Evan Joseph arrived at home!

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Evan Joseph arrived at home!
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Thu, 06-03-2010 - 2:04am

Evan arrived at home on May 31st at 10:35am. He was 7 lbs, 9oz and I have no idea how he was that big when I was measuring small the whole way! He is very happy and healthy :)

I had 2 days of cramping and then the third night I finally realized that the "cramping" was getting stronger and consistent. I decided to just call the MW and let her assess the situation instead of guessing and second guessing myself. She decided to come out right away and found I was 6 cm already. She called the other MW bc they thought I was close. We set up the birthing tub, got the candles going and the music. It was all very calm. The contractions weren't that painful. At 5:30am, the contractions were only 2-3 mins apart so I decided to get in the tub. Well...it was TOO relaxing and my contractions stalled out. They never really came back either. I laboured for another 4.5 hours before I finally got to pushing. I'm hypoglycemic tho so by that time I was very weak from no eating and 3 straight nights of no sleep. I pushed for about 15-20 mins but it seemed like forever bc those "cramps" are not as helpful as my other labour...it felt like I was doing ALL the work and the contractions were not helping at ALL. Last time, my stomach started contracting/pushing and I was just helping that. (I much prefer it that way!!) But he came out and he is healthy and happy :) It was definitely surreal floating around in a giant tub in your living room while MWs, my DH and mother all walk around like it's a normal day.

Dee


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Registered: 02-16-2008
Thu, 06-03-2010 - 9:11am

Congratulations, Dee! It sounds like a wonderful birth!

Welcome to the world, Evan!

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Thu, 06-03-2010 - 9:51am
Congratulations, Dee!! I love the name Evan Joseph. Can't wait to see pics! :)
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Thu, 06-03-2010 - 10:27am

Congrats Dee!!

Welcome to the world Evan!!!

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Thu, 06-03-2010 - 1:04pm
Congratulations Dee!!!!
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Thu, 06-03-2010 - 1:54pm
Congrats Dee! Sounds like a great birth! Welcome Evan!!

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Thu, 06-03-2010 - 3:18pm
Congratulations Dee!! It sounds like a wonderful birth experience. Welcome to the world Evan!
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Thu, 06-03-2010 - 4:53pm
Congratulations Dee!! It sounds like a great birth:) I can't wait to see pics!
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Thu, 06-03-2010 - 5:08pm
Congratulations, Dee! Can't wait to see photos!!



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Fri, 06-04-2010 - 9:58am

Dee Congrats!! Sounds like an amazing birth! How relaxing :)

I am glad everything went well.









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Fri, 06-04-2010 - 10:33am

Congratulations Dee and welcome baby Evan!!


So glad to hear all went well and sounds like you had a great labor! I am a bit jealous that you got to have a water birth as that is what I originally wanted with Selin but alas, DH was not comfortable with the homebirth idea.


Can't wait to see pics! :-)


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