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Old 11-01-2011, 08:34 PM   #1
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On October 19th at 2:30 pm my water broke, I was having sporadic contractions but nothing regular or major. I rested, took a walk, ate some dinner and decided to go to bed early. I woke up at 3:30 am and decided to go hang out in the living room, I started timing my contractions at 4:16, they were 5/6 minutes apart and lasting about a minute, I called my midwife around 4:50am and she told me to call her when it gets closer (she said later on she can normally hear it in moms voices when it's "time" but apparently I was too calm). I decided to get in the the bath tub, after a bit, I got out and woke my DH up and told him to get the birthing tub filled, and got back in the bath tub. He fell asleep again and I called to him to get me a bottle of water, he wakes up and get's me the water, walks out of the bathroom to wake up more, I called him back and told him to call the midwife. I had expected a dialogue between them but he just hung up with her, the he turns to me looks at me and says "is that the head???. you can't do that now!" I said well it's happening, call my mom. He calls my mom who lives on the same property and by the time she made it to my house, which was all of 2 mins he was out and on my chest. Cooper James was born peacefully at 5:37am in my bathtub unassisted with 2 pushes. My midwife showed up about 45 mins later (I think) to help me cut the cord and deliver my placenta.

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6lbs 4oz
20 inches long
5:37am


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Old 11-02-2011, 02:54 AM   #3
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Congrats, mama! So awesome
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What a great experience that must have been! Congrats, mama!
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