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Samantha Marie, born 07OCT09, 0804hrs (Pacific), 7lbs 13oz, 20 in.

Liz will post her birth story later!

UPDATE:

So much for first time labors lasting a while! DH and I DTD on the 6th thinking that it might help get things in gear. I had some cramping off and on all evening, but didn't really think much of it. I went to bed like normal and slept until about 2:30. I was in complete denial that I was actually in labor. My contractions were about 7 minutes apart, and I decided to do anything I could to slow them down, assuming it was false labor. I got in the tub for a while, drank a big glass of water, and laid down on my left side. No dice.

Finally, around 5:00, I decided I better wake up DH and call the midwife and my doula. The doula was going to come over to the house to help decide when we should head to birth center, and then we were going to check back in with the midwife. Before my doula got to the house, my water broke, and the contractions got really intense. We called everybody back and told them just to head straight to the birth center.

The car ride to the birth center was awful. I was already fighting the urge to push. When we got to the birth center, I was fully dialated already, so they put me straight into the tub. Pushing only lasted about 35 mintues. The cord was around her neck and her little hand was by her face as she came out, so the midwife was amazed that it all went so quickly. Labor only took about 6 hours total. It was painful and intense, but totally worth it now that we're home with our sweet baby girl.

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Welcome Earthside Samantha!

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Welcome Baby Samantha and congratulations to your family!

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Yay! So happy for you!

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Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!! I'm so very happy for you

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Welcome Samantha!!!

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Yay! Congratulations to the whole family!

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Congrats on a beautiful baby !

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Hooray!! Welcome new teeny family member! CONGRATULATIONS to the whole family!

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I've put my birth story in the first post. Pictures to come soon!

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DDC crashing:

I am so happy for you!!!! It is so nice to see a fellow infertility grad welcome their much-awaited baby.

Sounds like a wonderful birth mama! Congratulations!!

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Also DDC crashing. So, so SOOOO happy for you!!! Welcome to the world, Samantha!!!!

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Amazing ending to what was such a frustrating and painful journey to have a baby! Congrats again

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Happy birthday Samantha Marie!! Great job Mom!!
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Lurking from November.... Wanted to say congrats and I love the name(its the same as mine)!! Almost the same birthday too!

joy.gif:Mommy to Lennon Elizabeth 11/27/09 and somebody new, due 10/08joy.gif:

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Congratulations!!! I love the name Samantha too! Enjoy your babymoon.
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