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We welcomed our little one here Sat, the 21st. Joe-Grayson is doing well, he weighted 6lbs 6oz. We just got home and I thought about everyone of you guys the whole time. A quick des of my birth story. I went in on Friday night around 11 to the hospital with contractions. I was 4cm dilated on Weds at the docs office so I thought that I would go fast, wrong. I was having contractions and they hooked me up to these machines and then checked me. After 2 hours I was still 4 cm with reg contractions. So we had to go walk straight for an hour around the hospital. Then still no change. They started the pitocin at 5 am and it took forever. Then I got my epidural when I was 5 cm around 8 that morning. I liked to have never dilated, at 1:00 I was finally 8 cm and then at 1:15 I was fully dilated. He came really fast in 2 pushes as the epidural had wore off and I didn't know that you have to pump it to make it work. Some of those dumb nurses should have told me. Anyhow his face was really swollen and bruised as he came down and out so fast and he was turned the wrong way too. IF ANY OF YOU GUYS haven't decided which way to birth I recommend the home birth. We had to many restraints and restrictions and they have you poked and anyhow I will not ever do another hospital birth even though they was all very nice (the Walmart man is nice but I don't want him delivering my baby, you know!!). With all said I cried the minute we got home. Its still so unreal that he is here. He is so pretty and with the blond hair and blue eyes, I WILL post pics in the next day or so. I had a horrible birth experience but he is what really counts!! Ok, well I am off to see how many more of us have been made mommies (new or old, LOL).
 

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I am so sorry that you had such a horrible birth experience, but HOOORAY on your little man! Congrats, Momma! I can't wait to see pictures!
 

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Congratualations and sorry you didn't get the birth you wanted. I know what you mean about being nice, but still having those bitter feelings <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"><br><br>
I can't wait to see pics, he sounds adorable!!
 

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Congrats on your little one, he sounds so beautiful!! Can't wait to see his pictures!!<br><br>
Hey, crying is normal!! Your body is going through huge hormonal changes to transition from pregnancy to motherhood! I'm glad I had friends to let me know my crazy crying outbursts were normal!!<br><br>
Sorry that you are disappointed in your birth experience. Take your time to think it over, remember the details, and hopefully come to terms with it. It may take time. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/hug2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Hug2"><br><br>
Welcome to the world, Joe Grayson!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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Congratulations on your little man! Can't wait to see some pics of him <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/hug2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Hug2"> I'm sorry your birth experience wasn't what you wanted it to be. Take it easy now that you are home.
 

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Congratulations on your son! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> I'm sorry your birth experience was not what you wanted, it's okay to feel disappointed and sad about that, even if you have a healthy baby in the end, that doesn't change the experience of the birth.
 

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I am so happy that your little one is here and well! Congratulations mama!
 

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I'm glad your little one is here and healthy. I am sorry your birth was so tough. You got through it and you are still a goddess. Take care and enjoy your babymoon.<br>
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congrats on your new babe! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> don't blame yourself for anything that didn't go the way you wanted with your babe's birth. even when you choose a homebirth, things can still end up in the hosp or not go the way you had hoped (that's what happened to me with the birth of my dd). <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> please let yourself feel whatever you need to feel <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">
 

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I'm sorry that everything wasn't perfect. But congrats to you for having a healthy baby boy!
 

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Congrats!
 

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Congratulations!!!!!!!!
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> I had a similar realization with my first birth in the hospital. At that point it is too late, and it can be hard to process through your feelings on it. Feel free to pm me anytime ig you feel like talking about it.<br><br>
And many congratulations on the birth of your baby boy!
 

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Congrats and welcome lil guy!
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> congrats on the birth of your little one.
 

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Welcome Joe Grayson! Congratulations mama!!
 

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congratulations! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 
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