Well he has arrived!! Although not in the manner would have chosen.

 I continued passing large clots the largest being the size of a softball so we decided to stay on since my clots were getting bigger. We did luck up with a great natural minded ob, doula and nurse unfortunately the only midwife on call was really a medwife and I didn't want her there. I spoke briefly to the ob about how I didn't like her because 5 minutes into us arriving she is talking pit and c-section! My ass! God bless my husband he fought so hard for us we arrived at the hospital at 1am and he fought for us every step of the way for everything I wanted. It may have been in a hospital but I labored naturally at home the 19th and the 20thand than 1am Monday till 4pm Tuesday when I gave birth to him at 4:49pm. We are disapointed that we didn't have a homebirth and that is something I will have to come to terms within time but truthfully I am not sure without a trained midwife I would have been able to handle the afterbirth where I bled enough for it to pool on the ground and passed 4 more softball type clots but I am proud that We labored there as long as we did with no Iv, no pit, no epi, nothing... I am proud that my husband supported me and when he caught the medwife talking about pit and c-section he told her he would take me home if it was brought up again. The birth was a little more hecticand medical then I had hoped but Michael was allowed to catch him and I nursed right away. He never left my sight. When we asked about the placenta we were told we needed to fill out paperwork by the RN who also basically told him it could easily be lost...hint..hint he went and got a cooler and took it home.

 Well I need to run, I am still tired but other then a tiny skid mark feel great. He doesn't have a name yet but I will let you all know when we decide. He was 7lbs 7oz and 20 inches long.

 Thank You Cindy, and for everyone else who prayed for us,

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Jun. 17, 2009 at 10:24 AM

Oh hugs mama. Enjoy your baby moom, rest and relax and get some rest. It was a long and tiring road, but he's here! Yay! Oh, you should totally name him Jude Michael :) :P

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Jun. 17, 2009 at 10:27 AM


I'm so glad you had great birth!

even though it wasn't where you wanted you still had the best possible out come!

yo are very luck to have such a dupportive hubby sometimes I see them buckle at the first contraction!

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Jun. 17, 2009 at 10:32 AM

Congratulations!!!  I'm so happy to see an update, I was getting worried.  Enjoy this special time with your new baby boy!

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Jun. 17, 2009 at 10:33 AM

oh and just have to add in a "you go girl!!"

What a long difficult labor and you did it all without drugs and pit and everything.  Wow, I'm very impressed!!

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Jun. 17, 2009 at 10:39 AM

Congrats! Happy to hear that all is well and everyone is healthy and safe! Born the day before my birthday, how awesome! Lots of love! Enjoy your baby mooning!! :)

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Jun. 17, 2009 at 11:43 AM

Congrats on your VBAC! Enjoy the babymoon!

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Jun. 17, 2009 at 1:02 PM

:) congrats

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Jun. 17, 2009 at 1:32 PM

o thank GOD!!!i am so glad you and the baby are well!i am sorry it didn't go as you dreamed it would ,but am grateful you now have your healthy baby in your arms!blessings~

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Jun. 17, 2009 at 2:27 PM

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Jun. 17, 2009 at 4:56 PM

Congratulations on your vbac, on your new baby boy, on your birth and on your journey!  Healing thoughts~~

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