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#1 of 21 Old 08-08-2008, 02:58 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Remember the thread about intense period-type cramping? Well it was definitely the beginning of labor for me!

Contractions began late Monday night sending my husband to sleep on the couch, I guess I was keeping him up with the moaning They stayed at 12-18 minutes apart until around 8am so I wasn't convinced at all that this was really it yet. Called the MW around 9 and said it must be prodromal but she wanted me to come in to be checked. Arrived at the hospital around 10:30am and was 5centimeters and 100% effaced!

Was admitted and made it to 8 cm before asking for an epidural. The pain was too much for me and I wanted to be fully present for this birth. The rest of the labor went beautifully, 45 minutes of pushing and she arrived at 4:30 on August 5th - 7lbs, 3 oz and 20 inches long.

She's tiny compared to my son who was 8lbs at birth!

Milk came in on day 2 but I'm engorged and in pain so I'm working on that.

I'm just so happy to have her here, she's just beautiful!
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: : Congratulations! Her being smaller than her big brother gives me hope that my second one won't be as big as the first was (8 lb, 15-1/2 oz)!

Welcome to the world, Delilah Rose! Pretty name, btw. : :

Laura wife to Dan , BFing Babywearing RadicalUSing SAHM to my free range kid Craig (12/20/93) and eventual free range kid Danny (8/26/08)
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Congratulations! Welcome Sweet Baby Delilah Rose!
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Congratulations!
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::: Congratulations mama!
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my smallest (so far) was also 7 3oz.
I found it tiny too I called him my scrawny underfed chicken
vs his other brother who was an ove 10lbs easter turkey

congrats mama
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Congratulations and welcome Delilah Rose!

AP, Homeschooling, Part-Time working mom with 3 rambunctious boys fencing.gifbabyf.gifall born with love at home. (04 & 08 & 12).

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Welcome Delilah !!

mama to Allison 8-18-08 and Ethan 1-24-11  heartbeat.gif

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Congratulations to you and your family! :

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!

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Oh, congratulations! I love her name, it's strong and sweet!

I always mention this, but I swear by cabbage leaves in my bra for the first week after my milk comes in. Send your hubby out for a cabbage head right now! Take care!

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Congratulations!!!! I can't wait to see pictures!
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Congrats!! Our dd's were born on the same day and almost the same size! Yours was 2 oz's bigger.

I'm Deborah, mama to Aidan, 11/02, Sean, 9/04 (my T21 SuperBoy), and Eleanor, 8/08.
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Oh, congratulations! I love her name, it's strong and sweet!

I always mention this, but I swear by cabbage leaves in my bra for the first week after my milk comes in. Send your hubby out for a cabbage head right now! Take care!


I've got to remember this cabbage leaf thing. I used to have a little hand pump just for the first while when engorgement might be a problem, but I'm sure I've given it away. I just bought some cabbage today to make cole slaw for my hubby, so I'll have to remember to save some leaves!
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Congratulations and welcome Delilah Rose!

Mom of 8 children 4 Boys : and 4 girls :2 dogs named Kibblez and Brook , sadly miss my Husband that passed 03/03/2007 !Trully Miss my Brother Joey that passed on 3/25/09..

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Welcome sweet Delilah Rose!

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Congratulations!!
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congratulations! I love her name

DS1 04/2005; DS2 08/2008
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Congratulations-beautiful name! Enjoy your little girl.
I second the cabbage-it totally works wonders!

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