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Old May 8th, 2018, 08:28 AM   4511
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We are very excited Charmed! This pregnancy flew by so fast it's crazy. DH is freaking out a bit. I'm not though because we've done this all before and if Owen decides to be different than we cant prepare for that either way so why worry? I'm hoping he'll be a better sleeper though since Oliver was and still is so horrible at it. Definitely going to be easier on myself this time and hopefully will heal better and faster. Long story but we just switched from a birth center to homebirth a couple weeks ago. I just got everything ready for that and the midwives are coming this evening to do my prenatal and check out our home. That alone will be easier on all of us although Oliver is still going with Grammy during labor. He gets really upset when I seem in pain or sees blood, especially on me so i don't want to scare him. But we plan to bake a birthday cake together in early labor should it happen during the day. That was his idea. And if it's at night maybe I'll have him take the supplies to Grammys so they can do it there.

That's too funny on the name! Owen was a character in a book I was reading when I first found out I was pregnant and it stuck in my head. I was scared hed be a girl because I was already calling him that. The name is a secret for everyone we know but I figure if someone sees it here it's no big deal. James is the only middle name we could agree on. I like the name but there's no attachment really.

You'll have to update us after your scan! I bet it is a little girl. How exciting for you! Any names?



 
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Old May 18th, 2018, 10:16 AM   4512
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Hey ladies! Sorry that I disappeared! Iím not pregnant or trying so I rarely come back here haha.

Iím so happy for all of you, canít wait to see sweet baby pictures

Everything is great here, Gabrielle is sweet and funny. My husband might need to move for work soon (so me too of course) and thatís a bit scary but other than that, not much to report!



 
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Old Jun 20th, 2018, 16:49 PM   4513
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Happy you checked in Danna! I'm happy things are going so well.

Any other updates?

Well Owen decided to come a week late after 3 bouts of prodormal labor. Luckily my mw was great at calming me down lol. I went into labor officially around 10pm on June 1st. I knew that whole day it was going to happen because I felt so awful. Contractions started at 5 minutes apart but only 30 seconds. I left everyone to sleep and came downstairs to call my mw. She told me to take a bath and let her know what happens. I did and they continued on to 3 minutes apart but still only 30 seconds. I would also get these huge breaks in between. So we decided I'd call her when I thought things were progressing. They never got longer but around 2am they got strong enough I knew it was time to call. So I did and I woke DH up so we could get Oliver ready for his grandmas. Everyone showed up around the same time. Around 5am my mw checked me and I was 4cm and 80% effaced so she told me to take a nap with dh. She made me a comfy little pillow nest that kept my hips opened. My contractions seemed to slow and I did sleep. Around 6am they got to the point I couldn't ignore them. My mw really helped me be more comfortable by reminding me to relax and squeezing my hips. I got in the tub for a bit but felt too confined. I broke down a couple times and cried too but everyone was so supportive and loving I got over it quickly. I pushed for about a half hour and wasnt directed at all and let my body do a lot of the work. That was seriously the best part. I felt so in control and it really wasnt bad at all. DH squeezed my hips during contractions and I could feel Owen's head coming down. I screamed "come on owen" and a few minutes later he was born at 8:29am. I did tear in the same place I did last time but it hasn't bothered me too much. My mw has come to visit me a lot which I really appreciate. Owen is really good and nursing like a champ. He just got up to his birth weight but only lost 5%. I didn't leave my room for the first week and it really gave me the chance to heal and bond. Dh went back to work last week but we've been managing. My mom helped last week and this week I've just been baby wearing when I need to get things done. This is our last baby and I'm happy it went so smoothly.

Oh and he was 8lb 4oz, 21". He was definitely 41 weeks according to my mw and he had super long nails! He looks a lot like his daddy so far.




 
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Old Jun 21st, 2018, 09:19 AM   4514
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Congratulations MrsH!! He's so beautiful!



 
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Old Jun 21st, 2018, 09:44 AM   4515
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Congratulations Mrs Hudson! Wonderful birth story



 
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