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We have a baby!
My water did break at 7pm and at 9:30 I was holding our new baby girl
However, she decided to be born with her hand by her head. YYYEEEEOOOOOOWWWWCH! somehow my very seasoned, calm midwife helped me through screaming my head off (which is highly unsual for me in birth) for about a half hour of very slow, controlled pushing while she did some serious maneuvering in there with the babe but no tears, rips, etc at all. whew.

I'm bruised; she's bruised but we won the fight for sure. I feel if I'd been in a hospital I would have ended up with a csection (that is what happened to my sil-I don't think I will share my birth story with her).

I know I will recover quickly and I feel like I have touched that animal strength inside myself that I never had to call upon before last night. I feel like I am capable of anything now. My husband is in AWE of us this morning.
VICTORY!

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Congratulations! That sounds great

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Congratulations!!! Welcome to the world baby girl!
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YAY!!!congrats mama. give her a snuggle for me.. i reallllly want to snuggle a baby! and dose up on arnica for a few days.. it will help you both with the bruising. a beautiful baby moon to you!



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Great news.....what a fast labor! I am so thankful for my wonderful MW and it sounds like you totally have one of the great ones.

Take it easy!
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Congratulations! Sounds like it was quick...I'm amazed you had no tearing!
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Happy Birthday to your baby! Congrats Mama! It's so nice to see that variations of normal, doesn't mean c-sec!!! Your body was capable and strong. Now you rest!
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you are awesome!

congrats to you and your new little girl. i'm glad you had good support!

happy babymoon!
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Awesome! Congrats.

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However, she decided to be born with her hand by her head.
Same thing happened with my daughter Azeda she had her hand right up by her ear...Luckily it didn't feel any different for me...

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Wow, congratulations! You and baby both overcame a lot for her to get here. Happy babymooning.

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We have a baby!

However, she decided to be born with her hand by her head. YYYEEEEOOOOOOWWWWCH!

I feel like I have touched that animal strength inside myself that I never had to call upon before last night. I feel like I am capable of anything now. My husband is in AWE of us this morning.
VICTORY!

Chris
Yay hooray! Congratulations, mama!

When dd was born with her hand by her head I ended up with 11 stitches. You are so blessed to have had such a great midwife and the inner strength to GO SLOWLY through the pushing.

You are a rockstar!
Enjoy your babymoon!

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Sounds like you and your midwife did an awesome job, mama! Congrats!!

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What a great story! Congratulations!
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Congratulations on the birth of your baby girl!!

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How awesome! Congratulations!!
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I feel like I have touched that animal strength inside myself that I never had to call upon before last night. I feel like I am capable of anything now.
Wow! Congratulations! I KWYM about the animal side.

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AWESOME!!! You go, mama! Great work.
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Well done! Congratulations!!!

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