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#1 of 21 Old 01-19-2008, 07:22 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Baby (no name yet) was born January 18th at 4:55am after 30 hours of labor. 8lbs, 10oz and 20.5" long. She came in the water at home and it was amazing. But also the most difficult thing I've done in my entire life.
I'll write a birth story later... but a quick summary...
I was doing really well and was talking and joking in the pool at 8cm which was 10pm. I got out of the pool to speed it up and labored on the toilet and hanging onto Alex for about an hour which made my cervix swell. It was awful and if it weren't for Alex and the midwife I would have gone to the hospital. I finally was able to relax enough to let the swelling go down... NOT easy to do after 8cm. I screamed her out in 3 contractions. Pushing didn't feel good at all, I thought I would break in half.

I am SO happy. She's nursing really well and is just soooo perfect and sweet. Alex was amazing and I fell in love with him 10 times more last night.
With the midwife:
http://media3.dropshots.com/photos/1...117/181503.jpg
And with TIRED mama
http://media3.dropshots.com/photos/1...117/175818.jpg
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30 hours of labor?!!! Yikes ! But u did great! Congrats!!!!

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: 30 hours! WoW!! but congrats on the new baby,
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You are awesome, Mama!
Welcome to the world, sweet baby girl!
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Yay! Great job, mama! She's beautiful.

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Congratulations!!!

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Congratulations! Pretty baby

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Its so wonderful that after all that time you still had a homebirth! She is beautiful! Happy babymoon!
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Congratulations! She is simply precious!

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that was a long labor mama! congrats on the birth of your daughter!!

 

 

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she is so adorable!! congrats.

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Congratulations!

Sorry things were so rough at the end. Glad she is nursing well!

Can't wait to know what baby-no-name's name is :-)

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She's beautiful! Congratulations!!!
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Congratulations!
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Dropping in from the April DDC, hope you don't mind. I was stopping by to read birth stories as I prepare myself for my next birth

Anyway, your midwife looks kinda like mine in that pic...her name wouldn't happen to be Dawn would it? Probably a long shot, but I just had to ask after reading your story Anyway, congrats mama! Welcome baby girl!

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congratulations, mama! strong work!
many blessings for a happy babymoon!

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Congrats! Both mama and daughter are beautiful!

I'm totally with you on the pushing thing...
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Wow, what a beautiful child!! Love all that hair and her chubs! 30 hrs (shudder). Rest up now as you can!

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Way to go mama!

Happy Mommy to one amazing girl (6y) and one sweet boy (2y), and wife to DH since 7/03 : :
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Thank you all. I am completely floating on air. I just can't believe I did it! After 3 hospital births with epidurals.... I can't believe it.
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What a ride! 30 hours is a long time. I had one of those labors with my 1st. It was extremely exhausting. Hopefully you'll get some good rest. Happy Birthday to your girl!
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