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Mama's name/screenname -- Hannah/hysimmonds
Baby's name -- David Kent
DOB -- Feb 7th, 2010
Time of birth -- 11:10 pm
Weight -- 2lbs 14oz
Length -- 15.25"
Baby's name -- Rachel Abbey
DOB -- Feb 7th, 2010
Time of birth -- 11:11 pm
Weight -- 2lbs 14oz
Length -- 15.75"
NICU - 8 weeks
Mama's name/screenname -- Kristen/klmj
Baby's name -- Preston Xavier
DOB -- 03/14/2010
Time of birth -- 3:43 am
Weight -- 6lb 13oz
Length -- 20 1/2 inches long
Mama's name/screenname -- Kylie87
Baby's name --Olivia Kait
DOB --22nd March 2010
Time of birth --1:19am
Weight --7lb 2oz
Mama's name/screenname --Lauren/LHunter2783
Baby's name --Natalie
Time of birth --9:10PM
Weight --7lbs 11 oz
Length --19.5 in
Mama's name/screenname -- Kristy / kristya
Baby's name -- Liam Thomas
DOB -- 3/26/2010
Time of birth -- 11:08 am
Weight -- 7 lbs, 8 oz
Length -- 19.5
Mama's name/screenname --nicole - two loves
Baby's name -- Samual John Allen
DOB -- March 30th 2010
Time of birth -- 12:46 am
Weight -- 8lbs 2 oz
Length -- 21 1/4 inches
Mama's name/screenname -- Cherie / Mom2AandJ
Baby's name -- Daisy Anne
DOB -- March 30th, 2010
Time of birth -- 8:57 am
Weight -- 6lbs 8oz
Length -- 19"
Mama's name/screenname -- Rachel/My Sweet Six
Baby's name -- Grey Ryan Anthony
DOB -- March 31st
Time of birth -- 7:40PM
Weight -- 6lbs. 14.6oz
Length -- 20 3/4
Mama's name/screenname --Jenn/Elliottsmom
Baby's name --Callum McKay
Time of birth --2:55 a.m.
Weight --8lbs. 13oz.
Mama's name/screenname -- Kayla/Kayla1981
Baby's name -- Jordan Mae
DOB -- April 6, 2010
Time of birth -- 9:45am
Weight -- 5lbs 4oz
Length -- 18 inches
Mama's name/screenname -- Michelle, onlyn2urmoney
Baby's name -- Deegan Christopher
DOB -- 4/7/10
Time of birth -- 12:07pm
Weight -- 5lbs 14oz
Length -- 18 1/2
Mama's name/screenname -- Ashley/ash0110
Baby's name --Nathan Christopher
DOB --4/7/10 @ 38 weeks
Time of birth -- 6:11 PM
Weight -- 8 pounds 12 ounces
Length -- 18.5 inches
Mama's name/screenname -- Gracia / graciagarcia
Baby's name -- Joenathan Charles (JC)
DOB -- April 7, 2010
Time of birth -- 6:49 PM
Weight -- 7 lbs 2 oz
Length -- 19 inches
Mama's name/screenname -- Kristi/A's Girl
Baby's name -- Alison Jean
DOB -- April 8, 2010
Time of birth -- 5:34am
Weight -- 7 pounds, 7 ounces
Length -- 20 inches
Mama's name/screenname --Ashley/iluvmygemini
Baby's name --Kylee Marie
Time of birth --8:37 AM
Weight --8lb 9oz
Length --20.5 inches
Mama's name/screenname -- Dana/Wobbs
Baby's name -- Annabelle Marie
DOB -- April 8, 2010
Time of birth -- 1015 am
Weight -- 6 lbs 10.5 oz
Length -- 17.75 inches long
Mama's name/screenname -- Mara/natesangel
Baby's name -- Jade Alexandra Dawn Elizabeth
DOB -- April 9 2010
Time of birth -- 3:52 am
Weight -- 7lbs
Length -- 19.5 inches
Mama's name/screenname -- Kristine / mamakkfan09
Baby's name -- Nathan Alexander
DOB -- 4/12/2010
Time of birth -- 5:33 AM
Weight -- 7 lbs. 7 oz.
Length -- 19 1/2 inches long
Mama's name/screenname -- Misty/mystical
Baby's name -- Olwyn Shootingstar
DOB -- April 13th, 2010
Time of birth -- 12:29 PM
Weight -- 6 lbs, 13 oz
Length -- 19 1/4 inches
Mama's name/screenname -- Chickdey/Nikki
Baby's name -- Sigrid Ambre
DOB -- 4-14-10
Time of birth -- 4:52pm
Weight -- 7lbs 12 oz
Length -- 21 1/2 inches
Mama's name/screenname -- Val/ImogenSky
Baby's name -- George Orion
DOB -- April 14th
Time of birth-- 8:14PM
Weight -- 8lbs 2.8oz
Length -- 21 1/4 inches
Mama's name/screenname --Kristine/kere02
Baby's name -- Reese Ann
DOB -- April 15th
Time of birth -- 6:21 pm
Weight -- 10 lbs 6.8 oz
Length -- 21 inches
Mama's name/screenname --Megan/mbg78
Baby's name --Abigail Rose
DOB -- April 18
Time of birth --12:16p.m.
Weight -- 8lbs 7oz
Length -- 19.5 inches
Mama's name/screenname -- Julie/ julieanddanny
Baby's name -- Daisy Ellen
DOB -- April 18, 2010 (35 weeks, 6 days)
Time of birth -- 3 pm
Weight -- 6 lbs 8 oz
Length -- 18.5 inches long
Mama's name/screenname -- Star/Mamastarbird
Baby's name -- Griffin Nathaniel
DOB -- April 18, 2010
Time of birth -- 10:44 pm
Weight -- 9 pounds, 5 ounces
Length -- 21.5 inches
Mama's name/screenname -- Carrie / mommycarrie
Baby's name -- Katherine Elizabeth - "Katie"
DOB -- 4/19/10
Time of birth -- 5:54 pm
Weight -- 8lbs 4oz
Length -- 19 3/4 in.
Mama's name/screenname -- Oris/Oris
Baby's name --Sumayyah
Time of birth --12:54p
Weight --8lbs 5 oz
Length --20 1/2 inches
Mama's name/screenname -- Flourish/Kimberli
Baby's name -- Silvanus and Spark
DOB -- April 23rd
Time of birth -- 4:35 and 4:36 am
Weight --7lbs 1oz and 6lbs 2oz
Mama's name/screenname -- Mary Carter, ~MC~
Baby's name -- Grace Elizabeth
DOB -- April 23, 2010 (40 wks 3 days)
Time of birth -- 6:53am
Weight -- 8lbs, 11oz
Length -- 21 inches long
Mama's name/screenname --laney83/Elaine
Baby's name -- Berlyn Brynnlee Arie
DOB -- April 26th
Time of birth --7:12 pm
Weight --7lbs 9oz
Length --20 inches
Mama's name/screenname -- Barefoot~mama
Baby's name -- Blaise Allen
DOB -- 4/26/10 - one week overdue
Time of birth -- 10:41pm
Weight -- 8lb. 15oz.
Length - 21 1/2 inches
Mama's name/screenname -- Erin/Kerina313
Baby's name -- Wiliam Graham
Time of birth -- 5:22 pm
Weight -- 5 lbs 7 oz
Length -- 18 1/2 inches
Baby's name -- Samantha Lynne
DOB -- 4/29/10
Time of birth -- 5:24 pm
Weight -- 5 lbs 12 oz
Length -- 18 inches
Mama's name/screenname -- Karen / k_canuck
Baby's name -- Joshua David
DOB -- May 1st
Time of birth -- 10:46 am
Weight -- 4.12 kg / 9 lbs 1oz
Length -- 52.5 cm / 20.7 inches
Mama's name/screenname -- Kara/karebare1980
Baby's name -- Declan Henry Graham
DOB -- 05/04/2010
Time of birth -- 6:30 am
Weight -- 8lb 6oz
Length -- 22 inches long
Mama's name/screenname -- Amanda/Prynn
Baby's name -- Maia Danielle
DOB -- May 5
Time of birth -- 3:39 a.m.
Weight -- 8 pounds, 9 ounces
Length -- 21 inches
Last edited by natesangel; 11-08-2010 at 10:03 AM. Reason: update
March 30th @ 8:57am via scheduled c/s. She was born a beautiful 6lbs 8oz and 19" in length.
Naturally we could barely sleep that night, we tried watching a movie in bed, I dozed off and on. My MIL slept over so no one had to be disturbed by our early departure. In theory, the night/morning should have went perfectly....in theory....
I had the alarm set for 5am, all I had to do was shower and leave with SO to be at the hospital for 6:30am. At 4am I hear running around upstairs then my 8yr old appears at my bedroom door "Mom, I threw up all over my bed!" ok sweetie I'll be right there. So poor Andy vomited all over, I mean all over his bed and blankets. As I was stripping his sheets and rinsing pillow cases etc, I hear poor Andy "Mom! I just diareahed in my pants!" ok sweetie, don't worry about it, have a seat on the toilet I'll be there in a second ok? so I finish cleaning his room and underpants, I'm going downstairs to start a laundry "Mom! I'm going to puke again!" it's ok sweetie, just get to the bathroom I'll be right there lol
So I managed all of that, some last minute packing of meds and stuff, showered and hugs and kisses for everyone (everyone was up at that point lol) and we were off.
We get to the hospital and the lady downstairs says just to go up to the OR area and wait there someone will be there to greet us or will be shortly. I said "so I don't go to the maternity ward?" she said no just wait by the OR. ok........waiting...waiting....waiting....forget this, we went in and talked to one of the OB nurses. Apparently we WERE supposed to go into the maternity ward, whatever lol at least we're there. I get in my gown and get my IV, I'm hooked up to monitor the baby's heartbeat but she wouldn't sit still, took awhile to get what the nurse wanted. The surgeon came in to see us and took a feel of my belly and said "OH, we have quite a good sized baby in here" The nurses agreed that the baby was big and we all started guessing how much she'd weigh etc. I get my folly(sp?) put in, ouch ouch ouch that burned and was very uncomfortable.
Then the waiting game began again for the OR to call us in
So while we're waiting I go into labor lol The cx's are so bad they have to wait until it passes before they can continue whatever they're doing. So Daisy was going to be born that day no matter what, which is nice Absolutely everyone was amazing! I love my small town hospital! I got my spinal and the nurse talked me thru it because she could tell I was extremely nervous and having cx's. The spinal was the best one I've ever had, as was the IV and every other experience I had there.
I could tell Daisy was out before they let me know and before she began to cry. I looked up at John as I felt a wave of relief as the pressure of her was finally off of me. I said "Oh thank God, honey, she's here!" Then my Daisy began to cry and so did I, I heard my OB say she was just a dainty wee thing and she was out of me long enough to be transfered to the cart (for lack of a better word) and she had her thumb in her mouth. They were giggling because she came out so hungry and I told them, they had me fasting since last night and they could here my tummy growling on the operating table lol It also turns out that I had an enormous amount of amniotic fluid and that`s why they thought she was going to be so big. On top of that, I retained a lot of water and have still been peeing constantly and having incredibly bad night sweats as my body is trying to get rid of the extra water. I`m a little excited about that because water weight is soooo much easier to lose
John went with Daisy as I got my tubal and stitched back up. My OB joked as John left that he was already leaving me for a younger woman lol then he made sure I still wanted a tubal by asking "So you're still sure you want a tubal done? you don't want to see me anymore?" I said I'd gladly see him but under different circumstances. *love my ob, i'm actually having a hard time dealing with not getting to go to that office anymore...*
once the surgery was complete I was taken into recovery where the nurses and anesthetist began asking me questions. I guess there was some issues with my bp and hb and I was having bad effects from the morphine, I was so friggin itchy and the benedryl wasn't helping. Turns out I'm so sensitive to morphine they had to give me a drug to reverse the effects of it, Narcon I think. From there I had to wait 24hrs before I could have anything stronger than tylenol. Then came the lovely demerol lol
Anyhoo, turns out that the reason it took so long for me to recover from my first two c\s' is because of my morhpine sensitivity, it kept me frozen wayyyyy too long which stiffened me, made me more gassy than normal and lethargic. But this time because they caught it and did something about it I'm up and at'em at an alarming rate! I feel so great! with the last two, 1wk after I could still barely walk and this time I was walking almost normal 2days after. Now it's been a week and you would never know I had not one but two procedures done. Now if only this face rash from the morphine will go away then I won`t feel like such a freak lol
I was the only Mama in the hospital so Daisy and I got LOTS of attention. I took advantage of their downtime and let them take her each night so I could rest and they brought her back to me for bf'ing.
John brought Jack to see me and he was petrified of the whole experience lol he wouldn't look at me, was scared of the baby, cried if John put him down. He was a bit better the next day but wasn't back to normal until I came home. Andy couldn't come see me until he felt better and wasn't throwing up etc for at least 24hrs. but he came to see us the next evening and it was great to see him. He was crying at home because I was in the hospital, he couldn't come see me, couldn't meet his sister. Turns out he faked being well so he could come to the hospital lol what a kid, he's feeling much better now. My OB came to see me to fill me in on anything I needed to know before I left, he checked the baby over and told me it was a pleasure to have me as a patient. We came home Good Friday morning
I don't miss being pg. I miss the OB and his wife the Nurse Practitioner, their recpetionist was awesome too. I miss the maternity ward experience, I loved all the nurses and loved the healing experience this time around. Everything was blissful. And now we`re home, it`s exactly one week later, my toddler Jack was up last night with what Andy had exactly one week ago. John had it Friday night, fingers crossed that Daisy doesn`t get it.
My family is complete
Last edited by Mom2AandJ; 04-06-2010 at 10:41 AM.
Cherie & John
Andy Nov 2001
Jack June 2008
Daisy March 2010
5lbs 6oz 18 1/2 in
35 weeks 2 days
I had my regular Drs. appointment on Friday 4/2/10. I was complaining of lots of BH and alot of pressure in my pelvis. The Dr. decided to do an internal and the baby had already dropped and I was 1cm dialted and 70% effaced. The Dr. put me on strict bedrest till the end of my pregnancy since I was only 34 weeks at the time.
Saturday 4/3/10 I was having more BH than normal and this sharp pain in my pelvis. I knew I wasnt in labor but I was concerned since I was put on bed rest. I called L&D and they had me come in for monitoring. It turns out I was having contractions every 8-10min. They checked my cervix and nothing had changed since my Drs. appointment so they sent me home.
Tuesday night 4/6/10 I was laying in bed watching tv. My contractions started at 10:15pm. I knew they were the real contractions because I had to breathe through them and they were painful. I laid in bed at timed them for an hour. They were 3-4 min apart. By then I knew I was going into labor. I decided to get up and get ready and finish packing my bag and wait for my mom to come over to stay with Presley.
Wednesday morning 4/7/10 at 12:57am we checked into the hospital. Since it was in the middle of the night we had to check in through the ER. That felt like the longest wait for me since I was in pain. When I was checked in at 1:35am I was 4cm dialted so the Dr. said I was too far progressed to try to stop the labor. At 1:50am they started the IV so when I would be ready for the epidural when I told them I wanted it. The contractions were hurting but not enough to get an epidural so at the nurse gave me a shot to help with the pain at 3:40am. I really helped with the pain, I felt loopy like I was drunk LOL. I wasnt even feeling the contractions for a while. At 6:07am I was 5cm dialted and was advised that if I wanted an epidural I should get in then because labor usual picks up by then. I didnt feel I need an epidurl yet because I was able to breathe through the contractions and they were only in the 60's on the chart. But I was scared if I waited too long it would be to late so I called my uncle up, who is the cheif of anesthesiology at the hospital and asked him to come over. He showed up by 6:50am and by 7:00am I had my epidual. By 7:55am I was 6cm dialted and by 8:47am they broke my water. By 10:00am I was 7cm dialted and by 10:03am they started me on pitosin since my labor started to stall out. I was started to feel alot of stabbing pain in my pelvis so the Dr. checked me again and I was still 7cm dialted at 11:00am so they game me more pitosin. 11:25am I was 8cm dialted and what felt like an eternity later...I started to feel pressure in my butt during contractions. 11:55am I was 10cm dialted and ready to push. 3 pushes later at 12:07am little Deegan was born. DH got to cut the cord which I was really happy about since he didnt get to do that with DD. Overall it was a very easy labor except for the part when I felt nauseous after getting the epidural. I really think I could have gone through the labor without an epidural. I didnt start getting hard contractions until the last 30min and they didnt get higher than 90. With DD they were well over 100.
His apgard scores was 8 and 9 and was breathing fine at first. When he was under the warmer the nurses wanted to monitor his breathing more closely. They took him to the nursery for 2 hours. All I wanted to do was see and hold my baby but I couldnt because my legs were still numb from the anesthesia. Finally they brought him in to see me and he was already having trouble breathing by then. You could hear him weasing for air. They wanted me to try skin to skin. They said sometimes that helps them breath, but after 15min of holding him you could tell he was just getting worse. They took him away to the nursery again and ended up needing to put him on oxygen. To make a long story short they couldnt keep him at our hospital because there isnt a NICU so they has to transfer him to they next city 30min away. I about died when I heard that. I never imagined not being able to go home without my baby.
It turns out since he was 5 weeks early his lungs wernt fully developed yet so he is needing oxygen to breathe. We dont know how long he will be in the NICU but I really hope soon. Its been a really hard situation with lots of tears but I know my little man is a fighter.
Michelle & Matt ~ 5/20/06
M/C 6/8/09 ~ 9 weeks, 5 days
Presley Tatum ~ 3/3/08 @ 38 weeks
Deegan Christopher ~ 4/7/10 @ 35 weeks
Hello Ladies!!! Well Joenathan Charles was born on April 7th at 6:49 PM weighing in at 7 lbs 2 oz. 19 inches long. Here goes his birth story:
April 6th I had a doctor's appointment and the OB stripped my membranes. That afternoon I started having some contractions but way too far apart like 15 to 20 minutes apart. It was not so painful yet so I ignored it and went with my day. Around midnight the contractions started coming in 10 minutes apart and started to get pretty uncomfortable. 1 AM I decided I want to get checked at the hospital. I got to the hospital and I was checked and was only 2 cm. They asked me to go and walk around for 2 hours and come back. I walked around in the hospital back and forth for 2 hours and came back. They checked me again and I was almost a 4. They admit me then. I asked for an epidural but was encouraged to wait because it might slow labor. Around 6:30 AM my water broke and there was meconium. They said it should be alright. I try not to worry. JC's heartbeat was rising up to 200s..it was freaking me out. We decided to go ahead and have a c-section, that's when the craziness began. They got JC out no problem, they had to suction him due to the meconium and had to put him on a breathing aparatus for an hour but he was fine after that. While the surgeons was trying to sew me up, they could not stop the bleeding and I was loosing a lot of blood. Due to the infection, my uterus was not contracting and thus the bleeding out. They were pumping blood to me left and right and giving shots to stop the bleeding but nothing was working. My veins were collapsing and they had to do a central IV on the vein on my neck (forgot what its called). I lost 8 units of blood and was really in trouble. They were finally able to stop the bleeding by putting a balloon in my uterus to clamp the bleeding (they almost gave me a hysterectomy). They had to put me to sleep and intubate me to keep me from aspirating. I woke up and I was in the ICU with a ventilator. I had the ventilator for 2 days and was in the ICU for 2 days, finally they took the ventilator off and transferred me back to the labor and delivery floor and stayed there for another 2 days to be monitored. The surgeons and staff at the hospital was all great and I am thankful that they saved my life! WHEW it was crazy but we are great now...Isaiah is being such a sweet big brother and JC is such a darling!
I was suppose to be induce sunday March 28th at 39 weeks. I had been having a lot of contractions for the last week and he felt like he was low. I was working out every day and doing a lot of walking to prepare. Sunday came and I had to call in at 6:00 am and when I did they said they were full and to call back at 9:00 am. I called at 9:00 and they said still full call back at noon. DH and I went out to run errands when I got a phone call from the hospital telling me they were pushing me to the next day. I started crying in the middle of target, how embarassing, I just was looking forward to meeting my lo.
so monday came and I did the same, 6:00 am called in...and got the same answer. we are full, but we are trying to get you in. They said I could come wait at the hospital or i could wait at home and they would call. We decided to wait at home. I had dh go to work and I dropped dd at my moms and went to the mall to walk and find something to wear for Easter. when I got home two hours later I got a call that said come in now. I said can we wait an hour, my husband is at work. the lady was a little irritate...sorry I am not at your beckon call lady.
dh got home pretty quick and we were off to the hospital. we walked up to labor and delivery and they said come with me. gave me a gown said change the doc is on his way up to break your water...this was literally minutes from walking in the door. I guess the doc told the nurses to call me and reschedule me for the next day and they were like "no, she is already on her way".
I was dilated to 2cm and baby was -2 station. he could not get my water to break, too far up and it was causing me a lot of pain. they started me on pitocin. I was having contrax and able to breathe through them fine. dh ran home quick to change and my mom came to the hospital.
at 3pm or so the doc came back and was able to break my water. then the contrax really started. I was 4 cm dilated within the hour so said I was ready for my epidural. the guy came and put in the epi, which did not hurt much at all compared to the contrax. we were kidding around and laughing a lot. the epi did not seem to work right I was numb on one side and could still feel the painful contrax. doc had me lay flat. they ended up having the epi guy come back and he added more medicine.
I was laying there and telling my mom that I felt weird. it was like my hands were going numb and I was having trouble breathing and was just really tired. the nurse came in looked at the monitor and her eyes opened wide. "we need to roll her...NOW" and then it got chaotic. she rolled me to the left put on the oxygen. turns out my bp crashed (i thought to 70/40 but my mom said more like 50/40) and babies heartrate was in the 50's. they were poking me up at shoulders and I could not feel it. turns out the epi since I was laying flat traveled up my spine affecting my heart/lungs thus blood pressure
there were doctors and nurses in the room. someone came to take my blood to get me ready for emergency c section in case I needed blood transfusion. the nurse gave me two shots of ephedrine to get my heart rate going again. the doc seemed pretty calm during all of this. my mom and husband not so much. I was pretty much unresponsive and dh kept shaking me asking me if I was ok.
the ephedrine worked. and everything came back to normal. they turned off the epidural and the pitocin. eventually started the pitocin again but doc said no epidural. about two hours later I felt that tell tale pressure with the contractions I was now feeling again, b/c of no epi. doc said time to push.
I pushed for 30 minutes and got an episiotomy and with the assistance of the vacuum Sam was born. His head was crowned and doc said wait for next contraction...right like that felt good. then I pushed his head out then had to wait for next contration to push rest of body out...let me tell you so uncomfortable and so hard not to push it out.
Sam was born at 12:46am 11 hours after arriving at the hospital. he is 8lbs 2 oz and 21 1/4 inches long. Has a head full of dark hair and blue eyes.
better late than never!
Jade Alexandra Dawn Elizabeth C.
born: April 9 2010
weight: 7lbs even
length: 19.5 inches
thurs, april 8 started like any other day, we had breakfast, complained that i was still preg and dtd! at 11:45am i stood up and felt a little gush like when my period starts. when i checked i wasn't sure what i was seeing, just clear, scent free liquid that soaked through to my pants a little. threw on a pad, told dh that i think my water is breaking and i'm a trickler. decided that we would do some walking to see what happens, went to the store, got dh a hair cut and did laps of the block for a about 1 1/2 hours. nothing but more trickles, which continued in little gushes the whole time. by 5:30pm i had soaked through three pads and was on my third diaper and dh wanted me to call the hospital to see how long i was to let this continue since it seemed like a lot of fluid to be leaking with nothing else happening. by this point, there was nothing else going on and she was still squirming a little! they said to come in so we called my dad and were off. snow storm started as i was dialing the hospital and picked up to the point that by next morning there was two inches on the ground! figured this was typical since she was conceived during a lightening storm! between 6:30-7pm got admitted and hooked up to monitors to see what was going on. confirmed that yes water was breaking (still leaking at this point) and everything with Jade looked good, still no contractions. all dh had to do at this point was wheel me in and wait, his joke, 'i don't know what all the fuss is, this is easy!' told him to enjoy and wait for it! probably could have waited at home more but the doc said it was good to come in when i did. 7:05pm doc wants to start oxytocin since i was still only 2cm and she was high again. 8pm the nurse came in to start the iv and i asked to be checked first, 2-3cm and still thick, they decided to go with cervidil first, thank you to all who reminded me to say something! pit wouldn't have done much at this point! 8:30pm cervidil in, still no iv and i tried to get some rest while i could. 9pm contractions started getting serious so we moved into the shower, dh was terrific with the hand held while sat in the sitz bath. i wish at this point i had remembered to do an enema before, i hadn't pooped since wed morning and OMG couldn't feel anything except pressure on my butt. 1:15am contractions getting really bad, cervidil taken out. 2:30am i had enough, it was all butt labour and i totally was not prepared for this style of pain. asked for epi.; got epi in after the first try failed, guy hit ligament and couldn't get it in, apologized profusely, moved up a notch and got it in no prob. looked at dh and he agreed that i had earned the relief at this point! sometime before 4am doc came in and checked me, baby was starting to show signs of cardiac distress and they had me on my hands and knees, nurses said i was about 9 1/2 but there was still a lip and they were hoping that it would go soon. doc had me flip to my back so she could check me and Jade. dh said it was this fast: fingers in, fingers out, 'push', 3min later Jade literally fell out at 3:52am! doc had vaccum on her to assist, head came out, doc went to hang up the vaccum and Jade fell into the blanket (nurse was there and doc only turned so she was still right there!) she didn't cry only squeaked! it was wonderful, dh had not wanted to see anything from the waist down and ended up seeing everything as he moved in to hold my leg at the last minute. he told me later that she came out with her eyes open and looking right at him!! he is still weepy when he thinks about it! got her cleaned up and put on the boob right away, she took to it like a champ once the nurse got her hands off me (she was trying to help and not really doing it!) jaundice was noticed a few hours later but she was feeding and pooping really well so they let us go home at 3:30pm april 10! all in all not what i was picturing it would be like but i really can't complain, even the epi was great, only 1 1/2 hours and by the time i pushed i had some feeling, by the time they put her in my arms i had total feeling and during i was only numb from belly button to butt!
the most important item i brought turned out to be the cell phone, mp3 got turned on so we could all listen to music and as a result it distracted from all the hospital noises and we were able to get some sleep!
since dh got first pics i thought who better to share with than here!
dh's fav pic, 'his porcelain doll'
Here we go
On early Thursday morning I kept waking up which felt like every hour to use the loo, but at 5 am I woke to feeling two pops in which I though YES is that my water breaking. So I stand up and say to DH we are having our baby today. Of course he is now in are ok alert. So we prepare our selves for the hospital. We arrive at L&D at 6am. The m/w that is there checks me and says I am only 2cm, but they are admitting me since my water has broken. She seemed a little annoyed that I came right away, well if she knew my history she wouldn't be so stand off ish. I deliver fast so I know what I am doing! We wait for awhile as my contractions are coming every five minutes but are not strong. DH is very sleepy as he did not get any rest poor thing hence the reason why we did not have camera or camcorder with us. So this m/w leasves at 8 thank God and one of the other m/w that I like arrives. she checks me at 9:30 and I am only at 3 cm. She starts suggesting that because I haven't had a baby in 12 years maybe my uterus is lazy and we might need to jump start it. ABSOLUTELY not! Right after she checked me I start getting uncomfortable. From 10-11 I am getting contractions one on top of the other at this point I am a 5. I get in the tub at 11:30 and back out at 11:45. Now I am so uncomfortable that I can't breathe I have never had them so fast ever! I was getting them two at a time. One would start to go away and the other would start and reach it's peak fast. (12:30) My first time ever asking for meds I am yelling please honey tell them I need something. She checks me and says your at 7. We can give you something to ease the pain so I get meds in the rear, but honestly 5 minutes after that my lil miss was born. I went from 7-10 in five minutes. I got the meds at 12:49 She was born at 12:54. When they were giving me the meds I screamed have to push now. I started pushing and the m/w said unbelievable push one more time and your baby will be here. She came out looking around and peaceful. It was a beautiful experience. I believe in my heart that this is my last child. My BP issues throughout the delivery was a pain as well. When we arrived my BP was 150/95. With that said I just don't want to put my body through that again.