April 2010 Birth Announcements! - Page 3 - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
Reply
 
Thread Tools
#61 of 188 Old 03-29-2010, 01:30 AM
 
LenaC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Redding, CA
Posts: 373
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Woohoo!! Congrats, Oliver's mama and thanks so much for keeping us encouraged Your labor sounds great! I'm wondering, what were you doing between 7am and 4pm? Just curious

Lena , wife to best friend Joe , mommy to my two sweetie pies, DS1 born 7.7.07 and DS2 just arrived 4.17.10
LenaC is offline  
#62 of 188 Old 03-29-2010, 09:50 AM
 
Oliver's Mama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 963
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by LenaC View Post
Woohoo!! Congrats, Oliver's mama and thanks so much for keeping us encouraged Your labor sounds great! I'm wondering, what were you doing between 7am and 4pm? Just curious
well I just moped around and rested for a few hours, trying to figure out what was happening, then I started running around the house getting things in order (my parents would stay at our house with ds), then.. we had a huge 1st birthday party for my nephew all afternoon, so we packed the hospital bags in case, and went to the party! It was a nice distraction, though I think everyone was watching me like a ticking time-bomb!
As the party ended, that's when contractions went from ten to five minutes out of no where! and the rest is history...

www.bellababyphotography.com
click view photos, password 0327elijahpotts

Katie,  sahm to two wild and crazy guys banana.gif (8/07) and  bouncy.gif (3/10) and their sweet new baby sister baby.gif (4-1-13) 

Oliver's Mama is offline  
#63 of 188 Old 03-29-2010, 12:24 PM
 
crazyeight's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 2,840
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
welcome Elijah!!!
crazyeight is offline  
#64 of 188 Old 03-29-2010, 12:32 PM
 
Elecampane's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Southeastern Michigan
Posts: 748
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Congrats, Oliver's Mama! what a great birth story, too!

Sarah, with 3.5 yo DD Charlotte + brand new baby Eleanor Jane April 28, 2010
Elecampane is offline  
#65 of 188 Old 03-29-2010, 11:22 PM
 
bclare's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 162
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
So happy for you!
bclare is offline  
#66 of 188 Old 03-30-2010, 12:04 PM
 
sehbub's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Back in the bush...
Posts: 10,497
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Those photos are just gorgeous, Oliver's Mama!

Sarah - Mama to Vic (1/19/00), Syd (4/06/02) Sam (4/20/06-born at 30wk2d), JackJack (2/14/07) and Charlie (4/30/10)
sehbub is offline  
#67 of 188 Old 03-31-2010, 03:55 PM
 
lastrid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Cockeysville, MD
Posts: 1,080
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Declan is here! He arrived before the midwives did last night at 7:40PM. He's 8lbs2oz and 20 1/4. It was an amazingly easy birth (especially after my last one) and we're both very well!

<>< Alison
lastrid is offline  
#68 of 188 Old 03-31-2010, 04:01 PM
 
momto4plus4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 419
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by lastrid View Post
Declan is here! He arrived before the midwives did last night at 7:40PM. He's 8lbs2oz and 20 1/4. It was an amazingly easy birth (especially after my last one) and we're both very well!
CONGRATULATIONS! Can't wait to hear details and see pics. Rest up and enjoy your little bundle!!

Sara: Separated Mom to , DD (9), , DS (5), DD (3), , & 4/5/10 + 2 & 1
momto4plus4 is offline  
#69 of 188 Old 03-31-2010, 04:17 PM
 
ivymae's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Eastern Washington
Posts: 2,169
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Welcome Declan!

Ivory, partner to Tom, mama to Ella (12/9/05), Alice (12/8/07), and our newest addition, Rebecca (4/1/10).
ivymae is offline  
#70 of 188 Old 03-31-2010, 05:51 PM
 
sehbub's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Back in the bush...
Posts: 10,497
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Welcome, Declan!

LOVE his name!!

Sarah - Mama to Vic (1/19/00), Syd (4/06/02) Sam (4/20/06-born at 30wk2d), JackJack (2/14/07) and Charlie (4/30/10)
sehbub is offline  
#71 of 188 Old 03-31-2010, 06:09 PM
 
sew_crafty_girl's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: BC, Canada
Posts: 1,544
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Congrats Alison!

Our rainbow baby, Anna Beatrice was born April 11/2010 after 4 m/c. She joins 4 brothers and sisters.
sew_crafty_girl is offline  
#72 of 188 Old 03-31-2010, 11:36 PM
 
Elecampane's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Southeastern Michigan
Posts: 748
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Congratulations, lastrid! I love the name Declan!

Sarah, with 3.5 yo DD Charlotte + brand new baby Eleanor Jane April 28, 2010
Elecampane is offline  
#73 of 188 Old 04-01-2010, 02:03 PM
 
SuzieQ3417's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Missouri
Posts: 312
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
A little late, but nevertheless:

SuzieQ3417
Baby's Name: Holden
Baby's Gender: Boy
Weight: 8lbs 2oz
Length: 19.5in
Date/Time: 3.28.10 at 7pm
Where baby was born: hospital
Links to pictures: http://i43.tinypic.com/17py0n.jpg (total milk coma )

SuzieQ (27), wife to my wonderful husband of 5 years, mom to a beautiful baby boy born 3.28.10
SuzieQ3417 is offline  
#74 of 188 Old 04-01-2010, 02:26 PM
 
lastrid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Cockeysville, MD
Posts: 1,080
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I posted my birthstory if anyone wants to read it: http://www.mothering.com/discussions...67&postcount=1

I also wanted to say that Declan was born 38w5d, for those who were curious.

<>< Alison
lastrid is offline  
#75 of 188 Old 04-02-2010, 12:48 AM
 
momto4plus4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 419
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
SuzieQ-Holden is just adorable! Thanks for sharing!

Sara: Separated Mom to , DD (9), , DS (5), DD (3), , & 4/5/10 + 2 & 1
momto4plus4 is offline  
#76 of 188 Old 04-02-2010, 12:52 AM
 
momto4plus4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 419
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Alison-That is an Awesome birth story! Thank you for sharing.

Sara: Separated Mom to , DD (9), , DS (5), DD (3), , & 4/5/10 + 2 & 1
momto4plus4 is offline  
#77 of 188 Old 04-02-2010, 03:41 AM
 
AileenM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Southern California
Posts: 503
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
AileenM
Gabriel Joseph
Boy
7lbs 10 oz
21 inches long
3-31-10 at 1:34am
Born at home.

Aileen, Mama to Hannah James, 4/01/07 Smartest kid I've ever known! And Gabriel Joseph, born at home 3-31-10!! Delaying and selectively vax'ing
AileenM is offline  
#78 of 188 Old 04-02-2010, 04:16 AM
 
LenaC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Redding, CA
Posts: 373
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by lastrid View Post
I posted my birthstory if anyone wants to read it: http://www.mothering.com/discussions...67&postcount=1

I also wanted to say that Declan was born 38w5d, for those who were curious.
Awesome birth story! Sounds like all the prelabor stuff worked in your favor!

Lena , wife to best friend Joe , mommy to my two sweetie pies, DS1 born 7.7.07 and DS2 just arrived 4.17.10
LenaC is offline  
#79 of 188 Old 04-03-2010, 11:30 PM
 
rolenta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Southern Alberta
Posts: 833
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
rolenta
Naomi Brielle
girl
7 lb 12 oz
April 2 at 6:30am
38+0 weeks
born in a Health Centre


ETA: I guess we're changing the name.

Heidi mum to Isaac (06/06), Matea (04/08), and Naomi (04/10)
rolenta is offline  
#80 of 188 Old 04-04-2010, 12:46 AM
 
sew_crafty_girl's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: BC, Canada
Posts: 1,544
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Congrats Heidi!!

Our rainbow baby, Anna Beatrice was born April 11/2010 after 4 m/c. She joins 4 brothers and sisters.
sew_crafty_girl is offline  
#81 of 188 Old 04-04-2010, 01:04 AM
 
momto4plus4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 419
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Congratulations Heidi! What a beautiful size baby! I hope you both are doing well! I love her name too!

Sara: Separated Mom to , DD (9), , DS (5), DD (3), , & 4/5/10 + 2 & 1
momto4plus4 is offline  
#82 of 188 Old 04-04-2010, 04:48 PM
 
ivymae's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Eastern Washington
Posts: 2,169
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Rebecca Joy
39 weeks
4/1/10 11:11pm
8lbs 6oz
22.5 inches long

http://www.flickr.com/photos/ivymae/4490626882/
My friend just emailed me a couple previews of pictures she took during the birth: 1, 2, 3

Unedited, straight out of my brain version of her birth story:

I started having wimpy contractions in the morning, and asked Dh to stay home again. He had taken the previous 2 days off to help me rest (I had bronchitis), and I hesitated to ask him to stay home again, but he knew if I was asking, it was for a reason. We spent the day walking around retail stores (new camcorder!), getting new books at the library, and going out to lunch. We put the girls down for a nap when we got home, and I slept in between contractions for a while. When i woke up they were 4 minutes apart and strong, so we called the MW (around 3) and let her know that today was probably the day.

When the girls were awake my contractions slowed down, so we called my MIL and asked if she could come get the girls after work. She got here at 6, and my MW came by a little after. A good friend got here at 7 to take some maternity photos (we had put it off for too long!) and I asked if she would stay and do birth photos, with the understanding that I may ask her to leave if it was slowing things down. She was thrilled, and ended up staying through the end.

I labored for a few hours, laughing and talking, filling up the tub, and telling everyone after each contraction "That was probably the last one." I probably would have sent everyone home if DH hadn't been there. I spent some time just walking from room to room, leaning up against walls and door frames, finding the best ledges to lean over when a contraction hit (fireplace was the best). MW and friend stayed in the living room, talking quietly and reading, while Tom supported me and kept me laughing.

I started vocalizing through contractions around 9:30, and decided to get in the pool at 10 or so. It was set up in our bedroom, so Tom laid on the bed and talked to me between contractions, and we were talking and snoozing between contractions until 10:30 or so. I asked him to get in with me then, and started bawling as soon as he did. Rationally I told myself "Oh hey, transition!" but all i could do was wimper.

Contractions started doubling up around then, and I needed a lot more pressure on my back. DH was amazing, and my MW and friend came in to hold my hands and remind me to take deep breaths between roars.

I roar my babies out, so the last half hour or so was pretty noisy. I started feeling a lot of pressure at 10:45, and when I checked myself I broke my water. I had a small break, and then felt things get crazy intense. I had my minute of panic, but my midwife and husband talked me down, and reminded me that we were so close, and I could do it. I still resisted pushing for a couple contractions, which was frustrating for all of us, but made sense later.

I roared through these contractions instead of using the energy to push her out, and it was kind of amazing, because I was hearing melody in my roars. It was probably just the way my voice/chest was vibrating the pool walls, but it felt like it was the voices of all the women laboring with me at the same time. There are something like 325,000 babies born each day, and each of those babies are born to a mother who was going through something similar, and wow, that was one of those transcendent moments I hope I never forget.

Finally I wrapped my head around pushing out a baby, and got down to business. I only pushed for about 10 minutes, but it felt like a lot longer. DD2 had just slipped out after my water broke, so having to really push was kind of a shock to me.

Once I pushed her head out, suddenly everything slowed down, and we realized something was holding her up. I was still in the pool, in the "proposal" stance (down on one knee, squatting with the other leg) and my MW couldn't get a good look/feel of what was going on for a couple scary seconds. She reached down and realized that Rebecca had a arm half out, and that she had her cord wrapped around not only her neck, but around her hand/arm as well, making it too tight to slip over her neck and let her descend the rest of the way. MW unwrapped the cord from around her hand and pulled it the rest of the way out, which gave us enough slack to get her out. This all took maybe a minute, but felt a lot longer, and as soon as I pushed her the rest of the way out we started working on getting her to take a deep breath since she had been half in/half out in the water. She was breathing, but was a little shocked herself, and it took her a minute to really cry. Her face was also blueish, which scared me until i realized it was because she was bruised, not because she wasn't breathing. She had really been through a lot to get here.

After a few minutes of awwing, I felt like I needed to push out the placenta, so we started working on that, but soon realized that we had another complication. The cord had been tight enough that the placenta had been pulled out of the uterus as Rebecca descended, and had also ripped away from the cord. Even though it was just sitting in my vagina, we didn't have anyway to grab it, and based on the amount of bleeding I was having, we needed to get it out, make sure it was complete, and start working on getting my uterus contracting down soon. We moved from the birth tub to the bathtub, and we worked on it for another 10 minutes or so (?) before we finally got it out and the bleeding slowed down.

Finally, FINALLY, I was able to take a herb bath with baby, nurse her calmly, and relax. I ate in the bathtub, and let everyone else run around and clean the house. By the time we got out the pool was gone, the bed was set up for sleep, and I was ready to sleep.

Overall, her birth was really a celebration. There was some intense moments, but there was also a lot of laughter and calm. I feel very blessed to have the support, both emotional and professional, that I did, since the same situations could have been a lot scarier had I had anyone else but DH and MW with me.

The last few days have been a crash course in mothering a newborn (again). She was pretty fussy for the first day or so, but my milk came in after 36 hours or so, and she is a lot more relaxed now. DH is home, and my MIL and friends has taken the girls to do special big sister things as much as they can. The girls love their baby sister, and call her "Becky Bunny". The bruising on her face has cleared up quickly, though she does still have a good mark from where her hand was.

I'm sore, but didn't tear at all, so recovery has been pretty quick. My SPD was a real pain the first day or so, but lots of rest has helped. Engorgement is upon us now, but I've gone through oversupply twice, I expect to this time as well.

Ivory, partner to Tom, mama to Ella (12/9/05), Alice (12/8/07), and our newest addition, Rebecca (4/1/10).
ivymae is offline  
#83 of 188 Old 04-04-2010, 04:55 PM
 
bubbamummy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Tucson, Az. Missing Cambridge UK
Posts: 998
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
ive been waiting for your story Ivory, and what an amazing one! you have 3 beautiful girls

Mummy to Samuel 02/08 and new baby Molly- 04/10
bubbamummy is offline  
#84 of 188 Old 04-04-2010, 05:34 PM
 
yippiehippie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 671
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Ivory-beautiful story, beautiful daughter, and beautiful name - it's mine, too (mine's Rebecca Jane). Thanks for sharing!

Lovin my boys jumpers.gifDH, DS1 (4/7/10), and DS2 (2/19/12)...and - surprise! - another on the way
yippiehippie is offline  
#85 of 188 Old 04-04-2010, 06:52 PM
 
MaterPrimaePuellae's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 1,542
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Valen David
April 4, 2010
~6.7 lbs
19 inches
40 weeks +4

It was a fabulous birth-- 24 hours of somewhat unpleasant "pre"-labor, then 5 hours of serious contractions with pressure. My water broke 20 minutes after we got to the birth center, and he was born 40 minutes later.

Aspiring to 1 Thessalonians 4:11.Wife to Dh, 2004. Mother to DD 3/07.
So thankful for our healthy baby boy, born Easter morning, 2010!
MaterPrimaePuellae is offline  
#86 of 188 Old 04-04-2010, 06:53 PM
 
sew_crafty_girl's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: BC, Canada
Posts: 1,544
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Beautiful story Ivory.

Congratulations MPP!

Our rainbow baby, Anna Beatrice was born April 11/2010 after 4 m/c. She joins 4 brothers and sisters.
sew_crafty_girl is offline  
#87 of 188 Old 04-04-2010, 06:58 PM
 
LenaC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Redding, CA
Posts: 373
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Aw, congrats Ivory! I love the long birth stories with some details and yours is really awesome! What a beautiful little girl, and of course, her outfit is adorable.

Lena , wife to best friend Joe , mommy to my two sweetie pies, DS1 born 7.7.07 and DS2 just arrived 4.17.10
LenaC is offline  
#88 of 188 Old 04-04-2010, 07:01 PM
 
LenaC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Redding, CA
Posts: 373
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by MaterPrimaePuellae View Post
Valen David
April 4, 2010
~6.7 lbs
19 inches
40 weeks +4

It was a fabulous birth-- 24 hours of somewhat unpleasant "pre"-labor, then 5 hours of serious contractions with pressure. My water broke 20 minutes after we got to the birth center, and he was born 40 minutes later.
OMG, Mater, and you are done too! Way to get to the birth center in time! What time was he born?

Welcome Valen David

Lena , wife to best friend Joe , mommy to my two sweetie pies, DS1 born 7.7.07 and DS2 just arrived 4.17.10
LenaC is offline  
#89 of 188 Old 04-04-2010, 07:25 PM
 
OneWithTwo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: House of chaos
Posts: 3,093
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
congrats MPP s

no circ/vax-babywearer-cosleeping-pumping/breastfeeding-homeschooling single mama

TTC #3

OneWithTwo is online now  
#90 of 188 Old 04-05-2010, 12:08 AM
 
momto4plus4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 419
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks for sharing your story Ivory-she is just beautiful!

MPP-Congratulations! What a tiny little one for being overdue!

Sara: Separated Mom to , DD (9), , DS (5), DD (3), , & 4/5/10 + 2 & 1
momto4plus4 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