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December 12th, 2005, 07:32 PM
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Sorry for taking so long to reply, it has taken me a bit to adjust to having the two little ones now. I'm thrilled to be able to share my birth story.

After all the concerns I had over how to best deliver this baby, it had ideas all its own. I had previously posted early progression, I was 100% effaced and dilated to a 4 by 36 wks. So a lot of work was being done, nice and slowly so when it was time, there wasn't much left to do. I had also lost my mucous plug 5 days before. Also, as I also posted my husband travels and was out of town. It was Sunday and he was due home Monday afternoon.

Sunday evening I realized that I hadn't felt the baby move at all. So I called the nurseline and tried all the things she suggested to get him moving again, to no avail. I did not want to go in and be checked though, I knew if I went in I would be staying and with my husband gone, I didn't want that. I was having contractions, but that wasn't too unusual for me so I tried to sleep them off, trying to hold off until my husband could be there. (We also have an 18 mo old who I was home alone with). I slept on and off until I was jolted straight up in bed at 1:38 a.m. w/a shot! My water broke, the baby must've already been very low, because the pressure was intense and I didn't leak any fluid when I stood up. I called my neighbor to come and sit w/my son until my parents could get there and then I called my stand-by support person. By 2:00 a.m. I thought I had to go to the bathroom again, but to my surprise I felt the urge to push! (it had only been 20 mins!) Being scared to death of what was happening and the idea of having the baby at home w/the vbac issues and since the last baby got "stuck" I thought I needed help quickly. So I told my neighbor to call 911. By the time they came the contractions were about a minute apart. We arrived at the hospital at 3:00 a.m. By this time I've given up and am yelling for them to prep the O.R. I'm having a C-Section! The nurses check me and I'm at dilated to 10 and the baby is +2 almost +3. The nurses said by the time they got ready for the c/s I'd already have the baby in my arms. So time to push it was! I pushed about 20 min and Gavin was born at 3:21 a.m. weighing 7 lbs 11 oz. (My c/s baby was 8 lbs 15 oz) It was definitely a whirlwind experience! I'm really glad I did it though and that everything worked out.

I did end up with some complications that were never explained. I had extreme pain in my stomach. They assumed I must've ruptured the old incision or something else, along w/the stomach pain I was losing blood somewere. Two CT scans and a blood transfusion later I was finally feeling better and they never did figure out what it was. Weird.

Sorry so long, this is the first time I've written Gavin's birth story down and I'm kind of reliving it as I'm writing.

Thanks again for all of your replies!!
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December 14th, 2005, 04:15 PM
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~*CONGRATULATIONS*~ on your little guy
What a wonderful birth story

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December 25th, 2005, 01:11 AM
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wow what an experience! but also what a great birth story! congrats on your baby i cant wait to have my son!

THANKS STEPH2007 for my amazing siggy!!!!!!!!

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January 7th, 2006, 12:38 PM
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Oh man! YOU ROCK STACE!!!!!!! Take a bow!!!! I am grinning ear to ear!
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January 7th, 2006, 08:15 PM
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WOW, what a story! Sorry your DH wasn't there with you, but it sounds like you did wonderfully! What a strong woman! WTG!

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January 8th, 2006, 12:20 AM
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Wow! Congrats on a successful VBAC! You did an awesome job. But it sucks your hubby wasn't there.
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January 9th, 2006, 05:37 AM
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Congratulations!! You're an inspiration to us VBAC hopefuls

You must be so relieved to have that baby in your arms now
Mom to Grace, Michael, Heath, and Charlie
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January 11th, 2006, 11:39 AM
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What an awesome story!!!

Congratulations!! You're an inspiration to us VBAC hopefuls [/b]
I totally agree!
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January 11th, 2006, 02:00 PM
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Thank you for all your congrats! It was an amazing experience and I'm thrilled to have my little one w/me.

I'm a little worried what might happen next time though....!
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June 11th, 2006, 11:45 PM
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I am in AWE!!! WOW!!

Congrats on your arrival....

Definitely an inspiration for me--a VBAC hopeful!!
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