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Born this morning after two hours of labor and three pushes in the bathtub at home! 9lbs 6oz of chubba boy! I'll post a birth story later! I am going to try and get some rest!

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Yeah!!! ! congratulations! I can't wait to hear the birth story!

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Congrats!!! It's raining babies around here!!

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Congrats! I would SO love a birth like that! Can't wait to hear more!!

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Yay! Was your hubby able to watch via webcam or listen in over the phone or anything??

Now you have 30-some days to heal before he comes home, right?

Mommy to BigBoy Ian (3-17-05) ; LittleBoy Connor (3-3-07) (DiGeorge/VCFS):; BabyBoy Gavin (10-3-09) x3 AngelBaby (1-7-06)
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congratulations!

Mom of 8 children 4 Boys : and 4 girls :2 dogs named Kibblez and Brook , sadly miss my Husband that passed 03/03/2007 !Trully Miss my Brother Joey that passed on 3/25/09..

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Wow, sounds like a dream birth. Congratulations, mama! Can't wait to hear the story!

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sweet little one in Heaven angel2.gif ~ about 7 weeks 3 days ~ 12-28-11

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HOORAY!!!!!!!!! Congrats, mama!!!! So glad that he is here safe and sound. Sounds like a wonderful birth!

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I'm so happy for you! Congratulations!

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Yeah!! You have your rainbow baby! Congratulations, mama!

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congrats!

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Tout va s'arranger à la fin. Si elle ne fonctionne pas; ce n'est pas la fin.

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I can't believe he is here! I am in such a state of shock!

I kept waking up this morning and thinking I had to poop. After the third trip, I said "Um, maybe I don't" (I was half asleep). I checked myself and I felt the bulging bag and his head RIGHT there and a lightbulb went off. I called the midwife at 5 AM and climbed in the tub.

I have fast labors so I lay on my side in the tub while I waited for her, hoping it would slow everything down. I was moaning and breathing through contractions, not moving from my side. She got there around 6:15 or so and about five minutes later I felt like I had to push. I was transitioning hard and saying "I hate this part! I hate this part!" and then I was pushing.


I pushed and felt what I thought was his head come out and shouted "There's a head!" and the midwife said "Uh, yes!" What I didn't know was that his head was so big (14 inches) that it had only come out to his brow and then stopped. So here I was thinking it was all the way out. Next contraction, I really expected his whole body to come out but it was just the rest of his head so I got a bit confused. I remember thinking "What the hell is taking so long?!" Third push and all of him came out.

I looked down and started crying and saying "Thank God, thank God!" I picked him up and we moved from the tub to the bed. He is just so relaxed and chilled out. He was breathing fine, but was a bit wet sounding and we had to really work to get him to cry. He likes to do things in his own time, I think. He didn't open his eyes for six hours and he didn't poop for seven. I think he's going to be that kid that takes 30 minutes to put his shoes on.

I had some tearing, but not too bad for a 14 inch head and a 14.5 inch chest. My other kids were 8 lbs 13 oz and 5 lbs 15 oz. He's like a little sumo wrestler. I love him! My husband called from Iraq about eight hours after he was born and the phones were crappy, but it was so good to hear his voice. I feel bad he's so far away.

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WONDERFUL WONDERFUL NEWS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

CONGRATS TO YOU !!

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Congrats!!!

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Congratulations, Lisa_NC! I have watched your Fridays change each week and it is so hard to imagine what you have to go through with your husband being gone! I am sure he is very proud of you, your journey with pregnancy, labor and delivery of his beautiful son! Keep us in mind and don't forget to post photos when you get a chance!

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congrats!!! Welcome, baby boy!!

So this is bliss! Proud mama to Katie, born gently at home 10/4/09, wife to my nursing student hubby (LPN down, RN here we come!), and coming in September....Katie's little brother!
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Congratulations!!!

Amazing story - three pushes and he was out, woooow!

Enjoy and plenty of rest and fast healing!!!

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oh, such wonderful news

yes!!!!!!!!!!

living in the with DH, DS (5-30-07) and DD (9-26-09) don't forget the dogs, cat, fish, toads and geckos.....
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congrats!!!!!
awesome birth story!!
may your husband return safely and swiftly to see his new babe

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Congrats Momma!!
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Hurray for Rainbow Babies!!!!! Congratulations lisa_nc!!!!! What a fabulous birth story! Enjoy your newborn snuggles. Prayers for a safe return of your dh. As a former Air Force wife, I really appreciate your family's sacrifices.

Congratulations again!
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Thanks everyone, for the words of encouragement about DH especially. I miss him.

Here's our big boy!! http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...s/12hrsold.jpg

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Oh he's soo beautiful !!!!!!!!!!!!1

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