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My Birth Story...while I remember (and she's sleeping!)

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btrflygrl
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Shana

My Birth Story...while I remember (and she's sleeping!)

Ok....here goes.

Went in Thursday morning 1/5/06. Pitocin started around 10am. Regular contractions started soon after that....about 3-4 minutes apart, quite bearable. We kind of sat around and waited....
and waited....
and waited....STILL 2 cm!
Dr broke my water around 3:15pm...SO not comfortable and she stretched me to 3 cm. Ok....maybe this will get it going. The contractions became SO bad, same frequency but the water had been providing a "cushion" of sorts, so without that I felt them SO much more. Tried sitting in the glider...didn't help much anymore the way it did earlier. Nurse comes in...I ask how long it takes to get the epidural after asking for it.....half hr....I'm debating waiting a little more and then another contraction hits....and then No...I'll take that epidural NOW thank You.

Get the epidural somewheres around 4:30-5pm by the time he was done and the nurse was done doing her thing. G-d in heaven....WOW. First off he hit jus the right spot and 2ndly...I was sUPER Sensitive to it, so it worked like a charm. My right side went DEAD...like I could NOT move it at all. Left side was numb, but not as bad. Took a short snooze somewhere in there.
6pm....Dr comes to check me....4 cm. WHAT??!!! UGH....looks like she'll be here in the wee hours of the morning. Ok whatever. Watch some tv, chat with DH, SIL, my doula. Try snoozing again. All through this...not feeling a single contraction, only some random tightening. They did a catheter which wasn't bad either considering I didn't feel anything.

Start feeling some serious pressure down there, like I have to pee or poop really bad, but it is not in the abdomen, it's DOWN THERE! SIL mentions maybe you should call the nurse and have you checked. I'm like, Nah...it's no biggie, it doesn't hurt, just pressure.

8:30-9pm rolls around, the nurse comes to check me. She says I have a rim in the back (or was it the front...) and nothing on the other side and that this baby was on her way NOW. Oh, really? OK...cool! She has the dr called, and we do 2 sets of pushing, 3 pushes each. Now, may I remind you that I can't feel anything, can't move my legs, didn't know I was even pushing, but apparently I was doing it right cuz she was coming FAST. Dr comes in--"ARe we having a baby tonight or what?" Sure...let's get this party started. We push some more, the head startes to come out I guess because they asked if I wanted a mirror and I said no. Ew. Didn't want to feel her head either. At this point, the Dr asks DH if he's ever delivered in his EMT days. He says no, and she says "would you like to help?" I figured it meant cutting the cord or something...NOPE> DH strips down to a tee shirt, dons a pair of latex gloves and Dr then proceeds to tell him where to grab her and how to ease her out!! HOLY CR@P. I push a little more, and the next thing I know I see this little baby between my legs and the plop her on my belly. I'm a mess....crying hysterically. SIL held one leg, doula/friend held the other.

I did tear a little, but the dr said it was clean cut, the same as it would have been had she cut me.

All we did was joke around with the nurses. The hospital, the staff, everything was amazing. I could not have had a better experience.

Posted 1/7/06 10:38 AM
 
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MrsJ
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Re: My Birth Story...while I remember (and she's sleeping!)

It sounds amazing Shana! Thank you fro sharing with us! How great that DH got to help deliver her!!! That's so special for all of you!

Posted 1/7/06 10:41 AM
 

beachgirl13
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Re: My Birth Story...while I remember (and she's sleeping!)

sounds like you had a great experience. Congrats again!

Posted 1/7/06 10:44 AM
 

Moehick
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Re: My Birth Story...while I remember (and she's sleeping!)

What a wonderful story....glad everything went smoothly!

Posted 1/7/06 10:44 AM
 

2003fallwedding
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Tracy

Re: My Birth Story...while I remember (and she's sleeping!)

Congratulations Shana! Glad to hear it all went well.

Can't wait to see pictures!!!

Posted 1/7/06 10:51 AM
 

emilain
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Re: My Birth Story...while I remember (and she's sleeping!)

Bravo!!! Makes me wantanother one immediately, you have a great birth story, a very cooperative little girl, opefully she stays like that until her teenage yearsChat Icon

Posted 1/7/06 11:07 AM
 

sunny
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Re: My Birth Story...while I remember (and she's sleeping!)

Glad it went well! She is gorgeous!

Posted 1/7/06 11:08 AM
 

Bxgell2
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Re: My Birth Story...while I remember (and she's sleeping!)

What a wonderful birth story Shana!!!! Congratulations!!! Chat Icon Chat Icon

Posted 1/7/06 11:12 AM
 

dm24angel
Happiness

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Re: My Birth Story...while I remember (and she's sleeping!)

Great story! Glad it went easy Shana!

Posted 1/7/06 11:19 AM
 

Briannasmommy
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Re: My Birth Story...while I remember (and she's sleeping!)

Great birth story congrats again. Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon

Posted 1/7/06 11:51 AM
 

Bran-loves-Tom
Dad you finally did it!!!

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Brandy

Re: My Birth Story...while I remember (and she's sleeping!)

That is so wonderful and I think it is so great that DH got to be that big a part of it!!! I am so glad you had such a wonderful experience!!!

Posted 1/7/06 12:00 PM
 

LuvMy2Girls
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Mommy

Re: My Birth Story...while I remember (and she's sleeping!)

So great DH was able to deliver his daughter! I don't know if my DH would be able to stomach that one. COngratulations on your beautiful little princess!!

Posted 1/7/06 12:27 PM
 

aidamarie
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Re: My Birth Story...while I remember (and she's sleeping!)

Congratulations, What a great birth story, It is so beatiful that her daddy helped deliver her. Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon

Posted 1/7/06 1:15 PM
 

Ali
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Allison

Re: My Birth Story...while I remember (and she's sleeping!)

Congratulations!!! That's so awesome that your DH got to help actually deliver the baby!!!

Posted 1/7/06 2:16 PM
 

steph4777
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Re: My Birth Story...while I remember (and she's sleeping!)

I'm so glad the induction went well. Your DH was a trooper. It will be a great story for him to tell Alyson.

Posted 1/7/06 2:30 PM
 

momAGAIN
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Re: My Birth Story...while I remember (and she's sleeping!)

congrats glad everything went well!

Posted 1/7/06 2:35 PM
 

HereWeGoAgain
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a

Re: My Birth Story...while I remember (and she's sleeping!)

YAY!! Many many congrats!!Chat Icon Chat Icon

Posted 1/7/06 3:10 PM
 

Tracey
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Re: My Birth Story...while I remember (and she's sleeping!)

What a womderful story! Congrats again!Chat Icon Chat Icon

Posted 1/7/06 3:11 PM
 

NovemberSue
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Susan

Re: My Birth Story...while I remember (and she's sleeping!)

What a story and your DH got to deliver the baby!

Posted 1/7/06 3:20 PM
 

kat813
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Kathleen

Re: My Birth Story...while I remember (and she's sleeping!)

Congrats! That's an amazing story you will be able to share with her.

Posted 1/7/06 3:50 PM
 

Jacquie
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Re: My Birth Story...while I remember (and she's sleeping!)

That is wonderful that your Dh was able to deliver your daughter. What a memorable moment for all of you!

Posted 1/7/06 4:40 PM
 

Giannas-mama
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Re: My Birth Story...while I remember (and she's sleeping!)

Yeah...Congratulations!!!Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon

Posted 1/7/06 4:59 PM
 

MrsBumbleb
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Re: My Birth Story...while I remember (and she's sleeping!)

That's awesome, I'm glad you had such a great experienceChat Icon

Posted 1/7/06 5:19 PM
 

05mommy09
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Re: My Birth Story...while I remember (and she's sleeping!)

Shana thats a great birth story!!! You make it sound soooo easy!!! Im so happy everything worked out well...and you're little princess is here!!! Cherish every min with her...it goes soooo fast!!!

Now lets see more pics!

Posted 1/7/06 6:31 PM
 

Luvlylady
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Posted 1/7/06 6:32 PM
 
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