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Old 05-18-2010, 01:23 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Posting in bed from my phone so it'll be short. Isaiah James
was born in our bedroom last night at 9 pm after a 4 hr labor & 10 minutes of pushing!!!!! 10 lbs 8oz, 23 1/2in long. Birth was incredible!!!


Birth Story:

So I thought I was getting a bladder infection on Sunday. I called my MW Monday morning and discussed my symptoms with her, and she suggested that I go to the birth center and have one of the other MWs test my urine. It came back only slightly "off", but I had my mom take me to the health food store for some cranberry and vit c to knock it out early anyway. After we left there, I was feeling a bit better so we went to Kohls to spend a gift card on some new post-partum PJs for me, and an outfit for the babe. We decided on a cute pink dress (I didn't have any pink for the baby to wear if it was a girl) but now I guess we'll be making a trip to return it! I was starting to feel pretty lousy at this point, so we got some lunch and mom dropped me off at home, insisting that she keep DS1 at her house. I didn't complain! I took a nap and woke up about 4pm, feeling worse than before. I was having stronger contractions and the pain was radiating across my hips and down my thighs. I got in the shower to see if it would help, but I didn't think I was in labor at that point. I got out of the shower and started timing them - 4 mins apart, about 1 min long. I decided to check my cervix and found something that felt 'bulging' or 'swollen' down there! I called my midwife just before 6pm and told her about the contrax and whatever it was I felt (she assumed the bulging bag of water, and that I was about 3 cm dialated or more). She said she had just sat down to eat dinner and would be over in about an hour. DH got home and I had him do the dishes and clean up a bit The midwife arrived around 7:30 I think and the contractions were strong enough that I got on my birth ball for releif. DH was behind me putting pressure on my sacrum (lower back) with each contraction and running around getting stuff done in between contractions. MW checked me about 8pm on my request and I was SHOCKED to find out that I was already 6cm!!! I called my mom and told her we were in labor. Contrax were intense but still very manageable for the next 30 mins or so. I was getting lots of pressure with each one and they were getting very close together though. At that point I realized that we needed to put the shower curtain and birth sheets on the bed. About 8:45 I felt like I needed to pee. DH helped me to the bathroom (about 3 steps behind us) but the contrax were so close together that I couldn't sit on the toilet. I tried to stand in the shower and pee but that didn't work either. A strong one hit and I scrambled out of the shower to be close to DH. I pushed my forehead into the wall and yelled due to the power of it and my water broke all over the bathroom floor! DS2's head started to descend immediately and I had to push right then! This was about 8:50pm and the assistant/student MW (this was her first birth by the way!) had just walked in the door! MW realized that things were moving very very quickly and started to get things ready and was giving out orders to the assistant and DH. Our bathroom is very small so she told me I needed to get to the bed. I had just enough of a break between the contrax to waddle my way to the side of the bed (I had a head between my legs remember! ). I put my fists on the bed and half-squatted and pushed him out in 3 or 4 strong pushes with one MW behind me and one MW underneath me! Before he was out, I yelled for DH to run and get the camera Luckily he did and got some great birth shots. MW and I caught him at 9:00 on the dot. It was so so so incredible!

Some pictures:

Catch that Baby! (Mildly graphic birth pic)

MW checking him out

Sweet Baby

Born at Home

I want to add that DS1 was 11lb 7oz born in a hospital after 25 miserable hrs of labor & 1-2 hrs of pushing for comparison to this birth. I know you all hate me for the speedy birth, but I've put in my dues!

Amanda: Christian, wife to musician DH since 2002, mom to intact & vax free "monkey" DS1 since 12/21/06, and "lovey" DS2 5/17/10! WINNER OF THE GOLDEN BIRTH STOOL, APRIL 2010 DDC!
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Congratulations!!!!!

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Congratulations! Yay for short labour and short pushing time. I had a 4 hr labour too but am jealous of your 10 min of pushing

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wooohooo! big boy! can't wait for the birth story!

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congratulations, Silverspook!

Sarah, with 3.5 yo DD Charlotte + brand new baby Eleanor Jane April 28, 2010
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Aw, sounds great! So happy for you

Lena , wife to best friend Joe , mommy to my two sweetie pies, DS1 born 7.7.07 and DS2 just arrived 4.17.10
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Yay!! Congrats on an awesome birth!

Welcome Isaiah James!

Wife to Thomas, WAH mama to Sofia Rose 8/04, Ellen Marie 10/07, her twin sister Amalie Joy lost 7/07 , and Maya Grace and Hannah Miriam 4/10
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He's huge! Congratulations!!

Mama to Finn (04/05) Arlo (04/07) and Henry (04/10)
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Holy heck, what a big baby! Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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great job mama! congrats!

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Congrats!!! So happy to hear the good news! Can't wait for more details!

Mama to Umberto 12, Camille, 9, Piper 7, Rowena 2, and Jude Therese Prenatal DS diagnosis due December 23.

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Congratulations from a May Mama--I've been rooting for you. I'm glad to hear that things went so great!

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DDCC to send my congrats!!! Now I won't feel so bad if some of us June mamas start having babies

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Great news! Enjoy your babymoon, your baby sounds deliciously plump!

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Congrats!

I gotta ask - did you use the birthing stool?

(Probably didn't have time, huh? *grumble grumble* 10 mins of pushing!)

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Woo-hoo! Last one off the island! Congratulations on the birth of your baby boy!

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congratulations on your big baby boy! 10 minutes??? WOW!!!

me+him for 15 yrs, welcomed our little one march 25th, 2010.

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Yay! Congratulations. We can hand the island over to the May folks now. Bet they've been waiting for it

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Posting in bed from my phone so it'll be short. Isaiah James
was born in our bedroom last night at 9 pm after a 4 hr labor & 10 minutes of pushing!!!!! 10 lbs 8oz, 23 1/2in long. Birth was incredible!!!
ten and a half pounds? only 4 hours of labor? I hate you!!! Congratulations, mama!

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Thank you all for the well wishes mamas! We are doing beautifully! I am totally in love and totally babymooning!

Amanda: Christian, wife to musician DH since 2002, mom to intact & vax free "monkey" DS1 since 12/21/06, and "lovey" DS2 5/17/10! WINNER OF THE GOLDEN BIRTH STOOL, APRIL 2010 DDC!
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23.5", that's a tall baby. That's about how long my guy is now and I keep thinking he is big Awesome birth!

Lena , wife to best friend Joe , mommy to my two sweetie pies, DS1 born 7.7.07 and DS2 just arrived 4.17.10
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Cuteness!!! And what a great story!

Mama to Umberto 12, Camille, 9, Piper 7, Rowena 2, and Jude Therese Prenatal DS diagnosis due December 23.

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