Zephyr Anders is here! - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 22 Old 05-10-2011, 06:08 PM - Thread Starter
 
Mom2K&Gray's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 72
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

My baby boy Zephyr Anders was born at 10:46am on Mother's Day. He was 10 pounds even! I am still in shock from the birth. I started having waves at 3am and they were extremely manageable through just deep breathing until my midwife arrived around 7am. When she checked me I was already 8-9cm. We both couldn't believe it because she said I seemed nothing like someone in active labor (thank you Hypnobabies!). I got into the tub and my waves got much more intense and closer together so I was vocalizing through them. I stayed in the tub about an hour but couldn't get comfortable so I came back to the bed and labored on my side. My midwife checked me again and I was complete so she suggested I pee. My water still hadn't broken. She went to the kitchen with her assistant to get towels and blankets and my husband and friend helped me to the bathroom. Those 10 feet felt like a mile. My legs were jelly and I couldn't support myself. As soon as I sat on the toilet I heard a loud pop and a splash as my water broke. Totally unexpectedly he started crowning and I was screaming because my body was pushing him out and I had no control whatsoever. My midwife ran in knowing what was happening and nothing was ready so they just grabbed bathroom towels. She told me to get onto hands and knees and my husband had to practically force me because I could not control my own body. His head was already out and I pushed once to help deliver his shoulders and the rest of his body right there in the bathroom. I felt like I was ripping apart but I didn't care because it was OVER. They helped us back to the bed where I delivered the placenta and mw announced I had not torn. I am completely shocked I birthed a 10 pound baby without really pushing and didn't tear. Everything I read by Michel Odent was right on and I experienced a true fetus ejection reflex. orngbiggrin.gif

 

My milk is already in and he is a great nurser. Big sister will not leave him alone and big brother is sick so he hasn't been too interested yet. That's for the best considering I don't want him passing germs to baby just yet. I am so happy with my experience as this is my last baby and it was my first home birth and first birth without any meds!


Adriana, mommy to Klarity 9/06 and Grayam 6/08 and Zephyr homebirth.jpgMay 8, 2011
Mom2K&Gray is offline  
#2 of 22 Old 05-10-2011, 06:18 PM
 
Katielady's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Living in a van down by the river
Posts: 2,048
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

DDCC...What a great story! Congrats! And I have to say, Zephyr is one of my favorite names, love it! Enjoy your babymoon.


SAHM to 6.5yo DS and 4yo DD. PCOS with two early m/cs. Married 8 yrs. Certified birth doula, writer, editor.

Some stuff I like: hbac.gifteapot2.GIFeat.gifnocirc.gifbftoddler.giffemalesling.GIFcrochetsmilie.gif read.gifcat.gif

Katielady is offline  
#3 of 22 Old 05-10-2011, 06:33 PM
 
ryleeee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: royston vasey
Posts: 2,628
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

congrats! can't wait to see photos of him :D sounds like a wonderful labour


photosmile2.gif mom to 5 year old haye REPlaySkateboard04HL.gif(9.27.2005) and brand new baby zaobabyf.gif(5.23.2011)
ryleeee is offline  
#4 of 22 Old 05-10-2011, 06:34 PM
 
kristenburgess's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Michigan, USA
Posts: 1,817
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Congratulations on your new "little" one!  Welcome to Zephyr - enjoy your babymoon :)


Kristen, Loving my family heartbeat.gif Sweet DH, C 11, A 9, B 7, G 4, H 1, C newbie!
2ndtri.gif Free Healthy Pregnancy & Natural Birth Series, click here!

kristenburgess is offline  
#5 of 22 Old 05-10-2011, 06:49 PM
 
KarenMT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: MA
Posts: 863
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Congratulations !!! Love your birth story.  Good for you without a single tear.  Look forward to seeing some beautiful pics of your new guy.

KarenMT is offline  
#6 of 22 Old 05-10-2011, 07:00 PM
 
reelgeek's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: San Francisco
Posts: 215
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Congratulations!

reelgeek is offline  
#7 of 22 Old 05-10-2011, 07:12 PM
 
Almamiel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: southeastern nowhere
Posts: 973
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Wow - sounds like a great birth! Congrats smile.gif

 DD1 (8yrs) + DD2 (6yrs) + DS1 (4/25/11) = one crazy adventure!
Almamiel is offline  
#8 of 22 Old 05-10-2011, 08:41 PM
 
L&K'smommie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: AK
Posts: 727
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Congratulations!  Sounds like a wonderful birth!


S, mama to L(DD)-12/04, K(DS1)-12/06, C(DS2)-03/09 & B(DS3)-05/11

L&K'smommie is offline  
#9 of 22 Old 05-10-2011, 09:09 PM - Thread Starter
 
Mom2K&Gray's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 72
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

IMG_4318.jpg


Adriana, mommy to Klarity 9/06 and Grayam 6/08 and Zephyr homebirth.jpgMay 8, 2011
Mom2K&Gray is offline  
#10 of 22 Old 05-10-2011, 10:52 PM
 
ryleeee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: royston vasey
Posts: 2,628
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

he's a beauty!!!


photosmile2.gif mom to 5 year old haye REPlaySkateboard04HL.gif(9.27.2005) and brand new baby zaobabyf.gif(5.23.2011)
ryleeee is offline  
#11 of 22 Old 05-11-2011, 03:43 AM
 
PAgreenmama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 318
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

beautiful picture!  sounds like a crazy and amazing birth!  congrats... he's adorable!


happily married mama to DD1 4/08, angel2.gif angel2.gif12/31/09, and DD2 5/11
 
 
 

PAgreenmama is offline  
#12 of 22 Old 05-11-2011, 05:31 AM
 
becca_howell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Posts: 638
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Awesome! Congrats!


Me: femalesling.GIFDH: fuzmalesling.gifDD: hearts.gifDS1: superhero.gifDS2: babyboy.gif
lactivist.gifsaynovax.gifsigncirc1.gifwinner.jpgcd.gifsewmachine.gifribboncesarean.gifribboncesarean.gifvbac.giffamilybed2.gif

becca_howell is offline  
#13 of 22 Old 05-11-2011, 06:00 AM
 
Evergreen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Where all the women are strong
Posts: 5,387
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Everything sounds like it went wonderfully! Enjoy the new little boy!


Evergreen- Loving my girls Dylan dust.gifage8, Ava energy.gifage 4 and baby Georgia baby.gif (6/3/11).

Evergreen is offline  
#14 of 22 Old 05-11-2011, 07:24 AM
 
samstress's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: so-cal
Posts: 2,240
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

congrats adriana and welcome zephyr.  beautiful!


mother is a verb
I GOT MY vbac.gif!!!

samstress is offline  
#15 of 22 Old 05-11-2011, 07:55 AM
 
dayiscoming2006's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Texas
Posts: 2,793
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Very cute. Congrats!

 

I experienced the whole my body is pushing and I'm not doing it thing with my second. It's so cool! :) I remember it feeling just amazing. 


Happily married Christian SAHM of 2 boys, DD1 uc.jpg, and DD2 July 2013 homebirth.jpg 

 homeschool.gif   novaxnocirc.gif cd.gif   winner.jpg                                       

 

dayiscoming2006 is offline  
#16 of 22 Old 05-11-2011, 08:11 AM
 
WeAreAllOne430's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 71
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

What a beautiful birth story and an adorable little baby boy you have there!!  Thanks for sharing some of the details of that most intimate moment...sounds like a pretty quick and easy labor & delivery...and love that you experienced a fetal ejection.  That's AWESOME!!!

Congrats again and welcome to the world sweet little one - we're so glad you've arrived!heartbeat.gif

WeAreAllOne430 is offline  
#17 of 22 Old 05-11-2011, 09:45 AM
 
camprunner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 1,610
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Congratulations! What a cutie! I loved reading your birth story.

camprunner is offline  
#18 of 22 Old 05-11-2011, 09:54 AM
 
BHappy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: the beautiful Santa Cruz mountains
Posts: 999
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

congratulations ! wonderful birthing. hope you're enjoying the little one so much love.gif


~Karenchicken3.gifso happy to be mothering my four... DS ('94), DS ('94), DD ('00), and DS -- June 8, 2011, our UC baby!

BHappy is offline  
#19 of 22 Old 05-11-2011, 10:04 AM
 
ibusymomto5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 2,600
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Congratulations! What a sweet little chub!

Happily married, busy mom to a houseful :-)

Expecting again early Oct 2014!

ibusymomto5 is offline  
#20 of 22 Old 05-11-2011, 11:02 AM
 
elonwy's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Alameda, CA
Posts: 677
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Congratulations!!


 treehugger.giftrekkie.gif married to Mikestillheart.gif Mama to my furry babies cat.gifjust gave birth to our first babyf.gif DS.

 

 

elonwy is offline  
#21 of 22 Old 05-11-2011, 06:32 PM
 
lizzie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: A Whole New World
Posts: 4,298
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Congratulations! Welcome Zephyr! Amazing birth story!


It's such a relief to finally trust yourself.
lizzie is offline  
#22 of 22 Old 05-12-2011, 08:54 AM
 
artekah's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 1,127
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
DDCC from July because I just had to say I LOVE the name Zephyr!! It has been on our list of boy names for months although we probably won't use it. I'm glad your boy has that awesome name! Congrats!
artekah 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