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#31 of 40 Old 07-30-2008, 01:27 AM
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wow, cool birth story! Congratulations!
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no longer in your DDC but congrats and welcome to your little girl!

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Not in this DDC either, but birth announcements catch my attention

Originally Posted by hopeandolive View Post
Too funny...get up, do some laundry, make some coffee, have a baby and then some pancakes! LOL Ho hum, just a small part of the daily routine. LOL
...send son to school where he announces his sister was born that morning

Enjoy your babymoon!

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Congrats, mama!! What a great story

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Originally Posted by LivingforGod View Post
Congrats!! That's a great story. We are actually planning an unassisted birth. I can't wait.:: Thank you for sharing.
I explored UC a little bit and decided it wasn't for us (and DH especially was not comfortable) but I have to say it was AWESOME laboring alone in a quiet, dim house and just doing what felt right. Especially compared to my son's birth (at a birth center). I know second babies are typically easier but I was really affected by going in the car in the middle of labor, and then being observed and assessed and told to do this or that. His birth was long and difficult and I just knew I didn't want to try that again.

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That's so awesome, I love birth stories like yours! Congratulations to you and your family!
I never believe birth stories like mine! Like sure, you felt some twinges and did some housework and then your baby just popped out. What next, did monkeys fly out of your butt? But I guess I'm a skeptic no more

Originally Posted by robertandenith View Post
ohhhhh I love your birthstory I want an unexpected unassisted waterbirth too!!!
It was amazing. Our midwives are very laid-back and hands-off, and the plan was for them to hang out in the living room while I labored in private in the birth pool in another room. But I think I still would have been affected by thinking about everyone hanging around waiting to help for for something to happen. I had a lot of concern over calling too early, and people just waiting around while I was maybe making a lot of noise. It was so wonderfulo to be completely uninhibited.

Originally Posted by hopeandolive View Post
How wonderful! All babies should arrive like that! I too lmao about the "happy ow" still giggling! LOL

Too funny...get up, do some laundry, make some coffee, have a baby and then some pancakes! LOL Ho hum, just a small part of the daily routine. LOL
The difference in how I felt after a 2-hour labor versus an 18-hour labor is incredible. I felt like I'd been hit by a truck after having my son. I felt pretty great after DD was born, just a little shaky for a while. The one weird thing is I didn't really get that endorphin surge, I think because there was just no build-up.

Thanks for all the congrats everyone! We are really enjoying DD, and telling the story to all our friends.
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peekingin from dio, what an amazing story!! I am glad everything turned out so well for you!!
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I've been waking up at 4am for the last few nights with a lot of pressure too.. maybe I ought to start paying more attention just in case our birth goes like yours! Congratulations!

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Awesome!! Congratulations! My last birth was also an unplanned un-midwifed and it was brilliant. :-) My mom was there and she's had eight children of her own and was present for my first so I had "help".

I know exactly what you mean about how intense it was! I remember thinking "I have to do THIS for 16 hours?" (my first labor) and ended up feeling VERY relieved when the baby was coming so quickly. :-)

Momma - you did SO well. You did SO good. What a blessing - what a special family moment. Congratulations!

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Congratulations!!! I had an unexpected UC as well. They're pretty neat

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Congrats- what an amazing story!!!

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