Reply Hey Mom! Learn more about the Gerber Life Insurance Grow-Up Plan!
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-12-2012, 08:11 PM   #1
cutebluebaby's Avatar
cutebluebaby
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Central PA
Posts: 3,409
My Mood:
Sorry it's taken me so long to get on here again ladies. This week has been interesting to say the least... and to come back to a full swing school week with a newbie... no time whatsoever!


So I had my 41 week "checkup" at 2pm on Monday, the 9th. MIL was with N and would get Z at the end of school. N didn't want me to leave... he wanted to go with me to "the doctors and put monies in the turtle fountain". I cried as we left. I was getting no "goodbyes" from him...

When the Dr came in, she asked me why I was still pregnant. We joked with her about it, and said that I was told to come in for an appointment and then have an induction afterwards. She said that had she seen me at my appointment on Friday, she just would have scheduled me for a 9am induction. I declined being checked since we were just going upstairs in 15 minutes anyways. She told me to get a snack and a drink since once I stepped on L&D, I would be denied all food and drinks. She sent the orders to the L&D floor, and DH and I went to the car to get our stuff.

Anyways, we get up there, and I get checked. I was already a 5! An entire weekend of 7min apart contractions put me at a good starting place! The MW said I had two options. We could go home, and she guaranteed I'd be in later that night on my own with the contractions I was having, or we could get an induction started (with either pitocin or just breaking my water) and she guaranteed me a baby before 7pm. Considering we already had MIL watching the boys, and the boys would be VERY disappointed if I came home still pregnant, I just opted for an induction. I declined the pitocin route because I didn't want to be hooked up to an IV. She said I had to at least have an IV lock on because my platelets were so low, and if I started hemorrhaging she needed quick access.

Anyways, she broke my water at 3:30. Nice clear fluid... and SO much of it! They asked if I was diagnosed as polyhydramnios... it was never said to me that I was, but I was literally gushing water for over an hour. Standing, sitting... didn't matter. It was gushing everywhere. They think I had a late onset of it.

Contractions picked up from every 7 mins when we got there to every 2 mins almost instantly. The MW left and continued on with her clinic rounds, and had every resident and OB stop in to introduce themselves in case I went quicker than she thought. I was doing really well with the contractions, and was debating getting into the tub... water birth sounded really nice (and for once I got a room that had a whirl tub)! The Dr that saw me at my 2pm appointment came in at 5:20 to check me, and I was at an 8. Beyond this point, I don't remember much. Needless to say, I didn't even get into the tub.

DH said the MW came in around 5:40 and checked me again, and said I was a 9.5. She said that if I felt like pushing, I could... and just listen to my body. Don't really remember much of that either. DH says I was pushing for about 5 minutes. I do remember feeling the ring of fire with this one... something I didn't feel with the other two. After her head crowned, DH says I got really violent pushing her the rest of the way out. He also said it was a "tidal wave" of water that the MW had to dodge; I remember her moving, but didn't quite know why .

She was born at 6:18pm, and was 8lb 13.3oz, 19" long. Since I did push her out so quick, I did tear. The MW said that it was going well preventing it until her shoulders... then it just followed the "old scar" (being the one from Z... I didn't tear in this region with N). She said that it's a 1st degree since it's superficial, but it's so long that she classified it as 2nd degree. It doesn't hurt nearly as bad as I remember it hurting with Z.

Certainly the fastest labor I've ever had. I asked DH if we had just come back that night, would we have even made it to the hospital. The contractions didn't get really bad until I was an 8... it's a 45 minute drive to the hospital, and I was an 8 an hour before she was born. We both think we wouldn't have made it.

N and Z are just completely smitten with their sister. She's the first thing they talk about in the morning... asking where she is, if they can hold her, etc. They both LOVE helping out with her. I can only hope it lasts!!




Advertisement

__________________
Kate: wife to D
Mom to Z (7.2.2005), N (7.29.2009) , & A (1.9.2012)

Fabrics : Fitteds : Inserts : Boy Clothes : Girl Clothes

Last edited by cutebluebaby; 01-21-2012 at 12:57 PM.
cutebluebaby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2012, 08:24 PM   #2
erin_c_odonnell's Avatar
erin_c_odonnell
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 3,347
My Mood:
Re: Abigail Kaley is here!!

Oh my she's adorable!!! I love the screaming pic lol. Reminds me of dd2
__________________
Erin- Helpmeet to David, Deaf. Reformed Christian. Homeschooling. SAHM to 5 on earth, 3 in eternity and currently in the family way! Edd July 2014! Grow baby grow!
erin_c_odonnell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2012, 08:25 PM   #3
leeuhhh's Avatar
leeuhhh
Registered Users
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: seattle
Posts: 3,120
My Mood:
Omg, look at the squish on that baby! Congrats!!
__________________
Leah- Single Mama to Audrey 12/29/03 Gwyneth 4/1/09 and Olivia 1/30/12!
leeuhhh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2012, 08:31 PM   #4
Lady_B's Avatar
Lady_B
Registered Users
seller
seller
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Missouri
Posts: 1,780
My Mood:
Yay finally get to see pictures! Congrats!!
__________________
Wife to a HOT MARINE since 01-05-2008
Momma to a sassy little lady since 2008 <3
and a handsome little man 01-18-2012 <3
Owner and designer of Butterfly Elephants, waldorf style dolls
Lady_B is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2012, 09:02 PM   #5
vittoriosmom's Avatar
vittoriosmom
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Henderson, NV
Posts: 973
My Mood:
Re: Abigail Kaley is here!!

Beautiful!
__________________
Joanna
In love since 2003 and mama to 2 little bugs V 11/25/08 and A 12/30/11
vittoriosmom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2012, 09:22 PM   #6
abbi_n_nadia's Avatar
abbi_n_nadia
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Kansas
Posts: 3,961
My Mood:
What a cutie! Glad it went well and so fast! Gosh I hope I have a similar experience!! Congrats on your beautiful girl!

Sent from my iPhone using DS Forum
__________________
Abbi, SAHM to Nadia Grace 11/06, Zoe Mae born @ home 12/09, and Matilda Rosalee born @ home 1/23/12
abbi_n_nadia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2012, 09:43 PM   #7
MandeeTheGreat's Avatar
MandeeTheGreat
Registered Users
seller
seller
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Central Illinois
Posts: 649
My Mood:
What an awesome story! She is beautiful congrats!
__________________
Doula Mandee
wife to Chris mama to Ceaghan 8/15/09
ectopic angel
12/16/10 & Cesilee 12/29/11
Born Preemie @ 35 weeks, Check the Blog and shop ZULILY

MandeeTheGreat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2012, 09:47 PM   #8
PurpleRina's Avatar
PurpleRina
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Sahuarita, AZ
Posts: 758
My Mood:
Re: Abigail Kaley is here!!

Amazing! So glad that all of that "homework" paid off with such a relatively painless, quick experience!
__________________
FINALLY a SAHM toV (2/09) and E (1/12).
ISO: Reusable snack/sandwich bags, reusable produce bags, UNpaper towels, kitchen wet bag, amber teething jewelry. IHA: Lots of paper craft supplies and put together very nice trades.
PurpleRina is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2012, 10:07 PM   #9
Sweet_Fantasy_Fox
No Longer Here
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: ~*West Coast*~
Posts: 61,873
My Mood:
Re: Abigail Kaley is here!!

Congrats!! beautiful baby!
Sweet_Fantasy_Fox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2012, 01:47 AM   #10
mrsashleyo's Avatar
mrsashleyo
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Mn
Posts: 752
My Mood:
She's beautiful mama, glad it went quick for you!
__________________
I am a nurse and wife to Gavin, my wonderful CD suporting husband of 5 yrs. Proud baby wearing, Breastfeeding Mommy to Ronan 7/22/10and Larkin 1/11/12. ISO/IHA
mrsashleyo is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Copyright 2005 - 2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.