March 30, 2014

A Beautiful Chunky Baby!

I had a very strange dream last night. I had gone to church ( we haven't been in nearly a  year) . I was sitting there in the pew when the baby made this huge motion, so much that it warped my belly. Then moments later, I gave birth to a baby boy. 

Then came the next stage, and I thought it was the placenta, but it was a very underdeveloped baby girl. She was maybe 20 weeks gestation, probably less and not alive. I recall feeling heartbroken, but at peace about it. It was about this time I woke up. Went to the bathroom and laid down, nodded back off... 

Over the next 30 minutes, I had 3 very strong contractions.. They woke me up each time. I had 3 more over the next 30 minutes. So 6 strong contractions in an hour.. Time to start tracking. Labor has begun. 

It was business as usual in the house. The children made breakfast tacos for breakfast, I labored. 



Hubby focused on me. By 8-9 the contractions were 3-5 minutes apart. Over the past week I have had mild random contractions but I still hadn't even lost the mucus plug. This is why I feel checking dilatation is a bad thing to do to expectant moms. It indicates nothing at all. Its such a wide variable. 





Quinten ran me a bath... I just wanted warm water available, I didn't know how or if I would even use it.. I just wanted it there.  
Of course , I did.... the warm water felt good but I had to move around
 Working through the contractions 
I cried through most of them... 
I told Joe a few times
"I don't like this part"
I don't.  I just want to get to the pushing part and the holding a sweet new baby part


 Going to Break here to warn you.. These are actual birth photos below.. I think they are awesome and I don't mind sharing.. If you don't want to see, click away from the page, or scroll past really fast! :o) 
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It was just past 10 when I told my husband to stop timing contractions.. There was no need for it. He likes to use the time for his own comforted mind, but there was not much of a break between them at this time. The urge to push was there

Lucas was attentive to me and I kept telling him the baby was about to come out
When the head was born,  I hear him say 
"Its a baby!" He was so excited 

Those familiar with birth, see what 's going on here?!



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For those that have no idea what I am talking about... My water never broke, till the very end.
The baby was born in the caul . I think that is so awesome. 
We welcomed our 10th blessing at 10:35 CST
We were 42+4 EDD
My prayers we answered and we had a 4 1/2 hr labor!

 Here is where the water came in handy! 
Placenta came at 10:48 
Our first photo didn't come out so I took this at 3:30

 Oh in case you were wondering.....
Its a BOY!!
Abigail cut his cord.
Notice its white... Thats when you are suppose to cut the cord!

I love this photo of us.. His eyes were glued to Daddy 


Mommy and baby are cleaned up and resting... 

We had to have another sponge bath and get a diaper on.. I just put this sposie on him for now as he has pooped 3 times since birth (5+hours ago) ! He was just naked wrapped in cloth and he pooped on all of our cloth wraps! 
He looks like a sumo wrestler :o) 


Welcome to our family little one.. 
What a beautiful blessing you are!! 
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20 comments:

  1. Beautiful!!! Congrats! Love the birth pics! I never minded showing mine either lol

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  2. Isn't there 'legends' or something about a baby born caul? like a good life? or something? Name! And did you weigh him? He looks so cute and pudgy! Very excited for you guys!

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  3. You did a fantastic job Mama! Awesome blog post. Congrats to you all.

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  4. So wonderful! He is a chunky boy. Wow! Congrats! Oh, and no I don't mind the photos. IT's life!

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  5. amazing....congrats to your family.....

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  6. Wow! He is gorgeous and what a big boy! I was hoping for a girl, but being so comfy inside I figured he must be a boy. ;) So awesome that he was born in the caul!

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  7. Congratulations, hes beautiful

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  8. Congratulations to you and your family!

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  9. The Irish say that a baby born in the caul is blessed and will lead a blessed life and will bless others. My two *would* have been born that way but they were born in the hospital and the dr broke open the caul as they were being born. But I count it anyway! Congratulations on a beautiful addition to your family!

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  10. Wow! Congratulations! How wonderful!



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  11. Awesome! Thanks for sharing your pictures. Love it! Happy that everyone is well and doing fine! Congratulations on your new family member!

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  12. Awesome blog! He is such a beautiful baby! Congrats to all ya'll. I know the name takes awhile. He looks like a Samson, with all that black hair!

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  13. Beautiful - congratulations. :)

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  14. What beautiful photos, Nicole! Thanks for the great story.

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  15. Congrats on your new baby! Wonderful photos, thank you for sharing. Yep, I spotted that he was born in the caul. The stories go that a baby born in the caul will be a very special person!

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  16. Congratulations but I have to wonder why on top of the clean bed lol I mean how about some old clean blankets or something? By looking at the photos it seems as if it were something that happens in the family on a daily basis.

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  17. Thanks you for sharing such a beautiful moment in your life.

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  18. Beautiful!! Thanks for sharing your story and the awesome photos!

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