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Here is Evan's birth story, he was born June 5 at 1:11 pm @ home with a Midwife:

I woke up at 2 am on June 5 with some stronger than normal contractions, they were about 15-20 mins apart so I stayed in bed and slept between them. At about 5 am I woke up with a serious contraction and I knew that I would not be sleeping anymore. These contractions were different than DS's birth, it was as if they peaked right away with no buildup then slowly went down. From 5-7 am I sat on the couch and breathed through contractions. By 7 am they were coming every 5 mins and were hard to breathe through so I woke up DH (DS was still sleeping).

DH started getting everything ready and I told him to fill the pool. DS woke up sometime before 8. At 8 I called the MW to let her know I was pretty sure this was it, she had a chiro appt at 9 and she told me to call her if anything changed. After I got off the phone with her I had some major contractions and was squatting down in the kitchen during them. I called her back at 8:06 am and asked her to come over right after her chiro appt. About 20 mins later I asked DH to have her come NOW. I was feeling a lot of pressure and knew things were happening fast. I got right into the pool hoping to slow things down.

MW arrived sometime around 9:00 am and I was having a really hard time staying relaxed through contractions. I asked to be checked then decided against it. Around 10:30 am I started getting a panicky "I can't do this" feeling and thought I might be in transition so I asked to be checked. I was a stretchy 6 cm. I got out of the pool for 30 mins and contractions got REALLY close together - like 1-2 mins apart. I got right back in the pool hoping to slow things down. I started feeling pushy, MW checked me at 11:30 and there was an anterior lip. I pushed a bit during contractions but only when my body made me.

Sometime around noon my body just took over and began pushing completely on it's own. I had no control over it, I kept reaching in the feel baby's head. I pushed in the pool for a while, I could feel my bag of water ballooning out with each push. then I squeezed it a bit and it popped. When DS crowned I panicked and felt I had to get out of the pool right away, so I stood up and said I was getting out. I got out, a contraction hit, I squatted and his head popped out. One more contraction and his whole body was out. I picked him up and MW gave him a little oxygen to help him pink up. All was well after that. He had some trouble nursing at first but now he's a pro.

Overall the birth experience was good, but it was a little scary and intense.

Here is the link to pics (some are a little graphic): http://new.photos.yahoo.com/angell43...60762404099038

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im sorry some of labor and birth was scary, but so glad everything turned out so beautifull!! congrats and welcome!
thanks for sharing your story with us! hes beautiful!
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I'm not in your ddc, but I saw this on New Posts and wanted to say Congratulations!

Welcome Baby Evan! He's gorgeous!
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You did it! Hurrah!

What a beautiful baby.

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Congratulations again!

I'm curious, did Evan turn from OP prior to labor?
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Ah, he's so cute!! And you look great too!

Amazing pictures, BTW...I LOVE birth photos!!

ETA - Jill, I just realized that Evan and Sam share a birthday!! How cool!
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Awww mama thats WONDERFUL!!!! I am so happy for you! CONGRATS! (I am Kelly H's sister if you dont remember.... ) Just ahppy to see all is well....the pictures are beautiful. You look amazing!
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Oh Congrats! Great pics and what a BEAUTIFUL mom and baby!

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he's beautiful. congratulations!

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so tiny and beautiful!!!!!!!!! loved the birth story, with so much of that at home feeling. Congrats again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Congratulations!

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What an adorable boy! Best wishes to you both.
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He is soo cute, good job momma!

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wonderful Jillian, birth is such an intense process - well done
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Congratulations again!

I'm curious, did Evan turn from OP prior to labor?
He was ROA but I had a lot of back labor because he had his hand up in the back of his head. He still likes to keep his little hand up in the back of his head.

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Thank you so much for posting the birth story! The pictures were great and he (and his big brother!) are so adorable. Ack! I'm getting major baby fever here!
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Congratulations Jilian! I love the pictures... wish I had documented my twins' birth.

Evan is absolutely gorgeous!!!! I especially love the picture of him with Aiden (sp?)

Congrats again! Hope you recovered well and you and your family are enjoying your wonderful new bundle of joy!!!
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Congratulations!!! You did it!!! Great pics and the pic of Aiden holding Evan is sweet

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Congratulations! Beautiful pics, I love the one of his little feet.
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Yay! Congrats on the beautiful birth and adorable babe! I love the pictures...

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how wonderful jillian - congratulations to you and your family!!
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Wow - you did it and your baby is so sweet.

thanks for sharing!!
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He is so precious! Thanks for posting your wonderful story.
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