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September 23rd, 2011, 09:40 PM
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So lets see.
Last dr appointment 310pm nothing going on. I was barely 1.5 cm but Dr thought he could do a sweep. Didn't figure it would do much but sure what have I got to lose right. I was 1.5cm, 50% effaced and not contracting. Left was feeling crampy and spotting but that is normal when they mess with your cervix. Picked up my son from daycare and went home. Got DH to go for a short 10-15 min walk. By the time we had dinner and left for the walk all crampiness had stopped and nothing was going on. Did I mention nothing was going on LOL. So I was tired. We put the kids to bed and played on the computers until about 900pm. Went in got ready for bed still nothing going on, all spotting stopped I was bummed. Laid down about 5-10 min and heard a pop and felt a sharp pain. I was like *** was that?! So I stood up and a little gush came out. I was like great either my water broke or I just peed myself. And since nothing else was coming out I thought the latter but still kind of panicked. I went to the bathroom and when I stood up another little gush. They weren't big. So I took a shower to try to relax and see how I felt then I was going to call the triage. When I got out of the shower I had pink running down my legs, yep water broke, we better get going. Called triage, and our person watching the kids and headed out the door. It was about 10pm at this point. Dropped kids at friends. While driving I realized that I was having contractions, they just started so we started timing them. They were about 4-5 mins apart but not to unbearable yet. Get to triage and get checked in. The nurse was kind of a tard. This is where things kind of go downhill . So she does two swabs to ensure it was my water that broke not gentle mind you and I am contracting the whole time. Either way I am there lady move it. When she goes to check how dilated I am she is really rough and I want to kick her in the face. I was 5CM at that point. Then she failed at the IV 2 times before finally getting it in my wrist . While doing the first IV DH almost passes out on top of me because he is pinned in a little corner with his knees locked. So far its a very traumatizing experience. But I try to remain hopeful that once I get the epi things will get better. The lab comes in to get my blood work and I am crying like a baby begging them to stop poking and hurting me. It was not pretty. So they finally come and take me to my L&D room. The guy with the good drugs comes in to do the epi. This did not go well. He tried twice but I was so stressed at this point he couldn't get it in. I asked everyone to leave. I just needed a break from being poked and prodded. So everyone leaves they give me 100cc of phentenal and I start to relax and calm down. I have to stand during the contractions to help ease the pain anything else just makes it worse. So I am figuring I am going au natural. Sometime after midnight I just start falling asleep on my feet. I am exhausted already and we are worried I won't have any energy to push. So we decide to try for another epi. It can't hurt right. Oh did I mention that my nurse was super bossy and I wanted to punch her in the face. Yeah lots of violent thoughts during this labor. So at 7cm they bring in another guy to try the epi. SUCCESS!! First thing to go right wohoo. I got some much needed rest. Sometime after 4pm I am complete so the nurse goes to get the dr. Who takes his time getting ready and is saying don't push... um hello? So I finally get to push and they are all push, push, push and I am like trying here. I couldn't feel every contraction only some. Thankfully I only had to push about 3 times. I am in a weird awkward position that was not how I wanted to be. She comes out and I don't hear anything so of course I am freaking out asking if she is ok. Then the dr is talking about a two vessel cord and blah, blah and I am wondering what this means. They give her to me and I just zone everyone out. I quit caring at that point LOL. It was not my best birth experience to be honest. I couldn't wait to leave the hospital. Most the nurses were rude or not helpful and it was very frustrating. Yes I will be telling my dr everything .

Either way she is here . She arrived a 445am on 9/21/11 weighing 7lbs, 14oz, and 20inches long. She is beautiful and amazing and I feel so complete with her. No I am not nursing like a champ like everyone else seems to be and yes I am having a hard time emotionally dealing with that. But I will work through it. My milk came in and it hurts but our latch sucks or I am just to sensitive because it hurts so bad I just cry. So I think we are done with that and moving on to formula and bottles. Here are some pictures. Sorry I don't have times for alot of stuff I wasn't watching the clock .

Going home!

From today


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September 25th, 2011, 06:58 AM
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Oh my Jess..she's beautiful! Such a gorgeous family! I'm so sorry they were super rude to you. My first experience was a lot like that..thankfully this time around was so much better. I hate that though..because it's your most vulnerable moment and their job is to support you and help you not be pushy and rude and add stress!
Either way I'm glad she arrived in good shape. Hope you are healing well!

I feel you on nursing. I had every intention of doing so but we're already on bottles. He's getting mostly formula and I'm not sure how much longer I'll be able to pump. My supply has never been great and it's just really difficult. I nursed DS until 5 months when I dried out but our issue this time was that he ate for 1.5 hours every time and still acted hungry..I felt like a milk factory and I had so much anxiety from how it went with DS (the last 2 months that I was slowly drying out were NOT fun for either of us) that I would just sit there and cry as well. I feel guilty sometimes when I come here and see everyone who says their kiddos are nursing great and that they feed on demand even if that means all day every day but I just can't do that. Don't beat yourself up about it. I know I made the best decision for our family and I'm sure you did too!
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September 25th, 2011, 07:24 AM
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She is absolutely gorgeous!!
Sorry your birth experience wasn't as good as it could've been. So hard when you have nurses/doctors that aren't compassionate.
But the main thing is you have a healthy, beautiful addition to your family!

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September 25th, 2011, 11:56 AM
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January 11th, 2012, 08:07 PM
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she is so adorable, congratulations! i'm sorry it wasn't the greatest experience.
msjaQ- 28, pantheist AP detroit mama to:
timothy michael, august 31, 2003, 12:02pm, 8 lb. 4 oz., 21"- 38 wks.
melissa may, april 7, 2006, 1:31pm, 7 lb. 10.5 oz., 19.5"- 36.5 wks
nicholas michael, january 31, 2010, 5:12pm, 5 lb. 11 oz., 18.25"- 37.1 wks
damon michael, january 21, 2012, 1:31am, 6 lb. 14 oz., 20", 38 wks
rainbow baby left me at 6-1/2 weeks on 09.08.12~ never forgotten, sweet child

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