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April 28th, 2010, 07:48 AM
sleepybear's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
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I know I don't post around here, but Cheryl asked me to post our story here.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010 – 5:08 am

8 lbs 5 oz, 21 ¾ inches

I had some contractions over the weekend and Monday and Tuesday – nothing too strong. Tuesday they started getting more intense and somewhat regular off and on. When we went to bed Tuesday night I was able to relax through the contractions and sleep between them (thanks to hypnobabies!). Around midnight I couldn’t sleep, and by about 2:00 I couldn’t lay down and had a hard time relaxing through them. The pain was all in my back – he was sunny side up.

We called the in-laws at 3 am (to watch our daughter) and got to the hospital at 4. The contractions were VERY close together at that point. I had decided I wanted the epidural (even though I was planning to try to go natural). I was 10 cm when we got there, so it was too late for the epidural (afterwards I was so thankful). They got me into my room and got things ready. I could feel him coming down… I knew it wouldn’t be long. My water broke with a contraction, and then my doctor walked in just in time. It took 3 pushes. The first time I freaked out and stopped. The second push was better. The last push got him out.. head, shoulders, and all. Such a relief!

I did have a 2nd degree tear, but I wouldn't have known if they didn't tell me I needed stitches.

He came out face-up, but he was perfectly healthy. I was able to hold him right away and nurse him. He didn’t have any trouble nursing from the beginning. He ate 3 different times within the first 2 hours, and then he slept most of the rest of the day. During the afternoon/evening/night he nursed great.

Thursday morning he had his circumcision done, and then we got ready to go home. We were home by 3:30. He’s been doing great. He’s not a very fussy baby so far.

I have to add... If I can go through back labor naturally, anyone can!!


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April 28th, 2010, 08:26 AM
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Congrats! He's such a beautiful baby.
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April 28th, 2010, 04:30 PM
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That is an amazing birth story!
Blake is a very handsome little baby!
Amelia: Wife to Ryan, Mama to Harleigh, with a boy on the way
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April 29th, 2010, 10:21 AM
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April 29th, 2010, 10:53 AM
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Wow way to go!
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April 29th, 2010, 08:45 PM
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You're a super star! You so asked for the epi right when you were in transition. I'm proud of you for staying strong and laboring so well at home!
mama to 5 yr old DS1 , 3 year old DS2 , and nursling DD .
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April 30th, 2010, 11:18 AM
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Yay Alyssa!!

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May 9th, 2010, 09:20 PM
moon~maiden's Avatar Cheryl~ birth truster
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thanks for posting your story, I'm super proud of you!
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