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July 1st, 2011, 06:31 PM
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At around 12:15am on June 20th I was woken up by contractions. They hurt, but were managable and still about 10 minutes apart. I kept timing them and took a couple baths which helped as they got stronger. Eventually around 4 or so DH said to go to the living room and watch TV and try to relax, so I did. When I went to the bathroom and wiped I saw a little bit of blood, around 5 or 6 something, the contractions were anywhere between 5 and 10 minutes apart so I called to see if I should go in. I never got a call back from the on call doctor so I headed in after an hour of waiting for the call.

When I got to the hospital around 7 I was strapped with the contraction and baby heart rate things. They also checked me, I was only at 3 cm and they told me we would wait an hour and see what happens. After an hour I was still 3 cm, 75% effaced and -2 so they sent me home, even though the contractions were really starting to hurt.

I had my 40 week appointment that morning at 9:30, so I went in for that. My doctor said I was 4 cm at that time, she could feel my bag of waters bulging, I was going to have a baby that day! (Like I couldn't figure that out lol) So she told me to go home and time my contractions, if they ever got 5 minutes apart for an hour, or my water broke, or the contractions got too unbearable I was to go back to the hospital.

At home the contractions got worse and worse, but no closer than about 6 or 7 minutes. I was yelling so loud when they did hit me that I knew the neighbors could hear me outside, but I didn't care lol. Finally around 4:30-5:00 we went back to labor and delivery. When they checked me I was at 5cm, so they admitted me. The first thing I asked for was my epi lol. Around 6, I finally had my epi in (after a few tries, since apparently my spine has a curve in it) and I was on cloud 9 lol.

Around 8-8:30 I started to feel the pressure and a little pain from the contractions again, so the anesthisiologist(sp?) came back and gave me a shot of something stronger in my catheter. Back on cloud 9

At 9 my nurse checked me again and I was 9 1/2cm, just a little cervix on the top left. Also, my water hadn't broken yet, and my nurse had already told me that they don't break it. A couple minutes later while the nurse was typing something on the computer next to me, I told her that I was feeling pressure again from the contraction I was having. Then when it was over I told her my water broke, I felt the gush all over me lol. She checked and yup it had broken, it was clear at this point.

The on call doctor showed up maybe around 9:30 and had me push to get the baby down further. After 1 push she said "wait! we need to get ready!" lol apparently i'm a good pusher. They got all set up and 3 pushes later Tatiana Marie was born at 10:06pm She weighed 8lbs and was 20in long, my smallest baby gave me the hardest labor (I felt like I was gonna die) and she also had the most hair (both of what the other 2 had combined lol).
Wife to Javier
Mommy to Serena (9), JJ (5), Tatiana (2) and one in the oven!

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July 2nd, 2011, 02:45 AM
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Congrats! If this was your hardest labour, i'm curious to know how the others went!!!! lol
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July 2nd, 2011, 11:14 AM
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My other 2 my water broke at 2cm and when I got to the hospital they gave me pitoocin. I got the epi shortly after cuz the contractions were so close together I didn't get a chance to relax. I didn't really feel strong ones like with this one. I felt like I was gonna die this time lol.
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Mommy to Serena (9), JJ (5), Tatiana (2) and one in the oven!

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August 4th, 2011, 03:17 AM
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Did you deliver on your due date like Ashley? That would be pretty cool!

Hehe, way to go on the pushing! I'm glad everything went well after getting the epi!

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August 5th, 2011, 09:09 AM
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Great story! I would not have been happy if they sent me home with painful contractions and I was at 3cm! Were they really busy at the time perhaps? I love your little girl's name, so pretty.

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