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July 8th, 2006, 06:27 AM
Join Date: May 2005
I have to say that giving birth was just the best experience of my life. Friday, Dec. 30th at 3 am I woke up to a trickle down my leg. As soon as I stood up out of bed there was a big gush of fluid that completely soaked everything. I managed to grab a towel and waddle halfway down the stairs to tell my fiance who hadn't come to bed yet that my water broke. He was so excited he didn't know what to do first. I called my Dr. office and they told me to head on over to the hospital. On the way there the contractions started and were immediately 4 minutes apart. We got to labor and delivery around 4:30am and they hooked me up to monitors and asked a bunch of questions. I got checked at 5am and was 3 cm and 80% effaced. Apparently the results as to whether my water broke were inconclusive so they had my walk around to see if I would progress any. I walked around til about 6:15am and came back to lay down. My contractions were now about 2 minutes apart but still very manageable. I was rechecked at 7am and was 6cm and 100% effaced so they admitted me and I walked over to my birthing room. My contractions stayed at about 2 minutes apart and lasted 60-70 seconds each. Thank God for my hypnobirthing classes because I was able to relax and use the visualization techniques and the whole experience was very positive. I was uncomfortable but not in pain. At 9am they checked me again and I was at 8cm. About 15 minutes later I was feeling a lot of pressure so they checked me and I had only a little bit of cerivix left on the right side so they had me lay on my right side and even though I needed to push so bad I had to breathe through the next 4 or 5 contractions til the rest of my cervix was gone. Finally I was allowed to push and after 14 minutes of pushing the love of our lives arrived at 9:49am. Liam Edward Wolf weighed in at 7lbs 5 oz and was 19 1/2 inches long. My fiance was the best coach and we just couldn't be happier. I couldn't have asked for a better delivery.
Our angel baby forever missed--1/3/03
Ailish Laura born October 20th, 2012.
8lbs 12oz and 20.75 inches
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