Log In Sign Up

~Hannah Lynn~ 4/22/09


Welcome to the JustMommies Message Boards.

We pride ourselves on having the friendliest and most welcoming forums for moms and moms to be! Please take a moment and register for free so you can be a part of our growing community of mothers. If you have any problems registering please drop an email to boards@justmommies.com.

Our community is moderated by our moderation team so you won't see spam or offensive messages posted on our forums. Each of our message boards is hosted by JustMommies hosts, whose names are listed at the top each board. We hope you find our message boards friendly, helpful, and fun to be on!

Reply Post New Topic
  Subscribe To 2009 Birth Stories LinkBack Topic Tools Search this Topic Display Modes
  #1  
April 26th, 2009, 07:40 PM
katidid622's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Illinois
Posts: 11,218
Wow.....what an experience!

Hannah Lynn
Born 4/22/09
11:45pm
8lbs, 1oz
18.5in


And here's how it all happened......

On 4/21 I had my weekly doc appt in the morning and was very disappointed to hear I was still not at all dialated and only 30% effaced. We actually scheduled my induction for next week then. Well...........low and behold, my water broke at home at 7:20 pm that night! Called my doc & she had me go straight to L&D to get checked (i don't think anyone really believed me that my water had broke then! Lol). But it did! I got admitted around 9pm. They started pitocin around midnight. Wow....does that get your contractions going! I was contracting perfectly...every 2 minutes and very strong. Except one problem...I was barely dialating. Finally, at 3pm on the 23rd I broke & got the epidural (15 hrs of natural labor was brutal!!). Anyways, around 10pm they checked me again and I was still only at around 5cm and Hannah was laying posterior (face looking up instead of down). At that point my water had been broke for over 24hrs (which is the standard 'cutoff' time or infection could set in) and I had been in labor for 27 hours. They gave me til 11pm and came & checked again...no changes - if anything my cervix was tightening (possibly from being overworked due to long labor). My doc calls c-section....that was hard to grasp, but at that point I was completely exhausted and just wanted her out. And wow! Do they move fast once they call the CS! They had me prepped & Hannah came at 11:45pm! That was weird. After she was born, Steve (DH) followed her to nursery while I got sewn up. I fell right asleep and don't remember anything after her & Steve leaving the OR. Finally around 2am I am released from recovery. They brought Hannah to me around 2:30 and I just couldn't take my eyes off her...it is the most amazing feeling in the world! Currently we are both doing well. Hannah is an angel baby & barely ever cries! I am healing ok. Definitely sore in the abdomen and then also sore from the 15 hrs of natural labor (killed my back, arms, shoulders, etc) cuz I was nearly breaking the arms off the bed in pain! We were supposed to be released on Sunday, but my doc let us leave Saturday afternoon since I am doing so well. I am just much more comfortable in my own home. Being a mom is just sooo amazing! I can't take my eyes off of her! And Steve makes the perfect father! He is so loving to her and spends every minute he has with her. I love watching them together!

My labor & delivery certainly did not go as planned, but I would not change any of it for the world!
__________________
♥ Siggy credit goes to Pattyandthemoos, thank you! ♥


Do you LIKE JustMommies? Help us get to 5,000 fans!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
April 26th, 2009, 10:23 PM
LJD3Tdance's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Eagle, Idaho
Posts: 59,731
Send a message via AIM to LJD3Tdance Send a message via Yahoo to LJD3Tdance
I'm sorry it was such a painful process, childbirth obviously is always painful obviously, but some are worse than others, and yours sounds pretty bad . Hope your recovery is easy, congrats!
__________________





Reply With Quote
  #3  
April 30th, 2009, 03:54 PM
*becky*'s Avatar Mommy to Bailey & Camryn
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Kansas City Metro
Posts: 6,294
Both of our kiddos were scare of induction!! I'm so glad that she came on her own though! Congrats!
__________________



Reply With Quote
  #4  
April 30th, 2009, 10:25 PM
katidid622's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Illinois
Posts: 11,218
Quote:
Originally Posted by *becky* View Post
Both of our kiddos were scare of induction!! I'm so glad that she came on her own though! Congrats!

LOL. Thats what my doctor said too! The LO's just had to realize we meant business and weren't joking around anymore!
__________________
♥ Siggy credit goes to Pattyandthemoos, thank you! ♥


Do you LIKE JustMommies? Help us get to 5,000 fans!
Reply With Quote
  #5  
May 1st, 2009, 05:45 PM
LadyBugMommyof1's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 7,211
Awww Katie she is beautiful! Congrats!!!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Topic Tools Search this Topic
Search this Topic:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:07 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0