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Old 12-29-2008, 05:23 PM - Thread Starter
 
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After going to the hospital on Saturday with terrible localized pain in my lower left abbdomen, the nurse checked my cervix, announced it was totally close (she even had to walk it forward), and told my my pain was probably ligament or muscular in nature.

I went home, had a bath, a nap, then dinner, and the same pain started again. I thought I was terrible constipated or had pain from doing quick turns the night before to ctach my son's vomit (it was a long Friday night). I basically couldn't sleep at all Saturday night, and my pain was localized in the left abbdomen and hip, with no let up. Around 7am Sunday I told my husband we needed to go back to the hospital becuase something was wrong. He took a shower, had breakfast, and got stuff ready. I started having intense contractions for about 10 minutes, then told my husband he had to get our son in the car. He strapped DS in the car, I walked out to the, then walked back in a yelled that I had to push now!

Poor DS was strapped in his car seat as I screamed at DH to call 911 (we were not prepared for a homebirth at all!). I got to the bathroom, got down on hands and knees and within 5 minutes, did 3 pushes, water broke on the 2nd push, and out came Noah Kai! DH caught him (with 911 on the phone walking him through it as he was a little panicked). EMTs came within 30 seconds of the birth, which was good becuase Noah was a little blue and needed oxygen. We went to the hospital by ambulance while my parents (who arrived right after the EMTs) took care of older DS. We came home this afternoon, and luckily older DS understood what was happening and has welcomed his little brother.

Noah Kai was 7lb 15oz, 20.75 inches long, born into his father's hands at home on December 28.

(The hospital wanted to give me a tetanus shot because I gave birth at home.. I politely declined.)
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Old 12-29-2008, 05:36 PM
 
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Wow, that's awesome! I guess you didn't need to worry about any interventions at the hospital!!! :

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Wow! What an amazing story!! Congratulations and welcome little Noah!
Beautiful name....

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Wow, what excitement! Congrats!

And I got a good laugh about the tetanus shot .

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Wow!!!! Now that is a fast birth!!

Congratulations!! :

A tetanus shot, really??

ETA: Did you ever figure out what the intense pain was?

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: Did you ever figure out what the intense pain was?
Labor!

No seriously - that was just my body doing one long contraction for 8 hours. The pain went away after birth.
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A tetanus shot? Did they think you broke your own water with a rusty nail?

What an amazing story to be able to tell. Congratulations! :
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: What a great story! Down to your son strapped into the car seat!
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Wow! That's a great story, although it sounds like it would have been scary at the time. I am glad to hear everyone is ok, and DS isn't traumatized. Welcome Noah Kai! :

Mama to 4 darlings. A ('03), O and K ('06), A ('09), and wife to M since 2002.
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That's such a good story to be able to tell him when he's older! Congrats!!:
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WOW! Congratulations! I love the name you have chosen!

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What a great story indeed! That's so awesome!!

Congratulations!!!!

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Wow momma! How did you feel as that was happening? Were you afraid or did you just go with it? Congrats on your new baby!!!

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: Congrats!!
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Wow! Congratulations!! Welcome Noah!

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How exciting!!! Congratulations!

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Congratulations! :

Thanks for sharing your amazing story . . . though hearing things like this makes me wonder more than ever if I will even know when I'm in labor

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That was a great story and sounds like a really great birth! Congratulations!

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Wow! What an amazing story! Congratulations, and welcome Noah!
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Congrats!..thats great....sometimes babys just want to be born at home...my first ds wouldn't have had it any other way either!...maybe its a Caie/Kai thing?

Weird thing about the shot....super strange...meh drs WHO KNOWS!

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Congratulations! Wow! Talk about a fast baby! hehe He must have really wanted to come meet everyone.

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That is awesome!!! Hopefully the rest of us can have no complications... (other than a bathroom to clean)

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Wow! That is awesome. I love to hear stories like that.

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Congrats on the birth of your son! What a fabulous birth! I'm sure we all think this can happen to us...and it did to you! What an empowering event for your whole family. Take care and treasure this special time in your household!

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congrats.... What a great birth story.... :::

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:Congratulations on the birth of Noah Kai. Oh my goodness, what a birth story you'll have to tell him.

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Wow!!!! That's *IS* an amazing birth story!!! So glad to hear everyone is doing well Congrats!!!:

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Congratulations! What an adventure to his birth!
Love the name, my 10yo is Noah Chiaka.
Have a wonderful babymoon!

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