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  #1  
June 22nd, 2009, 02:33 PM
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Hi Ladies,
I know I haven't been around regularly, but lurking here was such great prep for my NCB. My son arrived last Wednesday- and I did it!! Here's the post with some photos from my DDC: http://www.justmommies.com/forums/f7...te-photos.html

I will try to find some time to write about the birth... it was SO much harder and longer and more traumatic than I'd let myself imagine. I think I'm still trying to sort myself out. Don't get me wrong- I wouldn't change it for the world, but there were so many times I was flat out desperate in pain or terrified it wouldn't end. Pushing was by far the worst- until after when I had to get stitched up 3rd degree tear towards my rectum and superficial tears with stitches up front. That was A-W-F-U-L and is still really bothering me.

Anyway, I want to get back here and share more so I can work though the experience, but wanted to share that I did it, Oren is here and SO worth it, and it was an incredible experience. The Birthing Center, my midwife, my doula, the nurses were an awesome team and I felt really surrounded by support and wisdom and love.

Breastfeeding is going well, I think, though my boobs do hurt quite a bit. Oren didn't lose a single ounce from birth to his first pedicatrician visit on Sat. morning though, so I'm quite proud of us!!

Hope to be back on soon- this has been my first chance to be alone in the house to chill on the computer! ("alone" with Oren in his sling on my tummy)
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June 22nd, 2009, 03:48 PM
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congratulations! It sounds like you are a strong powerful mama! Going through a difficult labor is unbelievably hard, but you did it, no one can take that away from you!
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June 22nd, 2009, 03:48 PM
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Great job mama! He's gorgeous. Congratulations!!!
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June 22nd, 2009, 03:51 PM
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Congratulations!! I'm so proud of you! I'm sorry it was difficult but you are an amazing mom for sticking it through. He's adorable!
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June 22nd, 2009, 05:47 PM
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congrats
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June 22nd, 2009, 06:39 PM
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wow, congrats!!!!! YOU DID IT!!!

labor was MUCH harder than I imagined as well, but I have no regrets. I had some tearing too. Vitamin C and Zinc promote faster healing, so if you can take them for the next few weeks that should speed things up.

I hope you stick around and help us support other hopefuls!
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June 22nd, 2009, 06:41 PM
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Congrats on your beautiful baby boy!
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June 23rd, 2009, 10:20 AM
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Congrats!! I lurked on your board and already saw this, but what a wonderful job you did!
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June 23rd, 2009, 10:59 AM
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Good job!!!
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June 23rd, 2009, 11:46 AM
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Congratulations!!
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June 23rd, 2009, 12:02 PM
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Congrats! he is ADORABLE!
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June 23rd, 2009, 02:16 PM
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Congratulations!!! He is beautiful and go you for sticking it out! Natural childbirth was way more intense that I'd ever imagined, but I was soooo thankful for the experience once it was over and am about to go through it another time - although this time I know exactly what to expect and am not fearful at all. I think it can definitely be traumatic, but it's also so incredibly empowering! Congrats again to you!
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June 23rd, 2009, 02:47 PM
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June 23rd, 2009, 03:36 PM
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What a beautiful baby boy, congratulations you did it! Way to go YAY!!!
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June 24th, 2009, 09:47 AM
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Congratulations! He looks great and you did a wonderful job on the birth! Looking forward to your birth story. Good work, Mama!
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June 24th, 2009, 12:48 PM
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Congrats mama! He's totally adorable! I'm glad you were able to get the labor you wanted!
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June 25th, 2009, 10:53 AM
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I love reading these stories!!! You did AWESOME!
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June 25th, 2009, 11:01 AM
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I posted in the DDC thread, but I wanted to give you another congrats and way to go I am looking forward to reading your full birth story.
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