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#1 of 40 Old 12-29-2007, 01:35 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Cyrus Boone was born this morning, December 29, at 12:04 a.m. in the most wonderful, gentle home waterbirth I could have hoped for. He's just incredible. He has olive skin and a thick head of wavy dark hair and right now, green eyes just the color of his daddy's.
The birth was so great. I was in early labor for about 12 hours, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., right about the time the midwife got there. I got into the tub at about 9, and Cyrus came out in four pushes right after midnight. It was so much less painful than I thought it would be.
I would have thought I'd want everyone to be hands-on, but the birth had a total UC vibe. I felt really focused inward and didn't really want anyone rubbing on me or talking to me. I feel like I got into a really good groove, and was actually dozing off between contractions for the last couple hours. Aaron and the midwives were just perfect, letting me know I had support but giving me all the space I needed to labor peacefully.
He was born in the caul, which according to legend is very good luck. The midwives said they had only seen that a handful of times in hundreds of births, and never during a waterbirth.
He weighed 6 lb 12 oz after a truly heroic-sized meconium poop, and was 21 inches long. His apgars were (ahem) 9 and 10. I was totally intact and didn't tear even a little.
Now he and his daddy are curled up asleep looking so peaceful. I think I'll join then.

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congrats jen! sounds absolutely perfect!

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it sounds perfect! congrats! Welcome Cyrus!!!

FYI- 600 pics would not be too many...
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congrats mama! Your birth sounds wonderful! :
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Congratulations!

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Congratulations! Hope you are all snuggled up right now
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It sounds like you had an amazing birth, I am so happy for you. Have a wonderful babymoon. Welcome Cyrus

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Congratulations Mama - Sounds like a great birth. Enjoy your babymoon!!
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What a beautiful birth you had! Congratulations & enjoy babymooning!

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Wow, that sounds like an amazing birth experience. Congrats, and welcome little Cyrus.

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What a beautiful story!
CONGRATULATIONS!!! :
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Welcome, Cyrus!!!

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Congrats, mama!

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Huge congrats! I'm so happy for all of you! You look amazing, BTW--your skin is amazing! My skin post partum looks awesome--the best in my life--for about 3 days, then it all goes to hell, LOL!

I noticed that A is sporting new facial hair, isn't he? I think he was clean-shaven in the nursery pics you posted earlier....I just thought it was funny, because that was the first thing that my dh did after our first was born--he suddenly decided that he needed to grow a beard and mustache...

I guess he thought it was the proper thing for a daddy to do, LOL! Good thing he looked so cute with it!

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Congrats!!

I love the pictures. Especially the one of him in the caul. That is sooo awesome!!

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Congrats!!

I love the pictures. Especially the one of him in the caul. That is sooo awesome!!
Same here - I just showed DH! I have heard of it (obviously) but never seen a picture. Thats so cool......
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Congratulations! Those are awesome pictures!

Karen, mother to a wonderful active three year old.
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Congrats!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the pictures- you have such a beautiful family! Enjoy your babymoon, mama!
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Lurking from the Jan ddc. Congratulations, so glad you had a good birth and a lovely baby.

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He's gorgeous - what a great birth experience!! Congratulations and welcome Cyrus
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beautiful!

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Wonderful! Congrats on such a beautiful birth and baby! Everything souns so perfect, I'm so happy for you!

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Beautiful pictures! What a peaceful birth! Congratulations!

Christy-SAHM to my elf princess(4/06) and my little man (12/07). Married to the love of my life and expecting our pumpkin baby boy 10/09! :
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congrats!!! great pictures! it was so awesome to read your story!

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congrats on such a beautiful birth!

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congrats!
i want more caul photos - that is so amazing!
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such an amazing story, and what a beautiful little fam. today is dp's birthday, too...tell little cyrus he'll enjoy it, no school or work on his bday.

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confrats!!!!! the caul pic rules.

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OMG, I LOVE his name. SO awesome. And what a great birth story! Hooray for not tearing! You have magical vaginal powers!! CONGRATULATIONS & welcome Cyrus Boone! :

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Beautiful boy! Congrats mama!
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