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February 14th, 2013, 04:40 AM
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We showed up to L&D right about 6 am for my induction. We were supposed to be there at 5:30 but the alarm didnt go off. I woke up at 5:11 and yelled at my husband we're LATE!!! We had a good 30 minute drive to the hospital. When I got there I changed, got my iv, and the the pitocin was started about 6:45 am. I was checked and I was 3 cm, 50% effaced, and he was -2 stationed. Now my memory is bad so the timing of things might be off.
Then the doctor came in around 7:45 and broke my waters. Thats when things really started going. I wasn't in much pain until almost 11 am so thats when I requested an epidural. The anesthesiologist that did it was awesome I barely felt a thing going in. So, around lunchtime I was checked and I was 5cm, 60% effaced, and the baby was 0 stationed. Then things got interesting... My blood pressure bottomed out really bad and I almost passed out. That was so scary. I have never felt so horrible and scared in all my life.
After they fixed my blood pressure I started feeling my contractions really really low and hardcore! It was sooo bad that I was yelling. I honestly thought it was the pitocin being turned up too much. Then my lower back started being in excruciating pain. The anesthesiologist came back and gave me a couple of boosters for the epidural which did nothing. My pain got much worse! So, I got checked again around 12:45 and they said your complete and the babys head is about to come out! As, I kept having the bad back labor one of the nurses was pressing really hard on my back she was in the bed with me as I was my side. And, then here come in the doctor it was pushing time. It took about 7 pushes and he was out at 1:13 pm. He came out sunny side up!!! No wonder I was in so much pain with my back. But, heres the funny thing. I felt nothing in my butt or vag area while delivering. I didnt feel the fire burning sensation I always feel as the head is coming out. STRANGE! So, the epidural only stopped the pain in that area.

Mathew J. Sword was born on February 11, 2013 at 1:13pm
7 pounds 2 ounces, 19 1/2 inches long, and head size 13 1/2 inches
Apagar score 8/9.
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Our family couldnt be more thrilled to have Matthew in our lives. So happy and excited for him to be here!!!
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February 14th, 2013, 05:02 AM
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Congrats momma! he is gorgeous!! Look at all that hair, and those cheeks.. ohh I just want to kiss him!
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February 14th, 2013, 05:16 AM
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He is beautiful! Congratulations!
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February 14th, 2013, 07:06 AM
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Congratulations! He is precious!
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February 14th, 2013, 08:33 AM
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Congrats! Crazy all that pain even with an epi.
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February 14th, 2013, 10:13 AM
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Congrats! What a cutie, I love his hair! I am sorry to hear about your epidural not working thoroughly
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February 18th, 2013, 01:10 PM
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Congratulations! He's a doll!
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