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#1 of 24 Old 05-29-2009, 10:39 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I got my fantastic home birth! YAY!

Water broke Thursday morning at 4:30, contractions started right up and he was out less than six hours later, born in the jacuzzi tub at home. My midwife and her apprentice rocked it, but most of all my husband is yet AGAIN the BEST labor support person in the whole world. I knew it from last time but dang... he rocks.

8lbs on the dot, 19.5" long. Healthy and happy and a totally booby baby. My 3 year old was phenomenal the entire time, getting in bed all together last night was one of the best moments of my life. I'm feeling so very fortunate today!

Postpardum between this birth and my son's hospital birth are polar opposites. I feel great, I had no tearing (compared to 2nd degree last time) and I'm soooo glad to be at home. I birthed him on my hands and knees which I highly recommend!

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Congratulations!!! :::
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YaaaaaaaaaaY : Congrats mama. Sounds like you had an amazing birth. Enjoy your babymoon.

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wonderful news! congrats!!!

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Emily Wife to Luke and Mama to: Violet 9-20-05 Fletcher 12-20-07 : and Owen 7-03-09
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Wonderful for you!! That is great!::

nurse, mama, doula-in-training to J-14, J-13, S-7, S-4, and P-2(born at home)
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DDC crashing here (or maybe not, if he hangs in a few more days, LOL) to say congratulations, what a lovely birth! I have a Zander also, who is 6. It's an awesome name!

Sewin earthlovin : Mama to my 8 yr old, 6 yr old and lil' baby : born 6/11/09.
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Congratulations!! I love his name too.


Married to my best friend, expecting #1 6/09. Little angel came early- 4/10/09, 2lbs 5oz. Lilah Grace:
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Yay! Welcome Zander! Your birth sounds awesome and inspirational! :
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Wow!! That is awesome, mama!!! :
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Love it Erin!

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Congratulations!

: Mom to a wonderful teen girl, a happy little boy and a cute baby girl
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Congratulations!
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Congrats!!

Erin~ Mommy to 3 curly-headed children and expecting #4 in December. ***4***8***12**16***20***24***28***32***36***40**
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Congrats!
This is what I want, pretty much! I'm so glad your 3 year old is doing well too!
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congrats mama!! have a happy babymoon!! :
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Awww congratulations!!!

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Congrats!!! Sounds like a wonderful entrance for Zander Enjoy your babymoon.

Amanda , mama to my two boys: N (10/06) and : A (7/09)
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Congrats - it sounds like a wonderful birth!

Beth, Mama to my two nurslings, DD 2.22.07 and DS 6.20.09 Worn, Intact, CD, Unvaxed, Born at Home!
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Congratulations mama!!!!!!!!! And to echo the choir - sounds like a wonderful birth!!
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Thanks for the congrats everyone! I am thrilled! I just feel so fortunate that we were able to control my blood pressure enough to birth at home. I'm still estatic about that fact!

Here is a pic I took of him today at 5 days old:
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f2...s/DSC05501.jpg

Erin sharing life with a burly husband and two rad boys 7/06 & 5/09 : : Zone 9-ish
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congrats ! and what a beautiful story...what you said about all crawling into bed together is bringing tears to my eyes. One of the moments I am most looking forward o when this baby gets here is getting to see his/her big brother hold him or her for the first time. He was the one that was begging for another baby for months...will be so awesome to see them together !
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Welcome Zander!! :: Awesome name! Sounds like it was the perfect birth Enjoying falling in love with your new babe
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