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Old 08-17-2008, 10:15 AM - Thread Starter
 
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I think it's about time to start a birth announcement thread seeing as there are more and more of us going into labor early and many of us are at full term now. Mods, can we get this stickied please?

Things you might want to include in your announcement:

Date and time of birth
Sex
Name
Weight/Length
How long labor was
Any other details you want to add!

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On the August group they have you link to the birth story..this makes it a bit easier to go through the "stats", and mums can put their birth story on the regular threads or at their blogs. I think they may have had home/hospital too.
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On the August group they have you link to the birth story..this makes it a bit easier to go through the "stats", and mums can put their birth story on the regular threads or at their blogs. I think they may have had home/hospital too.
Yep, whichever way people want to do it. I just wasn't sure if everyone would write out a birth story but might want to just announce the stats.

I'll probably do both -- post here to announce stats quickly and then post a link to a birth story when I've got more time.

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Date and time of birth Aug 18th 2008 8:24pm we think
Sex female
Weight/Length 6lbs 2oz, 30 grams smaller than DS, no clue length yet
How long labor was active labour 1 hour 24 mins, 3 pushes
Any other details you want to add!

Due date was sept 12th

quick labour is NOT fun
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Old 08-20-2008, 10:17 PM
 
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Date and time of birth - Aug 16th 2008 4:31am
Sex - female
Original Due Date - September 2nd or 9th, depending on who you ask
Weight/Length - 7lbs 7oz
How long labor was 19 hours from when my water broke - 2 hours of pushing - additional hour to get the placenta out - additional hour for stitches


Labor was long and difficult, but my little girl is completely worth it! She had a bit of a problem breathing in the beginning, but after an hour or so of oxygen, she was great! :

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Date and time of birth: Tuesday, August 12 8:49 p.m. 36 weeks/4 days
Original Due Date: September 4
Sex: Male
Name: Colin Theodore
Weight/Length: 7 pounds, 8 ounces, 21.5 inches
How long labor was: 41 hours from when my water broke... but things didn't get rolling until the pit got started. Active labor was 16 hours. I pushed for about an hour. I made it 11 hours on the pit before I finally got an epidural, and I am very proud of myself for that! I also lasted 3 hours longer than the midwife and doula thought I would (but thank heavens they never told me that!)
Birth story to follow eventually....

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ooh! we should add when the due date was so we can see who came early/late and by how long! I love reading all the details!
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Ccasanova.. great idea!! I have always wondered if people were late or on time!
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**oops** Lorry's doing a version of this in the master list as well

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I'm the one who does the master list, and my name isn't Jaime, but I don't mind people posting their own updates as I may not have time to update the master once D arrives.
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Original due date: September 4
Date and time of birth: August 19 @ 5:23 pm
Sex: Boy

Weight: 7lbs 6oz
How long labor was: Water broke with a Pop! @ 8:30 am. Labour was slow until I hit 4cm. Then I went to 10 in 1/2 hour! Pushed for another 1/2 hour and he arrived:

Born on his daddy's birthday!
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Date and time of birth-July 29th, 2008 at 10:50am
Sex-male
Name-Kai Rowan
Weight/Length-4lbs 13oz, 17 inches long
How long labor was-had no labor, had a cesarean due to HELLP syndrome and my labs crashing too quickly for induction.
Any other details you want to add-He came home after 4 weeks in the NICU, is doing well and growing!

Cari-mama to Eriq, Lile, Paikea, Kaidyn, and Mieke is here!! 2/9/10
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Date and time of birth: Aug 23, 3:18 AM
Sex: male
Name: Taegan Bryant
Weight/Length: 7 lbs. 12 oz./20 inches
How long labor was: a little under 3 hours
Place of Birth: Home Waterbirth
Length of Gestation: 38.5 weeks

Birth Story:
http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=959472

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Date and time of birth: September 3, 10:00pm
Sex: male
Name: Silas Gerard
Weight/Length: 7 lbs. 7oz./20.5 inches
How long labor was: I was "active" for 4 hours, but induction efforts started 16 hours prior to what I would consider "labor"
Place of Birth: Hospital induction, morphed from an intended UC :
Length of Gestation: 37 weeks, 1 day

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Date and time of birth Sept 3rd, 10:40 PM
SexF
NameIo Faraday
Weight/Length6#14oz, 18''
How long labor wasstrange random ctx starting at 7:00 AM, Active labor started around 9:15 PM. Io was born posterior & before the m/w could get there...
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4 September, 12.14 am (on his due date!!)
Male
Isaac Rembert Ollín
7 lb 15 oz.

Active labor was 3 hours, after a full day of easy going contractions and activity. He was born at home and it was INCREDIBLE!!! We are blessed...
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Carmela Beverly is here.....

Date and time of birth Sunday August 31 @ 4:56pm, 38w6d gestation
Sex Little Princess
Name Carmela Beverly
Weight/Length 7ln9ou, 20 1/4" long
How long labor was Strong, breath through contractions till she was in my arms 3.5hours
Any other details you want to add! My fourth child yet 1st homebirth, If I could have know that a homebirth was this amazing I would have NEVER stepped foot in a hospital. What an amazing, calming, peacful experience. I am on cloud 9, WE DID IT!

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Date and time of birth Thursday August 28th 2008
Due Date Sept. 4th
Sex boy
Name Lucas Frederick
Weight/Length 7lbs 15oz
How long labor was I had been contracting for a good two days, just mild ones. They started to regulate through the night on the 27th. Went to the hospital around 7am, because i knew he was still transverse. They did a quick u/s which confirmed. I labored until 3-3:30ish, hoping he'd turn, but no such luck. By that time I was 4-5cm, and my water was bulging. Another u/s showed he hadnt budged one bit, so we went ahead with the repeat c-section. Not the birth I had hoped for, but we gave it our best shot

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Date and time of birth Wed Sep 3 at 7:40pm 38wk 6d gestation
Sex boy
Name Benyamin
Weight/Length 8lb 9 oz, 20.5" long
How long labor was 4.5 hrs
Any other details you want to add! Beautiful and intense HBAC in the water! I'm on cloud 9!

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Date and time of birth September 6th, 12:30AM
Due Date September 6th!!
Sex Another boy!
Name Kalai
Weight/Length 9 lbs 4 ounces/ 22 inches
How long labor was: Long very, very mild latent phase, with cramping (couldn't really even call them contractions) coming every 20-30 minutes from 8AM until evening. Easy regular contractions until 10:30PM when my water popped! Midwife arrived shortly thereafter to find I was 8cm...moved to birth pool and pushed for 45 minutes. Not a water birth..had to stand up out of the tub as baby had shoulder dystocia and had a few scary moments, but all was well! Will give detailed labor story and pictures soon!!!
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Date and time of birth: Born Tuesday 9/2/08 at 7:53pm
Sex: Female
Name: Frances Carolyn
Weight/Length: 5# 80z, 18" long
How long labor was: Total labor was a little over 16 hours, water broke 2 hours in--It took 10.5 hours to get to 2cm and 5 hours later I was 10
EDD: 9/16/08--Born at 38 weeks exactly
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Date and time of birth: 9/8/08, 10:55pm
Sex: Male
Name: Aidan Gavin Taliesin
Weight/Length: 9lb, 19.75 inches
How long labor was: 11 hours
Any other details you want to add!: Was due 9/5/08

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Date and time of birth-sept 8 12:59 pm
Sex-female
Name-Kristen Faith
Weight/Length-5lbs 13oz, 19 inches long
How long labor was-5 hrs of steady easy contractions, then had a cesarean due to frank breech with nuchal cord and very very little fluid.
Any other details you want to add-we are headed home tomorrow
born at 37 weeks, 2 days
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Date and time of birth: 9/7/08, 2:40am
Sex: Girl
Name: Noa Orli
Weight/Length: 7lb 10oz, 20 inches
How long labor was: 4 hours
Any other details you want to add!: home waterbirth, born in the caul
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Date and time of birth: 10 Sept, 9:45am
Sex: Girl
Name: Dagmar Lee
Weight/Length: 7lb 8oz, 21 inches
How long labor was: 3 days
Any other details you want to add!: ended up an emergency c-section but all is well… pics and details to come
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Date and time of birth 9/11/08, 5:01pm
Original Due Date 9/3/08
Sex it's a girl!
Name Cara
Weight/Length 9lbs, 6oz. 21 inches
How long labor was active labor was about 3 hours
Any other details you want to add! it was a very gentle home waterbirth. Cara was born in the caul.

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Date and time of birth: 9/12/08 (EDD 9/18/08), 10:45pm
Sex: Male
Name: Brier
Weight/Length: 8lbs, 12oz; 22"
How long labor was: 9 hours
Any other details you want to add:

Link to Brier's birth story:

http://www.mothering.com/discussions...php?p=12172007

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Date & time: September 11, 2008 - 1:20 am
Sex: girl
Name: Freya
Weight/Length: 7 lbs 13 oz; 21 inches

Freya was born into the water and the hands of her mama at home, under the watchful eyes of just her daddy and sister after 1 1/2 hours of labor. She was due 9/1.

More pictures of right after the birth (these are the ones I didn't send to my grandpa, my husband's rugby team, etc... )

Birth story is here.
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Date and time of birth: 9/15/08 4:39pm (EDD 9/24/08)
Sex: Male
Name: Z.A.
Weight/Length: 8lbs 10oz; 21"
How long labor was: a very intense 4-5 hours :
Any other details you want to add:

Born at home in the water, and in the caul into his mamas hands on the full moon

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Date and time of birth: wednesday 9-17-08 7:27pm
Sex: Male
Name: undecided still
Weight/Length: 10#2oz 21 1/4in
How long labor was: Labor picked up around 11am and at 6:30pm i got into the pool, baby was born in the caul
EDD: 9/16/08--Born at 40weeks 1 day
Placenta showed signs of calcification and post date baby.
Big Big boy born in water

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