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Old 04-28-2011, 03:58 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Baby Elijah Joseph Daniel West finally arrived this morning at 11.30 after a very fast labour.  My first midwife arrived at 11am and found I was 8-9 cm with membranes bulging.  My contractions hurt and were about 2-3mins apart lasting 45 secs but they weren’t horrible.  My second midwife arrived at 11.20am and at that time I started having pressure so I sat on the toilet.  I felt the membranes bulging out of me like a water balloon.  My midwife ruptured them but said they were very tough.  Next contraction I felt a lot of pressure and pushed his head out while still sitting on the toilet.  My midwives helped me from my ensuite to the bed and next contraction I pushed his body out.  The bad pain only lasted for about 10-15 minutes so I feel very lucky.

  

He’s a very healthy happy baby and is already nursing like a champ.  He weighs 8lbs 12 oz which is my biggest baby by far (my first was 6-14 and second was 7-1).  The after pains are bloody awful though!  I guess that’s because he’s the third baby.

 

My fiancé didn’t make it to the birth but he’s arriving at midnight tonight.  We videoed the birth and skyped him right after.  I had a lot of support people here, my sister in law, my parents, my friend and both my older kids. 

 

I’m feeling great other than the horrible after pains.  I’m just so happy he’s out and that it went well and so fast.


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That's awesome! Enjoy your baby, congrats!! joy.gif

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Sounds like a wonderful birth. Congrat's!


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Congrats!  I've heard cramp bark can help with pains. Hopefully after today they won't be too bad.


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Congratulations on your big boy!  This LO is my 3rd and i have been having awful after pains too.  the worst by far.  I am 5 days PP today and they have finally stopped.  I was taking Black Haw and Ibuprofen.  Hope you're feeling better soon.


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Welcome, Elijah!  And congratulations to you!


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joy.gifCongrats!!joy.gifWhat a cutie.  Love his name!! 

 

I definitely had to take ibuprofen for close to a week.  3rd babies. UGH!


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Congratulations! Welcome baby Elijah! What a cutie!

 

 


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Thanks everyone, we're enjoying our babymoon.  The pain is definitely better today.  It sure is worse third time around!


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