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  • ChandyRae ChandyRae's Avatar 09-09-09 | 10:38 PM
  • Mackenzie Desirae was born this morning at 11:05 am! She weighed 7lbs 9oz and is 19 3/4 inches long. Our homebirth went perfectly, although I won't lie, labor was super painful and hard!!
    I did it though, a completely natural birth. She was actually born in the birth pool, pushing was much more comfortable there. I didn't realize that she was so close to being born and pushed too hard, and her head popped out very quickly, leaving me with a 2nd degree tear - not bad enough to have stitched, and it hasn't caused too much trouble or pain so far - hopefully that will continue and it will heal nicely. I feel awesome for having just given birth. Sore and tired, and STARVING today, but compared to the recovery from c-sections I'm just amazed. I can walk and pee and nurse without pain, and take care of my baby myself!!
    Nursing is going great, although honestly I wish she'd like it a little less! She latched on perfectly from the start, and she's just going to be a little boobaholic. I've had very little soreness and hope that keeps up! I might be forgetting something but I don't know what... I'll probably post a birth story in the next week, if I can get her to stop nursing long enough to type it up.
  • MImom23 MImom23's Avatar 09-10-09 | 09:56 AM

    welcome to the world Mackenzie!!! Congrats on having a sucessful homebirth!!!
    and 9-9-09 it is!!!
  • wymeg wymeg's Avatar 09-10-09 | 11:20 AM
  • So happy everything went as you had planned.
    Congratulations on doing it all natural!
    Happy Birthday Mackenzie!!!!
  • alb526 alb526's Avatar 09-10-09 | 11:25 AM
  • so happy for you
  • hopeful7 hopeful7's Avatar 09-10-09 | 11:39 AM
  • Yay, congrats!

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