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After a fast and very intense labor that lasted around 90 minutes from start to finish, Matilda Charlotte was born at home in the water at 40 weeks and three days. She weighs 9 pounds even and is just over 20 inches long. She's already nursing like a champ and I feel very well overall, despite the speed and surreal intensity of the labor.

Matilda (Maude, for short) is utterly beautiful and we're all falling happily in love.

Will update with birth story and pics eventually!

Edit: Added pics in post 13!

Edit 2: Added link to birth story in post 20!

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Wow! Talk about fast! Congrats! Welcome Matilda!

Beth- WOHM slinggirl.gif  -Madly in love with my Wife- SAHMhola.gifandbabyf.gifSophia, born 11/2/10, at home! homebirth.jpgExpressing love, one ounce at a time!  1pump.gif

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Congratulations! super-fast.

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expecting #3 October 26, 2010
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oh, yay! welcome earth-side, matilda! & happy baby moon, mama.
see, it really does just happen as its meant to!

 

 

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Amazing!! Congratulations!

Tracey, mama of 5 beloved children here with me on Earth and one precious son I will meet again in Heaven 6/17/09 - 9/6/09.

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Congrats mama!

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Congrats and welcome baby!

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90 minutes, well that was quick ! It's great to hear that both you and the baby are doing well and the name you chose is absolutely adorable.
I'm looking forward to reading you birth story as well !
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Congrats and welcome to Matilda!
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Congratulations!
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Matilda!!!! Beautiful name

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"Hey little one, why don't you go get cleaned up, you look like a country bumkin."
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Congratulations!! I can't get over the 90 minute thing!

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Thank you for the kind words, mamas! NAK and can't chat long but yeah, the 90 minute labor took us all by surprise! I went from a strong, long contraction and thinking "Hmm, this might be early labor!" to "Call the doula! Call the midwife! Get the pool ready!" in about ten minutes. We barely had time to set up the pool before I climbed in and pushed her out in three or four hard pushes. (But I got the waterbirth I've always wanted!) No tears and I feel great.

Here are some early pictures we took when she was just a few hours old. She looks JUST like her brother did as a newborn.

http://www.mothering.com/discussions...pictureid=1947

http://www.mothering.com/discussions...pictureid=1948

http://www.mothering.com/discussions...pictureid=1949

Birth story coming as soon as I can process things (and have a few minutes to write it down).

Thanks again for the congratulations and well wishes!

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Wow! Congrats!

This Mommy and Military Daddy are loving their son.
DS born Dec 2010 Pregnant with #2, having another !
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Congrats mama! She's stunning

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DDCC... She is gorgeous! Congrats, mama!

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She is just cute as a button!
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DDC crashing....but she's so precious I just had to say congrats!!!
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Congratulations. Rest up and enjoy your baby. She is so beautiful.
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Thanks again, mamas! Birth story is here.

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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Congratulations!!

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!
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Congrats!! She's beautiful and I love her name!
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