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#1 of 51 Old 04-20-2010, 12:07 AM - Thread Starter
 
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SO! 37w3d. 4/18. Amelia . 7lbs18in.

All natural birth, no anything. I love it.

Water broke at midnight (likely because we bought a new king size bed w/new protector on it), then had baby at 4:43 am.

When I called the midwife after midnight, she said, oh, head to the hospital in 4ish hours. Well, after packing everything up, getting DD1 to the babysitter, we got there about 3.5 hrs later.

Got checked, 5-6 cm. Two crazy ctx. later I felt pushy, wtf? Nurse checked me again, yup, complete, in 15 min! I started pushing with the next contraction, my midwife arrived as she was crowning.

Went home 12 hrs later. Baby is great, I'm great, no tearing this time! Love that.

If I have another one day, hope it goes like this...now, off to bed w new baby.

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Congratulations!! Amelia is precious. Glad to hear that everything went so well. Enjoy the new addition to your family.

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babygirl.gif Welcome baby girl! Born at home, in the water, in the caul, and caught by daddy. February 24, 2013!  babygirl.gif

 

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Wow! Congratulations.

My third DD's labor went like that, except my water didn't break till 6 cm. Then, 2 ctx later, I said I needed to push and was complete!

Take a deep whiff of that baby aroma... I'm looking SO forward to that!

Raising our babies: 2003, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, and 2012
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Congratulations-Welcome little Amelia!!

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.

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Yay for the all natural birth..Congrats momma!! Sounds like everything went smooth,
Now to enjoy the baby moon..ENJOY!!


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Congrat's!!! Welcome baby Amelia!! Way to go on such a great delivery! Send that mojo to us!!

Wow, our ddc is popping out some 37 weekers!!

Melissa loving my DH and DD(4yr)hearts.gif Most likely in my garden. Two angel.gif that I'll remember forever. My baby is here!!! Ethan Matthew came at 42 weeks on 5/19/10 9.10 lbs hbac.gif
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Congrats

It sounds like a wonderful birthing!

Any tips for the rest of us?

Did you do any perenial massage? Hypnobabies?

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Awesome, congrats! I am 37/3 today and hope I have a similar story to tell soon!!!

Proud Mama to my boys Noah and Elijah, my angel baby, and baby girl due May 7th, 2010.
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Welcome Amelia!!! Congratulations, I'm so happy for you!

*formerly apecaut*, Mom to A, Calliope (stillborn 40 weeks 6/22/07), A and O
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Wow, what a birth story! Congratulations, mama. That photo is absolutely precious.

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Congratulations! That's a fantastic birth story. I'm glad you and Amelia are doing well.

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Congrats!!!

Wife to DH(10/02) Mom to DD1('03), angel1.gif('04), DS1('05), DD2('07), DS2('08), DD3('10) angel1.gif(08/11), angel1.gif (09/11). We follow Jesus, praying.gif, quiverful, homeschool.gif,cd.gif ,winner.jpg,familybed1.gif,femalesling.GIF, and we are a food allergic family.

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Congrats Mama!! Welcome Amelia!!

what a wonderful birth story
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Oh my!!! She is precious and I can't wait to see my son like your daughter there holding his little sissy.

What an incredible story! Congrats...her name is adorable.

Happily married with two tots (babyboy.gif J 10/18/08) & (babygirl.gif T 5/03/10) 

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Congratulations to you all!

Sounds like you had a lovely birth, I'm so pleased for you. And the photo is just beautiful.

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Welcome to the world, Amelia!!!
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Congratulations and welcome Amelia!!! What a wonderful birth story. Well done on all accounts.

Dissertating wife of Mr. Amazing Man, mother to Boo Bear ( ) Captain Knuckle (13), and The Professor (5). Expecting Penelope Rose 5/10/2010 via planned c/s.
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What a precious photo!!! Congrats on a beautiful natural birth! Sounds like everything went as you wanted it to!

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That pic is gorgeous! Congrats on your newest LO!

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Baby Aerick is here! Born at 40+6 on 5/16/10
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CONGRATS MAMA!! I'm so happy for you. Your birth sounds amazing. I hope mine goes similarly

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Oh Michele, that's wonderful news mama, congratulations!!!

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CONGRATS!!! What an amazing story!!

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Congratulations! Enjoy your new little bundle!

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yay babies!

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

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Congratulations!

Adorable picture!

Ricki (36) wife to R (35), mommy to 6 year old DS and baby girl born April 24, 2010
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whoa!! congratulations! and WELL DONE!

welcome to the world, amelia! you sure are a cutie!

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)!

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congratulations!!! Happy birthday Amelia She is beautiful!

Em, married to Alex, mom to Samantha (11 yrs) and Cullen (5yrs) and Maybe (5/16/2010) Trying to grow 4,000lbs of produce on .2 acres. See my blog!
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Welcome baby Amelia

Enjoy your babymoon

Naomi, mama to Faith (12/03) and Hannah (12/06) and Kai, a homebirth.jpg waterbirth.jpg on 5/15/10
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Oh my goodness! Congratulations!!!!! So happy for you and your family. I love the name Amelia

Enjoy the babymoon.

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Yay! Congratulations. Sounds like a great birth experience!

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