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#1 of 18 Old 08-17-2008, 10:33 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Rowan was born today at 1.30 after an awesome and awesomely intense 3 hour labour at home!
It was everything I could have hoped for-lots of support, quick and intense, but no tears and i fell pretty great!
more details tomorrow, but for now i'm going to go enjoy my BOY! :


My friend came over and did acupuncture on Saturday, and coupled with the full moon  he finally decided to come out and meet us on sunday. i woke up and just as i a was finishing breakfast, i felt a contraction. we decided to time them for a bit and they were short and not super intense, but very frequent-every 4 minutes or so. we called the mw bc of this and b/c i'd lost more of my plug, so we wanted to let her know that by that night, i'd probably be in labour. she came by around 10.30 am and checked me-totally effaced and 3 cm. we went ahead with a stretch and sweep, and things picked up. my water broke around 12.30 and things got super intense. up til then i was still pretty jokey and aware, but i wanted to get in the tub. we almost didn't make it-mw thought it might be too early, but i was only in for about 5 minutes before i w1as feeling the urge to push. we made it back to our bedroom and it was super intense-i could feel the pressure already, and preparations were being made for baby. 2nd mw barely arrived in time-i pushed for about 5 contractions and out he came. he's huge compared to e-a full pound heavier and 2" longer, but looks a lot like her.

i am so happy with our decision to birth at home-it was so great being in our own space and i had the same empowering incredible birth feelings as i diid with my first. so rad. i am so in awe of my our bodies can do!

we've just been chilling and taking advantage of MIL who's been watching our 3 year old and being the invisible cleaning and laundry fairy.

rowan is awesome. he's so rad and i can't believe i wasn't sure about being ready! it's so great seeing our dd with him-she's so stoked and although we have to keep an eye on her, she's just as in love as we are. i can't wait to see how they grow up together!


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Congrats! You delivered just 15 min. before I did!!!!

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OHHHHH JOY!!

Congratulations!! :

Sounds like a beautiful birth!

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Congratulations!!
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Congratulations!!!
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wow, congrats!! I almost missed this announcement. Can't wait to read more.
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wow that was fast!!!!! congrats!!!! ::

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Yay! Congratulations, what a great labor and birth! love the name Rowan!

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Congrats! We considered Rowan for a name for a while too.

Mom of a 7 yr old, 4 yr old, and 1 yr old. Wow. How did that happen?
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Congratulations :

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Yay! Congratulations!!!

I'm Deborah, mama to Aidan, 11/02, Sean, 9/04 (my T21 SuperBoy), and Eleanor, 8/08.
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Yay! That's awesome!! :

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:Congratulations:

I love the name Rowan
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Happy birth day!!! Congratulations : :

I've got three monkeys jumping on the bed!!

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