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December 13th, 2011, 06:45 PM
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Jonathan David
8lbs. 10 oz. 21” long

Monday 12/5/11 – 39 week OB appointment. No change from the prior week…still 2 cm dilated and 60% effaced. I scheduled an appointment for the following Monday. I was a little disappointed that there wasn’t further progress but I wasn’t surprised as both my pregnancies with my daughters were 40 and 41 weeks respectively and I had to be induced with both of them. I was really hoping this time to go into labor on my own.

Wednesday 12/7

2:30 am – I got up for one of my frequent pilgrimages to the bathroom. I was wishfully thinking that I was one of those women that would just have their water break while they were in the bathroom! So I stood up and as I pulled my pj bottoms back on I felt a small burst of liquid. I didn’t think it was my water breaking but maybe I had not totally emptied my bladder. So I changed my underwear and got back in bed. I was still wishfully thinking that maybe there was a small chance that this was it. Oddly enough I felt so comfortable which was strange because sleeping had become so difficult.

4:30 am – My underwear felt wet again so I got up and went to the bathroom. Again, I was wet and soaked just a little to my pj’s. This time I got excited but I wasn’t having any pain so I decided that if it was the real deal it would continue or I would start having contrax. I let dh sleep and went back to bed myself. This happened 2x more.

6:30 am – I called my OB and they said to go to L&D.

9:15 – After getting my 10 year old off to school and my 2 year old to the sitter’s we finally made it to the hospital. Oh, and we also stopped for breakfast at Bojangles . We were totally nonchalant. It was kind of funny. Still no pain and at this point the fluid leaking had stopped so I was kind of expecting to be sent home. The first test they performed to check for rupture came back negative but the dr. ordered a more accurate test and that one immediately showed positive! I was staying! When the OB checked me I was 3-4 cms dilated but she could still feel a bulgy bag of waters so she took her little “crochet hook” and completed rupturing me….it was massive amounts of fluid! This is how I remember feeling when my water broke with my others. She mentioned something about rupturing a “pocket” or “Forebag” which is why I didn’t have that huge gush. Still no regular contrax. They started antibiotics as I was positive for GBS. About an hour later they also started the Pitocin. My nurses were awesome. I had a great team! Around 3:00 I started having a lot of pain with contractions and asked for the epidural. That went extremely smooth. However, it didn’t work completely on my left side. I could still feel a lot on that side but it was manageable.

6:00 pm – I started having a lot of pain on that left side down low. They gave me a bolus through the epi. It didn’t help.

6:10 the nurse checked me and I was complete! I gave one practice push and they got the doctor. They told me to push when I felt the next contrax. I did and the head crowned. Next push his head was out and the doctor unlooped the umbilical cord from his neck. I waited for the next contrax and pushed and felt him slide out. It was the greatest feeling of relief. This time with the epi I could still feel and it felt really good to push. I couldn’t believe it happened so fast! My delivery with my second was so much more difficult. This was by far my easiest delivery.

Jonathan is nursing like a champ and is just wonderful! I am so thankful!
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December 13th, 2011, 07:27 PM
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So happy you went into labour on your own! I keep secretly hoping my water will break on one of my nightly bathroom trips too lol
Love how nonchalant you guys were!
Congrats on the birth of your little guy!

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December 17th, 2011, 06:17 AM
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Congrats and great job mama!!
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December 17th, 2011, 10:49 PM
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How awesome you went into labor on your own! Glad u didn't have to push long. Congrats!
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December 18th, 2011, 08:42 AM
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Glad you went into labor on your own!! Congrats on your baby boy!

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December 19th, 2011, 01:39 PM
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Mommy to two sweet girls: Emma Marie (December 9, 2008) and Hadley Annabelle (November 29, 2011)

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January 2nd, 2012, 12:03 AM
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congratulations! i'm glad you had a good birth experience.
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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