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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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catholicmamamia
by on Dec. 29, 2012 at 1:18 AM

She is so beautiful..  congratulations! 


                    
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jconney80
by Group Mod on Dec. 29, 2012 at 1:18 AM
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Lol that's awesome

Quoting RochelleFS:

 LOL, he was a mess. Kept saying he wasn't done setting up the pool yet. I had to tell him f**k the pool, there's no time. lmao. He was even more freaked that she didn't cry right away. Just started breathing and turned pink right away. I had to reassure him over and over she was fine.


Quoting joyful_mama:


:D That would totally be my husband. What a wonderful Christmas present!!


 

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bloomsr
by Bronze Member on Dec. 29, 2012 at 9:27 AM
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Congratulations!! Our last birth was an I intended UC up until the final push. Best birth EVER!! Enjoy your beautiful Christmas gift! I live the stocking picture.
FrancineSmith
by on Dec. 29, 2012 at 11:29 AM
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Wow best Christmas story ever!

Mommy2justone
by Bronze Member on Dec. 29, 2012 at 11:36 AM

Awesome! Congrats!! 
So did you have her in the shower? LOL!!
My husband would have been freaking out as well, or saying "Just hold it in, jUst hold it in!": LOL!! 

907PickleMom
by Bronze Member on Dec. 29, 2012 at 3:21 PM
Congratulations!
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Sarah725
by Group Mod - Sarah on Dec. 29, 2012 at 4:50 PM
How is everything going?
RochelleFS
by on Dec. 29, 2012 at 6:12 PM
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Thank you! I feel beyond blessed! :)
Quoting catholicmamamia:

She is so beautiful..  congratulations! 

RochelleFS
by on Dec. 29, 2012 at 6:34 PM

 Yep, she was born right in the shower. The new water birth. lol.

Quoting Mommy2justone:

Awesome! Congrats!! 
So did you have her in the shower? LOL!!
My husband would have been freaking out as well, or saying "Just hold it in, jUst hold it in!": LOL!! 

 

RochelleFS
by on Dec. 29, 2012 at 6:38 PM
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 It's going great! I didn't tear so recovery has been wonderful, just some minor cramping. Even bleeding has been minimal. She has been nursing wonderfully and nearly nonstop. I'm amazed at how calm and peaceful she is. The kids are head over heals with her. :) I feel so lucky and blessed!

Quoting Sarah725:

How is everything going?

 

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