The name we were considering was just totally tossed out when DH saw her. He looked at her and then to me while he held her and said "What about Naomi as a first name?" (it was one of the middle names I suggested) and she looked so much like one that it was perfect.
Nursing took a little while to get her coordinated with (she'd latch and get confused, then she'd suck and end up thrusting it out with her tongue) but despite that, she only lost a little under 3oz before we left.
I'll post the long, detailed story after I write it up, but I wanted to share what I can to start.
It wasn't natural, I did have an epidural, because after laboring at home for 9 hours, we went in because we were sure I was in transition and it turned out I was only a 2-3 and if my water hadn't broke about 20 minutes after we got there, they weren't going to call it labor (yeah, after 9 hours on Wed and 7 1/2 hours the day before of contractions every 2 minutes). The sensation of transition didn't leave, though, and things kept getting harder and harder and neither Naomi nor I was tolerating things, so after I was howling for a few hours and she was getting distressed, they finally gave me Nubain so I could relax and as it wore off, I finally got my epidural. Great one, too--I was able to move around, felt baby moving and wasn't in pain until transition and got a good 3 hours of sleep, too.
She was the first baby of the year at my hospital and BRU came by to give us a gift basket for having the New Year's baby.
That is so wonderful!! Congratulations!! Welcome Naomi!
I've been thinking about you. That is so cool that your baby was the first of the year at your hospital!
Proud Single Mama, Birth & Postpartum Doula
Student, Aspiring CNM
DD ~ 1/7/09 DS ~ 9/22/10
Congratulations, and welcome little Naomi! Well, at 8-7, maybe not little... hehe.
Sending lots of warm thoughts your way, mama. Speedy recovery!
Yay I'm so happy you got your VBAC and a New Years Baby to boot!
I love the name Naomi! Congratulations to you and Naomi and here's to having a wonderful babymoon!!
You go Momma!
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