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He's here.It all started on the 23rd at 9 am. I took my first gulp of orange juice and castor oil. Then blue and black cohosh. 10 am. Another round of castor orange juice. Cimicifuga under the tongue.<br><br>
Wait. Poop. ALot! Wait. Contractions a few minutes apart but very short and not painful.<br><br>
Ds has a pool party with 4 friends. Order pizza's for all at 1:00. Still contracting every 5 minutes but still short. Going to take a nap. More blue and black cohosh.<br><br>
3 o' clock. Dh must take our boys to nana's. Contrax coming every 5 min but for a minute long each time. On the way to nana's he calls. They are every 3 minutes, 1 minute long and I can't stand or speak. Call midwife. Dh calls back 5 min later, 'I'm almost home. lets time some." 2 minutes apart, 1 minute long. He's home now. Midwife arrives at 3:30. I'm only at a 3 with bulging bag. Time to walk. Dh sets up the tub. Contrax pretty intense. Friend arrives.4:00 Midwife 2 arrives. Wonderful contrax on the birth ball. Getting very intense. Let's walk outside. It's very beautiful out. The fountains are spilling into the pool. I'm doing a swaying dance holding onto my husband. Beautiful breeze. Still swaying. I MUST GET IN THE TUB!<br><br>
Midwife asks me to wait until I am a 5. I was just a 4 1/2. NOPE! Need to get in now. I get in. It feels so good. I am so relaxed. Here comes another one. Intense. Each one getting more intense. I moan a long low moan that rises from my toes all the way to my throat. And grunt. I must push now. Now! I'm an 8. Please wait. I have a lip. Get out of the tub. I lay on my side. 2 more contrax. A long low groan the rises and gets louder and then grunt. Pushing feels so good. Dh calls mil to bring the boys for the birth. Hurry. He'll be here with in the hour.<br><br>
Another contrax. I push. I moan. I need to sit up even more. My midwife is there supporting me in a perfect yoga pose as I press my feet onto her and move the baby closer to birth. I can feel his soul enter me. He's helping me.. I talk to him. Come on baby. We can do this. I love you. Another push. He crowns. ANother I am stretching. It's hot. Almond oil and camomile. I stretch further. His beautiful face. One more. "Reach down, Angie. Reach down." My hands under his arms. Pulling up to my belly. His hair. Vernix. The smell of new. So perfect. A boy! How blessed are we? 5:48 pm.<br><br>
To my breast. He suckles like a champ. Good bye placenta. Hello Lucas. My husband takes him in the tub. So warm he unfolds in the tranquility. Eyes wide. Absorbing everything around him. My 2 other boys arrive. A little to late. But thrilled. Off with there clothes. Who am I to deserve all this? 4 boys in a tub. A big one and little 3. All looking at there mommy with excitement and wonder. All mine to cherish forever.<br><br>
This was the best day of my life.
 

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That has to be one of the most beautiful birth stories I've ever read. Congrats on the beautiful boy and the beautiful birth!
 

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That was so beautiful. Thank you for sharing that. This made me more confident and excited about my upcoming birth.
 

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Wow!!! Your story just made me cry...how beautiful.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"><br>
Congratulations on the gentle birth of your third son.<br><br>
I am a mom of three boys, also, and my sweet baby #3 is Gordon Emery ( I posted this on your thread on the homebirth board already.) He was also born at home and it was the most amazing experience.<br><br>
Blessings to you and your family,<br>
Leigh-ann
 
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