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January 29th, 2013, 10:40 PM
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So I had a pretty normal Monday morning. I was watching a friends kids and mine and got them all layed down for naps. I was so excited that I got to sit down and relax for a bit. I started to feel some contractions and they seemed a little different than normal. I got up from the couch to plug my phone in so that I could time the contractions. I bent over to grab my phone charger off the floor and I had a ton of what I thought was pee running down my jeans. I tried to pinch it off but that wasn't working it was still coming out. Thats when I kinda freaked. It was about 3:00 pm. All I could think of was what was I going to do with four kids two which weren't mine while I am in labor. I put in a call to Justin hoping that he was off work and headed off the hill. Yes he was he said that he would fly home. Then I tried to call the others dad and couldnt get ahold of him, finally got a hold of him and he was going as fast as he could (justin had already called him). I called the doctors and they asked if I would hold. I screamed NO my freaking water just broke. Well needless to say I still had to hold and then wait for the nurse to call me back. At about 3:30 the nurse tells me to head into labor and deliery so that they can monitor me. Well Justin got home about 3:45 I just had to wait for my oldest sons bus that just happened to be late on the one day that we needed it to be on time. At 4:20 his bus finally came and we rushed to the hospital. The contractions still werent that bad. We got stuck at every stop light and railroad crossing as well as one slow ***** going 35 in a 50 and there was no way to pass. Oh well at least I wasnt rivaling in pain. Finally get to the hospital at 4:50pm. They take me back to the room to get monitored, they hook me up and do all the stuff then they stick this swab in me that had to sit for a minute then they put it in a solution so they can tell if it fluid or not. It was suppose to sit for 10 min. but after 2 it was already sowing two lines. I started to feel the contraction then, they were coming every three- four minutes. They moved me into a delivery room monitored me for a bit. Got me all set up and asked me the thousand questions that you just love to answer as you are having contractions. They checked my cervix and I was still a three and 75% effaced at 6:00. The contractions really started to hurt worse than I could ever remember with my other ones. I told them tha I would like to go ahead and get the epidural. They had the on call doctor come in and check on me. It took a little bit for anethesia to get there as well because he was poking another lady. So they gave me something through my IV. At 7:34 anethesia got there as well as the on call doctor(which she told me that my doctor went ahead and canceled his plans for that evening so that he could come in and deliver my baby that made me happy because i am a very particular person) Anyways she checked me and I was a hard 4 and 90% effaced. They started with the epidural. Justin had taken the kids to mcdonalds and came in right when they were giving it to me, everyone shouted at him that they needed to leave the room. Made me sad but he understood. By that time all I felt was that I was having one huge contraction I swear the thing never tappered off it just kept hurting and hurting more and more. Anyways they finally got the thing in and taped up and I was in tears because I was in so much pain. At 8:05 they told me to go ahead and lay down and they would hook the medicine up. As I was laying down I heard the doctor say Oh my the head is right there you need to push. They tore the bed down as fast as they could, there were bed peices all over the place. The doctor slapped on some gloves told me to grab my legs and push. I felt everything. One push and she was out. It hurt soooo bad. Anyways at 8:08pm River Anabel was born she weighed 5lbs 9 ozs and was 18 and 1/4" long. I asked for someone to go get Justin because it had happened so fast that no one thought to go get him. Come to find out none of the nurses went out to the waiting room to get him after she was born. I tried to call him and text him and finally resorted to posting it on facebook(our phones do not get service in the hospital unless you are standing next to a window). They took River to the nursery right away, I didnt find out how much she weighed until later. Justin came into the room stark raving mad because he missed everything, and the nurses didnt even have the common courtesy to come and tell him that his baby had been born tha he had to read it on facebook. At ten I got to go to the nursery and see our baby. She is so precious, small and just cute as can be. Anyways I am home now, but River had to stay at the hospital. I cant wait to go see her tomorrow. (my doctor made it in right after I had delivered. He told me he thought he had a little bit being that i was only 4 cm we laughed about it)

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January 29th, 2013, 10:50 PM
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whew! What a whirlwind of a delivery!! Congratulations on your little girl! I hope she gets to go home with you soon.
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January 30th, 2013, 12:08 AM
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I'm sorry it didn't turn out as you may have imagined or planned. Thankfully all is well now and you have a little one. I love the name. Congratulations!
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January 30th, 2013, 02:53 AM
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So sorry that justin missed the birth :-( glad all went well with labour though, congratulztions! X
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January 30th, 2013, 05:19 AM
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Poor hubby Glad everyone is doing ok though.

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January 30th, 2013, 06:22 AM
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I'm sorry he missed it Glad everyone is doing okay though!
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January 30th, 2013, 07:52 AM
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Glad that both your and River are doing OK, sorry daddy missed it, that sucks
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January 30th, 2013, 08:33 AM
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Wow! I'm sorry that he missed it! Congrats on your little girl!
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January 30th, 2013, 10:14 AM
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Wow, I'm sorry they didn't think to go get your DH, but it sounds like everything turned out great in the end. Congrats!

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January 30th, 2013, 10:16 AM
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wow what a interesting labor experience, im sorry your hubby missed it though
mom to an amazing boy and girl! love them so much!!
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January 30th, 2013, 10:20 AM
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Wow, what a delivery you had! Sorry your husband missed it! Glad that one is okay. Congrats!
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January 30th, 2013, 10:45 AM
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Wow, what a journey! But congrats and I can't help but think that you are only one day ahead of me so it is becoming more real that she could show up early.
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January 30th, 2013, 11:01 AM
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Congratulations! Hope you are able to bring River home very soon!

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January 30th, 2013, 12:41 PM
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Congrats!, so exciting and in happy you're on the other side!!
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January 30th, 2013, 02:28 PM
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I can't wait for tonight. I will be spending the majority of the evening with River. I am super excited. I couldn't go into the nursery this morning because I had all the kids with me. I went in to drop off what I could pump out last night. I am not getting much at all. She is being supplemented with formula for right now. The nurse said that she ate very well this morning. She wasnt suppose to be fed till 830 but she was stiring around at 8 so she went ahead and fed her(I hope they feed her when she is hungry) anyways she had a hard time getting her bottom jaw up after they put the formula in her mouth but the nurse said she ate plenty. Justin is going to be staying home on Saturday so that if she is still in the hospital I can spend the whole day with her.
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January 30th, 2013, 07:57 PM
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All's well that ends well... Congrats!!!
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January 30th, 2013, 08:01 PM
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Wow! Crazy birth story! Hope she can go home soon.
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January 31st, 2013, 06:58 PM
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Can't wait to see pictures. What a story!

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February 2nd, 2013, 10:00 PM
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I hope your little girl gets to come home and be with you soon!! That must be so hard being away from her. I am so glad she's healthy though. Congratulations, mama!!

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