Date and time of birth: 9/17/08 at 6:42am
Weight/Length: 8 pounds 6 oz, 20 1/2 inches long
How long labor was: 11 hours
Quick labor after a non-medicated induction (foley catheter). Very fast, and very painful... but so worth it!
Name: Evan James
Weight/Length: 8lbs 7oz; 22.5" long
How long labor was: 8 hours early labour, 4 active. 12 total
EDD: 9/20/08--Born at 39 weeks 5 days
Born at home in the water, caught by his daddy.
Mum to Moo Moo (4) and EJ (2)
Name: Mazzy Noelle
Weight/Length: 10lbs 5oz, 22.25 inches
How long labor was QUICK
I started with contractions at a little after 7 pm. My dh had just gotten home from work and I was putting our older two to bed. An hour later I called the midwife, my water broke,and I hopped in the birthing tub. By 10:19 she was born.
Our 2 yr old woke up and entered the room just in time to see his little sister enter the world and our oldest came in minutes later. It couldn't have worked out better if I had planned it.
We had our girl name picked out for a long time but days before the birth we began to second guess it. I just felt a little strange giving her a name I didn't have a origin or meaning for. But not only did she look like a Mazzy to us but the song playing just as she was born was a song by Mazzy Star
I put my full birth story on my blog.
mama to Teagan (dd9), Simon (ds5), Mazzy (dd2)
Birthdate: September 10 2008 4:44 am
Name: not yet!
Weight: 9 lbs even
Height: 21 inches
Length of labor: about 20 hours from water breaking to birth.
Interesting details: water broke at 7 am...no contractions untill mid afternoon. They were very erratic untill after midnight. I pushed for 3.5 hours! Baby was wrapped in his cord 5 times! (the reason for all that pushing) and then (3.5 hours later) we went to the hospital to deal with the placenta...
Name: Elijah Rodney
Weight/Length: 9lbs8oz 21 3/4"
How long labor was: About 3 hours from waking to baby
EDD: 9/7/08 2 weeks past edd exactly!
Weight/Length: 5lb 10oz, 19 inches
How long labor was: my water broke first, then later on contractions started. Overall the process took 20 hours... But only 7 hours of real labor, 2:30h though of pushing. His EDD was 9/10/08...
Name: Luca Jasper
Weight/Length: 6lb 7oz. 18 inches
How long was labor: Early labor lasted all day long, active regular labor was about 9 hours. It was only really hard and intense for about the last 1.5 hours.
EDD: September 13th. He was 8 days early.
Our unusual situation was after our AMAZING HOMEBIRTH, we found out he had a Velamentous Insertion of the Cord. Only happens in 1% of singleton births. Can be dangerous but since we had a no intervention birth it was A-Ok! It is also probably why he was early and kind of small. He is up to 8 lbs at his 2 week visit.
Homeschooling mama to 3 Italian babies. Due with #4 on Sept. 28! Planning a rockin' Homebirth.
7lbs, 6oz, 20 1/2" long
Sept 6th, 2008, 10:33am
Completely natural water birth at a freestanding birth center with midwives!
Early labor was from 10pm Thursday (Sept 4th) till 4am Saturday (Sept 6th). Hard labor was from 4am to 9am. Pushing was from 9am to 10:33am.
Birth story to follow when I get a chance to take a deep breath and focus on what happened...:
Wife to James , Mama to Sara and Robbie
398/2013, 2/200, 4/52
Original Due Date: September 13
Name: Jillian Nicole
Weight/Length: 7 pounds, 4 ounces, 20 inches
How long labor was: Active labor was from 8pm to 11pm, technically the pushing phase was 28 minutes, but my midwife says I was only actively pushing for 18 minutes.
Details, birth story and pictures on my blog: http://lisaispreggers.blogspot.com
Sex: It's a girl!
Name: Amelia (no middle name yet)
Weight/Length: TBA... I think 8 lbs or so
How long labor was: started evening of 24th, picked up around 6AM... so almost nine hours of active labor.
Any other details you want to add!: Born at home, into Daddy's hands, only a doula present. Felt like back-labor even though baby presented perfectly in the end! I think she looks like me
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Original Due Date: September 17
Name: Working on it!
Weight/Length: 6 pounds, 0 ounces; 20 inches
How long labor was: Way too long. Pushed for 3 hours. Placenta took 2.5 hours to come out. But I did it all at home and she was born on my bed!
Birth story will hopefully be written in next few days.
Vegan mama to DD (9/08), DS (9/11), and many rescued furbabies.
Original Due Date: September 24
Name: Rhys Athanasius
Weight/Length: 6 pounds, 14 ounces; 19.5 inches
How long labor was: 3.5 hrs. Pushed 15 mins. Placenta came out with three pushes. No tears
Birth story will be up on my blog in a few days
Weight/Length: 9 pounds 3 ounces/ 21 inches
How long labor was: 4 hours start to finish
wife to wonderful mama of three-DS1 born December 30, 2005 and DS2 born September 27, 2008 and one lovely little girl born September 7, 2011
Original Due Date: September 15th
Name: Desmond Alexander
Weight/Length: 6 pounds, 8 ounces, 21 inches long
How long labor was: 2 hours 15 minutes, he was out in 2 big pushes.
Will post a birth story soon.
Elizabeth wife to Matt , mom to Logan (2/21/01) , and little man Desmond (9/23/08)
Mourning the loss of her father: Robert Edward Dillon 5/31/52 - 01/03/2011
Orignal DD: Sept 28
Name: Isabella Anne
Weight/Length: 10 lbs, 6 oz, 21.5 in
Length of Labor: 28 hours (from water breaking to birth)
born at home -- 36 long hours of labor -- 7.5 hours of pushing -- 1.5 against cervix, and then 6+ hours to bring him down and out. whew!
SO in love with this baby boy!!
Date and time of birth 16.09.08 at 15.38
Weight/Length 3530 g/50 cm
How long labor was um...3 hours to dilate & 3 hrs. pushing
Any other details you want to add! She's a sweetie-baby!!! Our midwife was amazing, the specialist that came in when baby got stuck was amazing, & my husband was amazing. So, it's all amazing & can't wait to repeat!!
Date and time of birth: September 13, 2008 1:32 pm (dd was Sept. 15)
Name Sebastien Andre'
Weight/Length 6lbs15oz 19"
How long labor was 11 hours after 5 cm, days before that, and 1 hour of pushing
Any other details you want to add! Sebastien's head was turned with his little hand up by his face so it was a bit harder. Perineum was intact. He was born in the bathtub, with me in a wide squat, only a tiny tear from his little elbow on the side, no stitches....
The best part is he crawled to the breast, and self-attached in fifteen minutes!!!! Amazing home birth, of my first baby...
Name: Valentine Zenson Lazarus (Zen)
Weight/Length: 9.12 lbs/ 23 inches
How long labor was: 4 hours from time i got into the birth pool until birth
Any other details you want to add: great home water birth.