birth story added **I had my 100% natural birth and my baby is a ..... - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 26 Old 02-08-2011, 05:07 PM - Thread Starter
 
hollytheteacher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 2,899
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

 

.

.

.

.

 

.

.

.

.

.

.

 

.

.

.BOY!!!!

 

Miles Patrick was born at 12:04am this morning (2/8/11)

Weighing in at 9lbs even

21" long

healthy and adorable! He is so mellow and nursing like a champ!!

 

http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p186/hollytheteacher/171185_535021426300_68900486_31494433_1125746_o.jpg

 

Natural childbirth was both harder and more amazing than I ever could have imagined it! I'm so proud of myself and happy with my birth (which helped heal me from my last birth).  Don't really have time to write the whole birth story right now but will as soon as I have a chance.  

 

Birth Story Highlights

I just don't feel like I have enough time to write it all out nicely and beautifully but here ya go:

 

Woke up at 4am on the 7th of Feb with contractions. They were 8 minutes apart for two hours. Over the next few hours seemed to fluctuate between 6 and 8 minutes (occasionally as far as 10).  Called my midwife (she was "specialling" me...usually you rotate between the midwife and 3 obgyn's but she made a special deal to be at my birth :) ).to let her know I was pretty sure i'd be having a baby that day.  Also kept texting my doula and keeping her in the loop.

 We called my parents to pick up ds (3.5 years) and decided to just hang around until my contractions picked up. We played Monopoly, I took a bath, we went for a walk (which picked up the contractions a bit, but was kind of a bad idea because the sidewalks were sooo nasty, slushy, puddly and snowy. My feet got soaked and we kept going in the road to avoid puddles and of course then i'd have this big crazy contraction and stand there rocking with dh (probably looking like a lunatic to oncoming traffic!! LOL).  My midwife called to check in, I told her i was still having the contractions, nothing too intense and i was happy to keep dealing with early labor at home.  She was at the practice doing prental apts all day and told me that if i wanted she could squeeze me and and do a "labor check" to let me know if I dilated more, etc.  I said I thought I was okay for the moment but would call back later if i changed my mind.

 

 At around 3pm I called and said I would like a check...she fit me right in and said I was at 4 cm and she could feel the bag of waters bulging through.  I went back home and had lots of way-more-intense contractions in the car and in the house.  The midwife called at 5pm and said she was done for the day but figured she wouldn't bother driving home since i'd probably be ready to head the hospital soon.  She talked to my DH because i was in the middle of moaning and she said "is that her? you should come in now." We packed up our stuff and arrived at 6pm.  So basically 3 hours after I had just been checked and guess what? I WAS AT 7CM ALREADY! seriously I was floored! I mean the contractions were getting more intense but i never would have thought I was 7!

 

My dh, doula, nurse and midwife were the most incredible team and helped me through the next 3 cm which took about 6 hours. When I got in the tub they really picked up and I had a hard time focusing but the team was there helping me through.  I started to get panicy and think I couldn't do it. I could hear myself saying things but not thinking before I said them.  I remember thinking "I sound like a toddler!" lol because i really did not knwo what was going to come out of my mouth.  My team kept telling me I could do it and I WAS doing it.  I got checked and was at a 9.  I really wanted this baby out and started pushing a little bit on my own.  Obviously that put me over to 10 or something because suddenly I NEEDED to push.  The water started making me feel really nauseas so even though I thought I wanted a water birth, I actually wanted to get out and lay on the bed.  Not on my back, but on my side.  After 14 minutes, at 12:04 am on the 8th my sweet baby Miles Patrick was born!

 

This story is so different than with my ds which was a 36.5 hour induced labor (because of my water breaking and me not going into labor) with pitocin and and epidural and FOUR HOURS of pushing.

 

I feel like I did all the prep I could to work through the trauma of the my last birth and be prepared for this one and it all paid off. I was literally on the moon with love and power and just everything when my new baby was born.  Natural birth truly is incredible and it is something you cannot describe.  It's amazing how in those final minutes when it gets so hard and you think there is no way you can endure it any longer, but somehow you do! and you sort of don't feel human..it's like you are out of your mind! hahah.  Or maybe that's just me, but that's how it felt.

 

OH and a kind of funny part was during my pushing, I could hear all the ladies around me giving me encouragement, telling me i was doing great, etc. and then all of the sudden i hear this annoying male voice say "go holly!" Come to find out it was a medical student and anyway I yelled out "I DON'T WANT TO HEAR YOUR VOICE, THAT GUY!" and pointed over in his direction.


me, dh and 2 boys = our family (oh and a cat...who is also a male...lol)
hollytheteacher is offline  
#2 of 26 Old 02-08-2011, 05:13 PM - Thread Starter
 
hollytheteacher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 2,899
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

double post sorry


me, dh and 2 boys = our family (oh and a cat...who is also a male...lol)
hollytheteacher is offline  
#3 of 26 Old 02-08-2011, 05:14 PM
 
lyterae's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Michigan
Posts: 2,108
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Woo! Congratulations! :)


wife of 8 years to DH geek.gif, mama to DD blahblah.gif (2006) & DS jog.gif (2011) angel1.gif (Dec. 2012) rainbow1284.gif due Nov. 2013 

 vbac.gifh20homebirth.gif cd.gif homeschool.gif

lyterae is offline  
#4 of 26 Old 02-08-2011, 05:17 PM
 
sweeteleanor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 495
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

YES YES HAPPY HAPPY!!!!!  Congrats!


Eleanor- Mama to Awesome Jacksonblueman.gif (1.0) and Rad Alli dust.gif(2.0) King Julianecbaby.gif (3.0) who was released to rave reviews in February.
sweeteleanor is offline  
#5 of 26 Old 02-08-2011, 06:12 PM
 
smeep's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Dallas, TX
Posts: 2,812
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)

Congrats!!!!!!! joy.gif

 

This makes me excited to see if my little one is a boy or a girl! orngbiggrin.gif


- Emy . Single mom to DS nut.gif Ezra (15.12.05), angel2.gif Thames (reincarnated 18.04.08) and DD rainbow1284.gif babyf.gif Allora (11.02.11) and dog2.gif Hoppylactivist.gif  novaxnocirc.gif  waterbirth.jpg fambedsingle2.gif bfinfant.giffemalesling.GIFcd.gif

smeep is offline  
#6 of 26 Old 02-08-2011, 06:15 PM
 
nosce's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Olympia, Washington
Posts: 366
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

congrats!


Mama to Iris, born 7/31/08, and Elliott, born 1/28/11!    Photoblogging a year in my daughter's life at iris365.wordpress.com and my son's first year at elliott365.wordpress.com
nosce is offline  
#7 of 26 Old 02-08-2011, 06:23 PM
 
aidenn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Florida
Posts: 686
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Adorable!  You did a great job, Holly!!


I'm Brooke!  I'm a breastfeeding advocate and IBCLC.  Homeschooling mama to my girls, Maiya (4/2009) and Jenevieve (2/2011) and my new baby boy, River (9/6/2013).

aidenn is offline  
#8 of 26 Old 02-08-2011, 06:56 PM
 
dakotablue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 985
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Yeah!!!! I'm so sorry for you! wasn't the surprise wonderful!


biggrinbounce.gifDS 10/09  sleepytime.gifDS 2/17/11 stork-suprise.gif Blessing #3 sometime 2/13

 

dakotablue is offline  
#9 of 26 Old 02-08-2011, 07:21 PM
 
kitkat5505's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Utah
Posts: 676
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Congratulations!!!


Kara mommy to Jason 9/27/04 ribboncesarean.gif, Jacob 6/1/06 vbac.gif, Nathan 11/13/08 ribboncesarean.gif, and twin boys Isaac and Caleb born 1/10/11 vbac.gif
kitkat5505 is offline  
#10 of 26 Old 02-08-2011, 07:54 PM
 
homemademom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 1,277
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Awesome! I love the picture!


I love homemade: cute skirts, apricot jam, and family! 
homemademom is offline  
#11 of 26 Old 02-08-2011, 08:37 PM
 
bluebirdmama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: BC Westcoast
Posts: 662
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Oh so beautiful! So happy that you got to experience natural childbirth! Welcome Miles!love.gif


A & A treehugger.gif (09-02), DS - Rain Wildcoolshine.gif (09-05) , DD - Noa Sage goldfish.gif (06-08) & DS - Silas Blaze heartbeat.gif (02-11)   homebirth.jpg  winner.jpg
bluebirdmama is offline  
#12 of 26 Old 02-08-2011, 08:45 PM
 
ashleybrook's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: lake elsinore, ca
Posts: 952
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

welcome Miles!!! congratulations mama on having a boy...and a natural childbirth! looking forward to reading your birth story! in the meantime...enjoy that cutie... :)


Mama to  angel.gif(2/09) & angel.gif(6/09) & Phoenix Lucien 2/24/11 homebirth.jpg
 
 
ashleybrook is offline  
#13 of 26 Old 02-08-2011, 09:23 PM
 
Cujobunny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Toronto
Posts: 2,430
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Congrats!! Love the name Miles :)


Amanda - wife to DH Kellyjog.gif, Mummers to Trentreading.gif born 03/03/05 Bridgetdust.gif born 08/08/07 and a IT'S A BOY! Kennedy babyboy.gifborn 02/20/11!
Cujobunny is offline  
#14 of 26 Old 02-09-2011, 04:56 AM
 
finnegansmom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Mass.
Posts: 3,333
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Congrats holly!

 

So excited for you, great picture!

 

Love the name.  :)


Michelle, Mama to ~ F (10/06) ~ S (7/08) ~ H (2/11) ~ B (11/12)
Expecting a surprise (5/15)
finnegansmom is offline  
#15 of 26 Old 02-09-2011, 06:26 AM
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 552
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

congratulations mama!!! he is *beautiful*!

 

i'll just added miles to the birth announcement thread and realized the other baby born on 2/8 (audrey eileen/born to sarahkristy) was ALSO born at 12:04am and was 21 inches long!  (different weights, but still a cool coincidence!) winky.gif

 

~ sarah

Pearl1 is offline  
#16 of 26 Old 02-09-2011, 08:12 AM
 
pollyanna123's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 332
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Congratulations!!


Laura, married to Daniel 12/16/2000
Claire b. 6/29/06 and Andrew b. 4/20/08 and #3 due 2/8/11!!
pollyanna123 is offline  
#17 of 26 Old 02-09-2011, 11:42 AM
 
3xMama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Indy
Posts: 817
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)

How wonderful!! Congrats!!


 read.gif Rachael~~SAHM to fairy.gif (4/27/06), diaper.gif (11/18/09) and babyf.gif (1/29/11); married to a fabulous man! flowersforyou.gif  intactlact.gif cd.gif    caffix.gif )O(

3xMama is offline  
#18 of 26 Old 02-09-2011, 03:38 PM
 
rainbow_mandala's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: concrete world
Posts: 923
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Congratulations on your awesome, healing birth love.gif  That picture is beautiful...enjoy your little guy hug2.gif

rainbow_mandala is offline  
#19 of 26 Old 02-10-2011, 10:18 AM
 
ombrooklyn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 588
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Congrats on a wonderful healing experience and beautiful baby boy!

Mom to K and R

ombrooklyn is offline  
#20 of 26 Old 02-12-2011, 10:29 AM
 
sarahkristy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: New Hampshire
Posts: 115
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

WOW! CONGRATULATIONS!! Can I just say WAY more than a weird coincidence!!! We only live 20 minutes away and I was saying before that it was a good thing that we had different midwives just in case of going into labor at the same time! And our babies were BORN at the same moment. I'm amazed!!


Doula, Childbirth Educator, Happily married to DH heartbeat.gifand SAHMfemalesling.GIF 

DS bikenew.gif(12/08) and DD diaper.gif(02/11)

      winner.jpgcd.gifhomebirth.jpgwaterbirth.jpg

 

sarahkristy is offline  
#21 of 26 Old 02-12-2011, 10:40 AM
 
Twinklefae's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Halifax, NS
Posts: 5,052
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Congrats!


Sarahknit.gifmarried to Kylehopmad.gif Mama to Orion  bouncy.gif08/07 and introducing Alice! babygirl.gif 02/11
DCP to 1 busy munchkin! and a CRST too!
 
Twinklefae is offline  
#22 of 26 Old 02-14-2011, 07:44 PM
 
Yuba_River's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 1,411
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
DDCC to say congratulations!!!

lucky mom to Oliver, 8/6/07, and Finn, 11/28/10, and wife to DH
Yuba_River is offline  
#23 of 26 Old 02-16-2011, 03:59 AM
 
OkiMom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 5,407
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Congratulations! I love the picture of you two!


~Heather~ Mama to Miss E (1/07), Miss A (11/08), Mr.T (2/11) and Miss A (10/12) Expecting our newest blessing sometime late Sept/early Oct.. Wife to my Marine since 11/2005
OkiMom is offline  
#24 of 26 Old 02-19-2011, 02:01 PM - Thread Starter
 
hollytheteacher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 2,899
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I added my birth story to the first post

me, dh and 2 boys = our family (oh and a cat...who is also a male...lol)
hollytheteacher is offline  
#25 of 26 Old 02-19-2011, 02:18 PM
 
rainbow_mandala's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: concrete world
Posts: 923
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)


Quote:
Originally Posted by hollytheteacher View Post

OH and a kind of funny part was during my pushing, I could hear all the ladies around me giving me encouragement, telling me i was doing great, etc. and then all of the sudden i hear this annoying male voice say "go holly!" Come to find out it was a medical student and anyway I yelled out "I DON'T WANT TO HEAR YOUR VOICE, THAT GUY!" and pointed over in his direction.


ROTFLMAO.gifHaha, that is really funny!!  I can only imagine the look on the guy's face when you yelled that lol.gif  Congrats on your awesome birth, Holly!  I know what you mean about not really feeling human at the end and like you are out of your mind...it's such a surreal experience. 

rainbow_mandala is offline  
#26 of 26 Old 02-20-2011, 12:07 PM
mcs
 
mcs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: southern black forest
Posts: 989
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

cute cute. congratulations! so happy that you had such a healing experience!


two girls and another on the way in feburary!
mcs 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