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October 6th, 2008, 09:21 PM
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i know that i'll have a fast labour. and i can't wait.

my first child was born at 38 weeks, in exactly 2 hours, 22 minutes (at a horrible hospital, unfortunately). he was 8-4, and i was 19, so i was kind of surprised. my mother's labour with me (firstborn) was 20-some hours, and i was expecting that for myself. i was asleep, when the first contraction hit, and when i opened my eyes, the first thing i saw was 9:40 on the clock in front of me. by 11:50, i was 6 cm, and several contractions later, i was pushing. my son was born two minutes after noon.

my second labour consisted of several hours of almost painless, crampy-feeling contractions at 36.5 weeks, followed by the breaking of my water and pitocin @ 5 cm ([email protected]*$&#% morons knew how quickly i had gone the first time, but yep, i HAD to have the pitocin, so that my doctor could fit me in before he went to lunch. no kidding.), and 30 minutes of very sudden, *hard* labour (thank you, pitocin ), before she was out. 7 lb. 10.5 oz.

both were so fast, i never had time for any sort of pain relief, so i'm very confident in my ability to birth at home, without the option of drugs.

so, #3, when i should get pregnant again, will be born at home in the tub, if i have anything to say about it, and hopefully it'll be the quickest of the three, since i'll actually be "allowed" to move around and do things to progress even quicker.
msjaQ- 28, pantheist AP detroit mama to:
timothy michael, august 31, 2003, 12:02pm, 8 lb. 4 oz., 21"- 38 wks.
melissa may, april 7, 2006, 1:31pm, 7 lb. 10.5 oz., 19.5"- 36.5 wks
nicholas michael, january 31, 2010, 5:12pm, 5 lb. 11 oz., 18.25"- 37.1 wks
damon michael, january 21, 2012, 1:31am, 6 lb. 14 oz., 20", 38 wks
rainbow baby left me at 6-1/2 weeks on 09.08.12~ never forgotten, sweet child

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