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#1 of 44 Old 08-05-2008, 05:54 PM - Thread Starter
 
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August 4th. at 5:35 am. I lost a big chunk of my mucous plug and started filling up the pool at 5:50 am. Our mw arrived at 6:50 and performed a prenatal check up. I was only dilated 3 cm. (one more from where I started). She left and advised to keep on with my daily routine. I decided to go into the pool to ease some of the discomfort, then went back to bed at 9:30 am, woke up to find more bloody strips in the toilet. Drank some RRLT and napped for an hour. Got up to fix some breakfast for myself and decided to go to the chiropractic to get an adjustment and pick up my weekly organic produce from my coop. At 2 pm came back home, took a shower after a short nap (5:13 pm), ate some turkey soup my mom made for labor and birth, watched a little TV while contractions getting stronger (8 pm)...

I decided to jump into the pool at 9:30 am, by midnite the contractions were getting 3 mins. apart and we decided to call Adriana (our mw). By 3:30 am, Adriana checked my cervix and I was only 6-7 cm. dilated! I was suffering! Tired and dosing off between contractions so I asked her to be transfered to the bed so I can rest between each contraction. An hour later I told Adriana that I really needed to push, at this point I was screaming with the top of my lungs and moaning like never before, calling God and all the Angels on Earth and Heavens!!!!!!!!! She told me to go ahead and do what I wanted to do, so I pushed and the bag of waters exploded! I felt a mild relief since it was putting so much pressure in my crotch, I started to push even more because that's all I felt doing! I waited for another contraction and decided to leave it alone and thought that probably my uterus will push the baby on it's own but then realized that I really wanted to push again in the next one, just to get it over with!!!!! So I pushed, and pushed (I yelled many times: IT'S BURNING!!!!!) and pushed 3 more times and Roberto Carlos was born!!!!!! (5 am)

He came out SLEEPING!!!!!! He was such a lazy beautiful boy... I delivered my placenta half an hour later... As soon as the mw cleaned him up, we put him at the breast and he breastfed for so long that I wasn't even able to time it, but he did each breast twice - back and forth! He is a little piggy!

Thanks so much for your ELVs, it wasn't easy... I thought I was going to passed out or give up, it hurt yes, but it was SO WORTH IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :

Weight: 8.5 lbs.
Height: 22 inch. long
Apgar Score: 10/10
Time: 5 am @ Home!!!!!!!

"Where is my waterbirth?"
http://community.webshots.com/slides...ediaPosition=1

ETA: SERENA (DD#1) CUT THE CORD! and she witness the whole birthing process Also, my MW realized I was due (according to my LMP) August 5th not Aug. 1 He was on time I guess....

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lol that he came out sleeping!

Congratulations on your beautiful baby boy! :

In the end, only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you." Buddha

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Congratulations! What a beautiful baby and mama!
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You look so happy and he looks so peaceful in the pictures right after his birth! That's amazing that he was sleeping, you did great! Enjoy your precious baby!
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What a great story.
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What were you prepping the placenta for?

Oh, and CONGRATS on such a cutie!!! He's so adorable, I just want to nibble on those cute cheeks...

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beautiful story , beautiful baby!:

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Yay!!! That's so awesome!! Amazing he came out sleeping :P

Beautiful baby!::

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Gorgeous slideshow! What a beautiful family you have!
I'm so happy to hear it all went well-enjoy your babymoon!

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Congrats and what beautiful pics!:
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Congrats!! He looks very peaceful! Your daughters are beautiful too!::

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Sleeping baby.
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Beautiful! Congrats to you and your family, mama!

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Welcome Roberto !! Awesome pics!

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He's gorgeous! Congratulations!!
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Congratulations to you and your beautiful family!!! That is so hilarious that he was sleeping! Thank you for sharing pictures, you all look so peaceful.
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Oh Enith! I'm so happy for you. It sounds like it all went really well. Your girls are so beautiful, just like you. Your little Roberto will have 3 mommies I think
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: Congratulations and welcome to your little man! :

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Oh Enith! How wonderful!! CONGRATS!!!!

Give that sweet baby a kiss for me and now-SEND THOSE LABOR VIBES TO ME!! LOL

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thank you so much!!!!

Triana, my mom helped me dis membrane the placenta because I am eating bits of it raw, and dehydrating the rest - doing this just now!

Mamatolea okay, here it goes!!!!! <<<<<<LV>>>>>>

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Mamatolea okay, here it goes!!!!! <<<<<<LV>>>>>>
Thanks! We shall see how it goes

My dad is convinced he is coming on 08.08.08 at 8:08(he says am or pm is fine..lmao) NO pressure or anything! LOL

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Really great photos!! Congrats.
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Good Grief you have a beautiful family!!!

What an amazing birth story! :

Heres to bountiful blessings on your babymoon!!!

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Congratulations mama :: You have such a beautiful family!!!!

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Congratulations Enith!!!! Did you know beforehand you were having a boy? What a little cutie!!! Good job momma!!
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Congratulations! You have a beautiful family!

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Congrats Enith and Family! Welcome Sweet Roberto Carlos!
Beautiful Birth! :
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Congratulations!!!!: What a sweet boy and a beautiful family.:

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