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March 19th, 2010, 12:19 PM
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Sorry it has been so long posting this, but life got a little crazy...

Tuesday, March 9, 2010:

I went to work as usual like any other day. Lost my mucous plug the day before and had some contractions here and there. Nothing regular. After lunch, the contractions began coming on average 10 minutes apart. Sometimes they were 10 minutes, sometimes 15 minutes. About 2:00 pm, they started hurting so I called my doctor. He told me to wait until I was having contractions 5 minutes apart and then come to the hospital. He said we need to wait and see if this was actual labor or not. I was furious! I got off the phone and told my husband that if this wasn't labor, when labor actually started I was getting drugs bc this stuff was hurting. I continued to work. My husband picked me up from work at 5:00 pm. As soon as I got in the car, the contractions starting coming quicker and harder. It takes me 15 minutes to get home from work, and in those 15 minutes, I had three contractions (hard). We got home and started timing contractions. My husband had to leave for class @ 6:00 pm. But we didn't know if that would be a good idea or not. I was having contractions five to seven minutes apart. I told my husband at 5:30 that if I had three more contractions in next 15 minutes, he wasn't going to class. Well I had three contractions. So I called my friend to meet us at the hospital to watch our kids bc I was going to L&D to get checked. On the way to the hospital the contractions started coming 3-5 minutes apart. I started to get very nervous. We got the the hospital at 6:30 pm. We went up to the L&D floor. The nurse asked me if I was contracting (who just happened to be the friend that I didn't want to be there). She was in the middle of shift change so she ended up not being my nurse. They hooked me up to the monitors. The oncoming nurse asked me if this was my first. I told her no - my fourth. She then said then you know what a contraction feels like. I told her yes. She checked my progress and then looked at me and said well you aren't going home. You are a 5 almost a 6. And your bag is bulging. Looks like we are having a baby tonight. We started calling everyone who was on our labor list. My support system folks started showing up. They got my IV started and the GBS antibiotics going. The doctor who was oncall came in and asked if she could break my water. I said yes. She broke my water and it was clear. AS soon as she broke my water, my contractions started stacking. I couldn't get any relief. So I caved and begged for drugs!!! THe nurse came in and said well I can give you Stadol. Nothing else bc the baby is too low, I can feel the top of his head. I looked over at my husband and said crap! I went ahead and got the Stadol. It didn't do anything!!!! The nurse came back in, checked me and told me that I was almost complete. I was in shock by this time. I told her that she was not serious. She said yeah, I need to go get the doctor now. I started having some major pressure and was wanting to push. The doctor came in and checked me. She noticed that my bladder was full, so she had to drain it. I then started pushing. Four contractions and he was here. They didn't even have time to drop the bed. He was here at 8:57 pm weighing 7 pounds and 18 1/2 inches long.

The nurses and doctor didn't think I was really in labor when I got to the hospital. My friend was the only one who thought I was. She told them that is just Christy - calm and collected.

When he first got here, he had to have some oxygen. they don't think it was because he was early, but bc I was on beta blockers during the entire pregnancy. We also had some problems with latching on when breast feeding. But we have that going now. Since I only got one round of antibiotics, Jack had to stay in the hospital for 48 hours and have antibiotics infused through an IV every 12 hours. I had to stay the same length of time he did, because the second day, I started to lose feeling in my hands and feet. They never did figure out why. It has corrected. We got to go home on Friday, MArch 12.

We ended back in the hospital on March 15 bc Jack's billi levels were too high. He spent 24 hours in the hospital and 12 hours under the lights. I had to fight the nurses about him breast feeding. They were not going to let me nurse him at all. I begged to let me pump and give him my milk which I got to do. He is doing good now. Still yellow, but his levels have dropped.
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March 19th, 2010, 12:27 PM
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Wow! That was fast!!! Nice job momma Congrats on baby Jack's arrival!
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March 19th, 2010, 12:41 PM
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Yay for a fast labor and delivery!! Congrats and I can't wait to see some pics!!
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March 19th, 2010, 12:42 PM
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Wow, when that baby wanted out, he wanted out huh? lol.. Congrats on the little guy
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March 19th, 2010, 01:48 PM
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So happy for you! Congrats!
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March 19th, 2010, 01:55 PM
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Congratulations!! Great job!
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March 19th, 2010, 03:44 PM
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March 19th, 2010, 04:22 PM
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March 19th, 2010, 05:43 PM
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March 19th, 2010, 06:26 PM
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Great Job Mommy!!!! He is so cute!!! I love your matching outfits!!!!
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March 19th, 2010, 06:41 PM
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March 19th, 2010, 06:59 PM
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March 19th, 2010, 07:15 PM
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Congrats Mama!! LOVE the matching outfits
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March 19th, 2010, 09:16 PM
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Congrats! What a handsome little boy .
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March 19th, 2010, 09:32 PM
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Quick labor! congrats!!! Sounds like it was nice!
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March 19th, 2010, 11:06 PM
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Congrats and welcome to the little guy!
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March 20th, 2010, 02:50 AM
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Wow what a great story (maybe not so much at the time!) - Congrats!
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March 20th, 2010, 04:33 AM
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Aww, I totally teard up when I saw that picture. He is so adorable! Your birth story sounds so much like mine with my last delivery, except I got an epidural and as I was getting it my water broke and it was time to push, just like that! Congrats!
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March 20th, 2010, 05:27 AM
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March 20th, 2010, 03:45 PM
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Congrats! He's adorable!
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