Arrivals: 90 Total
Blue Team :54 arrivals
Pink Team :36 arrivals
Feb 19th-March 20th: Pisces
April 20th-May 20th: Taurus
May 21st-June 21st: Gemini
June 22nd-July 22nd: Cancer
RR333 (Rita) Twin Boys
Johnathan Ross @ 4:14pm, 1lb 9.5oz, 13 inches, born at 25 wks
Matthew James @ 4:15pm, 1lb 5oz, 12.25 inches, born at 25 wks
kylie87-Nicholas John @ 2:49pm, 4lbs 15 oz, 17.5 inches, born at 33 wks and 5 days
Bean69-Baby Girl @ 12:39am, 4lbs 5.1 oz, born at 35 wks
Beccawray34 (Becca)-Gabriella Katheryne @ 36 wks
stampasaurus-Maxwell Jacob @ 6:23pm, 7lbs 1 oz, 20 inches, born at 38 wks
First_Little_Angel (Kirsten)-Rylan Michael @ 2:08am, 6lbs 9 oz, 19 inches, born at 37 wks and 3 days
BabyMoon-Thomas William @ 2:00pm, 3lbs 3.9 oz, born at 34wks and 4 days
Jessica1980 (Jessica)-Elizabeth Anne @ 2:38am, 6lbs 0 oz, 19 inches, born at 36wks and 1 day
MoMom (Jill)-Evan Rick @ 9:41am, 6lbs 8 oz, 19.5 inches, born at 37 wks and 1 day
Nance1220 (Nancy)-Benjamin Patrick@ 9:25pm, 8lbs 7oz, 22 inches, born at 37 wks and 3 days
sheffrey Twin Boys
Alexander Stephen @ 8:42 am, 5lbs 9oz, 18 inches
Jacob Eric @ 8:44am, 5lbs 13oz, 19 1/4 inches
Ceece911-Trenton Jacques 5lbs 15oz, 18 inches
Lina5781 Twin Girls
Elaine Victoria @ 5:23pm, 5lbs 7oz, 18 and 1/4 inches, born at 37 wks and 6 days
Amelia Elizabeth @ 6:15pm, 6lbs 6oz, 19 and 3/4 inches, born at 37 wks and 6 days
TerriDiane (Terri)-Jackson Lane @ 5:54pm, 7lbs 5oz, 20.5 inches, born at 38 wks and 2 days
JenBD (Jen)Dominic Reid @ 2:20pm, 6lbs 6 oz, 18 inches, born at 39 wks and 3 days
maricopamom3 (Beth)-Kade Parker @ 7:40pm, 6lbs 0oz, 18 3/4 inches, born at 37 wks and 2 days
Saga-Thora 6lbs 10oz, 20 inches, born at 38 wks and 6 days
Littlebird84-Gavin Everett @ 1:24pm, 7lbs 10oz, 19.5 inches, born at 38 wks and 1 day
amanda_r (Amanda)Nekoliah Patrick @ 2:31pm, 6lbs 13 oz, born at 38 wks and 3 days
Fiona's MummyJames Edward @ 2:25am, 6lbs 6 oz, 20 inches, born at 35 wks and 5 days
RyleesMom (Dara)Karly Andrea @ 3:20am, 8lbs 0 oz, 20 inches, born at 39 wks and 2 days
princess consuella (Amy)-Tyler James 7lbs 8oz, born at 39 wks and 1 day
Emily711-Marilyn @ 10:10pm, 6lbs 14oz, 19.5 inches, born at 38 wks and 1 day
Guendolyn (Wendy)-Nathan Warrick @ 11:23pm, 8lbs 4oz, 21 inches
KittyKat78-Hannah Katherine @ 3:27 pm, 7lbs 4oz, 10 inches
moxie2099 (Lindsay)-Peyton Faith @ 5:05pm, 7lbs 12oz, 21 inches
mommyashy (Shyanna)-Mackenzie Grace @ 7:34am, 8lbs 7oz, 20 inches, born at 40wks and 6 days
firstandlast-Bryce Victoria @ 6:47pm, 6lbs 13oz, 19 and 1/4 inches
happysarah-Ajay Josef @ 9:46am, 7lbs 6oz, 19 inches, born at 39 wks and 6 days
ErinBecca04 (Erin)-Max Aaron @ 9:54am, 7lbs 8.9oz, 20 inches, born at 39 wks and 2 days
mrsdjp_rez (Melissa)-Olivia Anne @ 8:08 am, 6lbs 15oz, 20 inches, born at 39 wks and 6 days
kittenchan (Lisa)-Callie Ruth @ 6:54 pm, 7lbs 8oz, 20.75 inches, born at 38 wks and 5 days
scrapangel (Missy)-Colleen Rose @ 8:45am, 7lbs 9oz, 20 1/2 inches
crazy j (Joan)-Carson Michael @ 8:44am, 8lbs 11oz, 21 inches
Umpqua (Laura)-Nathaniel Zeke @ 5:23pm, 7lbs 12oz, 20.5 inches
amy329 (Amy)-Matthew Alexander @ 11:36pm, 7lbs 9oz, 20 inches, born at 40 wks and 1 day
debdebp-Denali Anne Margaret @ 6:44pm, 8lbs 3 oz
sweetalienchick-Mikael André @ 9:58 pm, 3710 grams and 49cm, born at 39 weeks
ELeigh (Erica)-Benjamin Douglas @ 2:04am, 8lbs 2oz, 20.5 inches, born at 40 wks and 2 days
MommyVolc (Nicole)-Alicia Marie @ 7:26am, 7lbs 13oz
IUHoosiergirl-Hunter Reece @ 5:09pm, 8lbs 2oz, 21.5 inches
hauslem-Anna Susan @ 5:56pm, 7lbs 7oz, 20 and 3/4 inches
june_baby-Grand Richard @ 10:04pm, 9lbs, 20 inches, born at 40 weeks
Pawprints-Kaleigh @ 10:46pm, 6lbs 14oz, 20 inches
MrsQ25 (Yvette)-Ayden Jianni @ 8:00pm, 8lbs, 20 inches
tialee-Damien Lee @ 8:44am, 7lbs 9oz, 19 inches, born at 37 wks
Hollyloo (Holly)- Twin Boys
Alexander George @ 3:55 pm, 5 lbs 14 oz, 19 3/4 inches
Maxwell Murphy @ 3:56 pm, 5 lbs 3 oz, 18 inches
Starflyr - Brayden Michael @ 10:02 pm, 6lbs 5.7oz, 17 inches, born at 40 wks
MsEvilKitty (Karen)-Abigayle Janette M @ 3:32 pm, 9lbs 9oz, 21 1/2 inches
em1079- Sierra Lorraine @ 2:27pm, 6lbs 15oz, 19.5 inches, born at 38 wks and 4 days
Nan639 (Nan)-Wesley Sebastian @ 10:38pm, 7lbs 9 oz,20 inches
Jess86-Micah Manuel 7lbs 9oz, 20.25 inches, born at 39 wks and 2 days
newtomom-Smith James @ 2:00am, 9lbs 4oz, 21.5 inches, born at 40 wks and 3 days
CSD24 (Christi)-Ryder @ 3:32pm, 7lbs 5oz, 21 and 1/2 inches
nurse4u-Rylan Cole @ 10:26pm, 6lbs 14oz, 19 and 1/2 inches, born at 39 wks and 5 days
OneLuckyScoop (Allison)-Carli Veronica @ 10:28pm, 5lbs 4oz, 18 inches, born at 37 wks and 4 days
meaganmorse-MaryMichael @ 11:56am, 6lbs 5.2oz, 18 and 3/4 inches, born at 39 wks
MNLaura - Samantha Paige @ 2:56 pm, 9lbs 1oz, 20 1/2 inches
veganmom (Michelle) - Brady Joseph @ 9:51 pm, 9 lbs 4oz, 21 inches, born at 39 wks and 6 days
PQRS Lady (Lisa)-Alora Kathryn Ann ("Ally") @ 2:20pm, 6lbs 1 oz, 19.25 inches, born at 38 wks and 2 days
Kaseye (Kasey)-Layla Grace @ 5:59am, 9lbs 6oz, 22.5 inches, born at 41 wks and 1 day
adlola - Brooklyn Paige @ 9:40 pm, 6lbs, 19 3/4 inches, born at 39 wks and 4 days
SummerTan - Vivian @ 10 am, 5 lbs 12oz, 18 1/4 inches, born at 37 wks and 4 days
iluvmygemini (Ashley)- Ryan Alexander @ 7:55 pm, 9lbs 10oz
sera_phim- Edward Haydn @ 11:36 am, 7lbs 9oz, born at 39 wks and 6 days
ARIEL_00 (Melissa)-Sydney Anne @ 9:46am, 8lbs, 19 inches, born at 39 wks
girl0007 - Bianca @ 3:15 am, 6 lbs 10oz, 19 3/4 inches, born at 39 wks and 1 day
2Denise1010 (Denise)-Jackson@ 9:57 am, 8lbs 4.3oz, 21 inches
FirstLuvinOven - Pierce Gabriel 2 10:15 pm, 9lbs 6 oz, 20 1/2 inches, born at 39 wks and 1 day
snowbutton - Caiden John @ 6:23 pm, 6lbs 12.5 oz, 20 1/4 inches, born at 38 wks and 6 days
jackinola (Jackie) - Emily Elizabeth @ 12:49 pm, 7lbs 5oz, 19 3/4 inches, born at 38 weeks and 6 days
Lemongirl (Courtney)- Ava 7lbs 2oz
Pickles07 - Nathaniel James @ 12:42 am, 8lbs 7oz, 21.7 inches, born at 39 wks and 4 days
LMN713 (Lisa) - Henry Austin @ 7:54 am, 8 lbs 3oz, 20 inchs, born at 39 wks
Savannah3275 - Noah John @ 2:10 am, 7 lbs 2oz, 20 inches, born at 39 wks
christne (Christine) - Cason Anthony @ 8:02 am, 8lbs 1oz, 21 inches, born at 39 wks and 1 day
jeepgrl (Rachel) - Logan Ray@ 12:27 pm, 6 lbs 2oz, 18 1/2 inches
PookieB (Beth) - Grace Elizabeth@ 7:02 pm, 8lbs 3oz, 20 1/2 inches,born at 39 wks and 3 days
WhitneyLynn - Mackenzie Grace @ 7:57 pm, 7 lbs 15oz, 21 inches, born at 39 wks and 4 days
scoopcath (Cathy) - Thomas Caleb @ 11:20 pm, 8lbs 5oz, 22 inches, born at 40 wks and 3 days
KKDarr (Karen) - Carter Ryan 7lbs 10oz, 19 1/2 inches
newcalimom-Neil Frederick @ 4:06pm, 6lbs 3oz, 20 inches, born at 40 wks and 5 days
thaigirl1 (Kim) - Rinnah Ellis @ 9:23 am, 8lbs 11.5oz, 20 inches, born at 40 wks and 2 days
tiffany96-Sophia Elizabeth, 7lbs 14oz, 19 1/2 inches, born 41 wks and 2 days
Nessa (Vanessa)-Aistlinn Maria Lou@ 12:42 pm, 9lbs 3oz, 21 1/4 inches
Kristee_bell (Kristi)-Leia Ellie Campbell@ 3:21 pm, 7lbs 5oz, 19 1/2 inches,
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Thanks for making this a sticky mods!
Last edited by amy329; 05-07-2008 at 08:27 AM.
DS-Matthew Alexander 6/6/08
DD-Scarlett Elizabeth 7/3/10
The (sorta) quick story of bedrest to c-section:
2-25-08: Went to the doc to make sure I wasn't leaking amniotic fluid. I was.
Went straight to hospital to be admitted.
They did an ultrasound that showed there was still plenty of fluid around both babies. It seemed to be a small slow leak. I would be on hospital bedrest until the babies came.
Over the next couple days the leaking stayed at a minimum and another u/s still showed enough fluid and babies doing ok.
They let me shower and gave me bathroom priveledges.
Leaking stayed slow still.
3-5-08: Time for another u/s, but this time the news was not good. My cervix was open and there was a little foot right there. Immediately, I was hooked back up to the monitors to check babies heartrates and to see if I was having any contractions. I was... about 3 minutes apart, and one of the baby's heartrates was being affected with each one. My nurse called the doctor and he checked my cervix. I was dialated to about 2-3 and he could still feel the foot right there. He said we were going to have the babies within an hour or so.
I called my husband and told him to turn around. He was on his way to class an hour away.
I was then surrounded by about 6-8 people who were prepping me for surgery... and in a whirl we were in the OR and the numbers were growing... I think there were 12-14 people in there.
Surgery started at 4:10 pm and the babies were born at 4:14 and 4:15.
I saw each of them briefly as they were being wheeled out to the NICU. They stopped so i could see them for just a moment, and they let me reach in and touch one of their cheeks.
Then it was off to recovery and I wouldn't see them again until the next day.
Visit my blog for continuing updates on their progress.
Johnathan Ross was born at 4:14 pm, March 5th. He was 1lb 9.5oz, 13 in.
Matthew James joined us one minute later. He was 1lb 5oz, 12.25 in.
Daddy's ring on Matthew's wrist....
Last edited by RR333; 05-19-2008 at 01:25 AM.
my ticker was taking up too much space, so: Robby-Apr06, Johnathan & Matthew-Mar08... you do the math. LOL
baby updates (and stampin') here: www.stampwithlorita.com
Birth Story of Maxwell Jacob
On Sunday evening, 5/11, I was fixing dinner and started feeling a lot of pressure. It wasn't just the normal pressure that I felt late in my pregnancy with dd. I quickly finished dinner and went to lay down for a bit to see if that would take the pressure off. I decided to put a waterproof barrier on the bed on my side, just in case, so I guess I really did have some intuition about this!
While laying there reading a book, I felt a few contraction but they were nothing big so I kind of put them in the back of my mind. With dd I contracted for a week or so before they were strong enough to warrant going into the hospital. So I wasn't too worried about it but I started thinking that I should get a few things done in the beginning of the week because I felt like things might get going later in the week or by the next weekend.
As the evening went on, I really couldn't sleep and started to think more and more that this baby was going to come in the next few days. I laid in bed reading my book until just after midnight when I turned to place my book on my nightstand. I felt a pop! I knew my water had broken and I yelled for dh to hand me a towel. He was asleep and woke up to me yelling at him so needless to say he was a bit groggy and confused. Eventually I got my towel and as soon as I stood up from the bed, it started gushing. Before that not too much had leaked out.
I went to get cleaned up and Dh tried to call the friends of ours who were supposed to come over to take care of dd. They only have cell phones and weren't sleeping near them so he ended up having to go over to their house and bang on the door. While he was gone I changed the sheets and got everything ready to take to the hospital. I called my ob's office and they told me to head into the hospital. At this point, I wasn't really having any heavy contractions so I was a bit worried in the back of my mind about the clock that had just started when my water broke.
Eventually we got dd taken care of, and we headed to the hospital. We checked in and got a room. They monitored the baby but didn't check me because of infection risk. I was grateful that they didn't push this. All I knew was that the last time I was checked, I was not dilated at all. I tried to get a bit of rest but started getting some stronger contractions though they still weren't terribly strong. But they were coming about every 3 minutes.
Around 6am, I did consent to be checked because I was curious. I was only 1 cm, 50% effaced. My ob wanted to start pit but I wasn't quite convinced this was necessary yet. Dh and I decided to start walking the halls. We did this for a few hours and then I bounced on a birthing ball for awhile. I was getting contractions this whole time but not all of them were strong and sometimes it seemed like they would peter out.
Around 9am, I decided to be checked again and if I wasn't making progress then I would consent to the pit. My main goal was a vaginal birth and I felt that this was the best decision to get this result since I was already committed to having the baby when my water broke. I hadn't progressed so they started an IV and pitocin drip.
As they slowly increased the pitocin, the contractions became stronger and very regular. I labored on the birth ball leaning on the bed while dh rubbed my back. I was in pain but relieved to feel that things were progressing. At 12:30, I consented to another check and was 70%, 3-4 cm. Yay! Things were moving along. By 2pm, I was very tired and felt that I was progressing enough to consent to an epidural. I recieved a very light epidural that took away most of the pain but left me with enough sensation to move my own legs and I was even able to lift my pelvis myself when they changed the pads on the bed. I really felt like it was the best of both worlds.
After getting the epi, I got an hour or two rest and then things started moving fast. I don't know the specifics of the timing but I know that once I hit 7cm. I was almost instantly ready to push. My epi was nearly non-existent at this point and my body was pushing completely on its own. It was a crazy feeling, like I was pooping out something huge and had no say in the matter!!! I was relieved when I was told it was okay to push with this urge because that definitly felt better than fighting it!
I started pushing at about 5:15, pushed for a little over an hour (I pushed for over 3 hours with dd) and then out popped Max. The actual birth was another crazy sensation that I never had with dd because my epi was so strong. It felt so crazy uncomfortable with a burning pain when he was crowning but when he popped out it was like a cork popping and was instant relief. He was placed on my chest while they cleaned him up.
Dh cut the cord. The placenta came out shortly after and I asked the ob if I could see it. She showed it to me and explained all the parts and how it worked. I found it fascinating. I recieved a few stitches for a very minor tear. (Yay! With dd, I had a bazillion stitches.)
I was able to breastfeed before they did anything to him like weigh him, etc. I really liked that about this experience. With dd they took her right away. He latched on first try and has bf'ed like a champ ever since.
We were released from the hospital 24 hours later and having been enjoying our time at home. Max seems to be a very mellow guy so far. His days and nights a mixed up but that is to be expected at this point. His big sis is getting used to the idea that she isn't the only child anymore. She has been pretty good about it but of course has her moments.
On Thursday May 15th at 3PM in the afteroon I developed severe diarrheah. Of course, accompanying this was cramping/backache. I drank lots of water trying to stay hydrated, but just could not get comfortable or get the cramping to stop. I was starting to wonder whether it might actually be labor contrax and not just digestive issues. I emailed my Peri at about 4:30, at which time the cramping was subsiding. He told me if it continued or got stronger, to go into L&D. I was still not convinced that this was anything more than a stomach bug, and since they had essentially gone away, I stayed home. Around 6PM they started up again, still accompained by BM. There was nothing I could do to make the cramping/lower backache stop. I found it funny that the most comfortable position was squatting over my bed onto my stepstool, which in hindsight is a key birthing position! I decided to go to contractionmaster.com and time them. They were 1-3mins apart lasting from 15-70secs. Everything I had read had said to go in to L&D when your contrax were 5min apart, so since mine were so close I thought there was no way this was more than indigestion, so I must be wrong about labor starting I was too uncomfortable to watch television on the couch, so I tried sleeping. That was uncomfortable too and all I wanted to do was walk or sway. Finally by 11PM after finding out Immodium AD was not approved for pregnancy , I decided I should probably get checked out. I was in a lot of pain and the contrax were on top of each other, but DD was asleep, so I agreed to drive myself to the hospital while DH stayed home with a sleeping DD. The drive was agonizing and I contemplated whether or not I would make the 20min drive. Luckily I had no more BM from that point on, but the car ride was intense, needless to say. Upon arriving to Triage I am monitored and my contractions are 1-3mins apart and showing no signs of letting up. Baby’s heartbeat was fine, which I was so worried about considering I was contracting so frequently. At this point I am checked for dilation and am 1cm (was a fingertip dilated on Tuesday). So the contractions were doing something, but I still didn’t think I’d be staying that night! Also had ketones in my urine b/c of dehydration. Next thing I know I hear the Nurse calling the Dr, getting off the phone, and telling me through the curtain that I was being “sectioned” now!!! I was in total shock. I thought for sure since I was not in active labor, they would just give my an IV to stop the dehydration and send my on my merry way.
Of course I have no reception on my cellphone, but the wonderful nurse brought me the hospital’s portable phone and told me I could make any phone calls I needed. I called DH first, of course and he doesn’t know what to do with DD (as far as babysitter goes). Plus he refused to call anyone at 1AM! He left it to me to take care of! So here I am in labor going through my entire phonebook trying to get someone awake to answer the phone, drive to our house, and relieve DH so he can arrive at the hospital in time for the birth. Meanwhile, I am hearing that there is someone currently in operation room and would be done in 45min. And that there are 3 unplanned c-sec (myself included), but they want me to go first! (Dr did not want my contractions to cause uterine abruption b/c of prior c-sec. Plus he was anticipating a LARGE baby—what a joke!). So by this time I have gotten a hold of one of DH’s coworkers who lives 30mins from us. She agrees to babysit. Of course she has to get dressed, get gas, and tells us it will be about 45min. DH is 20mins from the hospital, too. The nurses were great and trying to help stall, and so was the anesthesiologist, but the Dr would not budge on delivering me first. At this point DH has called the hospital phone twice insisting I make them wait (what the heck was I to do?) or telling me he was just going to bring DD and they’s have to deal with it (would never happen!). He was stressing me out so much, and I could barely talk on the phone and he wanted me to take care of all this crap. Grrrr.
DH ended up driving 120mph to arrive to the hospital just as I was finished being prepped for the c-sec.
Rylan Michael was born on May 16th 2008 at 2:08AM. Weighing in at a whopping 6lbs9oz and 19in long! APGARS were 7 and 9. He has a head of very blonde hair, and practically no visible eyelashes or eyebrows. He is a very easy-going baby.
Last edited by First_Little_Angel; 08-29-2008 at 05:20 PM.
Thanks for sharing your stories ladies! So great to hear all went well
Our beautiful daughter arrived on 5 July at 3.21pm
I woke up Saturday morning to regular contractions 5 minutes apart, but not painful. They felt like period cramps. It was 4:30 in the morning and I had gone to bed at 1:00 I was not tired at all though, and I kept thinking what if today is the day. I tried to brush it off because I have had regular contractions many times. I later that morning I took my daughter to a siblings class at the hospital. We saw the new babies at the nursery and I was dying, I wanted to hold my baby so bad. Ds didn't go to the class because they had to be 3-8 years old. Afterwards DD and I went to the mall together and played on the soft play place.
After that I came home still with a ton of energy, I cleaned up the house really well. Then our little family and my dad went to eat at the olive garden. After word we took a walk, it was beautiful outside.
I came home and laid down on the couch and started to prepare my Sunday school lesson. I got up and went to the computer to check my email before I went to bed and I felt a pop, my water broke at 10:30.
We went to the hospital and I was check and I was 4 cm. They verified that it was amniotic fluid (though I had not a doubt in my mind it was). I was contracting every 2-3 minutes but they still were not too bad, just the period cramp feeling. I walked around trying to get them to intensify. A few hours later I was still a 4 so they started pit, they kept uping it and uping it since my contractions were just not strong enough. Eventually the pit was killing me, and I was just so tired. It was the middle of the night and I had gone all day doing things after hardly any sleep the night before. I told the nurse to check me and if I wasn't a 7 at least I was getting an epidural. She checked and I was a 5!!!!! I got the epidural which took very well in my legs and not as well in my uterus and back. It took the edge off though, but my numb legs drove me insane. I was checked at 8:30 in the morning 10 hours later and I was only a 6!!! I had my son in 5 hours so I was just amazed that I had only dilated 2 cm in all that time.
They turned up the pit as high as they could and put pit on my cervix. I felt the contractions but they were not as bad as I imagine they would be if I had not had the epidural. Then I had the urge to push, they check me and low and behold in an hour I had gone from a 6 to complete. I pushed him out in 6 pushes, under 5 minutes, and no tears.
I fell in love the instant I saw him, just completely and utterly in love, the best feeling ever. I am beyond grateful for him, I love him so much.
Last edited by MoMom; 05-25-2008 at 04:26 PM.
Alyssa 7/20/04, Grant 7/11/06, & Evan 5/18/08
Sat. May 17th I slept late and went to my parents house. Nothing too out of the ordinary except that I thought I was leaking urine here and there so I put a pad on to take away any moisture. We decided to go out to eat when DH got home since he got home early because he went in early (left our house at 6!). Proceeded after to go to Lowe's to find some plants and then wanted ice cream so we headed to Friendly's. There was a bit of a wait and when we finally got a table I couldn't fit in it so they had to clean off another one. While we were all standing there I felt a gush like I had peed my pants and went to the bathroom and saw some pinkish color in the toilet. I came out and told everyone that I thought my water broke. This was about 9:45pm. I insisted on going back home first to get our stuff and then headed to the hospital which took about 45 minutes. On the way there my contractions were every 6-7 minutes. We arrived about 11:00 pm and the contractions were getting more painful. They didn't check at first to see how dilated I was because I had completely ruptured and she didn't want to risk infection. Around midnight-ish the contractions were really starting to get painful and coming very fast. I had hoped to just start nubain but told dh to tell them to cancel that and that I wanted an epidural. Meanwhile everytime I sat up her heart rate would go down so I was standing up until I couldn't stand up anymore then I was on my hands and knees. We finally brought it up and thank goodness because I could hear talk of emerg. c-section. My m/w checked me and I was already dilated to 7 and her head was low. Anesth. was right on the floor which was awesome and he came right in. I really thought I wasn't going to make it because they came so quick and strong. He admin. the epi. around 1 and it finally got me to relax so they turned down the lights and dh and I tried to rest for a bit because m/w thought it would still be awhile. Well, around 2 am my m/w came in and I told her that I was feeling pressure low like before but it was coming a lot. Sure enough,rest was over because I was fully dilated. After pushing for 38 minutes Elizabeth Anne came into the world weighing 6lbs 0z. and was 19 inches long. She was 3w6d early but everything was fine. Apgars were 9 and 9 and resp. was perfect. Meanwhile I couldn't push the placenta out so the m.d. had to come in and manually remove it which was weird to say the least. We stayed an extra day at the hospital because she did have jaundice and I was really anemic so they were trying to get my iron up so I wouldn't have to have a blood transfusion. Came home on the 21st and now we're just trying to enjoy every minute with this little girl we waited forever for.
Mom to E and C