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Old 03-20-2011, 06:39 PM   #1
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So, on March 16th I went to the doctors for my weekly appt. and was told I was 3 cm. She offered to strip my membranes so I said okay. After that I went to work for 6 hours as a pharmacy technician, I didnít have any contractions that day so I thought I still maybe had a week or two before I went into labor.
At 4:30am on the 17th, I woke up to a few contractions. These werenít to bad so I decided to try and sleep. That didnít happen because as soon as I would fall asleep I would wake up with a contraction. At around 5:30, I gave up on sleep and decided to get some laundry done. When I came up from the basement I noticed that the contractions were getting stronger, so I decided to time them. I use an app on my phone that worked great. By this time my mil was getting ready to go to work so I told her that I thought I was in labor but to go to work and I would call her when I needed to get to the hospital. During this period, I had been talking to husband about coming home from work but he couldnít leave until 9:30.
So after my mil left I got my oldest daughter up to get ready for school and then I went to the bathroom and noticed some blood. So, I had my daughter call her grandmother to come home. While waiting for her I took I shower which was great b/c most of my pain was in my back. I also had to paint my toes and finish packing my bag. My mil arrived home around 8:30 and we sat around talking for about an hour as I really wanted to wait for my husband to get home before I went to the hospital. My contractions had other things in mind so around 9am I gave in and went to the hospital. When I arrived at the hospital my doctor was already there so she checked me and said I was 4 cms and could stay. After being, hooked up to monitor to about an hour, they decided to start me on piction as my contractions werenít very regular and the baby had a when declines in her heartbeat. After the piction started working my contractions went from manageable to holy cow what is going on. My nurse kept asking if I wanted an epidrual but I said no and use breathing and counter pressure on back to deal with the contractions. Around, 12pm, I gave in and had the epidural because I felt like I was going crazy from the pain.
After the epidural, things speed up. When I was checked again at 2pm I was 9cm, so the room began to buzz with activity. The nurses began prepping everything. Within 15 minutes, it was time for me to push. I pushed for about 5 minutes and after the 7th push out popped my little girl. They rushed her away to check her out. When I delivered the plactena, my mother said it had began to separate which had caused the babyís heartbeat to decline.
After having her, I didnít get hold her for about 20 minutes. During this time, I remember repeatedly saying, I want my baby now over and over. When I got to hold her, I began to feed her and just look in amazement at the little life that had just come from me. Well , that is the birth story of Scarlet Tempest who weighed 5lbs 11 oz and was 17.5 inches at birth. Here are a few pictures.

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Old 03-20-2011, 09:17 PM   #2
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Congrats! A St. Patrick's Day baby. How exciting!
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Yay so glad everything went so smoothly for you. Is there a link for pics bc I can't see one.
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Old 03-21-2011, 04:36 AM   #4
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Congrats mama on your St. Pattys day baby!!
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congrats, mama! so glad she's here!
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aw, congrats! Can't wait for the pics!
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Congrats mama! I love the name Scarlet. Hope you're enjoying your babymoon!
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Congrats mama! Love the name. I have a Scarlett too.
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Gorgeous name! I have a Charlotte, if that counts.

She's a teeny peanut, isn't she? Can't wait to see pics of her, I'm sure she's gorgeous!
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