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Kaitlin Savannah was born on December 4th at 1:28 PM. She was 7 lbs and 20.5 inches long. She was due on December 16th, so she was 12 days early.
I woke up on the 4th about 5 am and I was having painful cramps, definitely different than Braxton Hicks! It went on for about an hour as I laid in bed contemplating if this was the real thing. I got up about 6, woke my husband Chris up and told him to that we needed to go to the hospital because this might be it. I was getting things together and we arrived at the hospital around 7:30. They checked me in the triage room and I was already 5 cms dilated, so they said I was staying.
I didn't have any medication or an epidural and the contractions were very intense when I was about 6-7 cms. At 9 cms I thought I was going to die, but kept pushing through. I kept thinking " I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me"! My doctor showed up around 1PM and broke my water. I started pushing at 1:10 pm and Kaitlin was born at 1:28. My labor was about 8 1/2 hours and I pushed for 18 minutes. Everyone kept saying that I was such a textbook case since this was our first baby, I didn't have any medication and I pushed for 18 minutes. She was born face up, but surprisingly I didn't have any back labor.
We are so thankful for her and so blessed to have her!! I haven't been on the forum since we got home. Everyday I learn something new and everyday keeps getting better and better!!
I would post a pic of her, but I'm not sure how too!
Thank you Vicki... for my siggy!!