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November 11th, 2005, 04:02 PM
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Well, you all know that my doctor decided to induce me on Monday afternoon. I was admitted to the hospital at 4:30 and dialated 1 cm. They started me on Cervidil at 9:20 pm.

They removed the cervidil at 5:00 am and let me take a shower. They started the IV of pitocin at 6:15 and I was still only 1 cm. My doctor came in at broke my water at 8:20 and they started the epidural at 9:15. I was 5-6 cm dialated at 11:50 so they stopped the pitocin and let me progress on my own. By 12:10 I was at 7-8 cm.

They had me start pushing at 2:00. Within 15 minutes her head was about a fingertip away from my pubic bone. But she was face up so I was having back labor. Over 2 hours of pushing later, she was still in the same position and no lower. My doctor was contemplating getting me ready for a c-section when one of the nurses talked her into trying the vacuum first. (Thank goodness for that nurse!). Aiyana arrived at 4:24 pm. I have several stitches down there from my episiotomy but barely missed a c-section.

She weighed 8 pounds, 5 ounces and was 21.5 inches long.

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November 11th, 2005, 10:41 PM
Erin's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
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thank goodness for the vacuum, huh?!? I had the vacuum with DS#1 and remember all those stitches! Sit on a donut.

Congratulations on her arrival. Enjoy!
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November 13th, 2005, 01:31 AM
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That's great that you were able to avoid a c-section! I've heard that the "sunny-side up" deliveries can be extremely hard. Way to push that baby out! (With the help of the vacuum--thank goodness for medical tools!)

Congrats again on the birth of Aiyana.
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November 14th, 2005, 12:17 PM
Proverbs31Mom's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
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Location: NJ
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Congratulations. Enjoy your baby as this heals the stitches very fast. I mean we forget the stitiches when we are enjoying the baby. I had very bad ones with DD but anytime I was holding her, I never felt the pain.
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Jordan - 3 yrs old
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November 21st, 2005, 03:25 PM
Tricia's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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Congratulations Girlie....Happy Birthday Aiyana!!!
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