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Old 10-10-2007, 11:02 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I can't believe it! Our baby boy arrived this morning, October 10th (his due date!) at 7:05 AM. He weighed in at 8lbs, 2oz, 22 inches long.

I won't go into the *long* version of the birth story now. But yesterday all afternoon I was having contractions that were pretty strong and trying to work into a pattern. I still wasn't sure it was labor though. Then around midnight, things really started to pick up. My husband rocked me through the contractions. Luckily my 26 month old dd stayed asleep through my moans and :screams: My midwife and her apprentice arrived at 5:30 AM. In the haze, I remembered that I wanted to give birth in water and got in the tub. DD woke up and came into the bathroom at 6:30. She calmly and quietly watched me push her brother into the world. I was so proud of her and so proud to be able to show her a beautiful gentle birth. Our baby boy is beautiful and we are all doing well. My mother flew in this morning and was in the air as the baby was being born, but I think it all worked out for the best. I just keep looking at my family and I can't get over how blessed I am.

My first birth was a traumatic hospital birth. I had a doctor inflicted 3rd degree tear, and my spirit and body took a long time to heal. I knew I wanted to have a home waterbirth, but there were moments when I wondered whether I was strong enough. I couldn't believe how intense and wonderful it felt for my body to be pushing all on its own. I sustained no tears--just a tiny skidmark! And I don't know how much dd will remember, but it was important to me that she witnessed this birth. For those mamas hoping to have a gentle birth experience after a "less than gentle" one, IT IS TOTALLY POSSIBLE. It really really is.

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Old 10-10-2007, 11:09 PM
 
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I'm happy you had a better birth expierence this time and that your daughter was able to participate. Enjoy your baby moon!
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Old 10-10-2007, 11:17 PM
 
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congrats... what a beautiful story!! peace jen

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That is fantastic. I'm SO HAPPY for you!!!

Congratulations!

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Yea!!! Congrats and welcome, little boy!!
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congrats :

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Congrats! Sounds like a wonderful healing birth!


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Old 10-11-2007, 12:28 AM
 
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This brought tears to my eyes. Congratulations on a wonderful, peaceful, healing birth. Thank you so much for sharing the story with us.

Welcome to your baby boy!

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Congratulations, mama! I am so happy for you to have gotten such a wonderful birth!! It is so wonderful for our children to be able to see that, too. I so wanted to have my boys witness this birth, but things picked up too quickly and they weren't there. Sounds like your birth has been very healing for you - congratulations!!

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Old 10-11-2007, 02:09 AM
 
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Wow that is great that your daughter was able to watch!! Congratulations!
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beautiful, healing birth story.
Many congrats to you

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I'm so happy for you!

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What an awesome birth, thanks for sharing!!! Congratulations - i'm so happy your experience this time was so different than your previous. Take care!
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Yay! I'm glad your dd was able to be a part of it! we're hoping our ds is awake for it too.....
enjoy your baby!!
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Congratualtions Naismama, what a healing birth story. Welcome to your baby boy.

I add your announcement. Enjoy your new little guy snuggles.
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Congratulations!!!

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How wonderful!!! Congrats to you!! I'm so glad you got the birth you wanted.

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Congratulations! Trying to catch good birth vibes here.
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Great story! Congrats on your baby and birth!
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Congrats and welcome to your little boy!
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Congratulations Mama!!! What a wonderful, healing birthstory!!


Welcome to the world Little Man!
Have an amazing Babymoon!!

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Congratulations! What a wonderful story.

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