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Old 04-04-2011, 06:22 PM   #1
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Friday morning (3/26) I went to the OB. She checked my cervix, said it was a 2.5 and I was 80% effaced. I was having bloody show and my mucus plug was gone. She said that the next time I started having regular contractions I would probably go into labor. We left the OB's office to take DS to a play date about 20 min from home (30 min from hospital). All that afternoon I felt pain in my lower back and groin, but it was irregular until about 3 pm. Then I started noting that the pain came about every 10 min. At 4 pm I decided that we should return home. As I was walking to get my son from the friend's backyard I felt a gush of warm fluid cover my pants. We jumped into the car and drove home to pick up our bags and meet hubbie. My parents took DS and we went on to the hospital. By the time we got there I was having contractions every 3-4 min. The nurses quickly confirmed that my water did infact break. The OB wanted me to start pictocin right away since my water was already broken, the hospital didn't have my group B strep results, and I did develop an infection while in labor with DS. I expressed my desire to deliver the baby as naturally as possible. Since my contractions were so regular, the OB agreed with me. My contractions were very regular, every 2-3 min, but my cervix was dialating only 1 cm per 1.5 hours. At 10 pm I was in a lot of pain and only at a 5 and asked for some nubain to help me cope. By midnight I was still having those contractions every 2 min. but my cervix was still at a 5. At this point I was exhausted. I decided that I wanted pictocin to help augment labor. I also opted to have an epidural because pictocin seems to give me lots of pain. So, for the next 4 hours, we ran pic and relaxed. I labored down for about 1.5 hours while waiting for the OB to get there. Baby Phoenix was born at 5:52 am after only 5 pushes. She weighed 7 lbs. 1.2 oz and was 18.5 inches long. We cuddled and nursed for the first hour of her life. She did pee on me like ds peed on the nurses when he was born! We're home and having a lot of nursing troubles, but she is just the sweetest little thing.

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Old 04-04-2011, 06:25 PM   #2
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aww congrats!! shes so precious and you look great mama!!
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Congratulations! That's a great birth story.
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look at those cheeks!! Congrats!
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Congrats on you bundle of joy.

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Congrats! Hope she gets the hang of nursing soon.
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congrats! what a beautiful baby (and mama!)
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yay! congratulations, she's beautiful!
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What a cutie- and you look lovely! Congrats!
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