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Finally back with my birth story!!! (Very long!!!)

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purplegirl
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Finally back with my birth story!!! (Very long!!!)

I’m sorry it took me so long to post this –I don’t know how some of you ladies do this just days after giving birth! Here’s my story:

Last Thursday morning (4/12) around 4:30am, I started to have regular contractions about 7 minutes apart, but by 6am they went away. Well, later that afternoon (around 3pm), they came back, and by 8:00 that night, they were strong enough and happening every couple of minutes, and some in my back, so we decided to go to the hospital. Two days earlier the doctor had told me I was still only 1cm dilated, so I thought I’d end up going back home, but when they examined me, I was 4 cm and they decided to admit me. Around 11pm, they gave me the epidural, and I felt great, but I was still only 4cm dilated. A few hours later, I started to feel the contractions again. The anesthesiologist gave me some more medication, but it really didn’t help. I went up to 5cm and stayed there the rest of the night and early into the next morning. The contractions were getting more and more painful and the doctors and nurses kept telling me that I shouldn’t be feeling anything with the epidural, but I felt EVERYTHING! Around 7am the following morning, the anesthesiologists switched shifts and the new one checked the placement of the epidural in my back.

Posted 4/24/07 11:30 AM
 
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purplegirl
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Re: Finally back with my birth story!!! (Very long!!!)

It turned out that the tube had shifted and was in a blood vessel instead of wherever it was supposed to be. Apparently the chances of that happening are like 1 in 1000!!! (Lucky me.) He re-inserted the epidural (ouch!) and a few minutes later I felt GREAT! It took a looooong time, but now I know why everyone said to get the epidural. My husband was looking at the monitor and telling me I was having a huge contraction, and I felt NOTHING!!! Heaven!!!

Anyway, around 9am, my own OBGYN arrived and I was still only at 5cm, so she decided to give me pitocin to move things along. Within the hour I was fully dilated and ready to push. Pushing was the HARDEST thing I have ever done in my life. At first I felt like I just wasn’t doing it right, and I didn’t think I’d ever be able to get this baby out of me. Finally about an hour later the doctor, who was so sure I was having a boy (along with just about every one else I know), said “He has a head full of blond hair!” A couple of minutes later, she announced “You have a daughter”—we didn’t know whether to laugh or cry. We were so sure it was a boy! At 10:45am on 4/13, my beautiful daughter came into the world. She weighed at 9 pounds, 12 ounces, and 21 inches long!!

Message edited 6/29/2007 4:02:50 PM.

Posted 4/24/07 11:31 AM
 

purplegirl
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Re: Finally back with my birth story!!! (Very long!!!)

As painful as it was, I would do it all over again in a second!

I am so in love with my little girl, and I can’t imagine my life at this point without her. I will try to post a picture, but I never seem to be able to do that right on here.

Thanks to all you ladies for all the support, advice and help over the last 9 months! This board has been a godsend for me with all of my paranoias, and questions all along. Good luck to all of you!


(Sorry I needed three posts to get the whole story out there!!)

Message edited 4/24/2007 12:17:55 PM.

Posted 4/24/07 11:31 AM
 

2PreciousBlessings
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Re: Finally back with my birth story!!! (Very long!!!)

Great story!! Congrats!!!Chat Icon

Posted 4/24/07 11:32 AM
 

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wow what a great story!! Congrats!!!!!!Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon

Posted 4/24/07 11:33 AM
 

MST9106
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Re: Finally back with my birth story!!! (Very long!!!)

Aww congratulations on your little Chat Icon !!!!!!!!!

Posted 4/24/07 11:34 AM
 

saskiaychilo
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Re: Finally back with my birth story!!! (Very long!!!)

WoW! Kudos! I'm happy that everything got better and congrats on your new baby girl! Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon God Bless!

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Posted 4/24/07 11:38 AM
 

Briannasmommy
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congrats and great story

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Posted 4/24/07 11:39 AM
 

Disneygirl
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Re: Finally back with my birth story!!! (Very long!!!)

Congratulations. And wow great job pushing out a 9lb 12oz baby! Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Actually that deserves a standing ovation Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon See ladies it can be done! Chat Icon

Posted 4/24/07 11:41 AM
 

lulugrrl
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Great Story...CONGRATS!!!!!!Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon

Posted 4/24/07 11:43 AM
 

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Congratulations and welcome Juliet Madeline!! Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon

Posted 4/24/07 11:46 AM
 

waterspout4
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Re: Finally back with my birth story!!! (Very long!!!)

Great story!!! Thanks for sharing!!! That epidural thing is a bit scary, but at least it worked out!! Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!! Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon

Posted 4/24/07 11:47 AM
 

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Posted 4/24/07 11:47 AM
 

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Posted 4/24/07 12:08 PM
 

Bklyngrl
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Re: Finally back with my birth story!!! (Very long!!!)

Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon congrats to you and DH and welcome to your little girl - that's great!

Posted 4/24/07 12:22 PM
 

pinkandblue
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Posted by Disneygirl

Congratulations. And wow great job pushing out a 9lb 12oz baby! Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Actually that deserves a standing ovation Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon See ladies it can be done! Chat Icon



I agree...bravo and congrats...

my lil one was 9,8 and delivered by c-section and they STILL had to use a vacuum to get her out Chat Icon you are a trooper Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon

Posted 4/24/07 12:23 PM
 

MsMBV
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Re: Finally back with my birth story!!! (Very long!!!)

Congrats & WB! That is some birth story!

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Posted 4/24/07 12:35 PM
 

TiggerBounce
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Re: Finally back with my birth story!!! (Very long!!!)

Thank you SO much for sharing your story!!!

I got teary at the end with the discovery that it was a girl!! Makes me a little upset we're going to miss out on that surprise!

Posted 4/24/07 12:45 PM
 

hbugal
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Re: Finally back with my birth story!!! (Very long!!!)

cant wait to see pics!!!

Posted 4/24/07 1:03 PM
 

curley999
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Congrats!! Thanks for sharing! Chat Icon

Posted 4/24/07 1:18 PM
 

Diana1215
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WOW - congrats!!!! Chat Icon Chat Icon

Posted 4/24/07 1:22 PM
 

Gumpslilqtpie
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Congrats on your new baby Chat Icon

Posted 4/24/07 1:23 PM
 

heidla
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Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Congrats!!!!! and WOW!!!! 9lbs 12oz!!!!

Posted 4/24/07 1:29 PM
 

Mrs. Patticakes
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Re: Finally back with my birth story!!! (Very long!!!)

Congratulations! Can't wait to see pics!!!

Posted 4/24/07 2:06 PM
 

LUCY
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CONGRATS!!!!!!

I cannot believe you had a 10lb baby vaginally... kudos to you..... great jobChat Icon Chat Icon

Posted 4/24/07 2:07 PM
 
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