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Owen Royce - 8/28/09 (born on his due date!)


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October 1st, 2009, 05:09 PM
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Right before I was 36 weeks my blood pressure suddenly increased. The doctor was concerned that was an early indicator of pre-eclampsia/toxemia. With that, we began having appointments 2x per week. At each appointment they would check my bp and I would either have a NST or a sonogram to check on the baby. I loved getting to check on the baby on a regular basis. I was still scared at the end so it was wonderful to get doctor confirmation that he was doing ok. Since my bp was only elevated and not scary high, and there were no other signs of pre-e (such as headaches, blurred vision, protein in urine, etc) we didn't need to induce. The doctor did offer to induce at 39 weeks, however he said the lungs may not be fully mature. I didn't want to induce early only for my benefit. And I really wanted to experience going into labor on my own. So we decided against inducing at 39 weeks and to let it happen on its own.

Well...I ended up being induced in the end. At 39w6d I started getting headaches and protein showed up in my urine, both signs of preeclampsia/toxemia. The doctor said that since I was now term and traces of protein were showing up in my urine that it was time to induce. So we said ok. We left the doctor's office at 1pm and were checked into the hospital by 3pm. Wow! Once I was checked in at the hospital and hooked up to monitors to watch the baby, they decided to hold off inducing until the following morning (his due date!) and use a cervical softening agent on me that day instead. Initially I didn't like the idea, because I felt they wanted to do this to avoid a middle of the night L&D, but after talking more with the nurse, with my sister (who did this) and my mom I felt a lot better. They all agreed it would make my labor go faster...and I think it did From start to finish it was 10 hours. They started the pitocin at 5am to get the labor underway. The contractions were not bad at all, about the equivalent of braxton hicks. At 8 am my doctor broke my water and the contractions got stronger and were coming about every 2.5 minutes. No screaming pain or anything like, just did my breathing. After an hour they got stronger and they gave me some medicine through the IV that took the edge off the contractions. It wore off in about an hour and that was when the contractions were starting to get pretty painful - I thought about crying for a second there, but thankfully not so painful that I needed to scream out in pain. At this point it was 10 am they checked me and I was dilated 4cm....enough for the epidural! And that was it for pain 2 hours of true labor pains I can handle. Getting the epidural wasn't near as bad as the stories I had heard either. I though the pain was about the equivalent of getting an IV put in. At 1 or 1:30 they checked me and I was fully dilated, but my doctor had left the hospital to go tie some woman's tubes, so we waited until he was back at the hospital before I started pushing. At 2pm I started pushing. I pushed for one hour and he was born. I did have to have an episiotomy because my skin wouldn't stretch/tear. As soon as they put a little snip, I pushed and he was out! Amazing! The best part was when they put him on my chest after he was born. It was one of the most amazing experiences of my life. I'm totally in love with this little boy. He is so perfect and I'm so thankful he's finally here.

Owen Royce
Born August 28, 2009
8 lbs 3 oz
20 inches
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m/c - 7/29/07 (5w4d)
m/c - 10/8/07 (6w4d)
m/c - 2/27/08 (11w5d)
m/c - 6/20/08 (7w2d)
9/08 - IVF w/ PGD: Cycle cancelled, not enough mature follies
10/08 - IVF w/ PGD: Cycle cancelled, ovulated on my own
12/08 - IVF w/ PGD: BFP!
Owen Royce...born August 28, 2009

1/10 IVF w/ PGD: 1 egg fertilized, so no PGD
1/30/10 Transferred in one embryo
2/13/10 - BFP!
Georgia Elle...born October 15, 2010




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November 8th, 2009, 11:12 PM
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He is gorgeous! Congrats Mama!
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November 10th, 2009, 01:43 PM
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A belated congratulations on your sweet son.
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December 11th, 2009, 10:35 AM
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Well I missed this somehow - congrats again momma! Welcome Owen!
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July 22nd, 2010, 01:33 PM
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He is adorable, and I just love his name! Congrats on your rainbow baby.
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