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Old 10-08-2011, 02:35 PM   #1
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Evangeline Mae is here!!

Evangeline has arrived safe and sound. We are both doing well.

She was welcomed into the world, at home, October 8th 2011, 6 days early. Weighing a whopping 8 lbs. The largest of our 7 children. 19 inches long and a head 14 inches around.

We were in labor for about 1 week, off and on. Constant labor started around 1:00 A.M. and petered off around 5:45 a.m. and picked up again around 7:00 A.M. Called the midwives around 4:00 in the afternoon to let them know I had some more bloody show and to update them on labor. DH took me shopping so we could get some ready made foods in the house for everyone, preparing for a long night. Lots of contractions in the grocery store. Pains started to be 5 min apart and around 9:00 P.M. so Called the midwives to come on over.

They arrived at 9:45. I was at a 6 and 50% effaced. Lots of walking, birth ball bouncing and position changing. Around 11:00 I decided to get into the tub to try and relax. Caused CX to slow way down but gave me some much needed rest. Dilated to an 8 now. Got out and walked around, did dishes, and folded some laundry.

CX started to get VERY intense and I had to get really verbal through them. DH was THE BOMB!! He was my life saver pressing with just the right pressure on my hips to relieve the back labor pains.

The last 4 contractions in the tub before Eva was born were almost over the top. I'm glad I didn't have any of my children present (Like they asked). The last contraction I could NOT, not push. I had no control. Tried to breath through them but didn't work. I was not yet fully dilated to a 10 and still had a posterior cervical lip that was present. Told DH that she's here and reached down to feel her head. Pushed her head the rest of the way out and her shoulders got stuck. With some hip rotations and leg readjusting we were able to free her shoulders and pulled her up out of the water onto my chest.

She was beautiful!! DH and I were both shocked at her chunk and full head of hair! She was by far the biggest of all of our children! No tearing but I did have 1 small abrasion. I was sure I had torn this time with the size of her head and stuck shoulders. It wasn't so much her size that caused her shoulders but more how she decided to emerge.

We are so happy to have her here finally!

1 1/2 hours old


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Full head of blond hair!!

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Old 10-08-2011, 02:40 PM   #2
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She is precious. Good job, mama! And her name is absolutely gorgeous, I love it! <3
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Awww she's GORGEOUS! Love her crazy hair and the adorable dipe on her! Congrats!!!!
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LOVE the hair! And the rainbow cover ...
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congrats!!! OMG all that hair. That is more than my 3 had combined!!!!!!

great story, thanks for sharing
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Oh, how cute! I love her hair too.
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Holy cow thats a lotta hair, beautiful! You guys picked the name I wanted but the dh said it was too catholic. Silly man. Congrats!
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DDC: Congrats, and WOW look at all of that beautiful hair!! She's beautiful!
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Congrats! She's beautiful!
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