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my JANUARY birth story! (LONG)

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WannaBeAMommy
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my JANUARY birth story! (LONG)

Okay, Ladies, here it goes...my Birth Story. Chat Icon

My due date was 2/3 but my little Matthew was born on 1/30....
I ended up going to the hospital on Monday night to be induced with Cervidil after my doctor called saying my latest test results showed mild pre-eclampsia. Better to induce then wait for my condition to worsen.

After ~8-9 hours of Cervidil, they started me on Pitocin on Tuesday morning around 9am. At my 1st internal, I was still 1cm. No change all night. After the Pitocin was hanging for a few hours, I got to 2cm. I opted for the epidural early (yes, I'm a weany, but the Pit is not exactly comfortable!). By 6pm, my internal showed NO change. UGH.

My doctor broke my water and increased the Pit. By 8pm I had dilated to 5cm! Things were looking up.

The only problem - my epidural was "patchy" so I would feel breakthru pain and need constant bolus meds from anethesia (who, by the way, became my favorite person by the end of the night). By midnight, the breakthru pain was so intense I couldn't handle it. The doctor checked me and there was no change since 8pm (even with the transducer verifying very effective contractions). Baby just didn't want to descend. He was stuck at 0-station....and face UP. Hence, the BACK labor. YUCK.

Needless to say, by 2am I was in the OR for a c/section. I'll spare the gorey details involving how I could FEEL the cutting in the areas where the epidural didn't work........

I swear that the adrenaline rush of meeting Chat Icon in minutes got me thru the pain. I refused to let the doctors put me under general anethesia -- no way was I going to miss this!!! Once baby Matthew was born, I felt a lot more and was put under sweet-air. Recovery has been rough....

BUT IT WAS ALL WORTH IT.

I have NEVER been more in love with anyone in my entire life! I'm so smitten. I can't stop staring at him. It's beyond amazing. Every day is a gift.

Hang in there, Ladies. It's worth anything you have to go thru to meet your perfect Chat Icon

Posted 2/7/08 1:57 PM
 

drewsgirl
My loves

Member since 5/05

3221 total posts

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Amanda

Re: my JANUARY birth story! (LONG)

Congrats on your little boy!

Posted 2/7/08 1:59 PM
 

jennyb
Expecting #3 in Sept!

Member since 8/07

2174 total posts

Name:
Jen LIW: jenafee

Re: my JANUARY birth story! (LONG)

congrats!! Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon

Posted 2/7/08 1:59 PM
 

headoverheels
s'il vous plaît

Member since 6/07

42079 total posts

Name:
LB

Re: my JANUARY birth story! (LONG)

congrats!! sorry you had a rough time, glad to hear it was all worth it!! Chat Icon

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Posted 2/7/08 2:00 PM
 

Mo-Mo
LIF Infant

Member since 8/07

118 total posts

Name:
Maureen

Re: my JANUARY birth story! (LONG)

Congrats on your little Chat Icon !

Posted 2/7/08 2:01 PM
 

melena2007
LIF Infant

Member since 10/07

236 total posts

Name:
melena

Re: my JANUARY birth story! (LONG)

Congrats... enjoy your time with your new son...... Best Wishes...Chat Icon Chat Icon

Posted 2/7/08 2:05 PM
 

KristinasMama
How did she turn 2 so quickly?

Member since 10/07

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Name:
Blessed Mama of Kristina Elena

Re: my JANUARY birth story! (LONG)

Ugh... what a birth story, but I'm glad it turned out well in the end honey!

I can't wait to see pics!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Congratulations!!!!!!!!

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Posted 2/7/08 2:08 PM
 

Chica
Cuteness!

Member since 10/06

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Name:
Erica

Re: my JANUARY birth story! (LONG)

Congrats! Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon What a story!

Posted 2/7/08 2:18 PM
 

mooshyboo
So Blessed!

Member since 11/07

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Name:
Christine

Re: my JANUARY birth story! (LONG)

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Posted 2/7/08 2:19 PM
 

luckystars3
2015

Member since 11/07

2378 total posts

Name:
Julie

Re: my JANUARY birth story! (LONG)

congrats!!!

Posted 2/7/08 2:33 PM
 

dapnkap
Our 3 angels

Member since 7/07

4824 total posts

Name:
Karen

Re: my JANUARY birth story! (LONG)

Congrats and thanks for sharing your story! Enjoy being a new mommy!!!!

Posted 2/7/08 2:47 PM
 

NewlyMrs
Laugh-Live-Love LIFE!

Member since 10/06

14432 total posts

Name:
Jennifer

Re: my JANUARY birth story! (LONG)

Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted 2/7/08 2:47 PM
 

08BabySurprise
My Life. My Everything.

Member since 10/07

9151 total posts

Name:

Re: my JANUARY birth story! (LONG)

I'm sorry it was rough on you but Matthew looks like a CUTEY!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!

Posted 2/7/08 3:19 PM
 
 

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