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May 29th, 2009, 04:07 PM
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Well I got a second so I thought I'd post a quicky about the whole day! Funny thing is it's been crazy busy today but not because of Hunter, because of Jayden & Joe lol. Hunter sleeps gobs but the boys are just as demanding as always lol!

Okay from where I left off this morning.... So I got up and started timing them... 2-4 minutes apart. So I assumed it was just another case of false contractions, painful ones at that! Came downstairs and tried to watch tv and found I really had to focus through them. About 6:00 Earl yells out (he was asleep) "those are pretty close together" - apparently I was breathing rather loudly! So he gets up and times them for a while and now they're 2-3 minutes apart. I didn't think I was nearly ready to go the center but Earl talked me into at least calling my midwife. So I did and she said to come in and they'd check me. At this point I had showered but was unable to dry/brush my hair or do anything else. Earl got the kids up, dressed and in the car. The contractions are horrible in the Durango, it's sooo bumpy! Finally we get there, I guess it's about 7am. She checks me and I'm 7cm - I was STUNNED I really assumed I'd be 4, maybe 5 and have a looong day of pain ahead of me. So she asked me if I wanted to get in the tub and I said yes. It really does help a lot. It doesn't relieve the pain it just relaxes you. I really figured I had a few hours of this, it hurt but it really wasn't... horrible. Not like I expected, both my previous deliveries have been pitocin induced - much different kind of contraction. So I thought I had a lot more pain coming. 8:15ish I started to feel like I wasn't going to make it and quickly realized it was because I needed to push. 8:30 we had a baby! He scared us because his face was soo blue, but we soon realized it wasn't lack of oxygen, he was bruised! His face is still very blueish! The delivery was beyond better than I expected! I couldn't believe I actually pulled off a 100% drug free delivery to such a LARGE baby lol! He cried for a bit and then once we got out of the tub he nursed for maybe 15 minutes and went to sleep for the next 2 solid HOURS! So far today that's about all he's done - sleep! We all took a guess on weight - I guessed 7 because he looked sooo small, when she said 10lbs I about DIED! haha! 1 very tiny tear didn't even require stitches! We rested for a while and headed home about noon! I feel great, he's doing great, kids are great!

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Hunter Vaun - 10lbs 8ozs 23 3/4 inches long
Born May 29th at 42 weeks 3 days @ 8:30 am via waterbirth!
I'll post pictures soon!
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May 29th, 2009, 04:11 PM
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Oh my! HUGE CONGRATS!!! Welcome Hunter!!!
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May 29th, 2009, 04:25 PM
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Congrats! Oh I've been waiting for this all day. I just KNEW you were labor!! I can't wait to see pics! What a big boy!
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May 29th, 2009, 04:26 PM
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wow!!!!!! 10lbs 8oz!! You are my hero girl!!!!!!!!!!
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May 29th, 2009, 04:47 PM
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Incredible!!!!!!!! I am so happy for you.
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May 29th, 2009, 04:50 PM
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Congratulations! So happy Hunter is finally here! Kept everyone waiting long enough, huh? He is quite the big guy. Good work with the natural childbirth, Mama! Can't wait to see pictures!
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May 29th, 2009, 04:56 PM
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Congrats! I am so happy for you!
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May 29th, 2009, 05:02 PM
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Oh my gosh!!! What a BIG boy...and you did it naturally! How awesome if that!!???

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May 29th, 2009, 05:38 PM
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Wow! Way to go! I'm so happy you had a beautiful delivery! Congrats on your baby boy! I love his name!
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May 29th, 2009, 05:42 PM
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Amazing! Congrats Rose. Can't wait to see pictures of your big little boy.
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May 29th, 2009, 06:04 PM
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Awesome job Rose. I'm so glad to hear he is has arrived. I love water births too. I can't wait to see pics.
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May 29th, 2009, 06:08 PM
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May 29th, 2009, 06:19 PM
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Wowza, congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!

I remember when Reicher was born, they asked what we thought and I said 9lbs (even though I really thought 8 because he looked TINY) and I had the same shock when they said 10lbs 3oz! lol

Welcome to the world, Hunter!!!!!
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May 29th, 2009, 06:28 PM
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I've been waiting all day for this post! What a big baby! Congrats!!
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May 29th, 2009, 06:40 PM
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May 29th, 2009, 07:14 PM
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Congrats on your big boy! Can't wait for pics!
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May 29th, 2009, 08:19 PM
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May 29th, 2009, 09:01 PM
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Woot!!! You did it!! COngrats!!!!


I will say it too, I told you so...lol I knew with all that prodromal labor the active part would go quickly!
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I am in total awe! Congratulations!
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