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#1 of 9 Old 09-05-2010, 09:21 PM - Thread Starter
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Joshua David was born 9/4 at 3:03 pm. 9lb .5oz, 19.75in. at 41w2d, he was 'cooked' the longest and had the most vernix. his little eyes were glued shut.

Joshua one hour old and then 5 hours old

After 2 homebirths, this was my first hospital birth (insurance, not health reasons). i was nervous going in, but my dr and nurse were terrific! they really tried to make my experience as close to a homebirth as they could. it was a funny labor, while i'd been having bh ctx none of them ever made me wonder if this could be 'it'. when i started having ctx friday night, from the beginning they were strong, though far apart. so much for RRL making for a less painful labor! I had ctx all night, slowly getting closer together. went to the hospital at 5am, where the ctx spread way out for the next 8 hours (though they still hurt!) finally around 1pm my body decided it was in a safe place and things picked up fast. joshua was born 2 hours later, and just 15 minutes after my water broke. i still need to write up my birth story while it's still fresh in my mind. we came home this morning.

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Congrats on your new little one and a safe, natural labor! Enjoy your babymoon.

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Congratulations to my fellow hospital-after-2-homebirths buddy! I'm glad the hospital treated you well I'd rather we both be pleasantly surprised than not My labor had strong, far-apart ctx for almost a full day too.

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Congrats mama, welcome Joshua!

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Congratulations mama!! Welcome baby Joshua!!

Lisa - mama to Eleanor Rose 01/08 and Saoirse Lily 09/10
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Welcome lil' Joshua! I'm so happy for you!

Blessings and enjoy that sweetheart you waited so long for!

Blessed Christian Wife and Homeschooling Mother to 8: 17 (our 1st homeschool graduate!), 12, 11, 9, 5, 4, 2 and with blessing #9 and #10 due to arrive April 2015

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Congrats! I had 2 homebirths followed by a hospital birth as well. Kind of glad I got to experience both. Definitely has been a humbling experience. Sounds like your birth was quick like mine. Pretty intense stuff!
Hope you are enjoying your little one!

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