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#1 of 56 Old 04-06-2010, 10:14 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I didn't make it until Weds.
Amaia Zahar was born yesterday, April 5th at 1:26 pm.
She was a few days short of 35 weeks but midwife and I decided based on size that she would be ok.

Contractions were mild monday night (enough to keep me awake but manageable and I mostly stayed in bed and tried to doze between them) and started getting more intense tuesday morning. I decided I was probably gonna have a baby soon, called the midwife and then got in the shower around 7am which helped immensely and stayed there basically until my man showed up at 10am (he was giving a lecture in florida and caught the first flight home in the morning)... the minute he arrived I allowed myself to really 'be in labor' and things went quickly from there.
I puked a bunch, felt horribly sorry for myself, and did my best to breathe and rest in between the contractions (which felt like never).
After an hour of pushing she was born into my partners hands. We had oxygen on hand, but she didn't need it. We kept her on the placenta for a good hour and she started nursing right away.
She is 5lb 11 oz and looks more like a 37 weeker than a 35 weeker (although that would be impossible since dp wasn't in uganda with me until August 1st and lmp was August 5th).

Anyway, we are resting and feeling great today. She is gorgeous and calm and perfect in every way. I can't believe I have an aries!
Here are some pics.
http://picasaweb.google.com/Rzaslow/...82207620884498
http://picasaweb.google.com/Rzaslow/...82216337470466
http://picasaweb.google.com/Rzaslow/...82222574144194

Thanks for the support and love mamas!
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WOWOWOWOWOW!!!!!

Off to look photos now. So excited for you guys! So glad nursing is going well. Happy babymooning, mama.


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Lookit the precious tiny hand! She is gorgeous, mama, just gorgeous.

Thank you so much for thinking of us and updating!

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Oh gosh
She is absolutely stunning!!!
Thanks for posting mama...I have to admit I have been checking and have had you on the brain.
So happy it all went great and that Daddy was able to make it back in time.
I am excited to meet my little girl now too!

Her name is so lovely too. Yes, you have an Aries daughter...have you done her chart yet?
Congrats again mama!

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She is absolutely beautiful! Congratulations!!

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Thank you for the update! I can not tell you how often I have been refreshing to see if you posted again!

Your pictures are all so wonderful and you are beautiful! The first two she looks so big and then the one with your husband finger and her little hand just puts her into perspective.

As for who is next.... 1. 2. 3. NOT ME!

I want to go late, way over due into June might be fine even. LOL

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Ditto to checking in frequently! Thank you for letting us know and for sharing the pictures! So excited you still had the home birth you wanted with such a BEAUTIFUL outcome! Truly, she is GORGEOUS! Congrats Mama! Enjoy your baby moon!

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We were all on pins and needles over you! How extremely exciting to see her sweet little face. You're right, she doesn't look 34 weeks at all. She's stunning. I'm all teary and inspired thinking about what our little one might look like. When were you due?

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Congrats!!!


Happy Birthday Amaia

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Congrats!!
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What a beautiful blessing! Congratulations!

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Beautiful pics!! Congratulations! She certainly looks big and pink and healthy!! Happy Babymooning!

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awesome congrats, she's lovely!

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Kontessa-LOL! NOT me! At 32 weeks 4 days that would be totally pushing my luck!


Congrats on your sweet little girl. I'm an Aries Her pics are beautiful! Thanks for keeping those of us still in waiting current! Here come our babies! WOWOWOW

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Congrats mama! She's gorgeous! I can't believe we are already getting action in our ddc!!!


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DDCC

I've been waiting on an update from you LOL

Congratulations on your beautiful baby girl! She is absolutely gorgeous!! Good job, Mama!!!!

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I too was wondering what had happened. Glad to see the update. Congrats. She is so beautiful. Wonderful job, mama. Enjoy your babymoon.

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congratulations!!!!!

i am so excited to see this!

happy birthday amaia, and WELL DONE, mama!

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Wow! Congratulations! She's absolutely adorable and I'm really glad that everything went well.

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Congrats! She is the exact same size that I was and I was born at 37 weeks.
She is such a cutie

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She almost has my birthday! My birthday is today, barely, I was born 2 minutes after midnight.

She is absolutely gorgeous!!!

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Congratulations!! She's so precious! I'm so happy that everything went well with her birth.

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Congratulations! Welcome to the world, Amaia.

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Beautiful!!! Congratulations!!!
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Wow, what a big, healthy girl! Congratulations!

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Thanks for updating, mama. She is BEAUTIFUL. Congratulations

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what a beauty!

Mama to L 5.12.10 ...Expecting another 1/1/12!

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WOW. congratulations! that is a beautiful, healthy looking 35weeker; a beautiful daughter!

so glad your partner made it home to you!
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She is just beautiful Congratulations, I'm so happy for you!!!

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Simply beautiful!! Congratulations! Thank you for sharing your wonderful birth story, too.
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