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  1. Luminosity

    Luminosity No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Hi guys!

    Well, just read the 'Belly pics' thread and thought I'd update you even further!

    Our baby arrived right on cue, at 2:06am on the due date of August 27th.

    We have a beautiful daughter! Her name is Maya Isabella (pronounced My-ah) and she weighed 7 pounds 12 oz and is 19 inches in length. She has a full head of the silkiest dark hair, blue eyes and red clara-bow shaped lips.

    I went into labour around 11pm on Saturday (26th Aug) and spent the next day labouring at home and just being generally relaxed (read the Sunday paper, took a sunset walk with my mum and mother-in-law along the beach and decided to go to the hospital around 8pm.

    However, at around 9pmish, the midwife did an internal and found I was only 1cm dilated and said that we'll pretty much have to go home and come back later. After 22 hours of labour....it was pretty disappointing. But she did a 'sweep' during the internal and hooked me up to a saline iv drip (because I was a bit dehydrated) and we started our aromatherapy oil burner with Clary Sage oil (which I used to start my labour to begin with) and it got the contractions moving to the point where the midwife was satisfied to let me stay for a bit longer...

    The midwife was just about to do another internal to see where I was in dialtion, 5 hours later when, all of a sudden, my body gave an almighty push, there was a pop and my waters were broken. I moved onto my knees, draped over an exercise ball and started pushing.

    Josh moved to a chair behind me and the midwife watched him and instructed him as I pushed our baby into his waiting hands and he pulled her out into the world. He passed her between my legs and we cuddled her together.

    Oh man, I have never felt such relief and pure joy then in that moment I saw her....I criedddddd! I fell in love in a way I have never fell in love before with the most beautiful being I have ever seen in my life.

    I'm happy too in that the birth was how I wanted it to be; there was no pain relief whatsoever, it was done in a relaxed and natural home-type environment (midwife assisted only, in a birthing centre)...I guess I was lucky. People asked me, before the birth, if I was nervous about labour and whatnot but my attitude was: bring it on....I just felt positive about it.

    Oh, here's a couple of pics too ;)....this was taken about an hour after Maya's birth...

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    Couple of hours after her birth...(sorry, bit blurry)

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  2. Antarctican

    Antarctican TPF Noob!

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    Oh joy, oh bliss!! I'm so thrilled to hear it went well, and to see the pics of your beautiful little Maya! She looks so sweet and peaceful in the pictures. Congratulations.
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  3. Chris of Arabia

    Chris of Arabia Herding cats since 1988... Supporting Member

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    How cute is that :lovey:. Congratulations to all of you. Now when does she get her first camera?
     
  4. Corry

    Corry Flirtacious and Bodacious Supporting Member

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    Awwwww!!!!! Congratulations Lumi!!!!

    (I don't actually have time to read your whole post now, but I swear I will later!!!)
     
  5. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Yay!
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    CONGRATULATIONS, Mommy and Daddy!
     
  6. terri

    terri Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Maya is beautiful! Congrats to you both!

    I applaud the natural delivery as I did it myself, and it's really not so bad, is it, when you have a positive focus and think about the prize at the end? :) I am so happy it went exactly the way you wanted it!

    I know how busy you are right now, but I hope we get more pictures when time (and Maya) permits! :heart:
     
  7. Alison

    Alison Swiss Army Friend Supporting Member

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    Oh Tina, congratulations and she is beautiful! :love: I am so glad that you were able to have the birth that you wanted, it sounds just perfect. I love her name, too! I think it's wonderful that Josh was able to help her enter the world, Aubrey plans to do the same at our birth in a few weeks.

    Can't wait to see more pictures when you have time :)
     
  8. danalec99

    danalec99 TPF Noob!

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    wow... Congratulations! :cheer:
     
  9. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Congrats Lumi, that is wonderful :D
     
  10. Hertz van Rental

    Hertz van Rental TPF Noob!

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    It's a little Tina.
    But her lips don't look anything like Clara Bow :mrgreen:
     
  11. Mitica100

    Mitica100 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Aww... Another little Lumi! How cute!!!!

    Congrats to you both for the new little Lumi in your life. Well done!
     
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    Tangerini TPF Noob!

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    She's beautiful! Congratulations!! :)
     

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