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funfunkyfantastic's Avatar funfunkyfantastic 08:44 PM 09-18-2008
:Abigail Arianna!:
Date and time of birth: 9/17/08 at 6:42am
Sex: Female
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!

amitymama's Avatar amitymama 07:01 AM 09-19-2008
Date and time of birth: Thurs 18th September, 4.32pm
Sex: Male
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.
nomadic_foolz's Avatar nomadic_foolz 12:03 AM 09-20-2008
Date and time of birth: September 16th, 10:19 PM
Sex: Female
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.
jessicafairy's Avatar jessicafairy 05:16 PM 09-20-2008
EDD: September 10 2008
Birthdate: September 10 2008 4:44 am
Sex: male
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 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...
alyssatuininga's Avatar alyssatuininga 03:03 PM 09-21-2008
Date and time of birth: Sunday Sept 21st 7:57 am
Sex: Male
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!
nia82 03:09 PM 09-22-2008
Date and time of birth: 8/19/2008, 12:36pm
Sex: male
Name: Jonathan
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...
Jaimep's Avatar Jaimep 09:08 PM 09-24-2008
Time and Date of Birth: 9/05/2008 2:24am
Sex: Male
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.
triana1326's Avatar triana1326 05:32 PM 09-25-2008
Sara Ione
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...:
lwuertz's Avatar lwuertz 07:45 PM 09-25-2008
Date and time of birth: Wednesday, Sept. 24 at 11:28pm
Original Due Date: September 13
Sex: Female
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:
cellarstella's Avatar cellarstella 04:19 PM 09-26-2008
Date and time of birth: Septemer 25th, 3:15 PM
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
youngsoul's Avatar youngsoul 11:58 PM 09-27-2008
Date and time of birth: Saturday, Sept. 27, 3:34am
Original Due Date: September 17
Sex: Female
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.
GriffsKat's Avatar GriffsKat 06:13 PM 09-28-2008
Date and time of birth: Saturday, Sept. 27, 5:05am
Original Due Date: September 24
Sex: male
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
tjjazzy's Avatar tjjazzy 02:17 PM 10-04-2008
Date and time of birth: sept 27 12:51 p.m.
Sex: Male
Name: Beau
Weight/Length: 9 pounds 3 ounces/ 21 inches
How long labor was: 4 hours start to finish
Logan's mommy's Avatar Logan's mommy 05:23 AM 10-06-2008
Date and time of birth: Tuesday September 23rd at 9:44 am
Original Due Date: September 15th
Sex: Male
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.

Desmond Alexander
emski4379's Avatar emski4379 02:15 PM 10-08-2008
Date and Time: Saturday October 4, 9:42 am
Orignal DD: Sept 28
Sex: Female
Name: Isabella Anne
Weight/Length: 10 lbs, 6 oz, 21.5 in
Length of Labor: 28 hours (from water breaking to birth)

Birth Story
emski4379's Avatar emski4379 02:16 PM 10-08-2008
oops, double post.
lcaitlin's Avatar lcaitlin 01:50 AM 10-09-2008
September 25, 6:29pm
Zackary Cash
8lbs. 5oz.
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!!
newclementine's Avatar newclementine 12:20 PM 10-09-2008
Our little son Sebastian was born on September 28 at 4:55 pm after just 15 hours of labor. He was 7 lbs. 15 oz. at birth and 21 inches long. We had a completely unmedicalized hospital birth, I labored at home and rushed to the hospital to have the baby a short two hours after arrival. Baby was born at 41wks 5days.
tropacana's Avatar tropacana 10:32 PM 10-09-2008
Sophie Grace was born 9/24/08 at 4:41 am.. measuring 18 inches long and 6 lbs 14 oz. She was born via C-section due to breech presentation with cord around her neck.. not quite the homebirth I wanted.. but she is here and healthy!
Montse's Avatar Montse 03:07 AM 10-10-2008
Date and time of birth : October 1, 2008 at 9:04am CST
Sex : Lovely girl child
Name : Eleanora Dianne
Weight/Length : 9 lbs 7 ounces
How long labor was : 17 hours followed by a c-section
HinesMaMa's Avatar HinesMaMa 12:46 PM 10-11-2008


mynetname's Avatar mynetname 02:38 AM 10-13-2008
Things you might want to include in your announcement:

Date and time of birth
16.09.08 at 15.38
Sex F
Name L.M.
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!!
waterjen's Avatar waterjen 01:21 PM 10-22-2008
soo late, sorry!

Date and time of birth: September 13, 2008 1:32 pm (dd was Sept. 15)
Sex M
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...
PassionateWriter's Avatar PassionateWriter 07:59 PM 11-12-2008
Date and time of birth: october 17, 2008 at 4:58 am (yes, 2 weeks and 5 days late)

Sex: male
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.
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