View Full Version : another arrival and a birth story

09-20-2005, 07:02 PM
Thursday night, just before midnight our new baby girl Zoe was born. We had a (somewhat unplanned!) water birth at the hospital-I'm amazed how many other water births are on this board! Anyway, I went in for my non-stress test at 6 pm Thursday, my midwife was measuring lots of contractions but they didn't feel strong enough, or different from what I had been having all week. She checked, and I was a good 6 cm. She was nervous about letting me leave, b/c dd was already engaged and she was afraid if I went home I'd never make it back! so, I called dh he got ds squared away with my parents and came over. My contractions did continue, and intensified somewhat although never felt more than slightly uncomfortable. At 11 pm I was 7 cm, and she broke my water. I got into the tub which was great b/c the contractions suddenly got very intense. Only about 20 minutes later I felt the urge to push, and sure enough only 23 minutes later dd was born. I had originally planned to get out for delivery, but everything happened way too fast-the water birth was amazing though and I would recommend it. I had a much more conventional birth w/ds including an epidural so this experience was really amazing, and I felt great right afterward which was a huge difference. She was 9 lbs, 1 oz around the same size as ds, and looks like him too. We have been home since Saturday, and Charlie is being a great big brother and everything is really going well so far-
Mom of Charlie 11/02 and Zoe 9/05

09-20-2005, 07:51 PM
Congratulations Emily and welcome to the world Zoe.

mom to:

Josh 3/90
Mollie 4/92
Jeffrey 12/94
Katherine 6/03


09-20-2005, 07:57 PM
Congratulations! What a wonderful story.

Welcome little Zoe!

09-21-2005, 09:22 AM
Congratulations on the birth of Zoe! She looks so sweet! And she does look like her big brother! Good work mama!

09-21-2005, 10:45 AM
I too had an unplanned water birth, and it was the BEST!

09-21-2005, 02:43 PM
Congratulations to you and your family, Emily! I love the picture of the three of you together. Your children are beautiful. Welcome to the world, Zoe!

09-21-2005, 08:53 PM
Congratulations, Emily -- what a BEAUTIFUL family you have!
DS 11/04

09-27-2005, 12:53 PM
Congratulations Emily!

I had a planned water birth with my DD and I fully intend to have
another with this one! It is fabulous isn't it?

You have a beautiful family, thank you so much sharing pictures.

Maddy born 06/09/04
Little Peanut due 03/02/06

09-29-2005, 11:07 AM
Congratulations on the arrival of baby Zoe. What a beautiful family you have. Enjoy!


10-09-2005, 06:24 PM
Chiming in very late - Congrats Emily! And welcome to precious Zoe! Loved your birth story!

10-22-2005, 07:49 AM
Zoe is a beauty! Congratulations Emily!

11-14-2005, 09:17 PM
COngratulations!! Your birth sounds like a wonderful experience. I would like to have a waterbirth too. I loved the second picture with you and your two darling children.