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I had the best day yesterday.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy"><br>
My daughter decided to come on May 3rd and I couldn't have been happier since I have been feeling miserable at the end.<br><br>
Here are the high-lights:<br><br>
Tallulah is here and I was able to have my VBAC thanks to my amazing OB.<br>
He was more loving and passionate than any of those midwives I had for my son's birth just 18 months ago. Srsly.<br><br>
My water burst like a firecracker yesterday morning just before 9 am.<br>
Got up, really felt contractions kicking in, called my doula.<br>
My doula and her back up were both at other births! What are the odds of that???<br>
Her other birth wasn't due until May 18th.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked"><br>
She said she had a 2nd back up but using a stranger didn't feel right to me.<br><br>
I made some quick calls and my best friend who is Tallulah's godmama & was meant to watch Jasper while I labored was able to step up.<br>
She has had a VBAC herself and is a mama of three.<br>
Our other pals came and got Jasper and he spent the day with them which was a big deal as he has never been away from me for more than 4 hours ever. I missed him so much.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"><br><br>
My bff and my DH with the direction of my OB did compressions on me, helped me push, held my legs and made it happen.<br>
I had an epidural at 5 cm. which Dr. Wu recommended specifically for a VBAC and they made sure I was never contracting too closely and I felt so cared for. He has a whole way of doing VBACs that is specialized and I really was in awe. (My OB is known for doing vaginal breeches as well as vbacs- only hospital doc in the LA area to do so.)<br>
I pushed a total of 1 hour and 15 minutes...loved it all. Was very zen and calm.<br><br>
Her apgars were 9 from the start. She eats like a pro.<br>
She has copper hair and big smooshy cheeks/lippies.<br>
Weighs 8 pounds, 1 oz...20 1/2 inches.<br><a href="http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=31159007&l=199ba9008e&id=1008454307" target="_blank">http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pi...&id=1008454307</a><br><br>
It was thrilling. I feel incredible.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br>
Off to nurse and I will write out a longer more detailed birth story later ♥ .<br><br>
ps- like a miracle, May 3rd was the first day of the sibling ban being lifted at the hospital!!!!<br>
Siblings can come to visit in the afternoon now only and my doctor made it happen so our son could come late last night.<br>
I have pix of him holding Tallulah. He loves her so much and was all smiles.<br>
Made my heart swell ♥ .
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy"> YAY! Congrats both on your new baby and having a wonderful VBAC!
 

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Congratulations! She is a cutie!
 

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Congratulations on your successful VBAC and beautiful daughter!
 

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Congrats!!
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"> What a fabulous day for you! Congrats on the VBAC. Your OB sounds like a really great care giver.
 

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Congratulations!!! Welcome baby Tallulah!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy">
 

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Congratulations Mama!!!! I'm so happy for you and what a wonderfully empowering birth experience. All the best to you and your family! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy">
 

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Wow what an awesome birth mama! Congrats! You must be so proud! Also if you don't mind me asking, where did u birth and who was ur dr? The only reason I ask is because being a doula in the LA area knowing the obs that do vbacs and vaginal breech births is valuable info. If you want you can PM me. Thanks.<br><br>
Ps the only place I know that will to a vaginal breech is in Glendale.
 

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Yay! Congratulations! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> She's beautiful!
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy"><br>
congrats on your amazing birth, momma!<br>
welcome to the world, ms. tallulah!
 

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Aw, congrats Viv! She's beautiful and so is her name.
 

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Congrats, mama! What a lovely name for such a beautiful girl. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> It's so nice to hear these positive birth stories. I'm glad you got your VBAC!
 

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Oh I am so happy for you!!!! Congrats! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy"> I love how happy you are with your birth experience. Enjoy your babymoon with sweet Tallulah. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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Congrats on your VBAC! You are a rockstar!<br><br>
And little Tallulah is squishably delicious! Can't wait to hear/see/read more. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy">
 

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What a wonderful birth experience! Congrats mama!
 

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What a WONDERFUL story! Congrats on your beautiful girl <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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What gorgeous lips! Omg! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy">
 

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Wow! What a wonderful birth story and a yummy, squishy little baby to snuggle. Congratulations!!!!
 
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