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June 13th, 2007, 02:48 PM
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Well, I woke up about 1am with bad pains. I wasn't really sure they were contractions as I've been really constipated for the last few days (TMI, sorry!) and thought they were just cramps from that. Finally around 3 after not being able to go back to sleep I realized that cramps wouldn't be coming at regular intervals so I got up and started timing them.

They were only about 3-5 minutes apart. The really bad ones were about 5 with some minor baby ones in between. So I kinda thought it might be the real thing. About 4 I tried to check myself and even though I could reach my cervix, I couldn't find the edges to determine how dilated I was, but I figured if I couldn't feel the edges then I had to be more dilated than I was yesterday!

about 4:30 I woke DH up and told him that we were probably gonna have our baby this morning. Called my mom (who I found out later had only gone to be an hour earlier!) and had her start over. Then called the midwife. She told me I could stay home a while longer or meet her at the birth center, whichever I wanted to do. So I told her I'd meet her at 5:30 cause I really REALLY wanted to get into the tub. All my pains were in my lower back and with every contraction I felt like my back was on fire! OWIE!!

Got over to the birth center about 5:40 and got checked. I was already at 6cm, 90% effaced and -1 station, so we were definitely having the baby! Just as she checked me my contractions picked up to about 3 minutes apart, so she went and filled the tub.

finally about 6:15ish I was able to get in and it felt sooooooo good! Much better than land-labor! After being in the tub for about 45 minutes the contractions really picked up, with only a minute in between (if that) and so strong I was panting really hard to get through them. Around this time I started feeling a TON of pressure and almost felt like pushing, but I knew my body would kick in and let me know when it was truly time to push.

7:15, DH and I were alone in the birthing room when he looked down and got this freaked out look on his face and said "Umm, there's something coming out! Should I get someone?" haha, so he went and told them. (we're pretty sure what he saw was pieces of the sac, although I never felt it break) The midwife checked me and said I was mostly complete but had a little lip of cervix left. She suggested I get on all fours to help it move.

well, the SECOND I moved to all fours my body started pushing. She hurridly checked to make sure the lip was out of the way (it was) and within a few minutes Nola was out. She pushed her between my legs and I pulled her up out of the water and sat back to hold her.

Little Nola was so purple! she did NOT want to cry at all. We barely got a single yell from her. All she wanted to do was nuzzle into my chest and cuddle . But she eventually pinked up. The placenta came within 5 minutes so there wasn't time to get out of the tub like they usually have you do, but oh well. Everything was great though, I had one teeny tiny tear that wasn't even worth a stitch and other than that, everything is just perfect!

DH got to paint a heart to put on the "baby wall" at the center and we were home by 10:30! Feeling good, Nola is pretty good at nursing so far. She has a little difficulty latching just right so far, but she's getting the hang of it. All she's done since is sleep!
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June 13th, 2007, 03:10 PM
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Wow! I'm so glad that you got the birth experience that you wanted. I can't believe you just had her this morning and are already on here sharing your birth story. That's amazing! Congratulations!!!!
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June 13th, 2007, 03:40 PM
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Sounds like you had an amazing experience! Congratulations again!
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June 13th, 2007, 03:45 PM
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wow hon.. sounds like your experience was amazing.. I am glad she came out so quick for ya without any tears or anything.. she is such a doll btw... and I can't believe you are here posting all of this already get some rest
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June 13th, 2007, 04:38 PM
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WOW kell! Great story! So glad you had such a great birth! And I ditto Bea 100% GET SOME REST GIRL! You are superwoman!
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June 13th, 2007, 06:05 PM
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What an incredible story!! I just love that the labor was so quick for you hon! Congrats!
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June 13th, 2007, 06:30 PM
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WELCOME to the world little Nola!!!

I am so happy for you Kellie!Many well wishes to you & Jacob
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June 13th, 2007, 06:35 PM
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Congratulations! What a great story! I'm glad that you got the experience that you wanted!
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June 13th, 2007, 07:07 PM
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that is so beautiful im sop proud of you and happy for you!
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June 13th, 2007, 07:08 PM
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WTG Kelli! I can't wait to see her little face!
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June 13th, 2007, 07:55 PM
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Awww Congrats Kelli!! That sounds amazing!!!
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June 13th, 2007, 08:27 PM
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Im so glad everything went so well. What a great birth story
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June 14th, 2007, 02:44 AM
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sooo defnitely going with a widwife and a water birth next time!! I would love to be home 3 hours after giving birth! Congrats ..you are amazing!
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June 14th, 2007, 08:33 AM
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Kelli, our birth stories are so similar except I wasnt in water! Very similar though!!!!
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June 14th, 2007, 11:48 AM
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Thats wonderful I am so glad things went so well for you! Im glad you got the birth you wanted!!
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June 15th, 2007, 05:43 AM
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wow.. so glad to hear that you had an easy birth. CONGRATS Kelli !!!!
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June 21st, 2007, 01:14 PM
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That's an amazing story! Sounds wonderful!
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July 2nd, 2007, 10:23 AM
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She's so sweet! Congratulations, and great job birthing her!
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September 16th, 2007, 02:23 PM
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