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|Wed, 06-24-2009 - 5:30pm|
I just wanted to pop in and say - I have a son!
Congratulations to everyone on BFPs since I graduated and the ones with BFNs - it will happen :)
If anyone wants to read the birth story -
home waterbirth of Grady Nathaniel
weighing 7lb 12oz
21 inches long
on June 18, 2009
at 4:27 pm
Here is the birth story:
I started out on Wednesday (my due date) with predromal labor all day with the contractions never spacing out more than every 10-15 minutes apart. At 10:30 pm DH & DD let me go to sleep incase we were in for a long night. Then I woke up around 1:30 am with contractions 3-6 minutes apart and cleaned the house a little. I went back to bed for a nap at 5:30 am and then woke up with intense contractions that came every 3-5 minutes around 6:15 am. I called my midwife at 6:30 to tell her what was up and decided she could come now. The midwife and doula arrived at 8:00 am. We went for a walk around the neighborhood around 9:30 to help the contractions get more regular. I decided to take a nap around 11:30 am. I got up at 12:30 pm to pittering contractions. In hind sight I think it was because I felt like a watched hen, waiting for something to happen. I decided to try and nurse DD to see if that would do anything. It did very well at getting them going again. Around 1:00 pm we decided it was best for everyone to leave and I would call when everything picked up, since nothing was really changing. Well, of course, 20 minutes after everyone left, it picked up! We waited until 3:00 pm to call and say come now! If we would have waited longer, they would have missed the birth! We decided to finally get in the tub right after I started having bloody show and vomiting, and I immediately started going through transition! DH was a wonderful coach, telling me I could really do it, even though I was crying "I can't!". They both walked through the door about 4:20 pm and Grady was born in our tub at 4:27 pm after 3 pushes into his daddy's waiting hands! I am so happy with this birth! I have no tears (or even skid marks) this time!!!! I feel wonderful!
DD is still nursing about once a day, usually to get her to sleep at night, but we have had 3 tandem sessions so far. Nursing DS was extremely easy, since I knew what to do insinctively. He latched on about 10 minutes after birth with a perfect latch, and really hasn't stopped (literally) since!
Edited 6/24/2009 5:35 pm ET by beequa