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I think it's about time to start a birth announcement thread seeing as there are more and more of us going into labor early and many of us are at full term now. <i>Mods, can we get this stickied please?</i><br><br>
Things you might want to include in your announcement:<br><br>
Date and time of birth<br>
Sex<br>
Name<br>
Weight/Length<br>
How long labor was<br>
Any other details you want to add!
 

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On the August group they have you link to the birth story..this makes it a bit easier to go through the "stats", and mums can put their birth story on the regular threads or at their blogs. I think they may have had home/hospital too.
 

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Yep, whichever way people want to do it. I just wasn't sure if everyone would write out a birth story but might want to just announce the stats. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
I'll probably do both -- post here to announce stats quickly and then post a link to a birth story when I've got more time.
 

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Date and time of birth <b>Aug 18th 2008</b> 8:24pm we think<br>
Sex <b>female</b><br>
Weight/Length <b>6lbs 2oz, 30 grams smaller than DS, no clue length yet</b><br>
How long labor was <b>active labour 1 hour 24 mins, 3 pushes</b><br>
Any other details you want to add!<br><br>
Due date was sept 12th<br><br>
quick labour is NOT fun
 

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Date and time of birth - <b>Aug 16th 2008</b> 4:31am<br>
Sex - <b>female</b><br>
Original Due Date - <b>September 2nd or 9th, depending on who you ask</b><br>
Weight/Length - <b>7lbs 7oz</b><br>
How long labor was <b>19 hours from when my water broke - 2 hours of pushing - additional hour to get the placenta out - additional hour for stitches</b><br><br><br>
Labor was long and difficult, but my little girl is completely worth it! She had a bit of a problem breathing in the beginning, but after an hour or so of oxygen, she was great! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy">:<br><br><a href="http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm170/NewTennMom/Fionainbassinet.jpg" target="_blank">http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/m...inbassinet.jpg</a>
 

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<b>Date and time of birth:</b> Tuesday, August 12 8:49 p.m. 36 weeks/4 days<br><b>Original Due Date:</b> September 4<br><b>Sex</b>: Male<br><b>Name:</b> Colin Theodore<br><b>Weight/Length:</b> 7 pounds, 8 ounces, 21.5 inches<br><b>How long labor was:</b> 41 hours from when my water broke... but things didn't get rolling until the pit got started. Active labor was 16 hours. I pushed for about an hour. I made it 11 hours on the pit before I finally got an epidural, and I am very proud of myself for that! I also lasted 3 hours longer than the midwife and doula thought I would (but thank heavens they never told me that!)<br>
Birth story to follow eventually....<br><br><b>Pictures:</b> <a href="http://s424.photobucket.com/albums/pp328/sheilameus/" target="_blank">http://s424.photobucket.com/albums/pp328/sheilameus/</a>
 

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ooh! we should add when the due date was so we can see who came early/late and by how long! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I love reading all the details!
 

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**oops** Lorry's doing a version of this in the master list as well
 

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I'm the one who does the master list, and my name isn't Jaime, but I don't mind people posting their own updates as I may not have time to update the master once D arrives. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Original due date: September 4<br>
Date and time of birth: August 19 @ 5:23 pm<br>
Sex: Boy<br><br>
Weight: 7lbs 6oz<br>
How long labor was: Water broke with a Pop! @ 8:30 am. Labour was slow until I hit 4cm. Then I went to 10 in 1/2 hour! Pushed for another 1/2 hour and he arrived<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy">:<br><br>
Born on his daddy's birthday!
 

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Date and time of birth-July 29th, 2008 at 10:50am<br>
Sex-male<br>
Name-Kai Rowan<br>
Weight/Length-4lbs 13oz, 17 inches long<br>
How long labor was-had no labor, had a cesarean due to HELLP syndrome and my labs crashing too quickly for induction.<br>
Any other details you want to add-He came home after 4 weeks in the NICU, is doing well and growing!
 

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Date and time of birth: Aug 23, 3:18 AM<br>
Sex: male<br>
Name: Taegan Bryant<br>
Weight/Length: 7 lbs. 12 oz./20 inches<br>
How long labor was: a little under 3 hours<br>
Place of Birth: Home Waterbirth<br>
Length of Gestation: 38.5 weeks<br><br>
Birth Story:<br><a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=959472" target="_blank">http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=959472</a>
 

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Date and time of birth: September 3, 10:00pm<br>
Sex: male<br>
Name: Silas Gerard<br>
Weight/Length: 7 lbs. 7oz./20.5 inches<br>
How long labor was: I was "active" for 4 hours, but induction efforts started 16 hours prior to what I would consider "labor"<br>
Place of Birth: Hospital induction, morphed from an intended UC <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:<br>
Length of Gestation: 37 weeks, 1 day
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"><br><br><br>
Date and time of birth <b>Sept 3rd, 10:40 PM</b><br>
Sex<b>F</b><br>
Name<b>Io Faraday</b><br>
Weight/Length<b>6#14oz, 18''</b><br>
How long labor was<b>strange random ctx starting at 7:00 AM, Active labor started around 9:15 PM. Io was born posterior & before the m/w could get there...</b>
 

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4 September, 12.14 am (on his due date!!)<br>
Male<br>
Isaac Rembert Ollín<br>
7 lb 15 oz.<br><br>
Active labor was 3 hours, after a full day of easy going contractions and activity. He was born at home and it was INCREDIBLE!!! We are blessed... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/heartbeat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="heartbeat">
 

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<b>Carmela Beverly is here.....</b><br><br>
Date and time of birth <b>Sunday August 31 @ 4:56pm, 38w6d gestation</b><br>
Sex <b>Little Princess</b><br>
Name <b>Carmela Beverly</b><br>
Weight/Length <b>7ln9ou, 20 1/4" long</b><br>
How long labor was <b>Strong, breath through contractions till she was in my arms 3.5hours</b><br>
Any other details you want to add! <b>My fourth child yet 1st homebirth, If I could have know that a homebirth was this amazing I would have NEVER stepped foot in a hospital. What an amazing, calming, peacful experience. I am on cloud 9, WE DID IT!</b>
 

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<b>Date and time of birth</b> Thursday August 28th 2008<br><b>Due Date</b> Sept. 4th<br><b>Sex</b> boy <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><b>Name</b> Lucas Frederick<br><b>Weight/Length</b> 7lbs 15oz<br><b>How long labor was</b> I had been contracting for a good two days, just mild ones. They started to regulate through the night on the 27th. Went to the hospital around 7am, because i knew he was still transverse. They did a quick u/s which confirmed. I labored until 3-3:30ish, hoping he'd turn, but no such luck. By that time I was 4-5cm, and my water was bulging. Another u/s showed he hadnt budged one bit, so we went ahead with the repeat c-section. Not the birth I had hoped for, but we gave it our best shot <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br><a href="http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u242/saki189/IMG_0052.jpg" target="_blank">http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u...9/IMG_0052.jpg</a>
 

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<b>Date and time of birth</b> Wed Sep 3 at 7:40pm 38wk 6d gestation<br><b>Sex</b> boy<br><b>Name</b> Benyamin<br>
Weight/Length 8lb 9 oz, 20.5" long<br><b>How long labor was</b> 4.5 hrs<br><b>Any other details you want to add!</b> Beautiful and intense HBAC in the water! I'm on cloud 9!
 

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Date and time of birth September 6th, 12:30AM<br>
Due Date September 6th!!<br>
Sex Another boy!<br>
Name Kalai<br>
Weight/Length 9 lbs 4 ounces/ 22 inches<br>
How long labor was: Long very, very mild latent phase, with cramping (couldn't really even call them contractions) coming every 20-30 minutes from 8AM until evening. Easy regular contractions until 10:30PM when my water popped! Midwife arrived shortly thereafter to find I was 8cm...moved to birth pool and pushed for 45 minutes. Not a water birth..had to stand up out of the tub as baby had shoulder dystocia and had a few scary moments, but all was well! Will give detailed labor story and pictures soon!!!
 
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