Our baby Charlotte is here! - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 18 Old 07-05-2009, 06:57 PM - Thread Starter
 
Caroline P's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 241
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Hi all,
Congrats to all the mamas that have had their babies and good luck to all that are going to soon!!
We had our baby girl at 37 weeks and 5 days. She is perfect and tiny. We had a homebirth and LOVED it. It was an intense labour (way more so than my 8lb 3 oz son's labour). She came into the world on July 3rd at 6lbs 5 oz. We are all well!!!
Hope to read many more birth stories soon!
Caroline P is offline  
#2 of 18 Old 07-05-2009, 06:58 PM
 
Pavlovs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Posts: 506
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Congratulations, mama! :

Jordana, mama to almost 8 year old Evan, 3 year old Atticus, and 1 year old Tabitha - my gifts from heaven

Pavlovs is offline  
#3 of 18 Old 07-05-2009, 07:21 PM
 
haren.13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 462
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Congrats mama ~ love the name, too ~ our new LO is Charlotte Mae! Does she have a middle name?

Sarah, loving wife to Michael (9/6/03), SAHM to my big girl Maya "Monkey" Grace (10/5/07) and my baby girl Charlotte "Bugsy" Mae (7/2/09) : :
haren.13 is offline  
#4 of 18 Old 07-05-2009, 08:17 PM
 
Mama_Michelle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 878
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
:: Congratulations, mama! Glad you loved your homebirth. Welcome, Baby Charlotte!
Mama_Michelle is offline  
#5 of 18 Old 07-05-2009, 08:45 PM
 
bajamergrrl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 864
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Congratulations, mama!
bajamergrrl is offline  
#6 of 18 Old 07-05-2009, 08:48 PM
 
eli's mama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: CT
Posts: 1,190
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Congratulations and welcome baby Charlotte!! I love that name!

Jessie. Mama to bikenew.gif(7) : broc1.gif(4) and : toddler.gif22 mo 

eli's mama is offline  
#7 of 18 Old 07-05-2009, 09:06 PM
 
ATruck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,248
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Congrats and welcome, Charlotte! I would love to hear your birth story!

mama to Ingrid (11/06) and Louisa (5/29/09):
ATruck is offline  
#8 of 18 Old 07-05-2009, 09:11 PM
 
tracymom1's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 2,453
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Welcome Charlotte! :
I just love that name!
Congrats Mama! Yeah home birth!

hh2.gif Proud Mama to DS1 09/07 ribboncesarean.gif, DD 07/09 hbac.gif, and DS2 06/11 uc.jpg.  Feeling more and more blessed with each day!

 

 
 
 
  

tracymom1 is offline  
#9 of 18 Old 07-05-2009, 10:29 PM
 
Angelorum's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 2,087
Mentioned: 50 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8 Post(s)
Congratulations mama and welcome baby Charlotte!

Mommy to DS1 July '09 and DS2 Oct '12
Angelorum is online now  
#10 of 18 Old 07-05-2009, 10:44 PM
 
gossamerwindweb's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 1,099
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Congrats!!! Welcome earthside little one

Angela lactivist.gif, married for 14 1/2 years to DHtwins.gif, mother to DD 8-5-97homeschool.gif, DS 8-5-09 uc.jpgbabyf.gif, and SURPRISE!!! pos.gif due 2-17-12

gossamerwindweb is offline  
#11 of 18 Old 07-05-2009, 11:06 PM
 
alicewyf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Texas
Posts: 993
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Congratulations to you and your family!!!:

Alicewyf knit.gif , wife to DH reading.gif and mama to toddler Lillian energy.gif (7/09)!

 

***4***8***12***16***20***24***28***32***36**stork-boy.gif40

Prayerfully expecting our little BOY in June of 2012! And so excited to be cd.gif and bfinfant.gifagain!

alicewyf is offline  
#12 of 18 Old 07-06-2009, 09:33 AM - Thread Starter
 
Caroline P's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 241
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
yes, her middle name is Nubia - after my fav aunt and most amazing woman I know!

My water broke at work on Thursday morn. I met my midwives at home and we laboured for a long time, though it was irregular and very managable. I had a BAD sinus infection and was on anitbiotics so a bit hard to do my full hypnobreathing that worked so well for my son's labour.

Anyway, after they came and went through the day, the midwives decided to call it a wrap at 3:30am on Friday morning. I went to sleep though had some really INTENSE surges at night. I woke up at 6:30 and felt NOTHING REALLY for about 4 hrs. Then had to get a NST done at the midwives clinic. Baby was fine, I was fine, only surging irregularly (5-10-15 mins apart). They were very strong though. My midwife had the "infection" talk with me after waters being broken for 24+ hrs...I declined to go to hospital. I knew they'd induce me if I went. Risk of infection is only 1%, something I felt we could handle. She told me to see my Naturopath for acu, which I went to at 1:15, well as soon as those needles were in place, MAN I started surging hard and fast - 3-5 mins apart and STRONG!!!! My ND had to help me to my car (hubby was driving). I was really loud in the car, scared my 2 yr old son, though we did prepare him, guess it was a lot to see mommy in such intense surges. We got home at 2, midwives were here at 2:30 and I got in my jaccuzi tub (i was only 2 cm dialated at this point). In half an hour I was a full 10 cms and pushing. They had to get me out of the bath (not big enough for me to birth with them in it). Charlotte was born very quickly after - really only 20 mins of pushing.....

WAY different birth than my son's. His was slow and NEVER painful, just intense. Hers I have to say was much more intense, at times beyond that and painful. It was much faster...funny b/c she is 2lbs less than my boy was at birth! Yet I felt her move through so much more!

Anyway, we are all so happy. Thanks for asking the story mamas!
cant wait to read all yours if I've not already
Caroline P is offline  
#13 of 18 Old 07-06-2009, 10:17 AM
 
honeybunny65's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Presently in my Earthly form
Posts: 722
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Congratulations Caroline!! What a strong mama!! Welcome Baby Charlotte and Happy Babymoon!!:

33 Year Old w/ a on the way w/ my DH. EDD 4/6/2011. Mama to Lotus Olivia 7/17/09 and fur mom to 1 and 1
honeybunny65 is offline  
#14 of 18 Old 07-06-2009, 10:23 AM
 
crunchymomofmany's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Alaska
Posts: 198
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Congratulations! Loved reading your story. My oldest daughter was 6 lbs too - and I know what you mean about feeling her move through - she wasn't painful to push out but I could feel every move she made as she wiggled out!

Unschooling, writer mom of Matt, 22; Lydia, 21; Alex, 18; Liam, 16; Jack, 9; Kiara, 7; Seamus, 5; Anais, 1 and ??? May 2015. About to hit the road in an RV full time. Currently live off grid in Alaska.
crunchymomofmany is online now  
#15 of 18 Old 07-06-2009, 11:06 AM
 
mags's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 3,957
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Congrats! It sounds like you had a lovely birth experience!
mags is offline  
#16 of 18 Old 07-06-2009, 12:26 PM
 
leighann79's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Kansas
Posts: 1,361
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Congrats!!!

Leigh

leighann79 is offline  
#17 of 18 Old 07-06-2009, 01:02 PM
 
penstamon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: 4th dimension
Posts: 977
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks for sharing your story and congrats on the wonderful birth. Welcome Charlotte! :

Mum to DS1 7/09 and DS2 5/11

penstamon is offline  
#18 of 18 Old 07-06-2009, 03:32 PM
 
LindsC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Nebraska
Posts: 740
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Congrats and welcome baby Charlotte!

Lindsay - Mum to Logan (May 3, 2007), Graysen (June 26, 2009) and welcoming somebody new in September 2011!
LindsC is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off