Our second wonderful home birth

Discussion in 'Home & Natural Birthing' started by snagglepat, Jan 31, 2011.

  1. snagglepat

    snagglepat Mum of 1, another cooking

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    I am overjoyed to announce that our beautiful new baby boy was born at 3:52am this morning, at home as planned. It was all rather fast and furious in the end so I missed out on getting in the pool - it was only about 6" deep when he was born. I also missed out on the tens machine. We hadn't checked it and when we got it out the bag we were missing a set of leads! The midwife brought spares but as I started pushing soon after she arrived we never got a chance to get them out. So I ended up giving birth on two paracetamol as my sole pain relief.

    I'll write up the full story in the next few days but in summary after a false alarm on Saturday night I went to bed on Sunday night expecting nothing. I was woken at 12.30 by a huge, very painful contraction that went on and on, breaking my waters as I writhed with it. We called our team out immediately as they were coming almost on top of each other and v intense. By the time our midwife and doula were with me in the bathroom an hour later I was pushing at the peak of contractions. I then moved into the bedroom, got on my knees and stayed there through transition and into a second stage that was twice as long as my first and much more painful. We think this is when he turned from OP to OA. He was born at 3:52am and he's just perfect.

    We've called him Brennan Gray and he looks just like a leaner version of his sister, despite weighing 8lb 13.5oz, a little more than she did. Ember adores him already, which is beautiful to see. As do we, of course. We couldn't be happier. :cloud9:

    Photos and a better write up to follow.

    best wishes to all,

    Gina. x
     
  2. pimento1979

    pimento1979 Well-Known Member

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    Gina! Wow! Fast and furious indeed!! Enjoy your little man and can't wait to see pics. Hugs to all of you! Xx
     
  3. PeanutBean

    PeanutBean Mumma to Byron & Indigo

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    Brilliant! Well done both of you and congratulations on the super homebirth after all that teasing!
     
  4. Nicolax

    Nicolax Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations!!
    Can't wait to see the pics! :)
     
  5. Bournefree

    Bournefree Well-Known Member

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    Totally amazing Gina!!!
    Huge congratulations, I'm tickled pink for you, your OH and Amber.
    Can't wait to see the pictures of your little guy.XxX
     
  6. 2ndtimeAbz

    2ndtimeAbz Well-Known Member

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    Congratualtions!! Glad to hear it went well and you're both healthy :)
     
  7. Anababe

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    Congratulations!! Glad to hear it all went well, look forward to seeing pics of him :D xx
     
  8. Mervs Mum

    Mervs Mum Doula & Mum of 3!

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    Huge congrats Snaggle!! Look forward to the full details! xxx
     
  9. SimplyRhi

    SimplyRhi Brewing Bubba # 1

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    Congrats Gina!! Well done on another wonderful home birth! :) Enjoy your new son and time as a family! Can't wait to see some photos and hear more when you are up to it.. xx
     
  10. smileylexie

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    Huge congratulations!!!
     
  11. kiwimama

    kiwimama Soon to be family of 4!

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    congrats on your little boy Gina! Can't wait for a full story and piccies when you are feeling up to it!
     
  12. Linzi

    Linzi Prodest mummy ever

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    Hugs congrats hun can't wait to read your story & see some pics! xx
     
  13. LuckyD

    LuckyD Mum to Lucy and Arlo!

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    Congratulations again! Wow, a long build up but then it sounds like he was in a hurry at the end! Can't wait to hear more details and see some photos xx
     
  14. NaturalMomma

    NaturalMomma Well-Known Member

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    lucky3 Mum to 3 girls

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    fantastic!! Big congrats to you both and Ember :hugs:
     
  16. cupcake23

    cupcake23 Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations.xxx.
     
  17. chuck

    chuck Well-Known Member

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    Huge congrats and well done!
     
  18. Greta Chick

    Greta Chick Happy mum of 3 :-)

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    congratulations and well done to you! :flower: and welcome to your new little baby boy :baby: :flower:

    xx
     
  19. bathbabe

    bathbabe Mum to 3 boys

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    Congratulations x
     
  20. Ouverture

    Ouverture Well-Known Member

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    Gina congrats! ! ! Can't wait to read the whole story and see your photos :)

    :flower:
     

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