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#1 of 27 Old 09-14-2010, 06:30 AM - Thread Starter
 
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...if I do say so myself!

My precious son was born tonight/this morning (9/14/10 at 1:51 am) showing us once again how stubborn he is. I was heartbroken to make the decision to be induced on Wed (right at 42 weeks), so he decided to have his birth day NOW!

9 lbs 15.5 oz. 20 inches
dark brown hair, blue eyes and nursing like a champ.

Not a home birth as planned as he required a little expert turning, but I did birth vaginally and I can't believe how much butt I kicked... Or how much I threw up!!!

We still had a beautiful, peaceful, loving experience at the hospital. I'm so proud of my big boy and my amazing body!!

Mary, proud to be a mama to Andrew (9/14/10) and Caroline (7/27/13) and wife to Matt.
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YOU DID IT!!!!!

And you had the strength to post this yourself! Oh, how I do admire you!!!!! Welcome baby, so glad you could come on this day and make your mommy and daddy so very happy! Happy birth day!

"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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Woooooohooooooo!! Crafty ROCKS!!

Congrats on your little man. Can't wait to hear more of the story!

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OMG You did it!!!! I am SO happy for you!

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Hurray Crafty!!! I am so so so happy for you and your family! I am freakishly excited about your boy finally arriving! Welcome Andrew!

Now enjoy all those wonderful newborn snuggles and hopefully instant relief from PUPPPS!

SAHM to one precious 2 year old and wife to my loving DH. And here we go again!
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CONGRATULATIONS! I'm so happy for you, and welcome Andrew! Way to kick butt, mama!


I before E, except after C.  Weird.
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Oh Crafty! I'm so happy for you!

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so happy for you!

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Congrats!!!!

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Yay!!!!! Woot Woot! Go Crafty! Sooooo happy for you (and proud of you, too!)!!

Welcome Andrew!!


(...and Crafty, when you're recovered, you need to give us the low-down on the castor oil experience! I'm looking at a bottle for this Saturday, if nothing else works....)

Enjoy all the baby-lovin'!

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Yay!!!!! Woot Woot! Go Crafty! Sooooo happy for you (and proud of you, too!)!!

Welcome Andrew!!


(...and Crafty, when you're recovered, you need to give us the low-down on the castor oil experience! I'm looking at a bottle for this Saturday, if nothing else works....)

Enjoy all the baby-lovin'!
Yeah to this! Dying to know how it worked! I mean, it worked, huh, but was it worth it?

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Yay!!! Congratulations!!!!

Just under 10 pounds!!! What a big guy! What an amazing job you have done throughout the long, difficult pregnancy and now the birth!! Awesome!!

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you do kick butt - go mama! and welcome baby!

Mama to Zach 6-18-04 & Naia 10-13-10 Partner to the sweetest DH. Loving our life afloat. TV Free!
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Yes Crafty!!! I'm so happy for you. Rest and enjoy now tuffy.

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FWIW I have to take castor oil a lot (outside of pregnancy) and its really not as horrible as some people claim. Especially if you get the flavorless/odorless kind (its not flavorless/odorless but compared to the kind that is not flavorless/odorless its a ton easier to consume!)

My two favorite ways of doing it (outside of outright chugging it, followed by some pop to clean out my mouth!) is either Ina Mays suggestion of having it in scrambled eggs (you really don't notice it!) or my own finding of mixing it with applesauce and drinking the applesauce (then wiping my tongue with a wet paper towel after each drink)

Of course, its not exactly pleasant but when IS sitting on the toilet for three hours pleasant?

Just get a good book and relax! Plan a nice bath or shower for afterward too because no amount of wiping makes you feel clean.

Definitely do not make plans to leave the house within 24 hours of taking it (unless you are doing a hospital birth lol) because even after you think the effects have worn off for potty time... that's probably not gas building up in there.

And if it has not started its job in 6 hours... do NOT take a second dose just yet. Be patient. Sometimes it can take 12 hours or a bit more to work its magic but when it does, it DOES!

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CONGRATS!!!!! Great job!!!!

Me: lady.gif Sarah, married to: geek.gif J, mommy to: happytears.gif C (8/10) and rolleyes.gif E (11/12)

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woo hoo!!

i love it when babies COME OUT! that means mine will too!

- Staci, Mommy to Mollie (3/06), Jamie (5/08), Annie (9/10) and Bently (2/13) chicken3.gif
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Crafty, you are AMAZING! Congratulations and I am so so happy for you!!

Me, DH, and DS (9/18/10), living in a multi-generational household (non-pathetic way of saying we live in my parents' basement).
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You go girl!!!!! Congratulations!!! (My DD was born the day before my scheduled induction too. Hmm, maybe I should schedule an induction to scare this little boy into coming out)

I hope you feel sooo much better now.

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YOU GIVE ME HOPE!!! CONGRATS!!!! I'm So glad you got to avoid induction!!! YAY to your birth! I'm glad it was a good experience, even with a transfer!
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Yay, Crafty! I'm hoping our babe will make the same decision and help us avoid an induction, too! I still have two more weeks to go, but I was induced the first time and don't want a repeat!

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WOOOOHOOOOOOO!!!!

Congrats, Crafty!!!

Have lots of fun babymooning!!! And what a good size for a first born. Can't wait to see pics.

Ami

Wife to dh, Mommy to my heavenly angel, J (06), and my earthly angels, S (07) and E (10)

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Wow mama! Go you! Congratulations!

Kelly, wife to J and mama to our precious A, HE'S 5! and the parasite will emerge on or before Sept 24, 2010!
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Go Crafty! Yeah! I'm SO happy for you!

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

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YAY!

Can't wait for the full story


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congrats!!!!

SAHM to Chloe«- 6/2008 (10 lbs, 5 oz), Hannah- 9/2010 (9 lbs, 12 oz), Liam- 2/2013 (9 lbs, 6 oz)

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