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.
Beth - blissfully married to Doug. DS - Liam (5/10) & Darcy (2/13). . New SAHM & Labor Doula.
Welcome baby girl! Born at home, in the water, in the caul, and caught by daddy. February 24, 2013!
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
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.
Wow, our ddc is popping out some 37 weekers!!
It sounds like a wonderful birthing!
Any tips for the rest of us?
Did you do any perenial massage? Hypnobabies?
What an incredible story! Congrats...her name is adorable.
Happily married with two tots ( J 10/18/08) & ( T 5/03/10)
Amanda-happily married to DH f , mama to DS (5/19/10) and expecting #2 May 2012
Michigan native living in Jersey with my hubby, sweet girl (4), wild boy (2), and baby girl due Dec. 18th!
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)!
Enjoy the babymoon.