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November 15th, 2007, 03:11 PM
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{I copied and pasted this from my blog on myspace....just letting ya know!}

So Sunday night I'm sitting her on myspace...loading pics of Ryan on my photobucket to share with Addie. The pics were taking forever to load, so I went to see what John was up to in the living room. As I stood in front of him I felt a little something, but thought nothing of it...I decided to go potty. As I walk down the hallway I say to John "wouldnt it be funny if my water broke and I didn't even know it?" Well as soon as I got into the bathroom, it broke, and I knew! LOL! That happened at 9:30pm.

Got to the hospital, get admitted and my water had def broke. I was 2cms but I wasn't having contractions, just a backache....so they started me on pitocin to make the contractions start. They started, but they were mainly in my back...and painful! So after about 2 hours of horrible back contractions, I decided I wanted some drugs, lol! So they gave me a shot full of some pain meds and as soon as it hit me, I had to force my eyes to open. John said it made me say very goofy things, lol! It was great! But I still felt alot of pain...so I said hook me up with my epidural. John got to stay in the room with me, which eased my mind a little but it still was scary....yet wonderful!!! At 5am I was 4cms and at 9ish I was 9cms....great progress without pain, haha! I began to push and it was sooo easy, I felt nothing. I was actually enjoying the delivery. I pushed maybe 25mins and at 11:19am she was born. I saw her and all I could do was cry. God had blessed me with a healthy baby.

Then literally my whole perfect experience was ruined! If you are squimish, ya might not wanna read on. They took her over to be cleaned up after I shot the infamous "daddy cutting the cord pic" & a few more, lol! John was taking pics and of course I had to be taken care of. Well things went pretty bad. I won't go into too many gross horrible details...but I have never seen so much blood in my entire life. They couldn't get my uterus to stop bleeding to say the least. It was the most painful experience of my life. No epidural or drug could block that type of pain. All I could do was scream. I kept asking, "am I gonna be ok?" And they kept telling me "yes" but it just wouldn't stop. They gave me like 3 shots in my legs....pill after pill. I kept thinking to myself "I'm only 21, this is my first baby, ya'll got to fix this" Because if they didn't get it to stop bleeding...well I would have had to have a hystrectomy. I dunno how long it took, seemed like eternity to me, but they finally got in under control. By that time they gave me some drug that made me pass out. I remember looking at Lena and just wanting to hold her so bad, but I couldn't.

The drug they gave me was so strong all I could do was barely open my eyes, see people's figures, then fall back asleep. I dunno how long I was out, but I finally came to and was put into another bed to be taken to my recovery room. I finally got to hold my babygirl then. I was still so doped up, but when I saw her tiny little face...everything was better. I remember thinking "she doesn't look like me at all, she is all John" lol. So they had to keep a close eye on my bleeding, which stayed normal. And I had to be kept on an IV drip and pitocin drip another day to make sure my uterus got firm. I wasn't able to get out of bed til the next day.

But needless to say....life is such a precious gift. God totally showed up and saved my life and my future to have more babies. And he gave me a perfectly healthy 7lb 7oz 20in long babygirl. She is so strong already...her apgar score was only a 6 out of 10...so they have to test her blood sugar like 5x to make sure everything was ok. She never cried or flinched each time they pricked her little foot for blood. I'm so proud of her. We got home yesterday...now the fun begins, lol!

*Kara rocks my socks with her siggies*

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November 15th, 2007, 03:41 PM
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Congrats on your baby girl!! By the way, that's exactly what I said when my little girl was born..."She is all her daddy." If I hadn't seen her come out, I wouldn't think she was mine because she looks nothing like me!! Anyway, glad things turned out okay.

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November 15th, 2007, 04:54 PM
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Congrats mama!!! How scary though!! I'm glad everything turned out alright!
Thank you Mrs. Jantzen for my wonderful siggy!

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November 15th, 2007, 05:28 PM
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Congrats!! The bleeding is pretty scary, I am so glad they go it under control!!

Thank you Kara!
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November 17th, 2007, 12:50 PM
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Congratulations on your beautiful baby girl!!

Sounds like things got scary, glad everything turned out!!
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November 17th, 2007, 07:42 PM
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What a nice birth besides the bleeding! That would be so scary. I'm so glad you and Lena are ok and doing great!!! She's a beautiful little girl. Jordyn loves her too!
New Siggy Coming Soon!

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November 17th, 2007, 08:49 PM
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Sorry things got scary, but it sounds like Lena's birth was nuce besides the bleeding! I'm thinking Bryce is going to have a girlfriend in Lena, even though he's younger than she is by a couple hours! LOL!
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November 18th, 2007, 06:18 AM
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how scary! glad everything is okay!!! congrats amanda!

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