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#1 of 10 Old 06-02-2007, 10:30 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Technically, a June baby ...

Iris Alix was born yesterday at 4:10 pm after five hours of active labor. My water broke in the middle of the night and contractions started around 5:30am and got really intense around 11am. I pushed for an hour and half and out she finally came!

The whole labor process was so much more intense and HARDER than I ever could have imagined. If it were not for my amazing midwife and especially my doula I am not sure I would have gotten through it without intervention. I was begging for drugs by the time transition hit . She was 8 lbs. 11 oz. and 19 1/2 inches long. DH was wonderfully supportive the entire time as he has been throughout the pregnancy. I had always envisioned myself as a quiet birther...in the tub listening to my hypnobirthing CD or my ipod and breathing through every contraction. Turns out I'm a SCREAMER .

We are so happy and in love with our baby.

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: Congrats :

happy birthday Iris

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: thats great. welcome baby. Congrats momma

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Congrats mama! I turned out to be a screamer the first time too but more of a moaner this time!

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woo hoo! congrats, mama!!! thanks for stickin' with us may ddc-ers...

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Congrats!

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I was a screamer this time, too.

Congrats!!!

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congrats & welcome Iris! i love the name!
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ROFL Yes I screamed the first time during the actual delivery. Second time I roared through late contractions and pushing, then talked/grunted through actual delivery. Birth is powerful!

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Yay, congrats!

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