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#1 of 9 Old 08-25-2010, 12:39 AM - Thread Starter
 
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At 41w 4d, I finally started labor. I slept between contractions for a while and decided they seemed to be persistent enough to pay attention and looked at the clock at 3:57am. They were about 10 min apart for all the time I was monitoring them, which was until about 5:45. I checked in with my midwife at about 5:15 to let her know they were happening, and again just before 6, when she convinced me she should probably head over, and would be leaving her house about 20 minutes later. I got off the phone, and promptly vomited while simultaneously having my water break. A couple more contractions and I managed to get downstairs, realizing the baby was coming down. My midwife got there about 6:30 or so, where I was on hands and knees hoping the tub might somehow be filled in time. My body had started pushing, though I couldn't quite believe it was all happening so fast. At some point the second midwife also arrived, and they talked me through the delivery, baby born at 7:07, only a little more than an hour and a half after I decided I was really in labor!

I am amazed and grateful to have only a minor skidmark tear (after a 3rd degree last time) and a labial varicosity that seems to be making progress toward hopefully resolving on its own. Baby is wonderful and calm, and a champion nurser. Her big sister is adapting, while obviously feeling a lot of feelings, she is very sweet and gentle with her new little sister.

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Wonderful birth! Congratulations!!

Rest up and enjoy!

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Congratulations mama!! Welcome baby Moira!!

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What a quick birth! Congrats!

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Congratulations mama!!

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Congratulations

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Congrats!!!

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Wow! A quick one! Amazing birth story, thank you for sharing. Congratulations, again and Welcome to your LO!!!

"A baby will make love stronger, days shorter, nights longer, bank balance smaller, home happier, clothes dirty, the past forgotten, and the future worth living for." ~A.U.
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Wow, that's amazing! Congrats again mama!

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