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Sophia was born Sunday evening (10/30), 9:20 pm at our MW's home. Labor was 1 hr 15 minutes and she was around 8 lbs.<br><br><br>
I had been having prodromal labor for a couple of weeks. On Sunday I finally called in to our MW to tell her about the 4 hours of contractions I'd had that morning. She's 45 minutes away, so we've been worried about getting to her place in time, getting the children settled, etc. She suggested I come in that afternoon and that we try to stimulate labor. She massaged my cervix with EPO and I took Labor Ease once every hour. I was about 4 cm 80% effaced. Dh and I went for walk down to the creek. He did some fishing while we watched the sun set and the geese fly overhead, swans and heron were diving for fish. It was beautiful, so peaceful. Contractions started up again and we headed back for another dose of Labor Ease. We decided to go out for dinner and went to the Japanese Steakhouse for a quiet evening together. The couple across from us asked when the baby was due and we laughingly said, "tonite". At this point it was 7 ish and we were beginning to think that it would at least be another day until Sophia was birthed. We walked alittle after dinner, but it was too painful at that point to go far. We headed back to the MW and I was almost completely effaced. I really wanted to go home and sleep because I was convinced that NOTHING was happening that night. She suggested I rest there and I laid down for 15 minutes. Contractions started to become more regular and intense and after about 3 of them, I had bloddy show and started to "drip". Evidently, my water broke because the intensity really picked up. The MW checked and I was begining to dialate further so I asked to get in the tub. After 5 or 6 contractions and 20 minutes in the tub, I was 8-9 cm. I got out of the tub and into bed and it was time to push. Pushed about 3 times for the head and once for her body. Very easy birth and , of course, she's beautiful! Nursing like a pro. We got to come home after 4 hours and arrived home at 2am, settled in and slept until noon the next day. My milk has come in so gently, no engorgement!
 

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Congrats! What a great story!<br><br>
Is someone keeping up with all of these babies? It's getting busy in here.... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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Oh your story gave me chills. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> I'm so excited for you & your family. I am getting darn envious here!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> Thank you for sharing your story & wonderful babymooning to you! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/heartbeat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="heartbeat"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/heartbeat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="heartbeat"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/heartbeat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="heartbeat">
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> have a beautiful babymoon!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/luxlove.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="throb">
 

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What a beautifully precious story! Congrats!<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/heartbeat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="heartbeat"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/luxlove.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="throb"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/heartbeat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="heartbeat"><br>
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Thanks for sharing your story. I read it and just said, "wow" out loud and DH is like, "what is it?" An awesome and peace-full birth story. Truly inspiring. I hope that you get to share that with lots of people. It's not what we hear all the time about birth, you know?<br><br>
Happy babymooning! Great to hear about your milk coming in so peacefully, too.
 

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Wonderful Story! Thanks for Sharing & Congrats!!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/champagne.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="champagne">
 

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Aww I love the name Sophia as well! (I named one of my puppies that because it's a name I would have picked for my daughter) Congratulations, enjoy your new baby!
 

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Congrats! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/dust.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="dust">
 

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What a lovely birth - congratulations! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/heartbeat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="heartbeat">
 

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Welcome to the world, Sophia! What a lovely birth story. Congrats to you and your family. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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Welcome and congratualtions! I have a few sophies in my family after great grandma, I love the name! ANd you have a wonderful birth story! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/luxlove.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="throb">
 

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Lori, what a lovely birth story!! And congratulations!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/heartbeat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="heartbeat">
 

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Sounds like you had a wonderful experience!! May we all have beautiful births and babies!!!<br><br>
Welcome to the world Sophia!!!!
 

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Congrats mama and baby <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"> You both did so good! I'm getting major baby fever over here reading all these stories!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 
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