Baby Zephyra born June 2nd after 2hrs labour! 2VBAC waterbirth! (Edit: added birth story + pics!) - Mothering Forums

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Zephyra (no middle name yet) was born at 4:25am after two hours of active labour, 9 days past her due date. It was crazy, crazy intense: like trying to hold a rollercoaster back. Yowza. Now that I've had a few hours to sit and chill I feel way better. But man, was that ever fast.
She's 7lbs 14oz and 21 inches long, born at home in the water. Will post my birth story after I actually go to sleep and get rest.

 

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EDITED: Her birth story (with photos) is now up!! It's too long and has too many photos to post here on MDC, but if you want to read about her rocketing two hour home waterbirth VBAC you can go to my blog here: http://babyslime.livejournal.com/643259.html   - There is nudity, but nothing graphic, just breasts. :)


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She is darling! And I love her name. I have a friend named Zephyr. :)


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Oh my goodness...is she ever CUTE! Congratulations!!! joy.gif

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She's lovely. Congratulations to you and your family! 


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Beautiful baby and strong mama!! Congrats! joy.gif

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She is beautiful!! Congratulations to you and your family!


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Yippee, congrats!! She's beautiful, and I love the name! love.gif

 

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Congratulations!!!  Can't wait to hear the birth story!  joy.gifWelcome Zephyra!


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Congratulations, she's beautiful!!


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Congrats!!!  I knew you would be one of the next to birth! Can't wait for the birth story.  Adorable!!


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Yay for June!  Congratulations on your cutie!


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Woo! Awesome! Congratulations!


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Congrats mama!  So so adorable!  And LOVE the name. So sweet! :)

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Woohoo!!! Congratulations!!! she's so so sweet. Enjoy your babymoon!


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Yay, she's out! Hope you aren't too shell-shocked by the lightning labour: that is fast all right! She's a cutie. :) So weird to look at that photo and think she was inside you just yesterday! She looks so... grown up. :p


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ddcc to say.... that baby is so stinkin' cute! snuggle her up, breathe her in. happy birthday, little one! candle.gif


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Her birth story is now done and posted! I edited the original post to include a link. :)

It's too long and has too many photos to post here at MDC, but you can hop on over to my blog to read about her rocketing two hour home waterbirth VBAC. :)

The photos are not graphic, just breasts. :)

 

http://babyslime.livejournal.com/643259.html


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omgoooodddnnnneeesssssss !!! Love it and the pics! I would read a little then stop cry  and re-read what I just read....Then read a bit more...Beautiful!


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I love it! Thank you for sharing! The pictures are just beautiful. I know exactly how you felt right before your water broke. I was in that same place in my labor. Knowing that it would probably release some of the pressure and pain, but knowing also that my labor would speed up and being certain that I wouldn't be able to handle it. It's a tough place to be in!


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