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September 20th, 2010, 04:41 AM
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I woke up at 5:30am on Saturday, September 11 from a small gush of liquid which I thought was amniotic fluid. DH and I decided to go in and get checked out just to be sure. I called L&D then made me walk around for 10 min and call back with an update. I walked and walked and no more liquid came out, but they still asked me to come to L&D to make sure bag not leaking.
We got to the hospital by 8 am. I was sure this was going to be a false alarm, it was a beautiful sunny morning, everything was so peaceful, my contractions were at around 15 - 20 min and did not hurt. I always imagined arriving to the hospital in pain or even on an ambulance...
I was hocked up to monitors right away and they checked if I was losing amniotic fluid about 30 minutes later. "Oddly enough" I did not have a leak... After checking me for dilation, nurse told me that I will most likely be admitted because I was at 5+ cm and my bag was going to bunging, she said it was "paper thin". Doctor agreed with the nurse and estimated that I would have my baby by dinner time - 6 pm. Nurse installed an IV for Strep B. By 9:30 I was taken to the delivery room.

From then on everything happened really fast:

10 am - doctor came in and broke my water. Oh my god! There was so much water, it kept coming and coming... As soon as my water broke I started having STRONG contractions - every 4 - 6 min. I am not sure why, but doctor decided to use some type of medicine to get my contractions closer. Over the next hour I had enough of pain and decided to get an Epi

11: 20 am - Epi guy was held up somewhere else in the hospital and I ended up waiting whole 40 minutes... Ouchhhh!!!! I went from 5.5 cm to 9 cm over the course of this hour. Doctor changed his birth estimation to 4 pm. He said pushing usually takes two hours.

12 am - Epi guy arrived!!!! It took him about 20 minutes to get epidural going. It did not hurt one bit!!!! He was a real pro! Another 20 minutes till contraction pain went away. And then I was in heaven!

12: 40 - I had a feeling that it was time to push and doctor confirmed that I was 10 cm dilated.

12 :50 - Nurse explained how to push and I started pushing.

1:30 - Our beautiful baby boy made his grand entry into the world. Daddy cut the cord while Milan was resting on my belly.

We are so in love with our perfect little boy.

Milan's stats:
Born on September 11, 2010 at 1:30pm
50.5 cm /19.9 inches long
weight - 3.575 kg / 7 lb 14 oz

Thanks for reading!

Last edited by Kumii; September 20th, 2010 at 04:44 AM.
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September 20th, 2010, 04:50 AM
irish luck's Avatar *Callie*
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I am so glad that he decide to finally decided to come after teasing you for so long!!
I am glad they kept you at 5cm... my hospital sent me home!

he is adorable and you look fantastic in your picture!!!!
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September 20th, 2010, 05:15 AM
mrsdaiwa24's Avatar Amy, soon-to-be-mama of 2
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Wow -- 5.5 to 9 cm in one hour! Milan was definitely ready to make his appearance! Glad to see that after all of the complications you had in your pregnancy, you were blessed with a short labor.

Milan is a cutie and you look FABULOUS!!!
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September 20th, 2010, 11:25 AM
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Wow, lucky you that things progressed so quickly! And he is adorable! Nice work, mama!!
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September 22nd, 2010, 10:26 AM
C&J's Mom's Avatar Stacy
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Wow! I'm so glad that things went quickly for you! You look beautiful, mama and baby is adorable!!

Thank you Vicki... for my awesome siggy!
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September 23rd, 2010, 03:42 PM
ladybugmomma's Avatar Trisha
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Wow, that was nice and fast! Super labour! And I am SO thrilled you named him Milan! LOVE it!
Trisha, Homeschooling, SAHM to Robert 18, Matthew 16, Kaiya 11, Anja 8, Layla 3 and Emme - April 6th 2014
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September 23rd, 2010, 04:08 PM
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Wow! Wonderful birth story! You look amazing!
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September 29th, 2010, 09:42 AM
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Don't you love epidurals?

Congrats on your baby boy!
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