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 Miss Ashlyn Alaia. Born Christmas morning, an unintended UC, after less than 3 hours of labor. Woke up at 5am to contractions. I got up and took a bath and timed them at 3-4 minutes apart. Called the midwife at 6 to give her a heads up that the real thing had finally begun after a week of prodromal labor. I agreed to call back in an hour to decide if she should head out. I tend to have very longg labors with my shortest prior being 12+ hours. Called her back just after 7 and agreed she woould call the team and head out. At this point I decided to shower while dh got the birth pool ready. Only a few minutes later I shouted to dh to forget the pool, she is coming now. My bag of water was bulging out and I could feel her head begin to slip down. Hubby panicked, lol, repeating I don't know what to do, over and over. He called the midwife and came in to help. While she tried to explain what to do, I hollered just catch as she quickly slipped out. The bag of water stayed intact until the last little bit of her was born and popped just as dad caught her. He passed her off to me and I put her on my chest and wrapped her in a towel. The midwife made it here 30 minutes later. She was 6lbs3oz and 20.5 inches long and already gained 5 oz by her 24 hour check up. She's nursing like a champ nearly all day. My milk already came in just a day after she was born. She is such a happy and content little one.

by on Dec. 28, 2012 at 11:25 AM
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vanityrayne
by on Dec. 28, 2012 at 1:57 PM
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Aw..great job momma!!
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EthansMomma2010
by on Dec. 28, 2012 at 2:23 PM

 Congrats and Merry Christmas to you! that's awesome!

XxPixiesworldxX
by on Dec. 28, 2012 at 2:27 PM

 damn momma! That sounds like an absolute DREAM birth! congrats!

RochelleFS
by on Dec. 28, 2012 at 3:12 PM

 Thank you! Definitely an experience. I hoped for a shorter labor, but didn't expect that short!

Quoting Precious333:

what a sweetied! Congrats! What an amazing experience!!! :)

 

RochelleFS
by on Dec. 28, 2012 at 3:15 PM

 Crazy is right! But I must say it was my easiest birth. I didn't even have to push. lol. If only all births were that way! No tearing either. I guess when you don't push, it helps :)

Quoting tabi_cat1023:

WOW what a crazy birth! YAY for an Xmas baby

 

Sarah725
by Group Mod - Sarah on Dec. 28, 2012 at 3:16 PM
What a cute picture, congratulations!!
RochelleFS
by on Dec. 28, 2012 at 3:17 PM

 LOL. I wish all ladies coould have such easy births. A huge difference from my 3 day marathon labor w/ my first.

Quoting Amycapl:

congrats! you're my hero!

 

RochelleFS
by on Dec. 28, 2012 at 3:19 PM
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 The BEST! Thank you! I feel truely blessed!

Quoting melindabelcher:

What an awesome Christmas gift!!! 

Congrats MAMA shes beautiful and you did great!!!! :)

 

 

RochelleFS
by on Dec. 28, 2012 at 3:20 PM

 Thanks! I am definitely enjoying this time. She's so sweet and peaceful and snuggly!

Quoting Magnolia7:

That's wonderful!  And she is so precious.  Congrats and enjoy the new baby time :)

 

RochelleFS
by on Dec. 28, 2012 at 3:25 PM

 Thank you! It was wonderful. I didn't even feel the need to push. This being #4, I'm still stunned that I had no idea she was coming so soon. Just a few days prior I joked with the midwife that I didn't think I would reconize labor when it finally happened since I had so much prodromal labor. She says if we deside to have more, she will be camping at my house the last few weeks. This was the first delivery she didn't make it in time for.

Quoting cemcnair:

Merry Christmas!!! That is so wonderful :) your story brought tears to my eyes!!

 

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