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July 10th, 2007, 09:14 PM
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I started having contractions sometime before 6am Sat morning....and they were coming every 5-7 min. Around 5ish, we went to the hopsital...they checked me and I was only 2cm dilated. They said go walk for about 2 hours and come back to see if I had made any progress. So around 8pm, we went back and I was still a 2. She said come back when the contractions were every 3-5 min and strong and lasting for atleast 2 hours....so we went home. I started getting some VERY strong contractions every 3 min and nothing I did would stop the pain....so we headed back to the hospital about midnight.

They checked me when I got there and said I was 3-4 cm now and they decided to keep me since I was already scheduled to be induced on Wed. They said they would give me morphine and let me sleep. Well the next thing I know, i'm getting my epidural...so they said I wouldn't be leaving without Kinley. I was admitted around 1am Sat night. The epidural was awesome! I could actually sleep through the night..I also had a catheder.

So early Sun morning, one dr comes in and says I'm at 8cm....so I'm like YAY! So a few hours later the new dr on call checks me and she thinks I'm at 7cm...everyone's checks are diff. So they start me on a low dose of pitocin ...she comes back and I'm at 8cm now. 4 hours later, I'm still at 8cm...this is about 12:30 Sun afternoon. Then the dr says they are going to have to do a c section because I stopped progressing on my own. So I get prepped for surgery (oh sometime around 8/9 my epidural wore off and I was in SO much pain...so they had to give me a stronger dose). I had a c section due to dilation of arrest.

Cody was the only one they allowed in the OR.....my mom and his stayed in the waiting room.

Kinley was born at 1:31 on Sunday, July 8, 2007. She weighed 7lbs 12oz and is 21 and 1/2 inches long. After the c section was done...the dr said her head and shoulders were so big that she wouldn't have been able to fit through my pelvis! So I went through 31 HOURS of labor for nothing! lol

I finally got to hold Kinley about 2 hours after she was born. Directly after they got her out of me, DH went to the nursery with her while they finished the surgery. He went and told our moms that we were ok, then stayed in the nursery. He got to help with her first bath and rock her until I got to my room.

When they finally brought her to the room, I held her for the first time and breast fed her, which went well. Then DH changed her first poopy diaper (oh yea, right as they pulled her out of my uterus, she pooped in there lol DH said it was gross) and she didn't even cry! We got to my post pardom room around 5 and our moms went back to our house. Kinley stayed with us the entire time we were in our rooms, unless they needed to weigh/check her. I could only eat broth and jello for 3 meals....UGH I was mad. My incision wasn't hurting at all until I started getting hunger pains! I finally got some real food last night!

The doctors came in this morning and took off my bandage and said my cut was looking great and I could go home today. I finally got a shower this morning, and we were discharged around 12:30. Kinley lost about 4oz from the time she was born until today. She is feeding pretty well...about 10-15 min every 2 hours..she falls asleep while she is feeding then won't latch back on....but she has been having regular diaper changes so everything is ok! We even gave her a bath tonight!! I posted pictures in the picture forum!

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July 10th, 2007, 09:27 PM
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YAY!!!!!!!!!!! CONGRATS!!!!! I am so happy for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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July 10th, 2007, 10:11 PM
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wow that was a long labor before the c section! u seemed to be calm during all of this! thats a good thing, gives me some hope lol. glad everything went so well!!
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July 11th, 2007, 01:17 AM
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31 hours is definately a long time to be in labor before having a c-section! But I agree.... it sounds like you were really calm! Congrats on your beautiful baby girl!!!
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July 11th, 2007, 02:32 AM
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Congrats on such a sweet little girl
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July 11th, 2007, 10:47 AM
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What a great story!!! Thanks for sharing, she is a beauty!!
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July 11th, 2007, 11:04 AM
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July 11th, 2007, 11:48 AM
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CONGRATS on Kinley and thanks for sharing your birth story.
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July 11th, 2007, 08:07 PM
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Golly, you labored for such a long time! I'm glad she is here safe and sound! Thanks for sharing your story with us!!! She's a little beauty!

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July 11th, 2007, 08:16 PM
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Wow, 31 hours of labour!? You rock mama!!! Thanks for sharing your story! Kinley is such a doll!
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