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January 24th, 2008, 03:15 PM
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I just thought I'd share my story here too - I know it's been a while!

My husband and I had initially planned a home birth, not a waterbirth. Well, when the midwife showed up on our doorstep on December 21st (I was then in active labor) I started thinking that sitting in a warm pool would be so nice (as I love water anyhow). Soooo her husband brought it over and in between contractions my husband, mother and midwife bustled around setting it up, filling it up with water and heating up more water on the stove to bring it to a temperature of 100 degrees - since our water heater ran out of hot water
I must have been close to fully dilated when I finally stepped into the water. I pretty much sat through the contractions in the pool while holding on to my husband's and mom's hand. Everybody kept giving me ice cubes to suck on and putting cool cloths on my forehead (which felt so nice, by the way because I was starting to get pretty hot).
It was really neat to see her head come out (by the way, my water bag stayed intact until shortly before her head came out When the bag did come out it was still intact and I could have sworn it was her head! Then it popped - so good thing I was in the tub! ) On my next contraction her body followed and I remember seeing her coming up through the water and opening her mouth - I thought she was inhaling the water. But, she had a good strong cry and her lungs were clear
I ended up being in labor for about 9 hours, with 50 minutes of pushing. The baby's head was 14 inches and I didn't tear at all SHe weighed 7 lbs 13 ounces and she was 21 inches long
By the way, she's a very happy, quiet, peaceful baby, and she's been sleeping through the night pretty much since she was a week old!

Here's some quick pictures...

Going through a contraction with my husband's help

Just after the birth

A little while later

And my Willow at one month old



Thanks for looking!!!
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January 24th, 2008, 04:40 PM
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Beautiful Birth! Beautiful baby! Congrats!
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January 24th, 2008, 05:23 PM
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what a beautiful birth, she is very beautiful

my dd was 7lbs 13oz and 21" long too
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January 24th, 2008, 05:46 PM
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Thanks for reading ladies
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January 24th, 2008, 06:07 PM
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Thanks for sharing your story!
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January 28th, 2008, 08:57 AM
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What a beautiful baby. Thank you so much for sharing your story! I'm glad everything went so well for you both!
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April 13th, 2008, 10:01 PM
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Water birth does sound divine! Congrats on yours and your beautiful baby. I love her name!
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April 14th, 2008, 12:04 AM
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I'm starting to think they do too littlebabydolly!! That last picture of her is way too precious. I also agree, her name is very sweet.


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