August 2010 Lil' Sunshines Arrivals and Birth Stories
This thread is for the arrivals, birth stories, and pictures of our Lil' Sunshines! Please DO NOT comment unless posting your birth story or adding pics! And please TURN OFF all siggies so it stays unclogged for pictures! I'll try to add your babies as you post their stories and info, but please PM me to be sure that I get you added to the list :)
June 16, 2010
Rhys (RhysesPieces)-Natalia Cassidy was born at 12:53 AM; 1 lb 10 oz; 12 in; 31 weeks
July 16, 2010
(stars101) - Mason Adam - born July 16th, 5 lb 13 oz, 18 1/2", 35 weeks 5 days
July 17, 2010
Meredith (Smileymere)-Logan Roy was born at 6:25 PM; 5 lbs 7 oz; 18 in; 35 weeks
July 20, 2010
Nichole (NicholeC)-Cooper Riley Tj was born at 2:30 PM; 6 lbs 7oz; 19 1/2 in; 38 weeks 4 days
Carisa (carisathedreamer)-Clara Ivy was born at 3:01 PM; 8 lbs 3 oz; 37 weeks 6 days
July 23, 2010
Holly ( Holly_Anne618 )-Cameron Keith was born at 8:10 AM; 7 lbs 9.5 oz; 20.5 in; 39 weeks
Elizabeth (menaparker)-Isleia Michelle was born at 4:21 PM; 6 lbs 2 oz; 18 in; 36 weeks 4 days
Tabitha (MommyEdison)-Jayden Alexander was born at 10:45 PM; 5 lbs 9.5 oz; 18 in; 39 weeks 3 days
July 25, 2010
Beth (mrs.doolittle)-Nash Irby was born at 8:34 PM; 7 lbs. 11.5 oz; 21 in; 37 weeks 4 days
July 26, 2010
Karen (Karen0622)-Ryan David was born at 10:15 PM; 8 lbs 3 oz; 19.5 in; 39 weeks 1 day
July 27, 2010
Lori (LoriLoo)-Simon Atticus was born at 2:00 AM; 8 lbs 9 oz; 39 weeks 2 days
July 29, 2010
Amy (mamato6)-Jacob Michael was born at 2:09 AM; 8 lbs 1 oz; 20 in; 38 weeks 3 days
Mari (MRC_DAS)- Dennis John (DJ) was born at 5:43 AM; 7 lbs 14 oz; 38 weeks 2 days
August 1, 2010
Jessica (overtherainbow)-Noah Matthew Adams was born at 12:24AM; 8lbs. 6oz.; 19 1/2 inches ; 39 weeks
August 2, 2010
Cameron (babyprayers)-Chandler Scott was born at 8:21 PM; 5 lbs 10 oz; 18 in; 36 weeks 3 days
August 3, 2010
Mandy (aphart0)-DJ was born at 3:38 PM; 8 lbs 12.6 oz; 20.5 in; 40 weeks 1 day
August 4, 2010
Mandy (mandyt)-Grayson Tyler was born at 10:50 PM; 7 lbs; 18 in; 36 weeks 4 days
August 6, 2010
Jess (WaitingforCharlie)-Samuel Lucas; 7 lbs; 38 weeks 2 days
Phawn (PokeyPoke)-Hugo Forrest was born at 7:59 AM; 8 lbs 6 oz; 20 in
August 7, 2010
Susan (shuzie)-Treyson Mark was born at 3:45 AM; 6 lbs 13 oz; 37 weeks 2 days
August 9, 2010
Kristin (kristin21906)-Lyla Jean was born at 5:52 AM; 7 lbs 15 oz; 19 in; 38 weeks 6 days
Krista-Annabelle Claire was born at 10:24 PM; 9 lbs 6 oz; 20 in
August 10, 2010
Jill (tobben15)-Jospeh Alan was born at 6:00 PM; 7 lbs 6 oz; 20.5 in; 40 weeks
Crystal (cryssyk)-Westley; 8 lbs 5 oz; 20.5 in; 39 weeks 1 day
August 11, 2010
Colleen (toothy35)-Jack was born at 8:30 PM; 8 lbs 1.3 oz, 20 in; 39 weeks 5 days
August 12, 2010
Jen (serwachic) Cohen Bennett was born at 7:10 AM; 8 lbs 6 oz; 21 in; 40 weeks 1 day
Marcie (moosie)-Liam Fuata was born at 8:23 AM; 8 lbs 3 oz; 21 in
Stephanie (shauber)-Ellie Jayne was born at 1:20 PM; 8 lbs 3 oz; 21 3/4 in; 40 weeks 1 day
August 13, 2010
Guadalupe (warmasonqo)-Veronica Rose was born at 2:11 PM; 6 lbs 12 oz; 19.5 in; 39 weeks
August 14, 2010
Melissa (mjones6102)-Malia Rose was born at 3:45 AM; 7 lbs 5 oz; 21 in; 41 weeks 6 days
Amy (acandjh)-Nora Mae was born at 5:40 PM; 6 lbs 15 oz; 19 in; 39 weeks
Melody (melody811)- Sarah Elizabeth was born at 9:31 PM; 7 lbs 15 oz; 38 weeks 6 days
August 15, 2010
(vparker)- Zoe Lynn was born at 5:07 AM; 8 lbs, 21 in; 41 weeks 4 days
August 16, 2010
Vanessa (Rudysmama)- Elizabeth Arcessa was born at 5:01 AM; 6 lbs 9 oz; 19 in
Christie (Dont_Jinx_Me)-Dade Christopher was born at 10:32 AM; 8 lbs 3 oz; 21 in
Kanika (nikalady)- Kristian Chase was born at 12:44 PM; 7 lbs 6 oz; 20 in
Mel (more2come)-Jaxon was born at 5:03 PM; 7 lbs 5 oz; 37 weeks 5 days
August 17, 2010
Christina (cc_ttc) Enzo Thomas was born at 12:17 AM; 8 lbs 1 oz; 39 weeks 4 days
Kelly (kmg74) Molly Carolyn was born at 8:02 AM; 10 lbs 1 oz; 21 3/4 in
Amber (ambie719) Isaac Alexander was born at 11:07 AM; 8 lbs 8 oz; 20 in; 39 weeks 1 day
Georgina (supergeorgina) Clara Marie was born at 3:30 PM; 5 lbs 15 oz; 19 in
August 18, 2010
Niki (NikiAngel)-Alexa Rose was born 3:25 PM; 7 lbs 11 oz
August 19, 2010
Cheryl (mommy-of-six)- Jillian Michelle was born at 7:56 AM; 9 lb 2.8 oz; 21.5 in; 40 weeks 4 days
August 20, 2010
Stephanie (epiclesis) Jonathan Matthew was born at 12:21 AM; 9 lbs 22 in/ 42 weeks 1 day
Katie (katielynn13)- Thomas Sanford "Bo" was born at 12:21 PM; 9 lbs 10 oz; 21 in
Brooke (hugger07)- Natalie Grace was born at 2:13 PM; 7 lbs 5 oz; 20 in
Amy (AmyLynn07)- Harley Blake was born at 3:30 PM; 7 lbs 14 oz; 19 in
August 23, 2010
Meagan ( bartswife0618 )- Sadie was born at 7:54 AM; 7 lbs 12 oz; 20 in; 40 weeks
Corissa (Corissa5) Olivia George was born at 12:35 PM; 8 lbs 6 oz; 20.5 in
August 25, 2010
(Sabine) Lorelei Celeste; 8 lbs 2 oz, 21 1/4 in
August 31, 2010
Jen (nenzifer) Sean Cooper was born at 1:58 AM; 8 lbs 4 oz; 40 weeks 1 day
September 3, 2010
Lorna (LornaRose) Kathryn Grace was born at 2:46 AM; 7 lbs 8 oz; 19.5 in; 41 weeks 5 days
Tasia (BabyV) Ayla Jo was born at 3:55 AM; 7 lbs 12 oz
Erica (Fairecurls) Lily Antonia Louise was born at 6:59 PM; 6 lb 15 oz; 20 in
:angel5: August 2010 Angels :angel5:
Nicole (Happy Song)
Birth story of Simon Atticus (long and shorter versions)
I wrote this up the day that he was born, but it took me a few days before I had time to actually edit it, add pics, and publish it out. This is the finished product:
The birth story of Simon Atticus
I included every aspect of it that I'll want to remember later but might forget, so it wound up being really long. I included the prestory though, so for those who aren't too into the "how I got there", then just skip right down to the active labor portion.
For those who only want to know "how it all went down", I'll write up a quick recap. I don't like this version at all though because it doesnt do the experience justice in any way. Bleh. Oh well, here's the quick version though:
I was at a 4 and nearly fully effaced on Thursday at my midwife appt (38.5 weeks gestation). After being up all night on saturday night with intense braxton hicks cx, I was getting pretty annoyed that nothing was kicking into full gear. I tried to get labor going on Sunday, because I could feel that the time was growing close for the baby to come. Using all of the classic "induce labor" techniques, I actually was able to work into some decently strong contractions that held consistently at 4 minutes apart for 4 hours or so. Once I stopped bouncing on my birthing ball and doing what I could to get them going, however, they started to fizzle out. We went to the hospital at 9pm anyway and met with my midwife. By the time we got there though, my cx were nearly gone and I was pretty sure I just wanted to go home. She told me I was about the same as I had been at my appt on thursday, so I definitely wanted to just go home at that point. I walked around for a half hour and gained a cm, but I still wasnt feeling like I was in active labor so I opted to go home instead of staying there and having my water broken or something that would commit to getting the labor in progress. I went home and had another sleepless, uncomfortable night of strong and annoying braxton hicks.
With about 4 hours of sleep over two days time, I decided to lay really low all day monday. I didnt want to do anything that would bring about false labor. If labor came, then I wanted to know it was the real deal. I really wanted to conserve my energy the best I could.
That evening at 9, I started to feel the burn and pull of dull active labor cx. I let them take their course for 2 hours, then at 11 I decided that we needed to figure out what was going on. I took a bath in hopes to calm the cx and maybe get some sleep, but they persisted. At 11:30, my cx went from "dull pain" to "high intense I'm going to stab someone to distract myself pain". It was crazy how quickly it all changed. I called my midwife and got to the hospital at midnight.
I was in triage for 40 minutes which was horrible and I hated it. I hate being monitored, strapped to a table and being poked at. Laying on the table was making my crazy bad cx SO much worse and i was starting to lose it. I wanted to get to my birthing room, i wanted to be with my midwife... but triage is all part of a hospital birth so I stuck it out however long I had to.
I was freaking out at this point because I was only at a 5 when I checked in and my water hadn't broken. The cx were so bad though! I thought to myself "if this is the beginning of labor and it hurt THIS bad, then there was no way I can make it for hours on end without an epidural". I was starting to lose my faith in myself. I was only at a 5, so I knew that I'd be able to get an epidural if I asked for one. I knew that I could handle the pain for longer though, so I decided to hold out until I was settled in my birthing room and didnt have anything left of myself to give. Little did I know though, that I was actually at the END of labor, experiencing the hardest contractions that come just before the baby is born.
After finally being released from triage, I got to the birthing room and jumped right in the birthing tub. This was at about 1am. I was able to gain my composure there and recommit to my natural childbirth plan. I started all of my birthing techniques like breathing deep, only allowing myself to omit low, deep moans during each contraction, forcing my body to relax and ride each contraction through, and envisioning each contraction being like a wave in the ocean that I have to withstand as they bring my baby closer to me. My cx were only 30 seconds apart at this time and they lasted about a minute each.
At 1:45am, I actually felt a huge gush of swishy water come out from me. I could only assume that my water had broken, but it was hard to tell that when you're already sitting in a jetted jacuzzi tub. I told my midwife and she checked me and I was at a 7 and my water had indeed broken. Within 2 more contractions, I called out in a weird monotone voice that lasted the length of the contraction "I FEEEEEEEEEEEL INCLIIIIIIIIIIIINED TO PUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUSH".
I caught my midwife off guard because it was so soon, but she had me jump right out of the tub and I knelt beside the bed like I was going to pray.
Here I am working through them:
The cx were back to back and crazy intense now. I wasn't sure how to go about it, but I regained and refocused my composure and started to push just a bit. Within moments, my body took over and pushed out the head. The sensation caused me to yell out the word "BAAAAAAAAAAAAAABYYYYYYY" during the push. The pressure released, but instantly started up again as I realized I had to push the shoulders out still. Here's a pic Sam took of me just before I started my last push:
The cx took hold and I pushed with all my might. I screamed "MAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAKE IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIT STOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOP!!!!" and bam! Little Simon slipped right out of me and into my midwife's arms. Here I am as I realized what had just happened:
Then I shouted out to Sam, "I did it! How about that!!! I did it!!! We're done, he's here!"
I felt like a million dollars, I just hopped up onto the bed with the baby following in tow and sat down to receive him. It was absolutely amazing. He got a 9 and a 10 on his apgars and was healthy as could be. He nursed right away and everything was truly perfect. I only needed a little stitch for a superficial tear that I havent noticed since, and other than that I haven't had any need for recovery. My body just bounced right back and I rode that endorphin high for days. Three cheers for natural childbirth! I'm so grateful that my labor was under conditions and circumstances that enabled me to keep my goal. I seriously couldn't be happier with my experience and I'm already looking forward to my next (though that's a few years out).
Jayden's Birth story (long)
Friday morning about 9-9:30 I wake up to what to me would be mild menstral cramps. On a scale of 1-10 a 1 being nothing and 10 being the worst thing imaginable. I was only about a 2 nothing seriously hurt but I was uncomfortable. I tried to go back to sleep for an hr. or so because it was my last day off and I didn't want to be up that early. but no go my body said it was time to get up. So being new to all this I did as I normally would when faced with a new and slightly disconcering situation and called my mom. And while on the phone my contractions were a good 6 to 10 min. apart but were getting stronger. So my mom tells me to call my Dr. and while I was doing that she woul be calling the family to let them know that I was probably in early labor. So I call DH first (he was at work) and let him know that I'll be calling the Dr.s office.
10 min later after having called the Dr. (was waiting on a call back) Dh shows up at home. His boss sent him home to take care of me. Good thing is his boss is my best friend! My contractions are now about 5 min. apart and lasting a good 2 min. a piece. I finally get a hold of my Dr.s office and am told I can either wait it out until my contractions are closer together unless I was spotting. Of course someone mentions the restroom and my bladder decides it needs to be emptied right then and what to my wondering eyes does appear? Spotting... I told DH that and so its off to L& D I go.
So in I go its now 11 am they check my vitals and ask if I normally have high BP. I've not until this point so no. The nurse just kind of frowns at me then leaves. I was dong fine no real pain or concern until I started throwing up.... not good and to make matters worse I find out my Dr. is out for the weekend and not going to be in. Someone else is going to have to deliver my son. ENTER DR. EVIL!
Now at noon I am 4 cm and 100 % effaced so they go ahead and admit me. Now I'm really feeling the contractions about a 5-6 on that 1-10 scale. Still doing good with my contrax I'm still able to talk through them. I'm cutting up and laughing with DH MIL FIL and my husbands boss. When Dr. Evil comes in and decides I'm not progressing fast enough for him and decides to break my water. Now I've got a good pain tolerence level but this man was just cruel, He goes to shoving his hand in places already hurting and I told him "You're hurting me." I get ignored man didn't even respond to my statement. He hurt me so bad that he made me curse and scream, when I wasn't even fazed by my contractions. Well come to find out Jayden had defficaed inside the uterus. And they can't keep him on monitor, he doesn't like cold stuff on his mommy's belly. So they think I would look really nifty with a bunch of crap hooked to me so thats what they do. Now I am all wired up a fluid push going into my uterus to clean me out, a cathiter comming out, anti-b's going in one arm, blood pressure cuff on the other and the interuteren monitor on Jayden comming out. I felt like a really uncomfortable electrode.
At 4 they decided I'd suffered enough pain and could have my epi. 2 problems here first is the woman giving me the thing can't get it right she stuck me 5 times in 5 diffrent places. I'm trying really hard to sit still and shes digging around in my spine not an easy task to acomplish. And after all that it still failed I was numb on the right side of my body and hypersensitive on the left, let me tell you when one side of your body goes numb the other makes up for it! My pain level jumped from a 6 to a 9 in just moments. At this point I am rocking my pelvis through the contractions it helped quite a bit, but I thought that an Epi is supposed to dull the pain and mine wasn't even touching it.I tell the nurse that I am really hurting and that I can still feel the contrax on the left side. Her brillant advice (no joke here) she tells me to lay on the left side and let the epi drain that way. A few hrs later I am still hurting so they give me toridol in my IV and out go the lights. I wake up just long to rock my way through really strong contractions and then I'm out again.
Enter Dr. Evil again its now 9-10 pm and he says to my family "So we don't want to be here all night and she's just moving fast enough so for expediency we are going to just take the baby." No one even bothered to ask me my feelings on this, I was dead set against a c-section. Now at this point I have no clue that I'm having bp issues because no one has said anything to me but my blood pressure had sky rocketed to 210/100, and I am being kept half asleep to deal with the pain.
So heavily sedated they take me over to surgery. Now the same woman who couldn't give me an epi. gets selected to give me my spinal block for my c-section. Guess what? Thats right she couldn't do a spinal either. Thats another 20 min of her poking around in my spine with a needle and another 6 puncture wounds on my back. I am sitting on the edge of a table with contractions now a 15 on that 1-10 scale, they are stacked one on top of the other with no gap between. The nurses are telling me to sit still which I am almost unable to do. By the end of her digging around in my back I am begging for them to just stop stabbing at my spine and put me under. I think at one point I even told them if they wouldn't put me out I'd do it myself. I remember little past this point save the fact they couldn't find the assisting surgen.
Turns out when they put me under general anistesia they put me too far and ended up putting Jayden out too. So upon delievery at 10:45pm my son was not breathing. According to family they slam the nursery door open and yell down the hallway that my son is not breathing and is non-responsive. They had to suction his lungs for 5 hrs. in order to clear him of the gas so that he wouldn't get pnumonia.
They got him awake, and tortured me into conciousness. How? By pressing on my uterus! I came too screaming again... told the lady she was trying to kill me. But once fully awake my first coherent words were how's my baby.
So his stats are this....
Jayden Alexzander Edison
July 23, 2010 10:45 pm
Weigh- 5 lbs 9.5 oz
Length- 18 in.
Head- 11 1/2 in.
Chest- 12 in.
He has had a few bottles because of me being under but after that he has been a boob man. He's got a really good latch and nurses for a good 10 min. per breast.
2 wks old