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#1 of 12 Old 04-02-2008, 02:06 PM - Thread Starter
 
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My surprise pregnancy ended with a wonderful homebirth on April Fools Day!

Alexander Boden was born April 1st at 3:27pm. My midwife had used the words "definitely a 9 pound baby" when estimating just several days before the birth, but he shocked us all by weighing in at 10 pounds, 10 ounces!! He was 21 inches long, and had a 15.25 inch head circumference.

Total labor was about 8 hours long, but I was still walking, talking and feeling fairly chatty when my midwife's assistant arrived and checked me, and found me to be 7cm dilated already! The intense part of labor was very short. I only tore a tiny bit, no stitches needed.

I will update later with pics and the full birth story in another day or two. I'm under strict orders to lay down as much as possible. I don't want to break the rules too much.

Alex and I are doing great so far! Good luck to the rest of the overdue mamas, I hope your babies join you soon!

PICTURES!

Just a minute after he was born:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...n/b_153009.jpg

Getting measured:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...n/b_174654.jpg

A couple hours old:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...n/b_174741.jpg

The MONSTERLY long fingernails:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...n/b_174828.jpg

Here he is today, 2 days old, looking around:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...n/b_004112.jpg

I'll do the birth story another time, I need to get off the computer.

SAHM to Melinda (Oct '03), Jacob (Aug '05),  Alex (Apr '08), and baby.gif Malcolm (Sept 29, '11)

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Congratulations! I am so excited he finally came for you! Labor does happen, wow!

I am glad everything went so well. Enjoy your little one!
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YAY!

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! Sounds like a GREAT birth! (and trust me, the laying down is really nice!) Your guy must be soooo chubby! Meredith was the same length but a pound 10 ozs lighter and she has rolls! You must have a little buddha on your hands!
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Congratulations on your BIG boy! Glad you had such a wonderful birth.
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Congrats mama!! I can't wait to see some pics and hear more of your birth story. Enjoy your babymoon!!
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Congrats!!!!!!!!
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Welcome, big one!!!!

Happy babymoon!!!! Rest well, and enjoy one another!
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Congratulations!!
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welcome baby Alex!
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Awesome! Your little one shares a birthday with my best friend's little one! Lol I thought she was playing an April Fool's joke on me when she called to say her water broke. Of course, hers was less than half the size of yours!!

Momma to DS1 4/5/06 nursed with IGT to self-weaning at 27 months, DS2 1/20/09 still nursing, DS3 due late November - planning to tandem with IGT and SNS
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great birthday! your big boy is absolutely gorgeous and wow, those are some looong fingernails!
congrats!
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Congrats! Happy babymooning!
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