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October 15th, 2007, 12:34 PM
Motherbird Motherbird is offline
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For this last birth, we had all four kids here in the house with us. I had planned ahead of time to have my good friend here to watch them. She brought her 4 yr old too. They all stayed downstairs while I labored upstairs and I hardly even knew they were here. They watched movies and my friend made "baby bread" with them, which they presented to me right after the birth and we all had a nice time celebrating and eating homemade bread.

My husband had them come up as soon as the baby was born. I thought I would have liked them there for the pushing so they could see the actual birth, but now I'm glad they didn't see that part. I was very quiet and relaxed throughout the whole labor, but got quite loud for the last 10 minutes of pushing. Luckily, they didn't hear a thing.

I'm very glad they were here though so we could all be together right away. I recommend it if you can get someone to take care of them so that you and your husband can concentrate on labor.
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