Gavin Michael's Birth story

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Gavin Michael's Birth story

I went in for my 39 week apt on Tuesday the 12th and everything looked good and I was still 4-5cm and 70% thinned out. I asked what we could do to get things going and he stripped my membranes. I had been having regular painless contraction since Saturday the 9th which were about 2-3min apart. We left the apt and I felt a lot of cramps and contractions. We went shopping to see if we could get things moving and the contractions stopped that evening. At the apt we were told to be at the hospital that next day at 8am to be induced. We go to the hospital and get checked in and put on the monitors and the contractions were still 2-3mins apart but with no pain. I was the 6th girl from my doctors practice to come in that morning so I sat in a over flow room on the monitors for a few hours and by then the contractions had stopped. Around 2:30pm I finally got to see the doctor when he checked me I was 5-6cm and the Dr. didn't want to break my water just yet because they didn't have a Labor and delivery room open yet it was around 3pm when I got into a room they put me back onto the monitors and by then I start having contractions that I could feel they asked if I wanted a epidural and I said I wanted to wait a bit and see how it goes. They broke my water and I was monitored for 30mins and they came back in and said they were on the floor doing epidurals and if I wanted one now is the time. I went with it. It was around 4pm when I was all set up and relaxing. They watched me for a little and came in because my contractions stopped due to the epidural and they gave me pitocin. Once that was started I could feel the contractions and a ton of pressure right away. They said when that pressure got worse to call them but I thought it was bad enough and tried to relax they gave me a extra kick on the epidural and I couldn't feel a thing no more than 20mins later she came in to check me and yelled out the hall " WE NEED A DR NOW" I was shocked I just got comfortable and it was time to push and meet my little boy. They got me all set up and I pushed 6 times and he was here they put him right on my chest. He was perfect!! Gavin Michael was born at 4:54pm 8lbs 6.6oz and 20.5inches long they did a quick check and did skin to skin and I tried to nurse him. I was shocked at how fast it went!

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I'm incredibly jealous of anybody who's epidural worked! Smile
Sounds like a great happy healthy delivery! Congratulations. Photos, please Smile

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Great birth story and pictures! Thanks for sharing!

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What a great story! Thanks for sharing! Love the second pic of your DS holding him!!