Log In Sign Up

Tanith Isabelle 5/17/2007


Welcome to the JustMommies Message Boards.

We pride ourselves on having the friendliest and most welcoming forums for moms and moms to be! Please take a moment and register for free so you can be a part of our growing community of mothers. If you have any problems registering please drop an email to boards@justmommies.com.

Our community is moderated by our moderation team so you won't see spam or offensive messages posted on our forums. Each of our message boards is hosted by JustMommies hosts, whose names are listed at the top each board. We hope you find our message boards friendly, helpful, and fun to be on!

Reply Post New Topic
  Subscribe To natural childbirth stories LinkBack Topic Tools Search this Topic Display Modes
  #1  
May 19th, 2007, 08:03 AM
PixieQueen's Avatar Hi-Tech Hippie
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Richland, WA
Posts: 6,038
Send a message via Yahoo to PixieQueen
On Thursday morning I woke up about 3:30 AM to go potty, thninking I was having BH. After about an hour of trying to go back to sleep and realizing they were getting more intense, I woke up DH to let him know, then told him he could go back to sleep. Um, yeah, right. So considering that I was only 37 wks, 3 days and not everything was done, he decided to finish putting the crib together while we waited. After I vomited I decided it was the real thing and had DH call my MW. She got a speeding ticket getting to the birthing center, whereas DH thought of all these things we needed at the last minute, so she could have taken her time! We got there about 7 AM. When my MW checked me I was already 100% effaced and 6 cm dialated, -1 station. While I walked to bring the baby down, DH ran to the store for drinks and snacks. At 8 AM she checked me again and I was 8 cm and 0 station. Good thing, too, because just as she finished her check, my water broke and I went to a 9 almost instantly. DH called my mom (who has gone back to college, so she got to miss a math quiz. She was literally walking in the door for it when DH got a hold of her! ) so she headed over. I was getting in the tub at this point. SOOOO GOOOOD! It felt so good to get in the tub! A little after 9 AM I started feeling the urge to push. Poor DH! After a couple pushes I stood up for a little bit to have some help from gravity, so I was hanging on DH, who had just gotten over a messed up back. Guess what I did. Yep, I messed up his back again. Not as badly, and to his credit he never dropped me! Anyway, I started getting tired, so I got on my knees and leaned on the edge of the tub with my upper body. Finally I could feel the top of her head! After pushing a little longer, she finally crowned! The official time recorded was 11:19 AM. DH got to catch her in the water, then he pushed her between my legs so I could pull her out of the water. She was very alert and kept looking around! While I waited to deliver my placenta we tried to nurse, although she wasn't immediately interested. After the cord stopped pulsing and the placenta came, DH cut the cord, then went with her to be weighed and measured while I cleaned up. She weighed in at 7 lbs. 12 oz. and was 20" long. She also got to meet her Grandpa, who couldn't have been more proud! After we got settled in the recovery bed, she starting suckling like a champ! We got checked out at around 2 PM. No drugs, no lacerations. Everything I wanted! I will post pics as soon as I have them!
__________________





Reply With Quote
  #2  
May 20th, 2007, 09:27 AM
kimberlypatton@msn.com's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Eastern WASHINGTON
Posts: 1,421
Thanks for sharing your birth story. I love reading them! Sounds like everything went really well. Congratulations on a wonderful water birth! Enjoy that new little blessing of yours. ~Kimberly B.~
__________________
ESTHER GRACE WAS BORN ON MARCH 23RD, 2009: 4:15 PM, 9 POUNDS, 20.5 INCHES. ANOTHER WONDERFUL HOME WATER BIRTH!!!


The world today is upside down because there is so very little love in the home, and in family life. We have no time for each other. Everybody is in such a terrible rush, and so anxious…and in the home begins the disruption of the peace of the world.
-Mother Teresa~
Reply With Quote
  #3  
May 20th, 2007, 11:25 AM
Super Mommy
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Pacific Grove, California
Posts: 1,056
What a great birth story. Congratulations!
__________________

Reply With Quote
  #4  
May 21st, 2007, 02:06 PM
KBeans's Avatar Believe in your body
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Vegas (born and raised in south Jersey)
Posts: 11,943
Send a message via AIM to KBeans
karissa i just for you!!!! im soooo excited and happy and so proud of you and dh! this is a wonderful birth story and for baby tanith being so healthy!!
__________________
.·:**:·.
.·:*´¨¨*:·.Valarie.·:*´¨¨*:·.
.·:* *:·.
² married to matt ²
mommy to rick 8, christian 6, kairi 3
²

want P90X, Hip Hop Abs, Turbo Jam, Slim in 6 and tons more? Check out my site!

3.5 years - still BFing

I ♥ triathlon, running & hot yoga!
Reply With Quote
  #5  
December 26th, 2007, 01:07 PM
becker206's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 7,696
What a beautiful birth story! Thanks so much for sharing.
__________________

Reply With Quote
  #6  
January 30th, 2008, 07:27 PM
Little Mrs Sunshine
Guest
Posts: n/a
im so glad you got to have the birth you wanted! What an amazing and incredible event! I love that DH caught the baby
Reply With Quote
Reply

Topic Tools Search this Topic
Search this Topic:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:37 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0