sad we didn't really get any labor/delivery pix - it all went so fast and it was just me, sil, clint and the toddler until the last minute, and we all had our hands very full!
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#2 of 27 Old 03-24-2007, 01:01 PM
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Welcome baby Eli! Congratulations mama!
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Yay! Congratulations! : Welcome baby Eli!

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Congratulations! Sounds like a great birth experience!

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So glad it went so well!! Congrats on your new baby boy!! :

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Congrats Becca!! Can't wait to see pics and please now send your fast labor vibes over here, ok?
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I know you were really ready for him! amazing birth!
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hooray!!!!!! Sooooo happy for you!

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Woo hoo!!! Congratulations on your new boy!
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Congratulations Becca and welcome to baby Eli!
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Becca,
you are amazing! You handled your extra-long gestation with such grace. Seriously, for someone over 42 weeks pregnant, you did hardly any complaining or whining. You didn't get overly excited at each random contraction and took everything in stride. When labor finally kicked it, you did an amazing awesome job. I am in awe!
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Congratulations Becca!

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yeah yeah yeah way to wait it out becca congrats! xo jen

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Many congratulations to you and your family. Welcome Eli! Glad to hear everyone is healthy and happy. Hope your recovery goes well. Wishing you all the best!

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I'm so glad everything went well!

Love his name. Congrats to you and your family!!!
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That is a fabulous birth story!

Congratulations, Becca, to you and your family!

Happy Baby Moon!
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That's so awesome Becca! What a fast birth after such a long wait time!
Hugs to you!

Congratulations on an easy birthing and having your dd there, you'll be my inspiration!

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Congratulations, Becca! I'm so glad I saw your post on the front page. It's so special to have had your dd there to see her brother being born. I had my dd there and felt just like you did.
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Congratulations Becca.......from another 12+ mth member. I'm so happy for you!

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Sounds wonderful!!! Congrats!!!!

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Yay!!! Congrats Becca! So happy that you had a good birth experience and that Eli is here!!!

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Congratulations!!! What a wonderful fast birth
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Congratulations!! What a great story! : Welcome Eli!!
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Becca

I am so moved to read about Eli's birth. I'm totally all weepy eyed... sitting here thinking of you and your son. I'm so proud of you for the grace with which you handled the long wait and the power and strength with which you welcomed your son into the world.
You are an amazing woman Becca, and I am so glad to have you as a part of my support network. You are truly inspirational, my friend!

Much love

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CONGRATULATIONS!! So happy to hear it went so well, and so FAST!
Welcome to the world (big)little Eli!
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Way to go, Becca! Looks like Eli wanted to make sure he was ready, but once he was, he was REALLY ready!

Congratulations guys, and Happy Birthday Eli!
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CONGRATS MAMA!!!!!!!!!! ENJOY YOUR BABY MOON
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