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#1 of 96 Old 05-08-2008, 11:29 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Hi everyone! I was on here yesterday reading the 'where is thismama' thread but I couldn't post... damn you get hands busy with a newborn! Thank you for all the love and thoughts. My girl is here, born May 6 at 343pm, still officially unnamed although I have a name I love, I just want to wait til I'm not so stoned from the birth high to make it official. She weighed 8lbs14oz and she is freaking BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!! She smells so good, that newborn smell is the best thing on the planet, man. And her head is silky soft and she has this little little bit of downy hair.

After the prodromal labour and all my anxiety about how it would go, I was blessed with the most fantastic labour and birth I could have ever dreamed. It was so good that after the birth I feared it was all a dream and I would wake and it would still be the middle of the night with random contractions. I had an amazing birth team that included the_lissa, another good friend of mine, and two doulas... omg they were freaking fabulous. The five of us got me through all the way to 8cm without needing the midwife! I was calm and with it all through labour, but then when it was time to push I felt totally out of control and overwhelmed... exactly the opposite of my labour experience with my daughter where I found labouring really overwhelming and pushing manageable. I pushed this one out in 13 minutes though as opposed to nearly 2 hours... it felt like an unstoppable train, unbelievable.

She was born on the living room floor. Crazy. My 4 year old arrived home with her father just in time to watch the birth, and she cut the cord. Amazing. The room was full of people who care about us and everyone was crying and laughing in joy... it was SUCH a joyful and love-filled experience I can't even describe it. I bet I won't even be an around here for awhile I feel so airy and ecstatic.

My daughter had the cord wrapped very tightly around her neck, the midwife told me to stop pushing and it actually took her some time to unwrap it... she said she almost had to clamp it. I also had a big bleed due to a tiny piece of retained tissue, and almost got transferred to the hospital. The midwives worked so hard to avoid that for me though and finally found the problem and got the tissue out... I so thought I was gonna end up at the hospie for sure.

I will get a pic up as soon as I get a chance... I should get some downtime today as my 4 year old is going with her dad for the day. I'll try to write more birth details too at some point. Much love to you all, mamas!!!!
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congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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aww Congratulations! And welcome to your baby girl
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Thank you! omg I should also say nursing my 4 year old SAVED my butt! I had prodromal labour all the first night, then contrax went away, then came back and I was up labouring all the next night. Finally at 4am I couldn't do it on my own anymore so I called my doula... and then got all anxious that the contrax would leave and she would have come across the city in the middle of the night for nothing. And so by the time she got here... they did!!!!!!!! She was super, super nice to me about it and really reassuring which helped me not be uptight, and I went and lay down in my bed to be alone. DD woke up and started nursing, and omg contractions came back intensely, and labour was ON.
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I am crying again.

I am so happy.

It was truly a beautiful, amazing birth.

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Congratulations! Enjoy that birth high & happy babymooning
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congratulations on a fabulous birth, and welcome to the world sweet little girl!!
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congratulations!!! the birth sounds glorious ... and a lot like my birth ... I'm very familiar w/that unstoppable train . I was on a birth high for many days!!!

congrats again and welcome to your daughter!

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Thanks for sharing your wonderful story! Congratulations!
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Congratulations!!! Welcome sweet baby girl!!
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Yay!! Congratulations!

mom to sam arlo (5), olive loretta (3)....and twin girls Annie and Ramona Jean, born 3/10.

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Congrats!
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Congrats!! What a wonderful story!!

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Awesome!! Ah, newborn smell.... Can't wait to hear the name you chose. Congratulations!
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Congrats! Sounds fabulous.

Go snuggle that gorgeous newborn!

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Congrats! That sounds spectacular!

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Yeah! Congratulations! I can't wait to see pictures of her.

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What a beautiful birth story, sniff and kiss that new little baby for me!

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Congratulations! Great story! BUT WHAT IS HER NAME??????????????? YOU'RE KILLING ME WITH THE SUSPENSE!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Congratulations! Thank you for sharing your amazing birth story!

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Congratulations, mama! You sound like you're on cloud 9! Enjoy your new daughter!

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:!!!!!!!!!!!!!congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!

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Reading your story made me so happy . I'm so glad to hear you had such a positive birth experience and are with your cuddly little girl now!!! Congratulations to you, babe and big sister!!
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I'm so happy for you! So special that Lissa was able to be there with you. Congrats to you all!
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YAY!!! Congrats Mama!!!
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That sounds so wonderful, I'm glad it went so well for you. Now I just can't wait to hear the name and see a picture!

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congratulations! enjoy your baby moon
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Congrats!

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Congrats. Enjoy the "new car" uhh..I mean "new baby" smell. Way to go!
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Congratulations! What a beautiful birth story; I'm so happy for you.
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