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September 16th, 2006, 10:05 AM
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I had my 37 week checkup on Friday the 8th. At this time I was told that I was 4 1/2 cm dilated and that my bag of water was bulging. The doctor (not my regular ob) said she'd be surprised if I made it another week but decided to schedule me for an induction with my regular ob on Friday the 15th, given my history of fast labors. I was so upset about having to be induced, wanting to let my body progress on its own. I was hoping so badly that I would go in labor before the weekend ended.

On Sunday at exactly 4:00 pm, after I had pretty much given up hope, I was loading dishes in the dishwasher and felt a gush of fluid. I thought, "no way". So I stood there for a second and didn't feel any more. As soon as I leaned over to put a plate in the washer, I felt another gush. Standing there in my t-shirt and undies, I just pulled down to take a peek and I was soaked. Jarrod was sleeping because he had worked the night shift before. I had to knock on the door because he had it locked and tell him to get up 3 times. As soon as he opened the door, he said "its time". He said he could tell by how white I was... . So immediately we called everyone and told them go get here. I wasn't even having contractions which was so wierd because as soon as my water broke with Taylor my contractions were 3 minutes apart. I packed my bag and got my self fixed up a bit. Jarrods parents arrived about an hour later and we left for the hospital.

Once we arrived at the hospital I was asked 4 times if I was sure my water broke. Of course I knew it had because I had soaked 3 pads in the past hour. They decided to trust me and admitted me as an inpatient. I was taken to my room, checked to see if my membranes had ruptured, they had, and was checked for dilation. I was at a 4 1/2 still. At 6:30, after an hour of laying around with no contractions the doctor ordered pitocin. (He was at home and I was his only patient, he wanted to speed this up). The nurse asked if I wanted an epidural and after a little persuading on their part, I agreed. She decided to hang the pitocin on the lowest dosage possible and to had my epidural in place before the contractions started. WAY AGAINST DR ORDERS!!!! I had only a few small contractions and by 7:15 my epidural was in place. As soon as the epidural was in place, she turned my pitocin up a moderate amount. By 8:30 I was at a 6 and wasn't even feeling the contractions....at all!!! The doctor came in at 9:30 and checked me, I was at an 8 and still hadn't felt any contractions, just small amounts of pressure. He decided to crank the pitocin up. I still wasn't feeling anything, just could fell my stomach tighten up a big. At 10:45, the doctor came in again and said it was time to push. I had just began to feel pressure in my bum so I knew he was right. The nurse told me he was watching my monitor from the nurses station and my contractions were right on top of each other. Still wasn't feeling anything. They made everyone leave the room except my husband, grandma and my best friend who I chose to be present for the birth. He checked me and sure enough I was fully dilated. He had me put my legs up and told me to push on my next contraction to see how strong my pushes were going to be. I couldn't feel it so he had to tell me when I had one. I started to push and he said stop...stop...stop. Scared me to death! He turned to the nurse and said get the stirrups, this is going to be a one pusher!! They put me up in the stirrups, I asked them to tell me when I had a contraction and as soon as the doctor said I was, I pushed and he was out in one push. I never felt any pain! I did not tear and required no stitches at all. The doctor told my husband it was one of the easiest births he had ever had.

Todd's apgar scores were 8/9 and he is perfect in everyway!!! He weighed 6 lbs 3.4 ounces and was 20 1/4 inches long. Here is his hospital photo... http://www.sbrmc.com/html_storkcompa...p3?babyid=6528 I have quite a few pictures on the photobucket website at http://s48.photobucket.com/albums/f235/cynthiamelina/ .

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Loving mom to Wesley Ryan, Taylor Mai and Todd Eli
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September 16th, 2006, 03:50 PM
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Congrats! Todd is sooooo adorable!
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September 16th, 2006, 05:03 PM
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Congratulations!! Sounds like a pretty good experience! He is so handsome!
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September 16th, 2006, 06:39 PM
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Congrats on your little guy! What a fabulous labor/delivery you had! I could only hope mine goes that way.
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September 16th, 2006, 10:45 PM
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You had an amamzing deliivery! Congrats again!

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September 18th, 2006, 08:01 AM
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popping in from oct ddc, your little guy is so adorable! and you birth story was amazing! i can only hope to be that lucky! your epi worked, you felt nothing, and he was out in 1 push! wow!

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September 19th, 2006, 02:06 PM
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Congrats on a great birth!!!
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September 19th, 2006, 03:22 PM
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A one-pusher!!!

Congrats on a great birth and heartiest welcome to little Todd!

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