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Old 08-11-2007, 01:06 PM   #1
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Hi Everyone!

Many ppl who helped me through the last week or so, dealing with the baby dropping & worry over a c/sec & everything, have asked about the birth story & for pics, so I thought I'd post the short version & a few pics!

So I ended up being induced on Sunday at 2pm. By 9:30pm we went back to the hospital & my ctx were fairly steady, but they wanted to give me another 1/2 dose of the cream, so they did. Then things went very quickly. My ctx were almost 2-3mins apart & strong. They sent me home to labour around 1:30am, by the time I got home, I wasn't there 5mins when my water broke! By 2am, my hubby finally convinced me to get back in the car! lol Things progressed quickly from there. It was VERY intense. They tried to give me Nubain for pain, but it didn't work. Later, after I'd been in very hard labour for hours, the dr finally came in & said 'give this woman an epidural'! lol Unfortunately it took about 12 tries, in a very swollen back, to get the epidural in. My mom almost passed out holding me up & my hubby had to leave the room. After all that, it only worked for about 2hrs! However, in that time, they'd given me oxytocin w/o telling anyone, and now the ctx were on top of each other, without giving me a break in between. I had terrible back labour & didn't know why.
I was about 7cm at 730am, and the dr said we could do a c/s, or give it a few more hrs. I chose a few more hrs, but at 1230, I was only at 8cm, so he decided that even if I got to 10cm, I'd be too tired to push, so we ended up with the c/s, and at 1:59pm on Monday, Alexnder James Ryan was born! He weighed 8lbs12oz, was 21" long & his arm had been stuck in my pelvic bone & came out black & blue - no wonder he wouldn't drop!
However, I'm doing ok. I'm healing well. I'm disappointed about the outcome, but he is perfect, so I can't complain!

Thank you to all the mamas who helped me through that last week & gave their support & best wishes! It was a great help!! Things are busy now, but hopefully I'll be online more often soon.

Here are some pics!




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Old 08-11-2007, 01:21 PM   #2
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awwww hes so handsome! you did a great job momma, sorry labor/birth was so hard for you i couldn't imagine 12times trying to get an epi in, ouch!
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Congrats Mama. He is adorable.
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oMG! Amanda he is a gorgeous baby!!
I am so happy you both are doing good and all turned out fine! sorry about your back, thats why epi's scare me, you will be sore i'm sure from all the poking they did to your back too
you and the baby look GREAT, and i LOVE his name!!!! I am so happy to read your update and see new baby pics!!
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He is so beautiful! Glad to hear that baby and mom are doing great! Here's to a quick and smooth recovery.
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Awwww lookit all that hair! What a cutie!
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Congratulations! He's so cute! Picture #2 is sweet! I recognize that eager to suck expression
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Sorry you had such a rough time! But it was totally worth it, he's gorgeous! Congrats!
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