Here’s the Story

  1. >What a story! You (and your proven pelvis) have done an amazing job. He’s so beautiful! Can’t wait to see more pictures when you get the chance!

  2. Kimmyann says:

    >He is darling!

  3. mamatulip says:

    >They had only two rooms left and overflow patients would have to deliver in the women’s center, separated from other patients only by curtains.YIKES. Glad you made it there when you did. Congrats again!

  4. Karly says:

    >How exciting! And lucky you, gettin’ that epidural so early! good luck with the breastfeeding…its gotta get better, right? 🙂

  5. Caroline says:

    >Congratulations! I am de-lurking to wish you all the best and to say how much I enjoy reading your blog. The fact that you are posting is impressive! After my daughter was born I remember thinking that if I had time to email and be at the computer, I had time to sleep. You can imagine which activity won out…So congrats again – here’s to posting AND sleeping 🙂 Caroline

  6. Mom101 says:

    >So happy for you! Ten pounds – wow, that’s one healthy child you made their. Many congrats to all of you and your pee-happy little guy.

  7. Evilynmo says:

    >I so know what you mean with the breastfeeding! I had a homebirth (no drugs) and I found breastfeeding to be 100 times more painful than the birth. Just keep working at it, and remember that love is the most important ingredient in any baby food.

  8. Ivy says:

    >I am SO with ya on the nursing the first week. It sucks. After that, not so bad, but the first week is always the worst. Congrats on Bruiser! 🙂

  9. cce says:

    >Post partum…nursing, the horror of bowel movements, hemorrhoids, exhaustion and the constant wondering when that excess body weight might fade away, is noooo picnic.But you done good and that’s all that matters. Now get some sleep.

  10. shaz says:

    >great! I am so happy for you that he’s out in the world now! congrats again.

  11. Ginger says:

    >You are truly my hero.Congratulations! 🙂

  12. Butrfly4404 says:

    >”…he peed all over everyone- twice.”HAHAHA! Good Boy!!!

  13. Jenny Rough says:

    >Easy? No pain? Those are the birth stories I like to hear. Yay! Congrats!

  14. >Glad you could feel something during the delivery. Unfortunately when I had an epidural for the first time with my third child (I know, what was I thinking on those first two??) I DIDN’T feel him between my legs and one only knows how long I sat on his head before the nurse decided to take a peek to see how I was “progressing” and screamed like a wild woman when she pulled back the blanket.Whew…so glad he appears to have no long term effects. He’s almost 5 now and we haven’t had the guts to tell him that mommy sat on him yet!Congrats! Love your fun personality!

  15. Imamamma says:

    >I had the same problem with my 9-lb monster. Lactation consultant told me about these wonderful Hydrogel Discs.Keep four in the fridge, 2 in your bra and rotate rotate rotate! Congratulations and good luck, keep it up, it’ll get better!

  16. Linda says:

    >So glad you didn’t have to have the c-section. As the proud owner of two “emergency c-section” babies, I wouldn’t wish it on ANYONE. (you can read my son’s birth story on my blog for March 1). What a trooper you are! And yes, I hated the first few weeks of breastfeeding…who knew a tiny baby could provide enough suction to try and take your shoulder blade out thru a nipple????

  17. Jenna says:

    >Ah, breaking water. Great times. Congrats again!

  18. Jodi says:

    >You are awesome! I had almost the EXACT same thing happen when I had Trent, and he was 10 lbs 7.5 oz, except I had to have a c-section. I think my pelvis is incredibly unproven or something. Other than that you and I could have the same birthing story!Good job, congrats on Bruiser. 🙂 Can’t wait for more pictures and stories. Oh, and I don’t know if you bought a bunch of newborn diapers or not, but here’s a tip, Bruiser won’t be able to fit into them….

  19. Lisa N. says:

    >Congratulations! I’m another one coming out of the cyber-shadows to tell you how much I enjoy your blog. And I could not agree more that nursing that first week is soo much worse than labor! My daughter tore my nipple clean off and spat it across the room on several occassions, little punk. Major props for posting and congrats again!

  20. >Congratulations. My first pregnancy also ended in a sudden water breakage that I confused with peeing my pants. But aren’t those early epidurals great?

  21. Mir says:

    >WAIT! You left out the paragraph where you reveal whether or not you snipped…..And that is about the easiest labor I’ve ever heard of. Sign me up for this “proven pelvis” thing!

  22. My float says:

    >Congratulations! What a little cutie he is.Please don’t mention the breastfeeding. My toes have broken out in a sweat at the very thought of the three months I struggled with the pain of breastfeeding until it finally all worked properly!

  23. liz says:

    >Gotta love a birth story like this one!

  24. FishyGirl says:

    >Wow, fantastic! Delurking to say congratulations. Amazing birth story – and that Bruiser sure is a cutie!

  25. Bitsy Parker says:

    >Holy Cow! I read your website once before and couldn’t remember the name. After searching forever I find it and YOU’VE HAD THE BABY! How exciting. I’m definitely linking to your site and will read daily. Good luck with that breast feeding.

  26. Robin says:

    >I was 11 pounds, 7 ounces & 24 inches long when I was born.And, I was NOT a C-section baby.I was 20 days late (born July 31st, 1978) so it was in the heat of the summer.Ironically, I was always the skinniest, shortest person in my class. Today, I weigh about 111 pounds & I’m 5 foot, 3 inches tall.For a long time, I was the biggest baby born at the hospital, where my mom had me. I’m sure God will make me have a big baby just show me what I put my mom through. 🙂

  27. Jennifer says:

    >Congratulations!!! I am so happy for you and your family.

  28. MommasWorld says:

    >Congratulations! He is beautiful! Welcome to the world Jack!

  29. Kelly says:

    >Congratulations and good on ya for your proven pelvis. That feat of childbirth was mega-impressive. And, oh yeah, nurses and lactation consultants are all liars for saying the breastfeeding shouldn’t ever hurt. Liars, liars, I say!Man, my nips were on fire for 4 straight weeks.

  30. jessica says:

    >I wet my pants every time I laugh hard! that’s embarrassing too. i try to be boring and not laugh when i’m in public as a result 🙂

  31. dillyweed says:

    >Glad your birth experience was fairly smooth.And the pain of nursing WILL pass. I remember doing more lamaze breathing through nursing than I did during actual labor. It felt like knives stabbing me through my boobs each time he latched on. The agony was when he popped off and I had to endure a repeat-session of the latch-on with tears streaming down my cheeks. But it does get better. Thankfully.

  32. >No painful contractions before your epidural was in?Oh, how I hate you 🙂

  33. >Well done!!!Congratulations on the little dude’s arrival.And I’m with you. I’ve got big babies and a proven pelvis. Or as my hubs likes to say, I’ve got birthing hips…Asshat.Best of luck with the boob feeding.

  34. Marie says:

    >Looks like my comment vanished….But hooray for your proven pelvis, Lindsay! So glad you didn’t need a C.Can’t believe you’re posting, but it’s great to read your story…Hope you have all the help you want at home… hugs to all!

  35. annie says:

    >Sounds like you had not too bad of a time, considering he was 10 lbs and all!I think he’s chubby from the arm and the chin I saw in the video. Heck, most kids in our family are not that weight till what? 6 to 8 weeks old! When they start filling out and stop looking like an alien.He’s already filled out and adorable!

  36. >Congratulations!!!!!

  37. Lene says:

    >Congratulations! He is gorgeous!

  38. Amy says:

    >exactly the kind of story I need to hear more of–thanks! I’m just hoping my own pelvis proves itself in a few months. congrats on a great birth 🙂

  39. kittenpie says:

    >Congratulations! (And? Lucky you! My MIL had these two-hour, one-pain labours, too. I’m thinking, “You call that labour?”)

  40. Amalia says:

    >Congratulations! He’s already a charmer. I’m not sure about the timeline, but do I gather that the eggplant worked? If so, they ought to patent that stuff!Congrats again,Amalia

  41. >Lindsay-An unsolicited idea: you may be hurting from nursing because he’s latching on wrong. And he may be latching on wrong ’cause he’s using a pacifier.If I were having pain nursing the first few weeks, I’d ditch the pacifier. You’ll likely find this helps.:-)Katie

  42. >I am so glad labor went so quickly…little guy is eager to see the world, isn’t he?Re: breastfeeding…if the latch is off…owie. As I recall it doesn’t take long to do damage, and then it doesn’t matter if the latch is good. It still hurts. For a while anyway. I was a Lansinoh junkie for the first month. Good luck!

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  44. beck says:

    >Wow! Congratulations to all of you! So happy to hear he’s huge and healthy. Am quite envious of you and your “proven pelvis.” Need it myself. =)

  45. George says:

    >Congratulations Lindsay … I am sure you’ll have some great stories to share.Be well.

  46. wayabetty says:

    >I’m holding my 7 month belly and saying “OUCH! OUCH!” Down the chute with a 10 pounder?! Oh lawd! Please let that not be me! Congrats to you and your growing family Lindsay! He’s a handsome dude! I feel your pain on the breast thing! This will be our 4th child and I don’t look forward to those first two weeks of sore nipples at all!!

  47. Stephanie T. says:

    >Congratulations!!! Great birth story! I sympathize about the BF pain. Just keep telling yourself it will get better and apply Lansinoh and let them air dry after feedings and they’ll toughen up soon. 😉

  48. Jennifer says:

    >Hooray for baby Bruiser! And hooray for your awesome pelvis! Sending lots of positive energy and kisses your way.

  49. CB-be-ME says:

    >Congrats!!! I have been reading your blog for awhile!! I just delivered my 2nd daughter Thursday morning. 1/2 the size of your baby i might add!! She was 4 lbs 11 oz! Congrats again!

  50. Daren says:

    >Congratulations! He’s beautiful!

  51. Tuesday Girl says:


  52. Carrie says:

    >yea! Cograts! Such a handsome fella.

  53. Mrs. M says:

    >OH how I hope I have a proven pelvis. I’ve always thought I had birthing hips. Let’s hope I have easy labor. Otherwise I’ll cry like a baby b/c I’ve lab coat syndrome.

  54. doow says:

    >Congratulations to the proven pelvis and all involved in bringing Bruiser into the world!

  55. >Congratulations to your Proven Pelvis!! Hang in there with the nursing. It gets better. But do get help if you need it. Us La Leche League ladies aren’t ALL breastfeeding nazis.Welcome, Bruiser!

  56. >Congratulations Lindsay! All of us at DivineCaroline are so glad to hear you had a healthy birth. I hope you’ll keep posting photos!

  57. Vol Abroad says:

    >congratulations – and I’ve saved the link to that eggplant recipe!

  58. Izzy says:

    >Congratulations! I’m glad you such an easy delivery 🙂

  59. carmen says:

    >Congratulations! That is ONE big baby!And I’m the one who actually DID wet her pants, and not break her waters. Sigh.

  60. Jenny says:

    >You did it! You did it! You did it! Congratulations, Lindsey!

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