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June 20th, 2008, 09:42 AM
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Well, let me just start by saying that as soon as I was about to hit 37 weeks, I tried everything to get this little guy out! On Saturday, June 14th, I ate some spicy food for lunch, DH and I spent the day out and about so I did a bunch of walking and I took an evening primrose geltab. DH and I went to the movies that night to see You Don't Mess With the Zohan and during the movie, I could've sworn that I felt like I was leaking. But when I went to the bathroom, I really couldn't tell. I didn't feel like I was leaking any more for the rest of the night. And then right before bed DH and I dtd. All day we had been talking about whether or not he were to come the next day or that night, and I could tell that DH was finally thinking that Keagan will be here soon! So on Sunday morning DH had to work and left for work around 6am. I slept in until 9:30 or so, but when I woke up before I even got out of bed I felt like I was leaking. And when I stood up, sure enough I felt a trickle go down my leg. I ran to the bathroom and a bunch of stuff fell out. I thought surely I just peed myself, he can't come now! But when I looked it was all clear except for some blood. And it smelled funny. I started freaking out! I just sat on the toilet for a few minutes saying out loud Oh my god, oh my god, oh my god, we're going to have a baby! And then I realized that I should probably call DH. So I called the boat (his cell doesn't work on the sub because of all the metal)...and no one answered! I spent nearly 20 minutes on the phone trying to get a hold of him. You'd think that in 20 minutes someone would walk by the phone, but nope! So I called one of his friends that he works with, who also tried calling the boat, but then ended up calling DH's chief who somehow got a hold of someone on the boat who told DH. In the meantime, I called my parents who live in PA to tell them and then took a shower. DH got home right as I was getting out of the shower and we started to pack all of the last minute things and were on the way to the hospital by 11:30! I was so excited and everything that I didn't even realize that I was having contractions. So on the way to the hospital I started timing them and they were about 6 minutes apart lasting for about 40seconds! Ack! Once we got there it seemed to take forever to get checked into L&D! They checked me while I was in the triage and said I was at 3cm and 75%effaced! And they also checked my fluid to make sure that my water did break. After getting some blood drawn and my IV put in, I was moved to the room I delivered in. They asked me 20 million questions and I filled out some paperwork and they started me on pitocin around 2. Shortly after starting that they checked me again and I was at 4cm and 80% effaced. My contractions were starting to get a lot stronger and Keagan's heartrate was going down with each one, so they kept lowering my pitocin and I was switching sides every minute or so. I decided to get an epidural after I just couldn't take the pain from the contractions anymore. The anesthesiologist came in and it took her forever to get it in the right spot! I guess my vertebrae are really close together or something, but she had to try 3 different spots before finally getting it in! But after getting the epidural, I felt soooo much better! Although I was still having to switch sides every minute or so and the epidural made that really hard to do! My parents arrived around 7 so time went by really quickly getting to talk to them. And my mom brought all of this food in and was teasing me with it! I was so frustrated with her since I was starving and hadn't eaten in 22 hours at that point. They checked me again at 8pm and I was at 6cm and 90%effaced and since Keagan's heartrate was still dropping with every contraction, they stopped the pitocin. And the next time they came to check me was around 9:30 and I was expecting them to say that I was 7 or 8cm, but they said I was fully dilated! It was funny because right before they checked me my mom had asked me if I was nervous and I said no. But right after they checked me I started to get really nervous! So I started to push a little after 10pm. They set up a mirror so I could see his head and everything! It was so neat! I never thought that I would be one of those loud people who scream while giving birth, but I did! After about 30 to 40 minutes of pushing, Keagan was born at 10:59pm (although the time on my pictures says it was before then)! They put him on my belly right away and I don't remember this, but my mom later on said that I just kept saying oh, he's so cute over and over. He stayed on my belly for quite a while while they cleaned him off and got everything set up for him. It must have been nearly 30 minutes! I did have a 2nd degree tear though. And just as they started to do the stitches, my epidural started wearing off! Man, did that hurt! They got the anesthesiologist back in to give me some more for the stitches and then I was okay. Keagan weighed 5lbs 14oz. and measured in at 19.25in. He got a 9 on his apgar test. They gave him his first bath and then he was passed around to all of the family.







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June 20th, 2008, 09:56 AM
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Things went quickly for you! Congratulations - he is adorable and you look fantastic and radiant!
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June 20th, 2008, 09:58 AM
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What a great birth story! And an adorable little guy as well
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June 20th, 2008, 10:15 AM
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Congratulations! that is a good birth story, Keagan is adorable
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June 20th, 2008, 10:18 AM
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Congrats momma! He's adorable!!
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June 20th, 2008, 10:26 AM
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That is a great story! Congrats!
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June 20th, 2008, 10:28 AM
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Congrats!
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June 20th, 2008, 10:55 AM
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*sigh* Such a beautiful birth story! He is SOOOOOO cute!!! I love the pic in your siggy!!!

I hope i get to post Bianca's Birth Story soon!!!
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June 20th, 2008, 11:08 AM
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That's a great story. I'm glad it wasn't that long for you. And that you got Keagan early.
He's adorable too.
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June 20th, 2008, 11:19 AM
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Awww how sweet... I would love a birth story like that... But with a section it won't be that sweet..haha I'm so glad everything went well for you guys! Congrats!
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June 20th, 2008, 11:34 AM
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You look great, and you're right, he is so cute! Haha! You're my inspiration, i'm going to try every thing i can too! Congrats!
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June 20th, 2008, 12:37 PM
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Wow, what an exciting birth story!
He's so cute. You did a great job.
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June 20th, 2008, 12:58 PM
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ADORABLE!!! I can't wait now
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June 20th, 2008, 01:40 PM
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Cute pics!!! Glad you only had to push for half an hour. Thats not too bad!
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June 20th, 2008, 02:33 PM
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What a great story! He is such a doll. Congratulations again!!
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June 20th, 2008, 04:03 PM
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guess Keagan took his eviction notice very seriously!! Congrats I am glad all went well and was very easy after the EPI
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June 20th, 2008, 06:38 PM
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Im glad Keagan took the hint that his mommy and daddy wanted him to make his appearence!!! He is adorable I love the picture in your siggy!!! He is tooo cuttee!!!!

Congrats Mommy!!!!
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June 20th, 2008, 07:57 PM
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OMG he is beautiful!!!!!! You look so happy and just fantastic. Congratulations on a perfect little boy
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June 21st, 2008, 06:45 AM
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June 21st, 2008, 09:57 AM
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That is a great story. Congrats!!! Keagan is adorable.
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