Isla Fayette born on 7/28 - another fast birth! - Mothering Forums

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#1 of 11 Old 08-02-2010, 02:06 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Isla Fayette was born at 5:04 am on the morning of the 28th.
7 pounds 6 ounces
19 inches long

I woke up at 2:50 with contractions that came every 5 minutes. 2 hours and 15 minutes later I pushed Isla out into the birth tub at home. Dh, Ds and my two midwives were present. My midwives were very hands-off and I managed Isla's birth all on my own. I lifted her to the surface myself, and she was pink and alert immediately. She wanted to nurse right away. I was worried about a fast labor, and it was intense and painful, but much more manageable than Ds's 6 hour labor (3 hours in the hospital). Things are going great this time. I am taking my placenta capsules and "laying in" for 10 days this time. Dh is taking great care of us all and Ds is loving his new little sister!

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Congratulations!!!

I'm thrilled that things went so well for you! Enjoy this precious time with your precious family.

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DDCC to say, what a beautiful name! Congrats!
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Congratulations and welcome Isla, beautiful name for a beautiful girl!

Paula, mama to DS M (7/2010) sleepytime.gif and Watson (1998) dog2.gif and welcoming baby Penny (8/1/2013) babyf.gif

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Congratulations on the birth of your daughter! Welcome baby Isla!
Great story : )

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Karan 15, Fiona 12, Bodhi 10, Bjorn 6, Devon 3, and Robin Taylor born January 16th!

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Congrats! I love the name Isla........so pretty.

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Aw Jennica, she's so cute! I love the pics of her and Owen! Thanks for sharing

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Sounds like you had a really positive hands-off birth experience. Catching your own baby? So empowering.

Congratulations on your little one. I hope the placenta capsules and longer laying in period help you feel great.

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Congrats! Hoping to join you soon!

DS is 4!
DD 8/10/10!
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I'm so happy to hear that it went well. I had my girl on 7/26, also a very fast birth, uncomplicated. I was well supported by my doula; due to how fast it was, my midwife and her assistant arrived after my daughter was born.

I am so glad that we both had better experiences this time. It was very challenging for me as well, but uncomplicated and I received wonderful, hands-off labor support.

Congrats!
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Thanks everyone!

And thanks for letting me know how your experience went Romana, I've been thinking about you!
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