Mitchell William arrived on June 30th!

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Mitchell William arrived on June 30th!
Fri, 07-01-2011 - 5:50am
Short version: he arrived at 9:11pm weighing 9lbs13oz and measuring 22in long. He came out posterior (facing upwards, though slightly turned to one side) so pushing was a bit harder than my previous two babies. But we had a wonderful homebirth. Can't wait for my two older boys to meet him!

Longer version: i was scheduled for a post date ultrasound for Friday afternoon (July 1st) and my midwife said there's a good chance they'll want to induce me right there. So I decided to try one last time at getting this labor going on it's own. Pulled out the breast pump: pumped for a total of 45min- contractions starting after 20min. Once I stopped pumping the contractions slowed down a bit, but within 15min they were 2-4min apart and it never slowed down. So 3pm is about when this started. When my midwife arrived at 6pm or so, I was dilated to a 6 and completely effaced. About 30 min later I was 9 or 9.5! But it took me forever to get to pushing him and then a good hour to push him out. I was such a wimp! I kept not pushing all the way once I felt his head... And once his head came out everyone said: just one more push and I said: can't you just pull this baby out! Lol. They were right: just one more push and he wad out. Everything was easy after that. He's been nursing like a champ, though the poor guy has a hard time locating the nipple even when it's in his mouth. He finally fell asleep at 430am content to not be nursing and I'm hearing a lot of gas so I'm looking forward to his first diaper! :) as for me I am crampy and bloated feeling. You always forget how odd it feels to be "empty", if you know what I mean.
I'll post some pics later... Just wanted to get in the announcement!


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Fri, 07-01-2011 - 7:54am

Congrats!! i am from July but have been reading all the over due baby stories...Glad these babies are finally coming! i may be overdue too (due in 6 days). Had my first child right on EDD. .We'll see.. .Can't wait to see pics!

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Fri, 07-01-2011 - 8:21am
Congratulations on your little (or should I say big) boy! I'm sorry his presentation made things a bit more uncomfortable than for a typical delivery, but it sounds like you are both doing well. And wow at 45 minutes of pumping - my boobs would be screaming at me after pumping that long.

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Fri, 07-01-2011 - 9:21am
Congratulations on the birth of your sweet baby boy! Welcome to the world, Mitchell.

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Fri, 07-01-2011 - 10:10am
oh that's so awesome! Maybe I'll pull out the breast pump and try that too! It's currently in parts in the sterilizer machine so I need to figure out how to put it together anyways! Congrats! That's a big baby!
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Fri, 07-01-2011 - 1:01pm
Congratulations Megan! You barely had a June baby there. I am so glad you were able to have the home birth. I've had posterior babies too, it is not fun. I had to have my daughter vacuum suctioned out when she was stuck.
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Sun, 07-03-2011 - 7:02am

Congratulations on your big guy!