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December 7th, 2008, 06:11 PM
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Hello ladies! Well, I went into the hospital on Monday night, dialated at 4 and was having contractions every 5-10 mins and was sent home. Well, I called the doctor Tuesday morning and asked if she wanted to see me, so they had me come right in. Okay, Tuesday was a hectic day. My aunt was flying in from Michigan and I had to pick her up from the airport and in the mean I had to go to the doc! So, I hurried up and went to the doctor. I sat down and my doc saw me sitting in the waiting room and called me back herself and asked me why I was there...lol, b/c she knew I was in the hospital the night before. Well she put me in a room and checked me, and told me I was dialated at a 5. She tried to scrap my membranes somemore, since she already tried the Friday before. She knew I lived an hr away from the hospital so she called L&D and they didnt have a bed. So, I had to wait for them to call me to go in. Well, in the mean time I went and picked up my aunt from the airport. Doing that I started contracting closer and closer and hurting more nad more. I got to the airport and waited trying to keep my mind off of labor! lol My aunt got off the airplane and Im like get ur bags we HAVE TO GO! So she got her bags, we got to the car and I had to GPS the dang hospital from the airport... lmao so I drive to the hospital, since she doesnt know Maryland at all. And I guess I dont either needing to GPS the hospital... haha well I was driving 80 mph in a 50 and I had a cop behind me and he DIDNT pull me over. I wanted to get escorted... but nope, he exited off the freeway. We got to the hospital, checked in and no DH.... And I laid in the hospital bed for an HOUR before even got there. I got my epidural about 5-10 mins after he got there. Which was about 4pm. And at 6 they checked me and I was still at a 5. Then they wanted to break my water at 6:20 and it broke on its own, and I didnt even know it. By that time I was at a 8. Then they checked me again at 6:40 and I was fully dialated. My body was pushing by its self, I was trying to wait until they got the room set up but it didnt work...lol and finally I started pushing for real at 6:50ish, and had my precious Austin Lee at 6:59pm, weighing in at 8-10 and was 20 3/4 inches long! I hemmoriged (sp?) for awhile, so I didnt get to hold him for a half hr or so. My aunt and DH was in the room. DH let my aunt cut the cord. I left the hospital at midnight on the 27th! lol, I WANTED out for Thanksgiving! hehe Everything is doing great! No jaundice in Austin at all!!! and Im back to normal, lost all my weight PLUS 2 lbs, as of yesterday! (but I only gained 23) Thats about it!! Thank you for letting me tell my story!!
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December 8th, 2008, 08:12 AM
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lol I've considered the "police escort" too! sounds like you had a crazy couple of days! congrats
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December 17th, 2008, 05:20 PM
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You only pushed for 9 minutes..you are sooo lucky!! a police escort would have been nice..wow I can't believe he didn't pull you over..lol. sounds like a pretty easy labor!!
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