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    Super Poster youngmom08's Avatar
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    Donnie D. Morris Jr (DJ) was born March 29th
    (37 weeks 5 days) at 5:46 am. His stats were
    5lbs 14oz and 18 inches long.
    So, I posted about 2 days before I had him that
    I had been having this lower backache and
    cramping associated with it. I knew something
    had to be going on because the backache and
    cramping weren't going away at all even trying
    tylenol, warm baths/showers, and massages. On
    Wednesday afternoon I went to my NST and
    they told me that I was having contractions
    every 8 minutes. This was around 2:00. One of
    the nurses read my chart wrong and was going
    to have me admitted because she thought I was
    34 weeks but it said that I was admitted a few
    weeks ago (34 weeks) for pre-term labor. They
    asked if I could feel them and I told them that I
    After that I left and went to my doctor's
    appointment and it was 2:45 at that time. I
    mentioned to the nurse that came in before my
    doctor did that at my NST I was having
    contractions every 2 minutes and she said she
    would let the doctor know and that she was
    going to have the doctor examine me. He came
    in and told me that I was at 2 cm and that my
    cervix was really soft. He pretty much said you
    can go anytime time because your cervix is
    saying things are really favorable for labor. He
    did say he didn't believe I would be making it to
    my appointment next week though and told me
    to pack my hospital bag.
    When I got home, I decided it would be funny to
    prank call DF and tell him that my water broke.
    At first he was like are you serious?? Then I bust
    out laughing because he sounded so worried
    and he told me that he knew I was playing
    because I wouldn't have sounded so calm. DF
    and his grandmother came to pick me up so
    that we could all play cards together for a little
    while so I didn't get a chance to pack my
    hospital bag since they showed up so fast. I
    really wasn't thinking that I was going to go into
    labor that day so I thought it would be fine. I
    noticed that I was still having contractions pretty
    often and that they definitely felt different than
    the braxton hicks ones that I was having.
    I started kind of thinking that at this point I was
    in early labor so I told DF and he asked if I
    wanted to go to the hospital. I told him no
    because they weren't super painful and weren't
    at least 5 minutes apart yet. Later on that night I
    started noticing that they started getting closer
    and closer together and this was around 2 am. I
    started timing my contractions and they were 4
    1/2 minutes apart and getting kind of painful so
    I decided to get in the shower. I was so set on
    getting an epidural so I told him I didn't want to
    stay at home too long but would leave when
    they get to be about 3 minutes apart.
    He kept saying you know your labor goes pretty
    fast once it gets to the active stage, so you might
    want to go now. I'm like no they won't let me
    stay because I can still talk through these. At
    one point and time I felt this huge pop which
    I'm pretty sure was my cervix changing and
    they were really painful at this point to the point
    where I had to breathe through them and
    brought tears to my eyes. At this point he said
    we're leaving because he felt bad with me being
    in so much pain. I did not want to get out of the
    shower. It was around 3:35 by the time we all
    got ready to leave and go to the hospital.
    When we got there he made me get in the
    wheelchair and we headed up to L&D. I was in
    so much pain at this time all I could say is can I
    please have some medicine. I was laughing in
    between contractions because I said luck will
    have it that I can't get an epi again. DF just kept
    telling me to breathe and that it would be okay.
    He held my hand for every contraction and was
    rubbing my back and stomach as I asked him.
    When the nurse checked me, I was a 6 and she
    said you're definitely being admitted and got an
    IV started. I was so excited that I wasn't too far
    dilated because I felt I had a chance to get the
    meds. Forgot to mention that we had arrived at
    L&D at 4:00 am. The nurse gave me a shot of
    nubain (sp?) but that did not do anything at all
    for my pain, just made me feel drugged.
    After that they had me sign the epidural consent
    form and I was like THANK GOD! I'm getting
    medicine. DF thought this was hilarious, and I
    told him to shut up and that we were NOT
    having anymore kids crying and laughing at the
    same time. I started grabbing his shirt at this
    point because I was feeling sooo much pressure
    in my butt area. I told him that it felt like my
    butt was going to pop off. All this time, they
    were still waiting on my IV bag to get to a
    certain point and they came to check me and
    said that I wasn't going to be able to get the epi
    because baby was right there. I literally lost it
    and started hyperventilating and saying that I
    could not do this. I was saying are you serious??
    I can't do this again and breathing really really
    rapidly. DF keep telling me to breathe and calm
    down and so did the nurses. They all kept saying
    you can do it, you're doing great and I told them
    NO I'm not doing great lol.
    I started feeling like I had to push and told them
    but I honestly didn't put any effort into the first
    push. My body was shaking so much from the
    pain and I just kept saying I couldn't do it. DF
    had my hand the entire time which I did
    appreciate and encouraged me to push and so
    did the nurses. I wasn't thinking rationally at the
    time but when the nurses said the pain will be
    over as soon as baby is out I gave two good
    pushes and out he came. I felt instant relief and
    was sooo happy that he was out. DF cut the
    cord and we started our kangaroo time for an
    hour. I didn't have any tears this time which is
    definitely making recovery that much better. The
    only thing I had was like a superficial cut almost
    like a paper cut type thing but I don't feel it and
    I'm not bothered by it at all.
    He did have some issues regulating his
    temperature the first day and was a little
    jaundice but his levels went down to where they
    said he would not require any light therapy and
    he started regulating his temperature after a
    couple hours of skin to skin contact with me.
    Breastfeeding is going pretty well and they were
    all surprised at how fast he latched on
    considering his age.

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    Great birth story! I know you were planning on getting an epi but it sounds like it went pretty fast once you got to the hospital and you did such a great job. WTG mama! DF also sounds like he was an excellent support for you. Glad recovery has gone well and BFing too.
    ~Joy~ DS1-8/5/05, DS2-10/18/10 (VBAC#1), DS3- 4/11/12 (VBAC#2!)

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    that's great Sounds like you had some wonderful support
    congrats again
    ds1 Evan ds2 Adam

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    I'm glad you had such an awesome support team! And see, you could do it!!! And you got your handsome guy out of it! Congrats again!!!

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    That sounds like a great birth story to me! I imagine the quick labor can be a blessing, to get the misery part done & over with... Happy your little one is doing so well!

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    Awesome job!! Congrats
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    Great news! Sounds like a quick labor...congrats!

    ~Kristin, mom to Aden, Olivia, & Madeline~

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