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.
Thanks for the support and love mamas!
Who is next?
Off to look photos now. So excited for you guys! So glad nursing is going well. Happy babymooning, mama.
Thank you so much for thinking of us and updating!
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!
Happily married with two tots ( J 10/18/08) & ( T 5/03/10)
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
Livin' the good life here in Connecticut with my DH and our three fabulous boys (4/3/06, 2/4/08 and 5/20/10) Hoping to try for Sweet Baby #4 in December!
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
Midwife. Mama to five. Love is still the greatest.
I've been waiting on an update from you LOL
Congratulations on your beautiful baby girl! She is absolutely gorgeous!! Good job, Mama!!!!
Wife to DH(10/02) Mom to DD1('03), ('04), DS1('05), DD2('07), DS2('08), DD3('10) (08/11), (09/11). We follow Jesus, , quiverful, , ,,,, and we are a food allergic family.
i am so excited to see this!
happy birthday amaia, and WELL DONE, mama!
robina. unschooling mama and midwifery student. building my nest with my husband, our daughter (born at home 11/07), our son (home waterbirth 5/10), and our newest little girl (born at home 4/13)!
She is such a cutie
She is absolutely gorgeous!!!
jamie. crinkly (not quite crunchy) mama to 3 amazing little girls, an awesome little boy, and a baby girl making her debut at the end of this summer.
Lovin' my four-pack: M, S, a different M, and me.