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**~Our Babies!!!!~**

SQUEEEEEEE!!!!!


Since it is time for many, and we already have a few babies, let's post our birth summaries and baby photos here so we can all dote and coo over those sweet newborns while the rest of us wait (perhaps in blissful agony) to hold our own.


Wishing all the best of luck!

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Oh boy! Can't wait to hear updates from some mamas soon!
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Already posted a nice long story, but here's a pic of River. I'm actually a bit excited about her early appearance as now we'll get to use newborn sizes a little longer LOL



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sweet babe, neonalee! congrats!!! can't wait to hear all of the details

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Awww, she is beautiful! Congratulations!!!
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She"s beautiful! Congrats!
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Oh squishy newborn face I'm looking forward to seeing my own for the first time, nothing beats that.
Congratulations on your beautiful baby!
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Oh my gosh, she is just precious. Those chubby cheeks! Eeek.

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So everything went well for us. I am holding Carlisle Lucas Riede right now. He was born 1/1/15 at 9:13 pm. It was about 10 hours after they started the pitosin and about 40 minutes of pushing that I had him. Wish I could have got a photo of crowning but I used a mirror to watch instead. It was great. Carlisle was born peeing and weighed 6lbs 10 ounces. I can hopefully post more soon and pictures. He has lots of light brown hair and dark blue eyes. He looks a lot like me and my Lucas side of the family. I am so proud and I love him so much. Oh and my husband caught him.
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That's wonderful Liladancing! I am so happy for you and can't wait to see pics I love, love his name! Congrats mama
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Congrats liladancing! So glad to hear that everything went well.
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Congrats Lila! So happy that another one of our January babies is here! Enjoy your time with your little one!
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Our little girl, Julia Hana, was born on 1/1 at 0:57 in the morning! It was a successful vbac (yay!). I went into active labor at 4pm on 12/31, and started pushing at 9:30pm. Despite hours of pushing, Julia wasn't coming out, and then her heart rate started to decelerate. They were prepping me for a c-section, when I managed to finally push her out. We weren't sure if she'd be a 2014 baby or 2015 baby til the very last minute!
We love her already! Good luck to the rest of you!!
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...and here's a more detailed birth story, for those who are interested and have the time to read! Ours is a story about a VBAC that almost turned into a repeat C-section.

At around 39 weeks, I started to walk around more, found a great yoga video on youtube, and did lots of positioning and meditation exercises. On 12/31 (4 days before my due date), I woke up with some bloody show. Hubby and I had had "intimate relations" that night so I had assumed it was from that. But around 7 am I began to feel contractions and then at 11am, i lost my mucus plug. We went to the hospital shortly after, and was told I was 3cm. We live only 5 mins away, so we chose to return home. I had my husband roll dryer balls (slightly larger than tennis balls and softer too) on my back to help with the back pain. My doula also suggested a shower - LOVED that! I also ate hearty soup and bread, and continued drinking lots of water, to keep my energy up. The hardest part of this phase was not knowing when to head to the hospital. I exchanged txt msgs with my doula for a long time. Finally, when it was difficult to keep up a conversation through my contractions, I knew it was time to head to the hospital. When I arrived, I was 6 cm and 75% effaced.

My contractions started getting painful, so I asked for narcotics to take the edge off. I forget which kind they gave me, but the nurse basically gave me the narcotics. I was also allowed to move around, though they wanted me close to the bed in case the drug made me loopy. I still felt the pain of contractions, but less of the peaks, and I remember cracking a few jokes to the midwife, nurse, doula and hubby who were all by my side.

As I neared transition, the narcotics wore off and I could feel the urge to push. This was a scary moment for me and I needed a lot of encouragement to push through the pain of contractions. I finally asked for an epidural. The midwife suggested instead that I try a spinal. A spinal is injected into the spine once and has a limited duration of 2 to 4 hrs, I was told. Unlike an epidural, a spinal allowed me to move around and try alternative positions and also didn't require a urinary catheter. (An epidural, by contrast, would have confined me to lying in bed, as the hospital did not offer a walking epidural as an option.) I could still feel contractions and pushed when they came. Although I was pushing my daughter down and we could feel her head, it wasn't progressing after a few hours. I could feel my VBAC slipping through my fingers and expected we were heading down the same path as my last pregnancy 5 years ago that ended in a C-section (due to ineffective pushing after 4 hrs). The pain also came back as the spinal wore off.

I asked for another dose of the spinal (the midwife said it needed to be an epidural this time) and I negotiated that I'd keep trying to push for one more hour. If no baby by then, I'd need to have a c-section. In the meantime, I had to wait for the anesthesiologist to give me the epidural. He was with another patient and took about 30 mins to get to me. By then, I was a mess and probably cursing and saying things I shouldn't be saying. When the anesthesiologist arrived, he immediately started to prep, but with contractions coming on quick, we had to wait for them to pass so that I could keep my body still so that he could do his thing. At the same time, the baby's heart rate started the decelerate, so the midwife left to huddle with the ob team to do a c-section. Because this was a VBAC, they weren't going to take any chances, as a decal in heart beat can be a sign of a uterine rupture to come.

While I was sitting as still as I could and the anesthesiologist was about to insert the needle (honest to god, this is true!), I felt like the baby's head was coming out. I needed to stand, so I stood on the nearest thing to me - a chair! - and yelled, "I feel something coming out!". My doula looked under me, and said, "I see the head!".

By then, the midwife was back, along with the ob team. They managed to make me lie on my side and then my back. The baby was coming no matter what, so with everyone in the room (I didn't care by then) - my doula, hubby, midwife, nurse, 3 ob docs), I pushed as hard as i could. In a weird way, it helped having everyone there "rooting" for me and telling me to keep pushing. I pushed hard about 8 times and the baby finally came out. It was a roller coaster ride - where I had serious moments of self-doubt. It was really hard and I totally respect all the mothers out there who have had their babies and continue to (both vaginally and by CS). This one will be our last!

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Congratulations ladies! So happy for you all and your healthy babies and wonderful births I am teary eyed sitting here reading. My due date is tomorrow the 9th!!! Though my guess is baby won't come until sometime next week -specifically I am guess the 13th (this is only my guess because my dd was the 12th, ds the 14th and other son the 15th) I am a weirdo with dates! My youngest, the dog and I are about to head out on a big walk being that the sun is shining bright today and it is almost 50 degrees here in Colorado after weeks of freezing temps- so hopefully that will get things moving along! Thinking of you all
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Congrats 21helen and welcome baby Julia!
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Congrats 21helen! What a story! I'm glad you had a chance to push baby out this time. Sounds like a tough experience overall, but glad that you and baby are through that. Enjoy the newborn time!!

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Congrats 21helen and baby Julia!! That story made me a little teary eyed, too What a cutie! And what a cool birthday/time!

Jessica - hope that walk does some good
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Congrats and congrats! So wonderfully exciting to hear about these baby's being born! You mamas are doing awesome!
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Congrats Lila & Helen!

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Welcome baby Carlisle and Julia!!! So happy for you. Hope you are recovering quickly.

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Congratulations to you both!
What a way to start the year!
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We welcomed our second son into the world yesterday morning! He is Elliott Taylor Schwartz, born 1/10/15, 5:51 am, 8 lbs 8.5 oz! It ended up being a pretty quick labor and he was delivered in the birthing tub, which was neat. I'll post the story and a pic soon, when I can get to the laptop. Yay!
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Oh, what fantastic news! I didn't know you were so close. Can't wait to see him!!!!

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I didn't know I was so close either! I just posted our birth story in a different thread if people feel inclined to read it (sorry it's kind of lengthy )
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Yay! Congrats
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We welcomed Marshall Benson on January 6 at 2:13 a.m. Weighing 7 lbs. 5 oz. and 20 1/4" long. As he was three weeks early, we've been in the NICU since the 7th with pneumonia, but he is on an excellent path of recovery! We're hoping to bring him home by his due date, around the 23.
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Awe welcome little Marshall! What a chubby looking sweetie! I wish you both the best as you recover and I hope going home brings you a feeling of peace.

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Baby Levi Jacob was born this morning at 5:50am. Labor was just under 3 hours. He weighs 8 lbs 4 oz and measures 20 inches We're so in love!
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