Birth Story

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Birth Story

I wish there were some excitement to my little man's story but everything went as smooth and "expected" as can be for birthing a baby! lol..

Everyone is aware of the "Did my water break?" thread so I'll pick up from there. Smile

I called the Dr's office and based on that conversation at 10:30, decided it would be best if I went in to get checked. I told my boss that I fully expected to be back but that it was at the recommendation of the Dr's office to get things looked at.

Once at the birthing center, they did a check and it came back positive for ruptured waters. I asked the nurse "So now what?" She said.. "We're going to have a baby today! Biggrin "

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I called my mom and DH and let them both know it was baby day! :clappy: By 12:30 they both had arrived and we just waited for things to start progressing on their own. My initial check I was dilated to 2 and thick - an hour later, I was a 4 and 50% effaced. That never changed until they started Pitocin.

I decided on an epidural this time, just to be safe in the pain department Wink - both the epi and Pit were in full swing by 3:30 pm.
By 5 pm, I was feeling contractions get stronger.. still dilated to 4 but 90% effaced (which I'm told effacement is more important than dilation). By 5:30, they were painful. By 6pm, they were unbearable so they checked and I was ready to push!

Bram Alexander Johnson was born at 6:12 pm on 4/10/13 weighing in at 6lbs, 12 ozs and even though officially classified as a preemie, he's absolutely perfect in every way! Biggrin

Here's a couple pictures that got captured on my phone.. we have more on the camera which I can post when I get a few more minutes. Smile

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Aww! Great birth story! I'm glad you had a fairly easy and uncomplicated labor. He's a nice sized preemie!! And so super cute! Your DD looks excited!

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Awwies, he's so cute. I think he looks like you and your DH Smile

Glad everything went smoothly and you had him so quick!

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Awww TFS. he is super cute hon! I'm so happy for you. I am going to say it again. WWTW! Smile

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CONGRATS! He is adorable. Glad to hear your labor was smooth and uneventful.

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yeah welcome little man! Glad to hear things went smoothly that's awesome Smile he's a cutie pie congrats momma!

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Aweeee! What a cutie! Thanks so much for sharing the story! Glad everything went well.

I'm just curious as to why they gave you pitocin if things were progressing fine?

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So amazing! He is here and perfect!!

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Great birth story! Amazing lil man!

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YAY!!! Congrats momma! So glad it went well and dang, what a super cute baby!

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Yay! Hoping the May miracles start as they mean to go on with smooth, happy deliveries and cute babies!!!

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I'm so glad you had a nice and easy delivery! I bet DH and DD are in love with him! He's precious!

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Sounds like a great weight! Normal for my babies. Glad everything was smooth!! Congratulations!

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So happy to hear it went smoothly for you and baby. Enjoy those newborn snuggles!! Biggrin