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My Birth Story!!!

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MrsM
LIF Toddler

Member since 5/05

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Name:
Amy

My Birth Story!!!

So my due date was March 5th. I was supposed to end work today-Feb. 10th. Some of you may remember I posted a week and 1/2 ago that I had lost my mucus plug. Most people said that they had their babies within 2 weeks of losing their plug, but I guess I was in denial. Then last Friday I had an appt with my OB. I had signs of bloody show the day before, but when they did the internal, I had no signs of dilation. She agreed that it looked like things were "progressing" but no mention of a baby the next day!

On Saturday I went to NJ and spent the day looking at bridesmaid dresses with my cousin. I was tired, but felt good. My husband went out that night with a friend - dinner, drinks, pool and I went to bed at around 11.

At 12:20, I woke up and thought I wet the bed! Chat Icon My water had broke and it was POURING out of me. It was like a movie. I rushed to the bathroom with the phone in hand and called my doctor. The water would not stop. She said to get to the hospital right away. I asked her if I had an hour since my husband wasn't home and would be off the LIRR by 1:00. She said to leave as soon as he got there. So I called my sister hystericlaly crying and my brother-in-law got in the car right away. At 1:00 my husband got home...had no idea what was happening and my brother-in-law took us to the hospital.

I was admitted at Northsore Community @ 1:30 and my contractions started around 2:00. They were all over the place, 2 mins, 5 mins, 10 mins etc. It was crazy. At around 4 they started pitocin to get things regular and start things rolling. I was 2 cm dilated and 90% effaced. They gave me a pain reliever that didn't even TOUCH the pain.

All of a sudden I was resting and 5 residents and docs and nurses etc ran into the room and put oxygen on me and were trying to put in a baby monitor..it all happened so fast..They were yelling that my baby was in stress and that his heart rate was dropping. It was soooo scary and my husband was petrified. They eventually got him stabilized and the doc came in to tell me that there was no way she could keep giving me pitocin since everytime I contracted, the babies heart rate would drop. So she said I would have to have a csection. I was upset at first, but then once I got the epidural and I knew he was stable, my husband and I felt relief that he would be safe and out soon. The section itself was quick and easy, but the pain to follow has been tough. Also, because he is so early and small, he isn't taking to my breast. I am pumping and trying each feeding and then giving him the milk in a bottle. We will see how it goes!

I was really scared going early. My apt wasn't ready, but my husband and family have been here every day putting furniture together and washing clothes. I am lucky to have help.

I have to say, the staff at Northshore Manhasset were absolutely wonderful! Very attentive.

We named him Harrison Richard. My dads name is Richard. He is absoultely beautiful! My doctor said that he was wedged in my pelvis and that there really wasn't any room left in there, so he had some bruising, but he is so wonderful and sweet and I am in love.

I attached a pic.

Thank you for everyones help and opinions..I really appreciated it!

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Message edited 2/10/2006 11:23:21 PM.

Posted 2/10/06 11:20 PM
 
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dottiemchugh
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Re: My Birth Story!!!

COngrats on your beautiful baby boy! Try to feel better.. I know how tough the recovery is with the c-section. Chat Icon

Posted 2/10/06 11:25 PM
 

-Lisa-
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Member since 5/05

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Name:
Lisa

Re: My Birth Story!!!

aww- he's adorable! congrats again! glad you had such a happy ending to a scary story!

Posted 2/11/06 12:22 AM
 

bee
Secret Agent

Member since 8/06

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Re: My Birth Story!!!

omg, he's soo, soo cute!! congrats!

Posted 2/11/06 12:56 AM
 

rose825
Best Friends

Member since 6/05

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Re: My Birth Story!!!

he is adorable. Congrats!

Posted 2/11/06 1:38 AM
 

bean
I love my little man!!!!

Member since 7/05

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Name:
Janine

Re: My Birth Story!!!

Congrats! Absolutely adorable!Chat Icon Chat Icon

Posted 2/11/06 2:05 AM
 

KangaMom
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Member since 1/06

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Re: My Birth Story!!!

Congratulations Chat Icon He is adorable Chat Icon

Posted 2/11/06 8:34 AM
 

MrsSchwags
Soccer Baseball Lax Mom

Member since 10/05

11240 total posts

Name:
Jennifer

Re: My Birth Story!!!

Thanks for sharing. Good luck with recovery.

Posted 2/11/06 9:10 AM
 

wowcoulditbe
wow, pic is already 1 yr old!!

Member since 1/06

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Name:
D

Re: My Birth Story!!!

this is so exciting - the first birth on liw since I foundout that I am pregant! congrats again! sounds like quite a sotry you will be able to tell Harrison when he gets older, too! Chat Icon

Posted 2/11/06 9:26 AM
 

bellarina
She's my dancing queen!

Member since 5/05

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Re: My Birth Story!!!

congratulations! Chat Icon Chat Icon He is adorable!

I'm so sorry you had to go through so much! I can't believe your story! You now have such an amazing son. Chat Icon

Posted 2/11/06 9:43 AM
 

AnnBrunoXO
2 Girls For Me!

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Name:
MaMMa

Re: My Birth Story!!!

Thanks for sharing your story - glad you are both doing well! Your little baby is so precious!Chat Icon

Posted 2/11/06 9:51 AM
 

CookiePuss
Cake from Outer Space!

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Re: My Birth Story!!!

He's precious! Congratulations and feel better. Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon

Posted 2/11/06 9:53 AM
 

Moehick
Ready for the sun!

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Name:
Properly perfect™

Re: My Birth Story!!!

What a beautiful Chat Icon You must have been so scared going early, thank goodness everything turned out alrightChat Icon

Posted 2/11/06 10:38 AM
 

princess99
LIF Adult

Member since 5/05

3944 total posts

Name:
ME

Re: My Birth Story!!!

Glad u r okay and Harrison is too. He is a beautiful baby Chat Icon Feel better soon!

Message edited 2/11/2006 11:28:32 AM.

Posted 2/11/06 11:28 AM
 

Aga
hello baby Albert

Member since 9/05

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Name:
Aga

Re: My Birth Story!!!

ohh what a little angel Chat Icon congratulations Chat Icon

Posted 2/11/06 11:41 AM
 

jennandrob
mom of two!

Member since 5/05

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Name:
Jenn

Re: My Birth Story!!!

Congratulations and welcome Harrison! Chat Icon

Posted 2/11/06 12:03 PM
 

beachgirl13
Mommy to 3 boys!

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Re: My Birth Story!!!

awww what a cutie!! congrats!

Posted 2/11/06 12:05 PM
 

mable
2 1/2

Member since 12/05

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Name:
kristen

Re: My Birth Story!!!

COngrats.. He is precious!!Chat Icon

Posted 2/11/06 1:28 PM
 

MrsJ
I love my Katie Bug

Member since 5/05

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Name:
Kathy

Re: My Birth Story!!!

What a story! I'm glad you're both OK. He is beautiful!!!!!Chat Icon

Posted 2/11/06 1:58 PM
 

NJmom
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Member since 8/05

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Re: My Birth Story!!!

Congratulations!! He's adorable! Chat Icon

Posted 2/11/06 2:11 PM
 

Florence
LIF Infant

Member since 5/05

220 total posts

Name:
Florence

Re: My Birth Story!!!

Congrats on Baby Harrison! He is adorable!

My son Andrew was born at 35.0 weeks and he too had a problem latching on. Then one day at 8 weeks old he finally got it, it was actually the week I was going to give up completely!

Posted 2/11/06 2:22 PM
 

dee7772
My Loves

Member since 5/05

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Re: My Birth Story!!!

Congratulations. Harrison is beautiful!Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon

Posted 2/11/06 2:45 PM
 

MayDay16
LIF Infant

Member since 6/05

56 total posts

Name:
A

Re: My Birth Story!!!

Congratulations! He is so beautiful!

Posted 2/11/06 2:55 PM
 

LIMOMx2
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Re: My Birth Story!!!

Congrats! He is beautifulChat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon

Posted 2/11/06 3:39 PM
 

Adri
Joy!

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Name:
A

Re: My Birth Story!!!

He is adorable! Congratulations Chat Icon

Posted 2/11/06 3:43 PM
 
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