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#1 of 5 Old 01-15-2015, 06:31 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Welcoming our Surro-Babe!!!

our darling little surrogate baby, a gorgeous baby boy... was born at 12:25pm today!

9 lbs, 5.5 oz and 20.5" long after 4 hours of very intense labour. he is as perfect as can be, and his parents couldn't be more thrilled!

more details to come on another day.. but short version is... planned homebirth, but ended up at the hospital. laboured at home until 6 cm, felt overwhelmingly "pushy" for hours, but unable to get past 6cm. midwives suggested hospital + epidural to help me relax and dilate... i was exhausted and agreed. got to the hospital, but very quickly progressed to 8, and then 9.5 (just a little lip of cervix), and sweet babe was born before a doctor could even assess me or give me any meds. my cousin got to help deliver her boy, and her induced lactation is working wonderfully... babe nursed within an hour of being born, and is a pro already.

we are all back at home now (my house), tired and happy as can be!

baby is a chunker! he's got arm and leg and back rolls already!!
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What an amazing story! How beautiful that your cousin could be present and also nurse the baby! Just wonderful. Hope you can all get some rest
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He is so adorable I can't stand it! Mine have only been 6 lbs and 7 lbs! Wonderful job growing and delivering a healthy baby!

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I agree, that's all so amazing how it worked out! Congratulations to you all
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DDC crashing to tell you that is one gorgeous baby. I dream of having a chunky babe like him. Good job!

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