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#1 of 19 Old 05-30-2011, 11:48 AM - Thread Starter
 
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I have the full birth story ready it's pretty long (about 3 pages in word). If anyone is interested Just PM me your e-mail and i'll send it to ya.
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Born into this world at home
May 25, 2011 at 4:38 a.m.
7 lbs 6 oz and 20 inches in length

I will post a lengthy birth story later. But basically as soon as I laid my head on my pillow at 10:30 last night I felt the baby make a HUGE movement down and felt a pop. IT HURT..so I got up and I didn't have a gush of water but I was leaking enough to fill a pad. Contractions started around 10:45 and they were about 5 minutes apart about 60-90 seconds in length already. I woke DH at 11:30 and told him to call the midwife. I was having lots of bloody show and my contractions were starting to get closer. By 12 they were 3 minutes apart and intense and I dry heaved a lot (I knew I was in transition already) but I knew I could do this. DH got birth pool ready. MW showed around 12:30 an checked and i Was 9 CM already!!!!! The rest of my water broke on it's own and i got into the birth tub around 1am. Labored in there until about 2. Got out and started pushing. I was complete and my body wanted to bear down. I pushed for about 2 1/2 hours and he made his entrance with me on the bed lying on my left side. DS holding my foot up, my mom and ISAIAH (because he slept through most of it) watching. Once he came out I cried. MY DH was AWESOME as a labor coach. I have a new appreciation for him and his love for me. My midwives were top notch. I am so thankful we chose an HBAC over another hospital birth! It's amazing!!!! LOVED IT.

I'll write more details later about the entire experience as I know it will help the vbac/hbac moms. But basically to all the HBAC or VBAC momma's you will get to a point in the pushing where you start to doubt yourself. Hang on because the end is near!!! YOU CAN DO THIS...

Total labor time for me 6 hours from start to finish. HE scored an 8 on apgar and nursed well. He's sleeping. I have so much energy right now i can scream. A little sore..and i tore 1st degree.

Here's a quick pic...We have so many we are trying to get through...but here's some that we haven't edited yet.



Me-Brenda (wife as of 10/9/2005 and SAHM), DH-Rudy, DS-Isaiah 3/2009, DS-Micah 5/2011. We are a BF, Baby wearing, non-vacc, future homeschooling, homebirthing , traditional, family. The center of our home is Christ .

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Congrats!  He is so awake and alert!  Too cute.  Congrats on your HBAC!


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Congrats on a successful HBAC as well as a healthy beautiful baby boy! Happy Baby Moon!!

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Congratulations! He has such a sweet face, and your birth sounds beautiful! Go you!


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What a wonderful, empowering birth! Congrats mama...you have a beautiful boy! joy.gif

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Congrats on you HBAC!!! Welcome baby Boy - he is BEAUTIFUL!!!


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Congratulations Mama!!! Yay for home birth and VBAC! :-) Wishing you a wonderful babymoon, he's beautiful, congrats again! :-)


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Congrats on both the new baby and your HBAC!! You are now my inspiration for my VBAC. Thank you for sharing your story and your baby with us. He is just darling. :)


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Congrats on a wonderful HBAC - that's so awesome!


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He looks like he has something to say *LOL*  Congratulation!


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Popping in from October. Such an inspiring story for another momma planning her HBAC. Thanks so much for sharing! He is beautiful!!!!!!!

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Congratulations!  So exciting!


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He is so adorable!

Congratulations :)


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He is absolutely precious!  Congratulations on his amazing birth!!


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Congratulations!!  joy.gif


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wonderful ! joy.gif congrats, mama !


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Thanks everyone! This birth healed a lot from my previous birth experience. DS #2 was only 2 oz lighter and 1/4 shorter then ds #1 all other measurements (head etc) were the same. I am 100% convinced DS #1 should never have been a C section. So glad we chose to go this route. Homebirth was amazing! And I had a GREAT birth team. Loved my midwife!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOVED HER.


Me-Brenda (wife as of 10/9/2005 and SAHM), DH-Rudy, DS-Isaiah 3/2009, DS-Micah 5/2011. We are a BF, Baby wearing, non-vacc, future homeschooling, homebirthing , traditional, family. The center of our home is Christ .

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Congratulations!!!!!!!! MY first HBAC seemed such a miraculous and beautiful thing.


Annabelle Catholic wife to Jeff '92 and mom to Makaley 19 Arden 19 Anniston 17 Taegan 14 Balen 12 Kellen 10 Ellery 8 Innish 6 Eiley 4 Finnian 3 Esca 2 our 8th uc.jpghomeschool.gifwaterbirth.jpgIHhbac.gifbftoddler.gifvbac.gifand expecting sweet pea January 2014.

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