she's here!! - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
Old 01-19-2008, 08:22 AM - Thread Starter
 
StrawHatBrat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 836
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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
StrawHatBrat is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 01-19-2008, 09:40 AM
 
Jennah_Gole's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Never thought I would be out here
Posts: 483
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
30 hours of labor?!!! Yikes ! But u did great! Congrats!!!!

Momma to GG (dd - 14 yrs old), Active (ds - 10 yrs old), Toon (dd - 8 years old), Olive (ds - 5 years old), Princess (dd - 4 years old) and babyboy.gif Keemo (ds - 24 days old)

Jennah_Gole is offline  
Old 01-19-2008, 09:53 AM
 
carmelnap's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: New York
Posts: 170
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
: 30 hours! WoW!! but congrats on the new baby,
carmelnap is offline  
Old 01-19-2008, 11:08 AM
 
MrsAprilMay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Ohio
Posts: 705
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
You are awesome, Mama!
Welcome to the world, sweet baby girl!
MrsAprilMay is offline  
Old 01-19-2008, 11:51 AM
 
aaronsmom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Illinois
Posts: 2,084
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Yay! Great job, mama! She's beautiful.

Mama to DS (3/7/06)om.gif, DSD  hearts.gif(11/17/02), DD (1/16/08 )energy.gif ,  DS2 (5/30/10) sleepytime.gif and Baby Quinn angel.gif (R.I.P 3/22/13)

aaronsmom is offline  
Old 01-19-2008, 12:59 PM
 
Ruthiegirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Feet in the mud, head in the clouds
Posts: 3,635
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 16 Post(s)
Congratulations!!!

Frugal, food growing mama to my four loves

Ruthiegirl is offline  
Old 01-19-2008, 01:50 PM
 
muttix2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 2,769
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Congratulations! Pretty baby

Mama to two boys and a girl.
muttix2 is offline  
Old 01-19-2008, 02:17 PM
 
AngelaB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Des Moines Iowa
Posts: 1,883
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Its so wonderful that after all that time you still had a homebirth! She is beautiful! Happy babymoon!
Angela
AngelaB is offline  
Old 01-19-2008, 02:30 PM
 
ollineeba's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Doing better than I deserve..
Posts: 5,376
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Congratulations! She is simply precious!

~e, wife to my sweet T , mama to my turtleman (12) , sunshine (9 ), and monkey (6)
ollineeba is offline  
Old 01-19-2008, 03:01 PM
 
MamaFern's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: surrounded by snowy mountains
Posts: 7,543
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
that was a long labor mama! congrats on the birth of your daughter!!

 

 

Quote:
Once in while you get shown the light in the strangest of places if you look at it right....

 

MamaFern is offline  
Old 01-19-2008, 03:22 PM
 
BeanyMama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Fort Worth, TX
Posts: 1,389
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
she is so adorable!! congrats.

Mama to four ('03, '05, '08 & '11) chicken3.gif
BeanyMama is offline  
Old 01-19-2008, 04:41 PM
 
amandamac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: panhandle
Posts: 61
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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 :-)

~Amanda&BabyMac
amandamac is offline  
Old 01-19-2008, 05:22 PM
 
Hollysmom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 2,848
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
She's beautiful! Congratulations!!!
Hollysmom is offline  
Old 01-19-2008, 07:54 PM
 
Chavaleh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Atlanta
Posts: 394
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Congratulations!
Chavaleh is offline  
Old 01-19-2008, 08:04 PM
 
celestialdreamer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 4,701
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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!

~Rebecca~
mama to a sweet girl , & 4 silly boys

celestialdreamer is offline  
Old 01-19-2008, 08:19 PM
 
riverundine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: foothills of the sangre de cristos and donner lake
Posts: 1,099
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
congratulations, mama! strong work!
many blessings for a happy babymoon!

treehugger.gif river and mountain mama to two amazing dust.gif girls, homebirth.jpg 8.25.05 and h20homebirth.gif 1.13.08, and married to my soulmate of 18 yrs partners.gif

riverundine is offline  
Old 01-19-2008, 08:34 PM
 
allnaturalmama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Lilliput
Posts: 1,625
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Congrats! Both mama and daughter are beautiful!

I'm totally with you on the pushing thing...
allnaturalmama is offline  
Old 01-20-2008, 03:27 AM
 
Surfacing's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: stuck between a rock and a hard place
Posts: 6,633
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Wow, what a beautiful child!! Love all that hair and her chubs! 30 hrs (shudder). Rest up now as you can!

wash.gif  Me  + bikenew.gif Dh =  broc1.gif  Dd1(9 yrs) + hearts.gif  Dd2(6 yrs) and blowkiss.gif Ds(3.5 yrs)
Surfacing is offline  
Old 01-20-2008, 03:56 PM
 
leafwood's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: New York
Posts: 2,942
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Way to go mama!

Happy Mommy to one amazing girl (6y) and one sweet boy (2y), and wife to DH since 7/03 : :
leafwood is offline  
Old 01-20-2008, 09:13 PM - Thread Starter
 
StrawHatBrat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 836
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.
StrawHatBrat is offline  
Old 01-20-2008, 11:39 PM
 
anudi01's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 720
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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!
anudi01 is offline  
 
User Tag List

Thread Tools


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off