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Mommy2LivandNoah 05-30-2012 06:55 PM

Micah's home water birth. (Pic heavy)
(Some details may have been left out because I simply don't remember them..haha)

Thursday(5-3-12) morning I woke up earlier then normal, and decided to make the most of it and get started with school..we finished super quick..during school I noticed my Braxton hicks were different feeling, but nothing that said "labor's coming". . Made the kids a nice big lunch, got my house re-cleaned since Luke(DH) and I had cleaned on Wednesday night, and played some Wii with the kiddos. As my usual routine, around 2 I laid down Kate(DD2) for a nap, busied my older two, and laid down myself. Played on the iPad for a while before deciding to turn over in bed and watch whatever Baby story type show was on. I had also just talked to Luke about trying not to push getting home so late in the day.

It was 2:30 and I flipped over and went to tuck my big maternity pillow into its comfy position when I felt a pop, it started getting warm "down there" and for some reason I thought I'd peed myself, but as soon as I thought that, it started getting really wet and I realized what had happened, my water broke! I jumped out of bed and rushed to the was gushing out..I had a ton of fluid so I knew it would just keep coming.

I called Olivia(DD1) and asked her to retrieve my cell phone, called Luke back and told him to come on home because it was going to be baby day! Called my Mom/midwife and she just happened to be with her apprentice and said they would be on their way. Called my friend/photographer and she thankfully was wrapping up at work and was going to get her camera and come. Wasn't really having any contractions, so I wasn't sure how long it would take for those to start. I laid back down in bed and waited and around 3:30 I called both Luke and Mom back because contractions had started and they were already very painful and meant business. Luke was 15ish minutes out and Mom was getting Chick-fil-a down the road from us. Photographer friend showed up just as the rest did.

Luke immediately started up filling the pool, and Mom and apprentice started stats on me, 6 cm's fully effaced and 0 station for those that care for serious details. Labored for a while with Luke by myself waiting for the pool to fill some, finally it was deep enough and it felt sooo good to get in, but wasn't as pain relieving as I remembered it being last time, but it was better then nothing and the idea of delivering out of the water made me nervous for some reason.

I wasn't in the pool long before I noticed I had some pressure..nothing I felt a couldn't breath through, but it was there. I had this fear about pushing before I was really ready, so mom suggested I pant/breath through a few more before deciding whether to push or not. By the time those 2-3 contractions were over, my body was pushing..I pushed one good time and didn't feel like anything push and suddenly he was crowning. I heard them saying, "His ears are out, his head is out,there's one arm, there's the other".. At that point I just yelled "pull him out" as I gave one final push and he was out!

The relief you feel at that moment is amazing, and I was soo happy to finally be seeing this sweet face after so many weeks of not so patiently waiting for him.

Happy to be done!

What I love about home birth. It just seems like a normal occurrence. Us in the dining room shortly after. Everyone just being normal.

Big sister helping cut the cord.

After placenta came, and having a nice shower, we weighed and measured him. Baby Micah David was born in about 2 hours(once contractions started) weighing 9 lbs. 14 oz. 22.5 inches long.
14.75 head and a 14.5 chest.

Us singing happy birthday to him with his birthday cake.

Nicolenutt 05-30-2012 07:01 PM

Congrats! Beautiful photos :)

Momma2Nick 05-30-2012 07:05 PM

How totally wonderful sounding and the picture are fantastic! Congrats on your new bundle, Momma!

mebl0901 05-30-2012 07:05 PM

Re: Micah's home water birth. (Pic heavy)
Wow!! You did a fantastic job. Lovely pics and a precious new LO. Congrats!! :)

Rdesonia 05-30-2012 07:51 PM

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I love the pictures. I have not allowed anyone to take pics of the delivery of my kids. Your pictures make me want to rethink that for the next one.

Almacham 05-30-2012 07:57 PM

Re: Micah's home water birth. (Pic heavy)
Beautiful photos! Congratulations!

Kätzchen 05-30-2012 08:01 PM

Beautiful!! Congratulations Mama!

jessieof5 05-30-2012 08:58 PM

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wow your pictures make me want a homebirth! so beautiful. Congratulations!

North Dakota Mommy 05-30-2012 09:13 PM

Re: Micah's home water birth. (Pic heavy)
Congrats! Beautiful family and what a great birth. My last baby (who was my first home birth and a water birth as well) also weighed 9 lbs 14 oz! :) And my labor was also very quick (1.5 hrs long once I figured out it was actual labor.) CONGRATS!!

pine_apple_goat 05-31-2012 11:48 AM

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Amazing story! Congrats mama!

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