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#1 of 14 Old 08-18-2007, 02:03 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Our sweet liitle boy was born at home Aug 16 at 1:31 pm after 13 hours of labor. The first 8.5 cm were a piece of cake and I totally thought I was going to have a relatively pain free birth. I was singing and meditating with my girlfriends as the sun rose.

Alas- I got stalled between 9-10 cm for 3 hours and it freakin hurt! I had been throwing up with each major contraction since the birth started (which didn't bother me.) The dehydration etc. made me weak so I had to get out of the warm tub. My MW and dh got me to face the INTENSE moments of transition and I finally got to 10 cm.

I pushed for 90 min and he was born via birthing stool into my dh hands. He made a little sound when his head was born and was already breathing before I delivered the rest of his body. My throat was soooo sore from all the yelling and roaring that moved through me.

I bled a lot and had to have some meds to get my uterus to clamp down but I was OK- the mw's were on it and I totally trusted them.

We have a little bundle of joy who is so sweet and had been sleeping and feeding and looking around and feels sooooo here. I am loving every minute and need to sleep more. I just want to lay around and watch him all the time.

No name yet- we are thinking Bodhi Hail (my labor started during a hail storm.)

I hope everyone is well!
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: Congratulations! : I love the name!
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What a great birth experience! I love the name, too. DH and I considered Bodhi as a name, too. It's a great name.
Happy Babymooning!

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Congrats.

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Congratulations!!

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Congrats on your sweet boy. Can't wait to hear what you decide about a name. Sounds like transition was tough - but you did it!!! WTG Momma! Rest well and enjoy your little one
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Congratulations! So glad all went well and you have your little one now!

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Congratulations!!!

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congratulations!!!

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Congratulations on making it through a tough labor!! Nice name, welcome baby!!
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Congratulations to you Momma!
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Wonderful story! Congrats!
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