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February 3rd, 2012, 01:45 PM
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The wkend Austin came into the world was a pretty crazy one already. On January 20th, Phil's grandmother passed away. Then on January 22, the day when the family was suppose to all gather together, I started feeling contractions and since I'm a first timer, I didn't think too much of it. They weren't painful and were random. We went to lunch like we always do on Sundays at his moms house and afterwards I started spotting. Well this freaked me out! This whole pregnancy I'd never spotted so I immediately told Phil and I called my midwife and she said come on in and we'll get you evaluated. So, Phil missed out on the family gathering but he did make it to the funeral but I did not of course bc I was in the hospital.

So we get to the hospital and they immediately do a catheter to get a clean catch...This was NOT FUN! That came back ok. She said she hoped that I had sex recently and that would explain the spotting. I, of course, said no, no sex.

They hooked me up to monitor the contractions and the babys heartbeat. The baby looked great. They said I was having what was called uterine irritability. They said they wanted to keep me overnight for observation. They started an IV and gave me a shot of a muscle relaxer to try and stop the contractions. The shot helped but then I started noticing the contractions again. They started me on a pill of muscle relaxers instead of a shot all the time. The pills were not helping.

They asked if I needed something for sleep. I said no at first but then I changed my mind bc I just wanted to be knocked out and sleep so I didnt feel anything. So they gave me 5mg Ambien. It did not help me at all. I guess the pain outdid the pill. I finally asked a nurse to give me something for pain not realizing I was in labor.

My midwife came into the room and said I think I need to check you again if you're wanting something for pain. She checked me and I was 9cm dilated. I had no idea. I was in pain, yes, but I'd never experienced labor pains before so I wasn't even thinking I was in labor. I thought they would be way worse than what I was feeling. But dont get me wrong, I was hurting.

So she said you're 9cm. We're having a baby today. Phil and I both said What?! I had a cold wash cloth over my face whenever a contraction would hit, & I would breath thru it. Im not sure how much that helped though. I finally said I needed an epidural. I asked if it was too late. They said no. It felt like it took forever for them to administer that. & the anesthesiologist had to ask me questions and I could not answer him if I was having a contraction. I felt like saying hurry up and just stick me please.

The epidural did not hurt at all. & I felt nothing which was great. I pushed for 3 hours and then my midwife said we need to consider a c-section. I was really nervous and worried about that. I've never had surgery before but I knew that was my only other option to get him here. He came down so far..Phil could see the head...but then he got stubborn and decided he didn't wanna come out that way.

So Austin William was born by c-section January 23 (also my moms bday) @ 12:12pm. He was 4.8 lbs and 18.5 inches long.

He had his first Dr appt Tuesday and he's up to a lil over 5 lbs. I've been really busy...as you can imagine so when I get a free opportunity, I will post pics.

But thats my birth story.
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February 3rd, 2012, 01:56 PM
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Yay! Our first official birth story.

I am very sorry to hear about Phil's grandmom.

That Austin is ADORABLE! Do you just kiss him all day?

Congrats too! I'm so happy you're both healthy! Oh, did you end up having your shower?
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February 3rd, 2012, 02:18 PM
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Congrats and Austin is so cute!!
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February 3rd, 2012, 03:00 PM
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Yay! Our first official birth story.

I am very sorry to hear about Phil's grandmom.

That Austin is ADORABLE! Do you just kiss him all day?

Congrats too! I'm so happy you're both healthy! Oh, did you end up having your shower?

Thanks Nia. & yes, I kiss him a lot! I did have my shower Sunday & he was discharged from the hospital that same day...sooooo he was at my shower lol

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Congrats and Austin is so cute!!

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February 3rd, 2012, 03:45 PM
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awwwww <3

I'm so glad everything turned out well - How crazy for you to have gotten all the way to 9cm without realizing it!! You must have a great threshold for pain lol Everything sounds like it moved along pretty smoothly until the end there, too but I'm glad you're both doing good!

Congratulations, Mandy! He really is a gorgeous little man!!
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February 3rd, 2012, 05:23 PM
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Congratulations!

What a crazy birth story! I am glad that things went well! Enjoy your little man!
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Thanks! We are def enjoying him!
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February 3rd, 2012, 06:51 PM
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February 3rd, 2012, 09:43 PM
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Aww, congrats!!
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February 3rd, 2012, 11:01 PM
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What an experience... and for your first baby!! I'm glad that everything went well and he is home with you now!! CONGRATS
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February 3rd, 2012, 11:27 PM
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Congrats!!! He is adorable!!
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Congratulations! So glad everything's going so well!
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Wow, 9cm before they realized! What a story... Certainly one to share with him later, too Congrats, I'm glad everyone's doing so well!
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Congrats!!!! I'm glad you both are doing well!
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February 7th, 2012, 11:28 PM
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Congrats!! He is a cutie!
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Thanks ladies! Havent been on here in forever! Havent had my laptop on in forever it seems! Hes doing very well. He has another Dr appt this morning. Last week he was already 5lbs So hes doing well. I will try and put some pics up before I leave
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February 8th, 2012, 12:22 PM
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Congrats!!!! So glad you and baby are doing well!
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February 8th, 2012, 01:44 PM
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Awww, he didn't think it was fair that he couldn't attend his shower! LOL! So glad everything turned out for the best and he was healthy!
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February 8th, 2012, 08:56 PM
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Congratulations mama! Sounds like it was a pretty good birth overall!

Your little guy is so cute, how lucky you get to look at that sweet face all day
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Wow, what a birth story!! Things went really fast especially for a first baby. Congratulations, he is a beautiful baby
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