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Old 11-14-2008, 01:51 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Midwife is here, I'm just chilling on the internet for a minute...killing a bit of time while DH takes a shower and then we'll break my water...I should be at about a 7 or 8 by now.


She's here! She turned anterior for me, but turned back posterior and I had 2 hours of back labor, but she turned back around and was born in 2-3 pushes. She's 6 lb 10.5 oz, 19 inches, nursed for 1.5 hours upon birth and is just perfect!
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Old 11-14-2008, 01:57 AM
 
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: congratulations!

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OMG how exciting!! can't wait to hear all the details!! ::

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WOO HOOO!!!
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yay!!!! can't wait to read the Official Announcement!!!! :
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Very cool! But why break your water? Good luck mama! Can't wait to see the announcement!

><> I'm a Christian, knitting, sewing, cooking SAHM to the fearless adventurer Jack born 11/08, and  a  USCG wife
And we are joyfully awaiting a new addition in April 2011! <><
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Update? I hope it's going well!

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Congrats!!!!
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Congratulations!!!! :

In love with the Hubs (6-03) & : Kookie Pookie Girl (c/s 5-05) & Bouncy Big Boy (vbac 2-07) & : Miss Cheeky Cheeks (hbac 11-08) 100*90* 100lbs = Las Vegas : Almost there!
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::!!!:::

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gratz mama!!

><> I'm a Christian, knitting, sewing, cooking SAHM to the fearless adventurer Jack born 11/08, and  a  USCG wife
And we are joyfully awaiting a new addition in April 2011! <><
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Wow! Congratulations!!!:::

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Congrats mama! Maile Joy!!

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:: congrats!!

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Many congrats! Sounds like an interesting labor!

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Congratulations!

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FANTASTIC ::

So happy for you!

I have to ask how one goes about being at 7-8 cm and sits at a computer!! Wow! I'm totally amazed by that!

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LOL. Not much was still really happening at that point...not compared to how it got. I stay right at that 7ish mark until right before she was born. I was freaking out because I was starting to think I was having a really long labor, and I had no breaks between contrax at all. Turns out it was just baby turning (yay!) and a quick transition. With one breath I apparently yelled that the midwife could cut me open with a knife or whatever, just get the baby out, and the next I dropped to my knees and delivered a baby.

Anyway,I am so glad I did this at home. Until the back labor started, I just hung out around the house, and then it was so nice to not have the option of the epi, even though I wanted it soooo badly there for a bit. She's sooo perfect, and so worth every moment of pain, and every moment of misery over the last 8 months (and I'm so glad it's over, too!).

Here's some pics:

Picking her up

No trouble latching on! Oh, and she happened to be born right at the beginning of hotel california, seen in the background! I was attempting to relax with the eagles

Maile Joy
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How wonderful. Congrats mama!
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CONGRATULATIONS!
Love her name! My middle name is Joy as well!

So proud of you mama!

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YAY! I'm so happy for you. She is beautiful. :

So has your nausea gone away? I sure hope so!

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Totally gone. It's amazing how good I feel.
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Congratulations!!

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Congrats!

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Totally gone. It's amazing how good I feel.
That's so awesome. Yeah, when you've been sick for so long you fort of forget what it's like to feel well, and then when you do it's so incredibly wonderful!

Hope your babymoon is lovely.

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