My baby boy is here!

I wanted to share that we welcomed our baby boy, Harrison into the world on March 17. My labor was fast and furious and started when I felt like I was having some mild gas pains at around 12:30. I got a couple of sharp ones and decided that I should call my midwife just to let her know. We chatted and we decided I would shower and try to nap, which I did but the cramps kept coming and I was unable to lay down. I was trying to time them but couldn't really and they felt totally and completely different than the contractions I felt with my daughter so I was convinced I just had horrible gas. After I had to breathe through one I called my midwife back (this was about 1:30) and she decided to come to our house and check me. She got here at 2pm and checked me (my daughter was napping this entire time - thank goodness!) and my baby was at +1 station and I was 6 cm dilated. We decided to go straight to the birth center, but she wanted a 20 or so minute head start. Within five minutes of her leaving I told my husband I wanted to leave right then and I would just walk around the block because I didn't not want to be driving if I was going to be in a lot of pain. So we left and arrived at the birth center at 2:45 - by that point I was feeling nauseous and had a little bit of the shakes so we went straight up to the birth room and I got into the tub. I labored there for a while but it was feeling overwhelming and my contractions were sharp and were right on top of each other. All three of my midwives were there at that point and they kept telling me that it was happening really fast and my cervix was changing so quickly and that my baby boy was so low that thats why it felt so overwhelming. One of them offered to check me again (this was probably at 3:45ish) because I was just not believing that it was happening this quickly - but it was.. I was at 9.5 cm, and moments after she checked me my water broke. I felt the need to push almost immediately with the next contraction so I got back into the water and pushed there for probably like 30 minutes, but I was relaxing between contractions too much so he was sliding back up. I got out and pushed on the bed for maybe 5 more contractions and he was out! He was born at 4:50 after about 4 hours of labor and only 2 hours of active labor. It was so quick that my body wasn't even able to get used to each part of labor before transitioning to the next which is why it was so so overwhelming and so incredibly intense. He weighed 8lbs 10oz and was 20 1/2 inches long - exactly the same length as his sister and 9 ozs heavier (she was born via c-section and the docs told me that had she been a couple of ounces less i would have been able to have her vaginally - so there!! hah). So here is my VBAC baby, born quickly and all natural and into my arms.


 


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And with his big sister who absolutely adores him:


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Posted on March 28, 2013 at 9:51 am
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haleighb
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CONGRATS!  He and your daughter are just absolutely precious.  So glad to hear all are doing well, enjoy your newborn!

Posted on March 28, 2013 at 9:53 am
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Congrats! That's so awesome you had such a successful VBAC! And he's gorgeous :) Happy for you!

Posted on March 28, 2013 at 9:57 am
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HUGE HUGE CONGRATULATIONS!!! How precious!!! He is adorable and wow, that pic with your daughter is just GORGEOUS! I'm glad all went well!

Posted on March 28, 2013 at 9:58 am
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Congrats mama!! Your sweet boy is adorable! Enjoy every precious moment with him!

Posted on March 28, 2013 at 10:27 am
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Oh Kristin!!! He is gorgeous!


What an amazing birth story! And a VBAC, all natural at that! Bravo to you! It sounds like you had an awesome team of midwives! This has to be one of the best labors I have ever heard!


Huge Congratulations to your St. Patrick's day baby boy!!

Posted on March 28, 2013 at 10:37 am
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Congrats on your beautiful baby boy.

Posted on March 28, 2013 at 11:16 am
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How precious! Congratulations!! <3

Posted on March 28, 2013 at 12:56 pm
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Congrats! Your little guy is beautiful! 

Posted on March 28, 2013 at 12:57 pm
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Congratulations Kristin!  He's absolutely adorable! Such gorgeous pictures! And kudos on your VBAC!  A true inspiration for those wanting a VBAC! Many blessings to you and the fam!

Posted on March 28, 2013 at 1:26 pm
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Yay, Kristin!! Absolutely gorgeous, gorgeous boy (and name...love it!) That last pic is too sweet.

This was such a great birth story, too. I can't believe how fast everything happened for you! So glad you came back to share and hope you are loving life with your little family of four :-)
Posted on March 28, 2013 at 4:03 pm
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Congratulations Kristin he really is gorgeous!!!!  My heart melted when I saw the photo of him and his big sister :)


x

Posted on March 29, 2013 at 12:43 am
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Congratulations!!!  He's beautiful!

Posted on March 29, 2013 at 2:05 am
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He so precious! Love the name Harrison!
Posted on March 31, 2013 at 11:36 pm
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Huge Congrats Kristin. Your baby boy is sooo darn cute and beautiful!!!! Enjoy every moment!!! 

Posted on April 1, 2013 at 2:40 am
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Congrats Kristin! What an amazing and beautiful birth story! I'm so happy for you and your family! :)


He's adorable and so precious!

Posted on April 2, 2013 at 12:48 pm
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Congrats! He is adorable!!!
Posted on April 4, 2013 at 1:45 pm
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Awh, congratulations! So adorable!!

Posted on April 9, 2013 at 2:18 am
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Beautiful birth story!!!  Congrats on a successful VBAC.  Those pictures are completely precious...he is BEAUTIFUL.  Wow.  So happy for you, momma :)

Posted on April 11, 2013 at 3:58 am
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Ohh my goodness what a beautiful boy!!! Congratulations!!

Posted on April 12, 2013 at 7:19 pm
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Congratulations Kristin!! Thanks for sharing your incredible birth story. I had an all natural birth center birth as well so I almost feel like I was there. So awesome that you got to have a water birth! My daughter was born so fast that I wasn't able to do so--there wasn't enough time! Lol!

Posted on April 16, 2013 at 6:55 am

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