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December 30th, 2012, 10:33 PM
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I joined this due date club back in october, a little late in the game. I lurked a lot I suppose but things started to get familiar.

Anywho, I had to be induced at 41 weeks. I was in intense labor for 2 days. I stayed at 1cm for what seemed like FOREVER and the contractions were very strong. I ended up taking morphine/gravol to get through the night. I was reluctant for a few hours though. I woke up in pain again the next morning, I was checked still only 1cm, took some more morphine and they inserted something to make the cervix dilate but stronger. I was at 5 within hours. I used no pain medication because I thought I was getting close. Soon the contractions were back to back, and I was on the pitocin drip at full blast and stayed at 5cm for hours. My body would not budge. I used laughing gas to get through the pain. I was not going to get an epidural and I was exhausted. Soon the dr told me I had been at 5 cm for about 3 hours and said sometimes when people get an epidural they can go right to a 10. I was a bit reluctant but that happened to my mom with her last kid (true story actually) and so I thought let's give it a go. 2 hours after that an obstetrician comes to see me. Decides for mine and the babies safety its best to get a c section. I agree, but was upset after 2 days and getting to 5 cm I really thought it was going to happen... medically induced naturally? lol.

Anywhos anyone who's had a c section can tell you it's weird. We we're in the hospital until Christmas Day. I stopped taking any kind of tylenol or anything days ago and I feel great, physically, emotionally. Everything I also got my placenta encapsulated so I'm not sure if that had anything to do with it.



Damian Gabriel born Dec 22 7:54pm

Also, relieving news from the obstetrician once the surgery was over that he never was going to fit the natural way. I don't regret going into labor though. He still has a little ring around his head where he was getting stuck? I guess. He was 21 and 1/2 inches long 9lbs 5oz
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December 30th, 2012, 11:32 PM
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He's so cute It's hard to get a c-section but it helps when you know it had to be done. I'm happy to hear you are feeling good Congrats!
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December 31st, 2012, 12:08 AM
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He's perfect! Congrats!
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December 31st, 2012, 12:25 AM
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Oh he is beautiful!!! It may not have been the way u planned but both u n baby r happy n safe and at least u know it wouldn't have happened any other way...thanks for sharing!
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December 31st, 2012, 03:09 AM
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Oh my goodness he is adorable!
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December 31st, 2012, 03:51 AM
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Congrats! Hes beautiful!! Im sorry things did,t go how you'd hoped, but Im glad you are both healthy and that you are doing well!
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December 31st, 2012, 04:05 AM
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I know it sucks, but there have been a LOT Of us that didn't get to have the kind of birth we wanted. I'm glad he's here, happy and healthy. Congrats!
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December 31st, 2012, 04:31 AM
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Contrats...he is adorable!
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December 31st, 2012, 07:30 AM
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Congrats!! He is so cute and un-squashed!!
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December 31st, 2012, 07:40 AM
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He is beautiful! Congratulations!!
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December 31st, 2012, 09:34 AM
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What a handsome little man. Congrats!
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December 31st, 2012, 01:45 PM
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he is so cute!!!!
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Aww he's adorable! Congrats!
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