Baby Holden's Birth Story and Pictures

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Baby Holden's Birth Story and Pictures

First I must say "I DID IT!!!" I had baby Holden without an Epidural!!!

Well last night (Thursday) around 10:30 I began noticing contractions so I was timing them at 2 mins apart. They were VERY unintense so I wasn't too worried...I figured they would go away. By 12:30 I decided to call the doctor to see what his thoughts were...contrax still 2 mins apart and felt like mild period cramps. Doc told me to just go in to L&D as it's better to be safe than sorry.

SO I arrive and am still doing pretty good...a little more painful but not horrible. By the time they check me I'm at 5cm. This was about 2:30. My contrax continue to get more and more painful/intense and I cave in, asking for pain meds to take the edge off (I'm pretty sure they didn't do a darn thing). The next half hour seemed to last an eternity but very soon I was 8cm and my OB was called to come deliver baby....he didn't make it.

The next thing I know I can literally feel my baby coming out ( I was laying on my side and was trying to keep my legs together). I tell the nurse "He's coming now" and she keeps telling me not to push but I can feel him coming...so we were yelling at eachother about keeping him in. The next thing I know I feel my water break and my baby come out. I gave a little push and started crying because I knew he had been born on to the bed with no doctor and I was really worried about him.

BUT baby is doing great, his APGARs were 8 and 9, we've been feeding well, and hopefully we'll be home tomorrow early evening.

OK now the pictures

Just Born
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Seeing Mommy
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Baby Holden
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With Daddy
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Big Sister
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Big Brother
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Baby Husker
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Joined: 12/25/07
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OMG Congrats and great job Momma!!

Joined: 11/08/07
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Congrats on your new man!! Glad to hear everything is going so well.

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Joined: 12/08/07
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Smile congrats!

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Joined: 08/07/07
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Congrats! Don't you feel so empowered now that you did it without an epi? Having Austin all natural was the most rewarding and empowering experience I have ever had.

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Congrats Megan! He's a cutie!

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Congrats Megan! He's adorable!

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MEGAN............... Congrats!!! I haven't been on here in forever, I hope all is going great for you at home!!

Joined: 12/27/07
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what a beautiful little one