I finally had my baby! - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 14 Old 09-13-2010, 11:26 PM - Thread Starter
 
orca's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: there and back again
Posts: 362
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
DH and I went out for a nice dinner with another couple last night. I had a couple of good contractions at the restaurant, one in the car on the way home and a terrible back ache once I got home. As soon as we got in the door they were coming every 5 minutes, We called the midwife who came about 30 minutes later. It was a hard, but fast labour with not a lot of rest in between contractions. I spent an hour in the shower and then got into our jacuzzi tub. I wasn't comfortable sitting down when pushing so I had to stand up in the tub as he was being born. I caught him myself (with DH managing to hold me upright) and then sat back down where he promptly fell asleep and we had a good cuddle in the warm bath until the placenta came. The whole thing from walking through the door to baby in arms was about 2 hours. It was my hardest birth and the most painful by far of the three. Thank goodness it was short or I couldn't have carried on. He weighed 9 lbs 14oz and came out with his hand up over his face and his elbow across his chest (which is why I think it hurt so much). I didn't have any tears, which seems unbelievable to me with such a massive baby (his head was 37cm). I had read Ina May's guide to childbirth prior to this birth and really focussed on keeping my mouth loose and letting my uterus push the baby out rather than pushing him forcefully- even though the pushing felt soooo good! He is nursing well and we are all just hanging out and enjoying his newness.

Wife to Dh Mom to Ds (6) Dd (3)
and our brand new Ds
orca is offline  
#2 of 14 Old 09-13-2010, 11:29 PM
 
RedOakMomma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: A little stone house
Posts: 6,913
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Welcome, BABY! And cheers for you, mama!

RedOak ~ Momma to DS (8) , DS (4) , DD (3) , & DD 9/10 ~
RedOakMomma is offline  
#3 of 14 Old 09-13-2010, 11:33 PM
 
gradstudentmommy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Midwest
Posts: 1,046
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Wow, that's a good sized baby! Congratulations Mama!

Mom to DD (3), my little peanut (9/10/09) and our newest addition 9/16/10
gradstudentmommy is offline  
#4 of 14 Old 09-13-2010, 11:36 PM
 
ChelseaWantsOut's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Oklahoma City, OK
Posts: 177
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I said this in the overdue thread, but congratulations again!! So good to see an overdue alumna on the other side!

Me, DH, and DS (9/18/10), living in a multi-generational household (non-pathetic way of saying we live in my parents' basement).
ChelseaWantsOut is offline  
#5 of 14 Old 09-14-2010, 12:03 AM
 
heatherRN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: San Francisco, CA
Posts: 1,701
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Woohoo, way to get it done mama!
Congratulations! Enjoy that baby!

Nurse and mother to two beautiful boys, William 06/07/06, George 08/27/08, and our newest addition John Bear, born 9/20/10! Married to my lovely dh for 10 years on 06/04/10!
heatherRN is offline  
#6 of 14 Old 09-14-2010, 03:30 PM
 
foodmachine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Sweden
Posts: 1,142
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Congrats mama! Rest and enjoy!

wife to DH mama to DD14 Jan '08 and DS 6 Sept '10
and 2 rescued greyhounds
foodmachine is offline  
#7 of 14 Old 09-14-2010, 04:26 PM
 
Baby~Braatens~Mama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: The great plains =)
Posts: 1,348
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
CONGRATULATIONS!

"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.
Baby~Braatens~Mama is offline  
#8 of 14 Old 09-14-2010, 04:53 PM
 
Laurski's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Down the rabbit hole...
Posts: 750
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)


Congratulations!


I before E, except after C.  Weird.
DD: 8/2010.
Laurski is offline  
#9 of 14 Old 09-14-2010, 06:00 PM
 
etsdtm99's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 1,463
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
congrats!!

- Staci, Mommy to Mollie (3/06), Jamie (5/08), Annie (9/10) and Bently (2/13) chicken3.gif
etsdtm99 is offline  
#10 of 14 Old 09-14-2010, 07:10 PM
 
Amanda_Reyasmom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 912
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Welcome baby!

Amanda
Mom to Reya (13) and Little baby Lila 9/22

 

http://arealwomanssweatjournal.blogspot.com

Amanda_Reyasmom is offline  
#11 of 14 Old 09-14-2010, 10:37 PM
 
Just1More's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 2,932
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Good for you! Those fast labors can just make your head spin!

"If you keep doing the same things you've always done, you'll keep getting the same results you've always gotten."

Just1More is offline  
#12 of 14 Old 09-15-2010, 12:01 AM
 
tribord's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 551
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
congrats!

DD 12/07 DS 9/10

tribord is offline  
#13 of 14 Old 09-15-2010, 02:59 PM
 
josie143's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: angola ,ny
Posts: 1,121
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Congratulations Mama!

Mom of 8 children 4 Boys : and 4 girls :2 dogs named Kibblez and Brook , sadly miss my Husband that passed 03/03/2007 !Trully Miss my Brother Joey that passed on 3/25/09..Sadly miss my dearest son T.J that passed 1/19/2014 forever in my heart!
josie143 is online now  
#14 of 14 Old 09-15-2010, 05:12 PM
 
Schae's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Jhb, South Africa
Posts: 206
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Congratulations!!

Mama to Luka - 22 February 2005, Tiisetso - 18 September 2010 & 3 angel bubbles
Schae is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off