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lynsage 12-30-2010 08:29 AM

Kieran Michael was born at 1:19am December 29 after less than 30 minutes of labor, about 10 minutes after we called the midwives!


I had two bearable contractions, two pretty freaking bad contractions, two TERRIFYING contractions where I thought I was going to pass out or not be able to make it through my labor, and one that felt like the entire world was ending, and then my son came out in two pushes and all was right again. :) His dad caught him.


IDK if all of that miserable prodromal labor I had helped or not, but it was a surreal experience to say the least. I didn't get my water birth- the tub could have been inflated and waiting with warm water in it and there's still no way I would have made it down the hallway to the living room. We barely made it to the bathroom! My husband was utterly dumbfounded by the speed at which my labor unfolded, but he was a champ and kept me calm, did a great job catching the baby, and stayed on the phone with the midwife.


The baby is beautiful and already nursing like a pro!

smusiak 12-30-2010 08:32 AM


so fast

way ago mom


carolina~mom2be 12-30-2010 09:52 AM

sounds awesome!!! I am so envious of you fast laboring mamas! I thought for sure that by the third birth, my labors would be quicker but alas...mine get LONGER!!! Congrats to you mama for your awesome UC! The most amazing experience in the world IMO! Rest up and enjoy your sweet little one! (which happened to be born about the same time as mine :) ) YAAAY! I'm sure that you're still on cloud 9!!

butterfly1001 12-30-2010 04:50 PM

DDCC  Congratulations!  So fast!!


Wow, this DDC is FULL of fast birthing mamas!  My last was 5 1/2 from water breaking to baby in arms (less than hour though from 5cm to baby in arms), and we keep joking we'll end up with DH catching the baby... I'm not joking so much about it anymore after seeing so many stories on this board...

Fat Scottish Gal 12-31-2010 10:13 AM

Congratulations! Wow, I think  you've broke the record on this board for fastest labor! Sounds like it was pretty intense, but awesome too. You did great! Congratulations.

NoraFlood 12-31-2010 10:42 AM

Seven contractions?! That's incredible! Congratulations!

CSS 12-31-2010 04:23 PM

wow! and I thought my 5 hours was fast, lol. Congratulations!!

owlgirl 01-01-2011 10:16 AM

What a great story, daddy must be proud!! What baby number is this for you?? Congrats!!

mahiisland 01-01-2011 12:18 PM

Love your story!  Read it aloud to my DH.  Just love it!  Brilliant.  Good on you all!  Congratulations!!!!  Happy Babymoon!

wholewheatchick 01-01-2011 04:29 PM

wow!  sounds scary fast, but I'm glad that it all turned out so wonderful!

sarahn4639 01-01-2011 07:29 PM

Congrats!!!  Awesome!

lawmama1984 01-02-2011 06:51 AM

I LOVE the way you told your story! Simply beautiful...congratulations!

Wildecat 01-02-2011 03:41 PM

Sounds a lot like my birth. I woke up and had a couple bearable contractions, then a couple VERY painful ones, and then I was in transition. My MW came and I was waiting to push. I didn't get to use my birth tub either but I am glad I had such a fast, easy labor!

lynsage 01-05-2011 02:56 PM

Thanks, everyone! The MW says she thinks it was 8 contractions, but either way I'm still the speed record for her practice :D


Owlgirl, this is my second baby. My DD was born in 4 hrs.

Steady101 01-05-2011 03:01 PM



Wow, congrats on a super fast birth.

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