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#1 of 18 Old 10-23-2010, 09:22 PM - Thread Starter
 
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So I *was* in labor last Thursday .

We made it down to the birth center... My contractions were never consistently closer than five minutes apart the entire hour and 45 minute drive. They got consistently stronger, but never all that close together or long in duration... but I was still 7-8cm when we got there.

As soon as we got settled in, things happened pretty quickly. We never got the tub filled. I gave birth on my knees, holding on to the edge of the bed. DH said the MWs were on the floor with flashlights, and it looked like they were fixing a car or something .

So yeah, seven minutes of pushing and I got a rockin' 10lb, 2.5oz, 22in baby boy. Two pounds heavier than DS1 was, longer, with a bigger head, and far less tearing (and nothing requiring stitches)... proof that letting a woman choose her own birth position is a good thing.

Me+DH+DS1+DS2+Dog=me and a house full of guys, which is really just peachy, thanks.
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Big boy! Congratulations!
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Congrats! That all is great to hear.

joy.gifhappy wife to dh and loving mom to dd (1yr) with another little one on the way in July!!

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Yeah! awesome size!

Children deserve the respect of puzzling it out.
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Awesome, I knew you were in labor! And congrats on your 10 pounder

daughter #1 10/13/07
daughter #2 10/08/10
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Congrats! Enjoy the babymooning.

Wife, mom to DS (4), DD (2) and baby heart 2.7.13

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Congrats!!

Rachel, proud Army wife to my superhero.gif and SAHM to my crazy boys jumpers.gif... Trevor 4/08, Trenton 6/09 and Travis 10/10
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congratulations!

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expecting #3 October 26, 2010
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Congrats and welcome baby!

SAHM to Codi 1/12/08, James 11/3/10 and Connor 4/10/13 with our own personal Superhero DH/daddy

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Congrats!!
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Henry!!

E & K (13yrs) and our flock of 6!

"Hey little one, why don't you go get cleaned up, you look like a country bumkin."
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Congrats! Welcome Henry!

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Congratulations and welcome Henry What a big boy!
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Congratulations and welcome, not-so-little Henry! What a sweet little chub!

(It sounds like you got the midwives you wanted, too!)

Loving wife partners.gif and mama to my sweet little son coolshine.gif (Fall 2008) and a beautiful baby girl babyf.gif(Fall 2010)

 

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Congrats!! I love it when women give birth naturally to big babies! More power to you.

Married 16 yrs to DH, DS (3/06) x4 (11/04) (3/08) (3/09) (8/09)
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Congratulations and welcome, not-so-little Henry! What a sweet little chub!

(It sounds like you got the midwives you wanted, too!)
Yeah, it all worked out fine. Actually, all three were there. It was pretty cool.

Me+DH+DS1+DS2+Dog=me and a house full of guys, which is really just peachy, thanks.
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Congrat's on birthing your big beautiful boy!

Lovin my sweet babygirl 3-17-10love.gif and expecting another in March! love.gif

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Congrats!

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