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July 24th, 2008, 01:35 PM
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My beautiful girl, Isabella, is here! Only 5 day late.

I woke up on Sunday, July 20th at 5:30 am with contractions. Didn't really think much of it because I had already had this happen a few times in the last week. By 7 am I realized they weren't going away so I got out of bed. I then proceeded to have inconsistent contractions for what felt like forever. I did manage to lay down and sleep between contractions for about 4 hours in the middle of the day. The contractions were fairly mild, definitely manageable without problem and erratically spaced (anywhere from 2 minutes apart to 6 minutes apart.) They didn't get any stronger or harder but they didn't stop either. I ended up having about 12 hours of labor that was early/latent. Finally at 5 pm they started getting harder. At 6 pm I got up to use the bathroom and felt a gurgle and a gush and figured that my water broke. That's when things got going! The contractions I started having at this point were by far the worst contractions I have ever had in all three of my labors (they were all drug free.) Miss Isabella was born at home at 7:04 pm after only an hour of active labor! She weighed 8 pounds 10 ounces and was 20 inches long.



There's a lot more detail in there but I'm still working on a more detailed birth story. I loved having a home birth! My midwife was amazing and let me and my body go at my own pace. One of my main concerns with delivery was tearing because I had an episiotomy with my first and then the scar tore really badly with my second. This time I had no tearing! This was my most painful labor, as far as the active labor went but I'm having the best postpartum that I have ever had!





I forgot how small and precious they are as newborns! Isabella is such a beautiful wonderful baby! She's a fantastic nurser already (which was another concern of mine.) I'm so happy to have her here!
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July 24th, 2008, 01:41 PM
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She is beautiful! Congrats Mama!!
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July 24th, 2008, 02:04 PM
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So pretty! And I LOVE the name Isabella.
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July 24th, 2008, 02:39 PM
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SHE IS SO BEAUTIFUL! CONGRATS! I am soo happy for you! I can't wait eeek I am getting so excited!!!

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July 24th, 2008, 04:28 PM
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Congrats on your baby girl! She's adorable!! Can't wait to for my home birth!
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July 24th, 2008, 04:51 PM
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Congratulations! She is gorgeous mama!
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July 24th, 2008, 07:01 PM
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Kinda lurking from November ddc. She is just gorgeous. Congratulations! I can't wait for my homebirth!!!
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July 24th, 2008, 09:39 PM
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What a beautiful girl! Congratulations, Melissa!!
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July 24th, 2008, 10:53 PM
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Congrats!!!!!!
Some of your pictures look fake they are SO PERFECT! She is beautiful!
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July 26th, 2008, 07:29 PM
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Congrats! She is beautiful! And funny thing, my labor with Reid was exactly the same as yours.
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July 27th, 2008, 11:34 PM
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Aww she is just beautiful!!! Congratulations!!!
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July 28th, 2008, 01:12 PM
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Thanks Ladies!


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Some of your pictures look fake they are SO PERFECT![/b]
I know! My sister took the pictures with her professional camera and they always turn out so good! I wish I had her around all the time just to take pictures.

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July 29th, 2008, 10:50 AM
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What a beautiful girl! Congratulations!!!!
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