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#1 of 12 Old 06-12-2007, 12:26 PM - Thread Starter
 
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He was born at home this morning at 5:39 am. He is 7 lb 9 oz and 20 inches long.

The "puttering" paid off in the long run, as my active labor was less than 6 hours long. Everything went beautifully. He was born in DS's room. I got out of the birth pool at the last minute and pushed standing up/squatting. I am happy to say I had no tears or stitches.

He is doing fantastic and has been skin to skin except for his newborn exam since birth. He's already nursing beautifully.

I still haven't begun to process it, obviously, but it was what I wanted and more.

I will add pics soon.
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Congratulations!

I'm so happy that all the "practice" made your labor short & sweet.

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congratulations!!! sounds like a wonderful birth!!

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congrats! your birth sounds wonderful! cant wait to hear more..
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Congratulations, I am so happy for you!
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yay! I'm glad you had such a beautful birth! Can't wait to see the pictures!

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Congrats! I'm so happy the prodromal labor paid off for you, it worked for me too. I can't wait to see pics!

Zen doula-mama to my spirited DS1 (2/03), my CHD (TAPVR) warrior DS2 (6/07) & a gentle baby girl (8/09)
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Congratulations!

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congratulations shell and welcome jack!
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Oh wonderful!! Welcome baby Jack!
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yeah! glad it was a great experience. welcome wee jack!

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Great! Congratulations to you and your family!!!
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