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Wow. That's all I can say! I'll post the full story later but for mow here are the important parts: water broke @ 4am on Wednesday April 27 (42 weeks 2 days). Contractions started immediately and 7 mins apart, quickly jumped to 4 mins apart and by 5am were 2 mins apart. Got in the water to ease the pain and intensity and it felt much better. They slowed to about every 5 mins apart but were gaining intensity. MWs didn't think I'd go that quickly Since my other 2 labors were around 24 hrs long so they waited a bit to leave and then got stuck at a total standstill in traffic. Baby Jillian went from about an inch away from crowning to completely out in 45 mins. That entire time I never had more than a 10 second break between contractions. I pushed 4 or 5 times and she was out. One big push and her head and body all came out at once. It was the most INTENSE experience of my life. I was actually never scared or worried one bit. MWs arrived about 3 minutes after the birth. Jillian was doing great! We had some problems latching and she only actualy latched twice in the first 24 hrs but we finally got the hang of it and she's nursing NONSTOp now. Lol. It was the best experience EVER! So intense and painful but sooooo amazing. dH is awesome and was so supportive. Ok will post more later. Too busy enjoying this little sweetheart.

Stats: Jillian Mae, born 9:42am,after 5 hrs 42 mins of labor (total)
7 lbs 12.6 oz, 21.5 inches long, head 35cm
Beautiful! :-)

Oh yea, and this was my first vaginal delivery after 2 csections... Unassisted... At 42 weeks 2 days... Yea I feel like superwoman! Haha. Screw u to all the Drs and anyone else who said I couldn't do it!! :-)

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i am so, so, SOOOO happy for you!!  Way to go, lady!!  Enjoy your sweet baby girl and revel in your amazingness!!!  post pics when you can! ;-)


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yay!!  Welcome Jillian!  I am so happy for you Erica!! You finally have your baby to hold and an amazing birth story to boot.  You are super woman!!joy.gif


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Wahoo!!! So happy to hear from you, I've been thinking of you a lot. Glad it went great!!!


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Congrats on your baby girl! You rock Momma!!


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That's beautiful mama!

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WOW! That is awesome! SOOOOOOO happy for you. Sounds like it was a birth worth the long wait eh? ;) You sound so ecstatic in your post I can't help smiling :D Oh -- and welcome baby Jillian!


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Congrats!! You are super woman, good job!! Enjoy that baby, and welcome Jillian!

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Great job, mama! It is so intense when they come that fast! Welcome baby Jilllian! love.gif


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Hope this photo works... Not sure how to do this... She was 1 hour old here! SOOO alert and wonderful!

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What a beautiful picture! My little guy didn't open his eyes like that until he was 48 hours old.


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woohoo great job momma! 


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way to go mama, you got your ideal birth and you sooo waited it out! Your amazing!


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 congrats! very cool!


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Wow, amazing.  Well done - sounds like a great experience.  Congrats & enjoy your babymoon :)


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Wow! What a story!  Congratulations!!


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What a fantastic birth! Congratulations!

 

I am planning an HBA2C, and I am totally inspired by your experience! love.gif


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DDCC to say Congratulations!!  What a great birth story.  Love the name Jillian. 


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Congratulations! Go ahead and feel like a super-woman; you sure sound like one! :) I am so happy for you that you had this birth experience!

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Congrats on the waterbirth after 2 CS!  joy.gif  Love the name!

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I remember your journey from the ttc boards and how you tried for a while to get pregnant. I am so happy that after 2 sections you got your vaginal birth. My first birth was a c section and the wounds were too deep to heal until I got my vbac. Sounds like you just experienced what I'm talking about. She is so beautiful. Enjoy your babymoon.


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I remember your journey from the ttc boards and how you tried for a while to get pregnant. I am so happy that after 2 sections you got your vaginal birth. My first birth was a c section and the wounds were too deep to heal until I got my vbac. Sounds like you just experienced what I'm talking about. She is so beautiful. Enjoy your babymoon.


Kristin right? It seems like forever ago that we were ttc!! Yes, this baby is very loved and we've been waiting for her for a long time. joy.gif I am blown away by how happy this experience has made me. I never felt anything close to this after my other 2. I think it has alot to do with having to be told "this is your baby" versus watching and feeling them come out and KNOWING it. I am so in love! And I've felt a lot of healing through this experience also. In many ways her birth has helped me get some closure on the other two births, but in a lot of ways it makes me really sad because now I know what I missed out on with them... At the end of the day I told myself that they are still here and we can make up for that now!

I'm not sure if I shared this video here already or not but I'll do it now since it's so relevant. I made this to help with healing after my son was born. He was about a year old when I made it. I'm going to add our success story to the end of it and post it to give hope to those who might be in that situation. Here's the link:

http://www.onetruemedia.com/my_shared?z=422a79f8e443cfcd2c4b5f&utm_source=otm&utm_medium=text_url

It's the one called "Birthing video" hope you enjoy it!

And thanks everyone for the well wishes. I've been doing some serious babymooning and haven't been on to check the page much.

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congratulations. so happy 4 u.

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