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July 14th, 2004, 08:05 AM
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I was exactly 40 weeks. Originally, my due date was the 2nd of Feb. then it was the 28th of jan and finally the 30th of jan. So I guess, it all depends on which one you choose to how far I was.

It was friday, the 30th of January and I was laying on the couch feeling absolutly dead. I had no energy. But, I got to thinking that I didn't want to be pregnant anymore, so I decided to vaccum the floor. So after sweeping the whole house (not big house, mind you) I was putting the cord away, and picked up the vaccum and i felt something run down my leg. It wasn't a lot so I wasn't even sure if I didn't just pee myself So I called my sister in law and my mom and asked what it felt like when your water breaks. They told me that they thought mine did. SO I called Dh at work. TOld him that he needed to get home because I THINK my water just broke. He's like "shouldn't you know." I just kinda laughed and said get home. I had NO contractions!

So Dh gets home and he decides that he has to stop at the video store and the bank before we head to the hospital since we didn't even know if I was in labor. Which I thought was kinda funny but annoying at the same time. I made phone calls while waiting in the car.

We got to the hospital at about 3:30 pm. My water had indead broke but not all of it. So I wasn't having any contractions. Which kinda disappointed me I'm weird! Well after hours of pitocin, I still wasn't feeling anything. So I got up and was walking around the hospital. AND WOW!!! They finally hit me...strong. I was only 4 cm and 75% effaced at this time. I couldn't walk anymore. My back was killing me, Owen was laying on my spine. So I headed back to bed. crying, I sat there and didn't want to move. It hurt so bad. They finally relized that they needed to take me off the pitocin since it was at max and i wasn't dealing with it all that well. SO after about 9 hours and not dialating, I opted for the epideral. This is at about 12:00 am. I LOVED that epideral. Dh turned white when they pulled out the needle and had to run to the bathroom because he was getting sick. Poor guy! He left the room and my mom said he was as white as a ghost.

Well, after the epideral, i fell asleep for about an hour and a half. Which was nice. I woke to shivers though. And the nurse checked me, I was at 7 cm. Dh left the room for what was about 10 mins and the nurse checked me again. Push, she said! Dh ran back into the room, kicked my sister out and I began to push. I gave both my mom and dh bruises from them holding my legs. I was laughing and smiling through the whole thing. I was making noises and the nurses thought I was funny. Or so they said. Anyways, Owen was born at 2:13 am, after only 20 mins of pushing. He was a healthy, 7 pounds, 14 ounces and 21 inches long. And absolutly the darkest black hair. Which he lost! Now he's a baldy!

Okay, wow that's long! That's our story!
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July 14th, 2004, 08:12 AM
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Owen and Mommy at the hospital!
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July 15th, 2004, 07:20 AM
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Thanks for sharing!
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July 24th, 2004, 09:14 AM
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I can't read this anymore..it makes me want another baby!
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