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December 1st, 2009, 07:57 PM
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Another baby girl for Team Green!

Ada
Born: 11/29/2009
Weight: 8lbs 1.7oz

So, after 6 days of laboring at home (I did make it to 5cm during that time though :-) and two days after my water broke, the decision was finally made to transfer me to the hospital for some much-needed Pitocin.

It turns out that was all I needed to get going. They started a minimal dose of Pitocin (I think it was 7?) at 4pm and Ada was born at 12:02am on Sun Nov 29th.

Though I was planning and hoping for a home birth, I still had a great experience in the hospital. The L&D nurses and the attending OB were fantastic, they had a tub in the labor room that I was able to use, a birth ball, a rocking chair and they were all great about doing what they could to help me achieve the med-free birth (Pitocin aside) that I wanted. And I do have to say, the 24-hour on-call care after she was born was a pretty darn nice perk :-).

I'll write a better, more in-depth birth story when I have time, promise.

Anyway, Ada and I came home yesterday and we're doing well - just trying to find our pattern/flow and we're getting there.
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December 1st, 2009, 08:08 PM
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Congratulations!!! Can't wait to read your whole birth story and see some pictures of Ada!
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December 1st, 2009, 08:36 PM
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Congratulations!!!!!!!!! Can't wait to see pictures!
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December 1st, 2009, 08:40 PM
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December 1st, 2009, 10:23 PM
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December 2nd, 2009, 11:44 AM
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Congrats!! You are certainly superwoman to me... anyone who can do pitocin contractions without pain meds is. Way to go! Congrats on your little girl!
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December 2nd, 2009, 07:31 PM
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Congrats!! Enjoy your little princess!
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December 3rd, 2009, 10:21 AM
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December 3rd, 2009, 12:14 PM
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December 3rd, 2009, 01:40 PM
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I call that a success! That is really what homebirth is and it was what I learned early on in training. Midwives aren't there for just the happy easy births that go off without a hitch. They are there for the moment that it may not be normal. What great care you received! I can't wait to hear the whole story!
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