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Anna's birth story

Well, what's done so far at least...

Around 8:35 I started thinking the contractions were getting to the point where I needed to pay attention to the time. Got the pool inflated around 9. Tried to put Paul to bed at 9:20, couldn't do it because the contractions had picked up a lot. Called the midwife to tell her to get ready around 9:45. Called her back saying leave now at 10, also called my doula then. My friend got here around 10:15 to take care of Paul who was still awake and climbing on me. Around 10:22 my body started pushing as Nick was starting to fill the tub with water. I told him to look because I was pretty sure the head was coming out, and sure enough he could see a full head of hair! One more small push and her head was out & he checked for the cord to make sure it wasn't wrapped around. 2 little pushes more and she came flying out into his arms. She let out a tiny cry right away and as Nick passed her into my arms he said "She's beautiful!" I could hear my friend & Paul screaming yipee a girl! at the bottom of the stairs. My midwife, her assistant, and my doula got here about 10 minutes after she was born. I have definitely had the range of births- hospital, home in the water & now home unassisted! 
Poor Charlie had been so excited to watch the birth but he fell asleep on our bed around 9:30 & we could not get him to wake up. He was ecstatic to meet her in the morning when he woke up though.

She is absolutely perfect. She is a super nurser (& pooper!). The boys adore her & want to hold & cuddle her all the time. She has her daddy wrapped around her finger already. And my husband is a total rock star. This is a guy that almost passed out watching the birth videos in our birthing class 4 years ago. He has come a long way! 

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Charlie 11.01.07 ~ Paul 05.07.10 ~ Annaliese 02.24.12

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  • Wow!!!  Paul was minutes away from assisting as well!  I'm so impressed with you and Nick!  I was wondering if the kids were awake during it or not.  My cousin had her last 2 at home, but lucked out with it being in the middle of the night so her older kids were asleep.
  • wow!  what a great (fast) story!  Congrats again!
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  • So so so awesome. If that story had happened to anyone else I would be like freaking out but you and nick are such pros.. :) i am glad everything went so well for you!
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  • Ps. I am currently sitting next to the same blanket that is iin your siggy. :)
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  • Wow, what an awesome story! You are amazing and make it look so easy!!
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  • Oh.. and good thing you did have a planned homebirth. If you'd tried to make it to the hospital you'd have had that baby in the car!
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  • Incredible!!!  Wow, truly amazing!
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  • crazy story! congrats again she's beautiful and now you get to buy pink sabres stuff!!!
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  • Amazing story!  And your siggy is adorable!
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    crazy story! congrats again she's beautiful and now you get to buy pink sabres stuff!!!

    oh no- we are a straight blue & gold house only! lol 

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    Charlie 11.01.07 ~ Paul 05.07.10 ~ Annaliese 02.24.12
  • You are super momma. Unmedicated and unassisted! Wow!
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  • That is just amazing!  Congrats yet again!  She's perfect.
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  • What a great story! Glad the entire family is doing well.

    And side note - when did Paul and Charlie get so big???

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  • Wow! You guys are amazing!! Such a cool thing to be able to tell her Daddy delivered her! I would love to have a home birth if we have anymore kiddos...just not so sure my birth track record would allow for that, being as we had scares with both deliveries.
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  • If we ever have another one, I hope it's as fast as yours - wow!  Congratulations!

    And such a cool story to tell her some day!

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  • Wow!! What an amazing story!! Congrats, mama!!
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