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Old 09-19-2008, 03:17 PM - Thread Starter
 
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KaPow-I am astounded at the birth in a truck story!!! Way to go mama!!! Glad Austin is now home with you and your family.

Laura-You're absolutely glowing on your blog!



I'm Jenn. I used to be uber active on the PDX thread, but have fallen off the bandwagon so to speak. My dd, Olivia, will be 3 in December and I'm due 10/23 with our second. I hope to be able to keep up a little bit better with the fabulous tribe that is the PDX/SW Washington mamas. :
Oh, I just saw this. It's actually Asianyoushi's story. I just copied and pasted it for the benefit of the new thread.

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so would it be bad form to ask how the dodge dakota fared during austin's birth? : curiosity is killing me. my births were both messy messy things and i can't imagine. reupholstery job??
my dad--proud grandpa- says there wasnt any damage-- dad had placed two thick towels on the passenger seat and 2 more on the floor before i had gotten in just in case i was leaking or anything. after he went home he took the towels out washed them checked to see if bodily fluids soaked through the towels and got on the chairs and he was amazed it didnt. the items that took the blunt of the damage was my shirt and pants because i had to have something to wrap austin in since i didnt have blankets with me( i didnt even grabbed my hospital bag that was by the door) didnt think to grab a towel that was on the floor- just in case i was bleeding bad
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Congrats Sandra!

Laura, I am off to CA for just over a week to help Sarah and will be offline. I just know you are going to have that baby while I am gone. urg

I wanted to make a meal for Nicole, but it will have to wait I guess. Are they going to be wanting them still in a couple weeks?
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Congrats Sandra!

Laura, I am off to CA for just over a week to help Sarah and will be offline. I just know you are going to have that baby while I am gone. urg

I wanted to make a meal for Nicole, but it will have to wait I guess. Are they going to be wanting them still in a couple weeks?
Safe traveling, Lisa! we'd love a meal...how are you guys settling???
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my computer is wonky...Sandra congrats! I was waiting to hear more, hope you are snuggling your new little one...Laura, you are radiant, glowing mama! you are sooo close!
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Oh, I just saw this. It's actually Asianyoushi's story. I just copied and pasted it for the benefit of the new thread.
Awwww.... I'm glad you said something. I didn't know you were pregnant and I'm guessing you're not



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Watson Alexander is here!!!!

I can't believe how fast these past few days have gone! I'm sorry not to have posted until now!

Here's the condensed version....

I met with the midwives on sunday to formulate a plan.....castor oil wed and AROM on fri at 42 and 2. Well thank god it didn't come to that! Labor FINALLY started on it's own on Monday evening. It was about 9 hours total from start to finish. 2 hours early labor, 5 hours active, and 2 frickin' hours to push him out!

It turns out he was acynclitic (head tilted) and that gave me back labor the whole time. pushing him out was absolutely the hardest thing I've ever had to do. If it hadn't been for the midwives and my family I couldn't have done it. But then he came out and ohhhhhh, instant love. 9 lb 10 oz and only a tiny tear that didn't need to be stitched.

Nursing is going well (super on the right and painful on the left....strange but we're working on it) and I'm beginning to get my strength back.

I'm most proud of letting labor take it's course and having him come at 41 weeks 6 days. Those last 2 weeks were a lesson that I guess I needed to learn. As a nurse I will have so much more compassion for my post-dates mamas!

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congrats shockels.
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Congrats Sandra!! Welcome earthside Watson!!

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Congrats Sandra and family!!! :


So today is supposed to be the big day...

But nothing's happening. So carry on.

I'm a proud mama of two girls! 4/30/06 Madeline, 09/25/08 Amelia
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Congrats Sandra and family!!! :


So today is supposed to be the big day...

But nothing's happening. So carry on.
Ah, I was wondering. But I did call the 29th.

My string is hanging on even though there isn't even a knot holding it together.

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So today is supposed to be the big day...

But nothing's happening. So carry on.
You will be holding your little one so soon!

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Congratulations Sandra!!! Welcome Watson
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Ladies... cut your bracelets, light your candles! :

I'm a proud mama of two girls! 4/30/06 Madeline, 09/25/08 Amelia
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Cut! Lit! Need anything?? We are free most of the day....

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Thinking of you :

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oooooooooooohhhhhh exciting
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Baby Amelia is here

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Laura said that she was born about 3:30 or 3:45 and that she and baby are doing fine. She had her at home with a doula and estimates that she weighs 8 lbs. I will call those who said that they would bring dinners. If anyone else would like to as well PM me. Happy day!
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Baby Amelia is here

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Laura said that she was born about 3:30 or 3:45 and that she and baby are doing fine. She had her at home with a doula and estimates that she weighs 8 lbs. I will call those who said that they would bring dinners. If anyone else would like to as well PM me. Happy day!
Oh, another baby girl! And what a beautiful name!

Congratulations, Laura!!

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Yaaay!!!!! That's WONDERFUL!!!! Welcome to the world, baby Amelia!!!
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OMG!!! Welcome Amelia!!!

I'm so happy for you guys!! Congrats Laura

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Congratulations, Laura! Welcome, Amelia!

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: congrats Laura!:

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Congratulations Laura!!!! Welcome to the world baby Amelia. What a beautiful name!!!

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