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Old 07-13-2012, 11:53 PM   #1
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Birth story of Zoe Joy

On Monday the 9th I started having irregular contractions. I had a chiro appointment scheduled that day and so I had him do a little acupuncture to kinda jump start labor. By 5 that evening, I was having regular contractions, but they weren't super painful. I put everyone on alert and rested, bathed and timed contractions. As the evening went one the contractions got closer together, but not any stronger. Finally contractions were 2-3 minutes apart lasting at least one minute each. We headed to the hospital t midnight. Got there and got checked in only to find I was at a 2 maybe 3. Dr asked what I wanted to do, I wanted to walk to see if I could get things going. So DH and I walked and walked and walked! Even the nurses were commenting on it the next day.
I still hadn't progressed so my Dr came in to break my water. Once that was done, she wouldn't leave the hospital because she thought I would go fast. I didn't budge! So after 22 hours of labor, she wanted to give me pitocin. My natural birth plan flew out the window, I didn't want pitocin with out it. BTDT
I got an epidural and pitocin and was complete in just over an hour!
We waited for the Dr and once she got there, I pushed a few times and after 24 hours of labor, Zoe was born! I watched the whole birth in a mirror. That was the coolest thing! I got to watch my daughter come into the world!
After some awesome skin to skin time complete with nursing, we found out that Zoe was 7lbs 5oz and 20 1/2 inches long.
We are home now and both are doing great!!


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Old 07-14-2012, 12:30 AM   #2
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Congratulations on your new bundle of joy! Sorry hour birth plan didnt go as expected but I'm glad you have a healthy baby girl
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Congrats! So glad you guys are home and doing well!
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