Aubrey's Birth Story

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Aubrey's Birth Story

On Monday evening (1st Nov) I was having contractions but they weren't regular and all over the place from about 6pm. I text my midwife around 8pm to let her know and said I'd let her know if anything changes. By 10pm my contractions were still not regular but had intensified, so I asked the midwife to come over and check progress. While I waited I took a bath.

She arrived about 11pm and she did an exam, we were both extremely surprised to find I was 7cm dilating to 8cm each contraction and Aubrey had flipped so her spine was on mine. We quickly went through the birthplan and she said she would head to the birth center to fill the tub since it would take half an hour, and we could head down when we felt we were ready. Once she left we decided we would head down closer to 12am to give her time to fill the tub and give us time to pack the car and wake up Taine. Got to the birth center just after 12 and were shown our post natal room. Lloyd stayed in there and tried getting Taine back to sleep while I went down to the labouring pool. Just as I was getting ready to hop into the pool I felt a huge contraction and a pop as my waters broke. With the next contraction I felt the sudden urge to push!

Lloyd was still in the post natal room with Taine and the student mw had to rush and grab him all while I was panicking he would miss the birth. He made it just as I started to push. With 2 short pushes within a minute Aubrey was here screaming at the top of her lungs, apgars were 10, 10. She is 7lb 14 oz. Lloyd cut the cord and Aubrey had a good first feed. I remained relatively unscatched with a small tear requiring a stitch and a slight graze.

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sandraleigh's picture
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Holy smokes girl! You were made for birthing babies! What a lovely, short, beautiful labour and birth!

Summer05's picture
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Wow that is truly amazing, congrats again that was pretty impressive Mamma! Awwww she is so adorable & look at her starfishing to take advantage of her new space! I can hardly believe you missed the tub by like 10 minutes - good thing your DH ran down the hall! How cool that Taine was just down the hall from his lil sister in the hospital. Biggrin

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Congradulations on a smooth delivery and a beautiful new additon to the family!! Smile

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"sandraleigh" wrote:

Holy smokes girl! You were made for birthing babies! What a lovely, short, beautiful labour and birth!

Haha, lol yes the labour and delivery of Aubrey took us completely by surprise! We arrived at the center just after 12am, waters broke at 1215am, pushing at 1220am and she was here at 1221am!

"Summer05" wrote:

Wow that is truly amazing, congrats again that was pretty impressive Mamma! Awwww she is so adorable & look at her starfishing to take advantage of her new space! I can hardly believe you missed the tub by like 10 minutes - good thing your DH ran down the hall! How cool that Taine was just down the hall from his lil sister in the hospital. Biggrin

Yeah we left ringing Lloyds mum a little late as she was to look after Taine during the labour and birth here at home. She was still a 2 hour drive away and arrived at the birth center at 2am! Lloyd was actually holding onto Taine as I was pushing and he let out a little laugh when Aubrey arrived and started screaming. He handled the situation very well!

Thank you so much Tamara Smile

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She is precious!! Love the birth story- you go mama!

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So awesome!!! I'm not going to lie that is pretty much exactly what I'm hoping for LOL wishful thinking?! Aubrey is beautiful and you will have to let Anne and I know how Taine is adjusting - a few weeks and we'll be there with you Smile

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That is a nice delivery and her pix is super cute too:D

PAmom2boys's picture
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Wow! Incredible birth story! Congrats! She sounds perfect!

Starryblue702's picture
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What a short and sweet birth story!! She is absolutely beautiful!!

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Congrats...what a great birth! She is adorable!!