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October 16th, 2011, 06:03 PM
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So here is my birth story:

I was 38 weeks on Wednesday. I went to the doc on Thursday and was 3 cm. She stripped my membranes, but I wasn't very hopeful because I had this done with DS and it didn't do anything. It had been a stressful week because my hubby had been admitted to the hospital on Tuesday with pancreatitus and so I had missed work to be with him. He was discharged on Thursday, right after my appointment, and we went home.

Thursday night I was up all night with contractions. At one point they were about 3-5 minutes apart, so I took a warm bath. I was able to lay down at around 2 in the morning and got a couple hours sleep. I was so tired in the morning that I decided to call in to work. I also knew I needed to stay home because my hubby was still sick.

I had contractions off and on during Friday. They were painful, but little did I know - these were nothing! Friday night I was still having quite a few so I headed to labor and delivery. My mom had to drive me because my hubby was still to sick to drive. I got there and was still a 3 cm. Contractions were barely showing up on the monitor. I walked for an hour, was a "stretchy" 3 cm, so I was sent home. I decided to take a benadryl and just try to sleep.

I woke up to a super painful contraction around 1 am. It was 10 times more painful than what I had felt the day before. I had to get out of bed and "sway" through it. I laid back down. This happened every hour until 5 am. I would sleep for an hour, and then have one bad contraction, and lay back down. At 5:30 I had another one, and at 6:00 am they picked up to about every 10 minutes. I got in the tub and it didn't help. They were coming about every 5 minutes.

So I took a shower and got dressed. By this time it was about 8 am. They were coming every 3-5 minutes and I was moaning through them. I was afraid to go to the hospital because I didn't want to be sent home again!

At 8:30 we headed to the hospital. The 30 minute drive was hell! At one point I got out of the front seat at a stop light and got into the back so I could be on my hands and knees to try and manage the pain. Hubby even asked to go through a drive through and I yelled a big fat no!

When we got there I was checked and was 4 cm but fully effaced. I asked for the epidural, and they started the IV. It was so hard to sit on the bed on the monitors while having contractions. I got the epidural and was checked - I was a 5.

An hour later I was checked again and was 6-7. I was relaxed, chatting with family and having a good time. 30 minutes later the nurses come in and ask if I was having pressure. I wasn't really, but they explained that it looked like baby was completely descended because of a slightly lower heartbeat. I was checked and was complete!

We had to wait for the doc. After 15 minutes, she called and said there was a fatal car accident on the main road in front of the hospital and she was being rerouted. I said I could wait because I was comfortable and I didn't want the house doc to deliver.

She got there, put up a mirror and I pushed one time! Julia Rose arrived at 1:25 wieghing 7 lbs 1 oz and 19 1/4 inches. It was a breeze (once I got the epidural). I guess while waiting for the doc, my body naturally pushed her further down so I literally only pushed once.

We are faithfully doing breastfeeding and praying it goes better than it did with DS. I am so happy that my family is complete!

Here are a few pics:




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October 16th, 2011, 06:28 PM
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Wow, i hope mine goes that smoothly. Congrats she is georgous and u look fantastic! Good job mama. Stay well and kup on how ur both doing.
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October 16th, 2011, 06:31 PM
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That's crazy and i'm glad that once you got the epidural it was really easy. She is absolutely precious.
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October 16th, 2011, 06:47 PM
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She's beautiful!!
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October 16th, 2011, 06:48 PM
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Congratulations, Laura!!! I am so happy for you! I hope that my labor progresses just as quickly this time. Julia is GORGEOUS!
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October 16th, 2011, 06:56 PM
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CONGRATS!! She is so cute!! Glad everything went so smooth!
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October 16th, 2011, 06:58 PM
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You look great and Julia looks like an angel! Congrats on your new addition
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October 16th, 2011, 07:17 PM
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She is so beautiful and look awesome also! Can't believe you just gave birth! I hope BFing keeps going well for you guys.
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October 16th, 2011, 07:23 PM
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She is so wonderful Laura! Congrats Mama...I am tearing up b/c I remember all our JM PM's to each other about all of this..and now your precious love is here, and your family is now complete. God Bless!!!!
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October 16th, 2011, 08:05 PM
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Congrats!! She is gorgeous and you look great!!!
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October 16th, 2011, 08:30 PM
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she is gorg!! congrats Laura!!
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October 16th, 2011, 08:42 PM
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Congrats Laura! She is precious!!!
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October 16th, 2011, 09:54 PM
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Congrats! What a little cutie you've got there And you're awesome for biting through all that and staying at home for so long.
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October 16th, 2011, 10:17 PM
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That's awesome! Congrats, she's beautiful
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October 17th, 2011, 02:35 AM
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Wow, congratulations! She's adorable. You've got a beautiful family!
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October 17th, 2011, 07:26 AM
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Congratulations again, Laura! She's absolutely beautiful. I'm glad labor and delivery went so smoothly for you!
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October 17th, 2011, 09:17 AM
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Yay!! our first birthstory! She's precious!!!
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October 17th, 2011, 10:51 AM
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congrats she is beautiful
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October 17th, 2011, 10:54 AM
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You look so good!!!

I hope mine goes as fast as yours, but doubt it will!

She's so beautiful!!!!
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October 17th, 2011, 11:57 AM
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Congrats Laura! She is beautiful.
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