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Old 05-10-2013, 07:14 PM   #1
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Luna Rose

I haven't been very active in this forum, but I wanted to take a minute to introduce my daughter, Luna Rose, born 5-8-13. She was 10lb. 8oz., 20 and 3/4 inches long.

After a slightly anxious week and 4 days beyond my due date (April 27), I went into labor naturally around 2:45 in the morning, and she was born 7 hours later, at 10:55 a.m. In many ways it was a much better (not to mention shorter) labor and delivery than my first; I had a midwife I truly liked, less back labor, and was able to spend much of my time in the tub. She was actually born in the tub, as well. My husband is of the opinion that it was also a much easier labor...that is a man's perspective, clearly, but then again he was my coach and he remembers far more from the first time than I do. I was certainly more coherent throughout this labor, and able to talk and even joke until I started pushing. That doesn't mean I wasn't in much pain, because I was, with contractions that I felt in front and back. I just wasn't so exhausted. Delivery was particularly hard for me, because it turned out her progress was slowed by the fact that she had both fists by her mouth as she came down the birth canal. My midwife had to break the bag of waters and even help pull her out at the very end, because she got herself a bit stuck :P

We couldn't believe how big she was. In addition to her weight, she has a 15 inch chest, which is bigger than her head circumference (13.5). She is healthy, chunky, and has been nursing constantly since she was born. My milk came in today, 48 hours after her birth. I wanted to write this up sooner, but we've had a bit of trouble with her latch, which caused her to suck down a lot of air and be gassy and fussy whenever she wasn't nursing or sleeping. I thing we're about past that though (I hope); I saw the midwife today and she retaught me the football hold, which has helped already. Luna is much more content this evening.

My other daughter has taken to her well, so far, for which we are thankful. I am sure there will be many bumps ahead, but I am happy...our little family feels complete.
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What a cute chunk! Congrats!
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