*** December Snowflakes 2012 *** 158 Snowflakes - 36 born so far!

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  1. ocean_pearl

    ocean_pearl Well-Known Member

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    Hey girls, my beautiful boy was born at 5.39pm on Christmas Day! :cloud9:

    I left home at 2am when they were still very regular 2-3mins apart and very intense. Got to hospital and was 4cms. Went up to birthing centre and bobbed about in pool for a bit, but they started to get very intense and very close together and I couldn't cope with pain and had a bit of a meltdown chewed my DPs hands at 6am Christmas morning.

    Asked for pain relief and went down to labour ward and a marvellous anaesthetist gave me the magic epidural amazing relief. I was progressing well so the drs were happy to leave me to dilate while I read magazines and chatted to my lovely midwife who I had all to myself because it was so quiet.

    Got to 3.15pm and was fully dilated and felt urge to start pushing as I let epi run out.

    After 2 hours of pushing he was born with his hand up by his head (ouch). Me and DP in tears of joy. I will never forget his wet, slippery little body being chucked on my front -amazing. All the midwifes were incredible.

    7lbs8 and perfect :cloud9:

    We arrived home last night and opened our presents but he is the best Christmas present ever!

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  2. stark18

    stark18 2 beautiful kids!!

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    He is very cute ocean! Congrats.
     
  3. munch

    munch Pregnant 1st Tri

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    Congrats Ocean! Well done, he is very sweet. What an amazing Christmas present! :)
     
  4. Bay

    Bay 2 boys and 1 DH

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    Beautiful boy, congrats ocean. Sounds like you had a great birth and recovering well.
     
  5. LillyLee

    LillyLee Well-Known Member

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    Ocean congrats! He's gorgeous!

    Scooby hope to hear from you soon!
     
  6. toothfairy29

    toothfairy29 Well-Known Member

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    Yay ocean!!! I've been wondering about you! Happy Christmas pressie!!

    Good luck scooby!!! Keep us posted xxxx
     
  7. Beanonorder

    Beanonorder Mom and expecting #2

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    I don't know yet :nope:
    Was hoping to go tomorrow but it also depends on when they release Amber from the nicu.
     
  8. GenYsuperlady

    GenYsuperlady Summer - born 11/16/2012

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    Fantastic Ocean!!! Gorgeous!

    Bean -- xoxoxo
     
  9. scoobydrlp

    scoobydrlp Well-Known Member

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    Camden Reese was born at 3:28 this afternoon, and I just love love love her!! Epidural was absolutely wonderful, started pushing at 3:00 and she was out within less than 30 minutes. She's doing super great with breast feeding so far, hope it continues to be this easy!
     

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  10. Beanonorder

    Beanonorder Mom and expecting #2

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    Congrats ocean and Scooby! So glad you both have your snowflakes!

    Scooby I just realised our babies share a birthday! How exciting!!:thumbup:
     
  11. Bay

    Bay 2 boys and 1 DH

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    Beautiful scooby. Congrats!
     
  12. ocean_pearl

    ocean_pearl Well-Known Member

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    Congrats scooby and Bean, hope you get home soon x
     
  13. toothfairy29

    toothfairy29 Well-Known Member

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    Well done scooby. You sound so happy!

    Have we any active snowflakes left to fall??? Or are most of us done now?
     
  14. LilMissCheer

    LilMissCheer My gorgeous boy <3

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    Hi :wave:

    Don't post often - much more of a lurker :blush:

    Congrats on all the snowflakes :kiss:

    I'm still waiting...and very fed up :nope::cry:
     
  15. daydream

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    Congrats scooby and ocean!

    GL to those still waiting.
     
  16. toothfairy29

    toothfairy29 Well-Known Member

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    Oh Lil miss, I hope it happens soon for you. Going late is torture! I went 11 days and was tearing my hair out by the time he came! Good luck and keep us posted xx
     
  17. munch

    munch Pregnant 1st Tri

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    Congrats Scooby! Just beautiful! Enjoy every exhilarating second :)
     
  18. Honey.Bee

    Honey.Bee Mummy to Ava

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    Congratulations Ocean and Scooby! Great news.

    Ocean - I think you jinxed it when you said you were having a quiet Christmas with DH! Beautiful pictures.

    Good luck to those still waiting x
     
  19. expatttc

    expatttc Growing with hope!

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    Lots to catch up on!

    The short version: Happy to announce that our little Rosa Mary arrived on Christmas Morning, at 10.22 by emergency c-section!! She was 7lb, 12 oz. :flower:

    The long version: We started the traditional Italian Christmas dinner on the 24th at 8pm, and by 8.30 I was having contractions. I told DH only after the second course since I wanted to be sure, and he started quietly timing contractions with me squeezing his hand under the table every time I had one start and stop.

    We told the rest of the family just at midnight, before dessert that we were officially in labour since contractions were coming quite regularly, and it was obvious that I was uncomfortable, plus DH had stopped drinking wine! After that, it was a 30 minute snowy drive into town to our home, where we waited for the contractions to come every 5 minutes before heading to the hospital to be checked. I was only dialated 1cm, so we decided to go home and labour there -- within an hour my water had broke and we were back at the hospital, and within another hour I was dilated 5cm, but there was meconium in the water so most of my planning for active labour went right out the window, since I had to be constantly monitored. I was still able to stand up and move around doing my breathing, but not get into many of my yoga positions.

    Then things got dicey. I went from up to 8cm to back down to 5, with my cervix quickly swelling up, which later turned out to be from pelvic disproportion -- baby's head wouldn't make it through no matter what I did... I agreed to an epidural to see if it would relax things, but the baby's heart rate immediately dropped as did my oxygen levels. One emergency section later, we had our Rosa, and believe it or not, were out of the hospital the next day.

    We are exhausted, but happy, and I can't WAIT to read back and see what has been going on with all of you!!!!!! :cloud9:
     

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  20. expatttc

    expatttc Growing with hope!

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    congrats ktm!

    Lilly, goodness what a scare with the placenta...congratulations on getting the home birth you wanted (minus the end drama) as well as your little one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Bean congratulations!! You're going to be just as amazing as your mom. What an experience to share together!

    Ocean, he's loooooovely!! Congratulations!!

    Scooby, great news - she looks like a Camden :) So happy feeding is going well for you - we're working on it here!

    Lil miss and others still waiting -- sending you loads of :hugs:
     

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