I had my baby! - Mothering Forums
Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 27 Old 02-07-2010, 11:56 PM - Thread Starter
 
chai's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: SLC
Posts: 677
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I'm holding him now! He's nursing well and this labor was a million times better than my last one. He was born at home in the water after two days of prodromal labor, two hours of active, and twenty minutes of pushing! I feel pretty good! I'll try to write a birth story soon.

My midwife was amazing... she helped me get active labor going and coached me through the pushing so well. Time to breathe and rest!

Chai, DS (3/05) and DS (2/10)
chai is offline  
#2 of 27 Old 02-08-2010, 12:01 AM
 
Fujiko's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Oregon
Posts: 1,225
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Congrats! Does he have a name?

Wife to dh and mommy to dd1 (3/07), ds (1/10), and dd2 (any day now)!

Fujiko is offline  
#3 of 27 Old 02-08-2010, 12:04 AM
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 569
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
wonderful! congrats! I hope my labour goes as smoothly as it soudns like yours did.

crochetsmilie.gif       placenta.gif encapsulated my placenta!   toddler.gif        blogging.jpg          lactivist.gif       familybed1.gif    pos.gif Jan 2012 and planning a hbac.gif!!
doulawoman is offline  
#4 of 27 Old 02-08-2010, 12:08 AM
 
Perdita_in_Ontario's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Canada's National Capital Region
Posts: 1,931
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Oh congrats!

2 days of prodromal labour, you say? I'm ending up day 2 now - hope I follow in your footsteps (although I'd be happy to wait until morning LOL).

Perdita - newly SAHM to DD July/05 & DS Feb/10 joy.gif
Perdita_in_Ontario is offline  
#5 of 27 Old 02-08-2010, 12:11 AM
 
Keeta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Loving the stuffing out of Seattle
Posts: 2,768
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
OMG!!! Congratulations!!!!!! Can't wait to hear the whole story/see pics.

Oh, and can you send some of those awesome (short!) labor vibes over here?

Chessa , mama to Silas T (6/06) , wife to Chad . Welcome August Emerson! 2/8/10
Keeta is offline  
#6 of 27 Old 02-08-2010, 12:16 AM
 
loulie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: NE England
Posts: 479
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
OMG!!! Congratulations Chai!! Wow my last post before I went to bed was in response to you saying your midwife was coming over to maybe help you get some rest, I wake up with pregnancy insomnia and you're nursing! amazing

Engaged to my sweetheart, Mammy to two beautiful girls
Eden Jade 18.08.06 & Saffron Jo 13.02.10
loulie is offline  
#7 of 27 Old 02-08-2010, 12:31 AM
 
Ambystoma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: The Bayou
Posts: 725
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Yay chai!!! I was thinking about you!

Kara: on a journey with DH, Mama to DS 2/2010
Ambystoma is offline  
#8 of 27 Old 02-08-2010, 01:08 AM
 
SAmama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 498
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Congratulations!! Sounds like a wonderful labour. Enjoy your sweet baby.
SAmama is offline  
#9 of 27 Old 02-08-2010, 01:18 AM
 
itsajenism's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 753
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
YAY! I was thinking about you today when I was away from the computer.

Congratulations!

- Jen, Mama to DS1 (02.04.05) and DS2 (02.11.10) & baby #3 due in early January 2013

itsajenism is offline  
#10 of 27 Old 02-08-2010, 01:48 AM
 
CountryMommy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Canada
Posts: 369
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Omigosh, how wonderful! Congratulations!
CountryMommy is offline  
#11 of 27 Old 02-08-2010, 05:51 AM
 
AlumofUF's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Texas
Posts: 452
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Congratulations!!!!! I hope my labor is as fast as yours!!!!

Mom to 5 little angels in Texas and expecting another blessing in Summer 2012!!:

AlumofUF is offline  
#12 of 27 Old 02-08-2010, 06:21 AM
 
MCatLvrMom2A&X's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: With Vin Diesel ;) YUMMMM
Posts: 14,793
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Congrats on your new little guy

 
SAHMlady.gifread.giflovin' trekkie.giffan intactivist.gifwinner.jpg to loveeyes.gifenergy.gifDD 10/00 & superhero.gifmoon.gifDS 10/04 ribbonpb.gifIf your ds is intact, keep him safe, visit the Case Against Circ forumnocirc.gifCirc, a personal choice, Your sonsyes.gifbrokenheart.gif11/98brokenheart.gif6/99ribbonbrown.gifanti-tobaccoribbonyellow.gifThyroid cancer survivor. With cat.gif& goldfish.gif & (Boxer)dog2.gif wishing 4 whale.gif&ribbonwhite.gifsigncirc1.gifselectivevax.gifdelayedvax.gif

MCatLvrMom2A&X is online now  
#13 of 27 Old 02-08-2010, 09:04 AM - Thread Starter
 
chai's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: SLC
Posts: 677
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Keeta View Post
Oh, and can you send some of those awesome (short!) labor vibes over here?
LOL, I don't really consider it to be short since I couldn't sleep for two nights before the birth. The contractions were very manageable, but strong enough to be my main focus for two days. I was 4 cm by the time the midwife arrived, so the prodromal labor *was* working... just not efficiently.

It was nice, though, to only be *overcome* by the contractions (and not able to do anything but rest between them) for such a short time. And I'm REALLY happy the pushing phase wasn't three hours like last time!

At any rate, labor vibes coming your way! Excellent birth care provider vibes and successful induction vibes coming your way as well, if you need them I'd probably still be suffering through a slow labor if my midwife hadn't made the right suggestions for how to get labor moving.

Chai, DS (3/05) and DS (2/10)
chai is offline  
#14 of 27 Old 02-08-2010, 11:07 AM
 
aramat's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: São Paulo, Brazil--from Atlanta, US
Posts: 1,350
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Kick-a$$, Chai; congratulations!!!

Tamara: Aspiring doula, partner to Brazilian musician, mom to THREE GIRLIES!
(4/01, 6/07, & 12/09)
aramat is offline  
#15 of 27 Old 02-08-2010, 11:41 AM
 
HappiLeigh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Pemberley
Posts: 2,868
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Hooray, Chai!! Welcome baby! I was totally thinking about you too.

Homeschooling mama to DD 3/28/06 reading.gif,  DS 2/27/10 coolshine.gif, Belle the Orange Dog 03/11, and DD babygirl.gif 10/03/2013.
HappiLeigh is offline  
#16 of 27 Old 02-08-2010, 02:01 PM
 
biennourri's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: St. Louis, MO
Posts: 278
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Congratulations! Good for you!!

Maggie, American expat, mother to DD1 5/27/2007 and DD2 2/15/2010
biennourri is offline  
#17 of 27 Old 02-08-2010, 03:36 PM
 
Nicole730's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 2,676
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Yay! Welcome baby!

Mama to three

Nicole730 is offline  
#18 of 27 Old 02-08-2010, 03:40 PM
 
busymama77's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 2,109
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Rock on, Chai. That's awesome!! Congrats!

One happy mama to 1/06 , 3/10 , and married to my best friend
busymama77 is offline  
#19 of 27 Old 02-08-2010, 03:46 PM
 
MommaSomeday's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Southern New Mexico
Posts: 1,068
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Yay - congrats and welcome to the world, little guy!

Coming from a month of prodromal labor... what did your midwife suggest to get things active? Sounds like a great birth overall - I can't wait to hear the full story and maybe see some pics of the little guy.

Rachele Garrin ~ Missing Gideon and Butterball ~ Loving for our Jareth
MommaSomeday is offline  
#20 of 27 Old 02-08-2010, 05:13 PM
 
mtnmoonmama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: NC
Posts: 492
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Hooray!! Congratulations mama!!

: mama to 3 sweet boys, 10/21/03, 2/23/07 and 1/20/10
mtnmoonmama is offline  
#21 of 27 Old 02-08-2010, 05:46 PM
 
SunRise's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: CNY via Canada
Posts: 1,539
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
CONGRATULATIONS!

Sara - Mum to C (10/02) ; m/c 10/07; 7/08; 3/09; Lucy Olive Feb 28, 2010 !
SunRise is offline  
#22 of 27 Old 02-08-2010, 05:47 PM
 
AustinKate's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 155
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Congratulations! Can't wait to hear the birth story.
AustinKate is offline  
#23 of 27 Old 02-08-2010, 07:21 PM
 
folkgirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 365
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Yay! Congrats!

Blair, mom to the amazing Nora (8/06) ribboncesarean.gif, sweet Anneliese (2/10) vbac.gif, and super Henry (8/12) vbac.gif

folkgirl is offline  
#24 of 27 Old 02-08-2010, 07:28 PM
 
Fireflyforever's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: North East England
Posts: 1,108
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Wonderful news. CONGRATULATIONS.

Jill &heartbeat.gif the keepers of my heartheartbeat.gif : Dave, Ben (9/2002), Lucy (9/2004), (m/c 9/2007) Emma (born still on her due date and forever missed 10/2008) and Tobias (1/2010)grouphug.gif
Fireflyforever is offline  
#25 of 27 Old 02-11-2010, 12:15 AM
 
hapersmion's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Knoxville, TN
Posts: 1,776
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Congratulations!
hapersmion is offline  
#26 of 27 Old 02-11-2010, 08:10 AM
 
jul511riv's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Israel
Posts: 2,565
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
mazel tov!!!

 http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Wise-Woman-Fertility/182752565080597
jul511riv is offline  
#27 of 27 Old 02-13-2010, 01:13 PM
 
punquin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Washington, D.C. Area
Posts: 670
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
Congrats!! Welcome baby...

Stephanie MC 11/22/06 Jackson born 02/05/10 MC 07/14/14
punquin 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