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Old 04-09-2008, 07:17 PM   #1
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Name: Giavanna

Birth Date: April 9, 2008

Length: 22"

Weight: 6 lbs 14 oz

Birth time: 6:28 p.m.



I went in to my 39 week appointment today. My BP was slightly elevated, and I was dilated to a 4 and 80% effaced. The Dr. said to head on over to L&D and she'd break my water.

I got checked in, and the lab stuck me 3 times trying to get blood, and it took them 2 sticks to get the IV in.

The Dr. came back at 12:30 and broke my water. I started getting very uncomfortable contractions, and more or less dealt with them for a couple of hours. I wanted to get farther along before I got the epi.

The came back a couple of hours later and I got the epi and then I just rested. At 6:15, she checked me and said that I was a 10 and complete and to start pushing. She was born not even 15 minutes later! The epi had worn off on my left side, and I felt EVERYTHING. Youch!

They laid her on my tummy, and I just held her and snuggled her for about 10 minutes, and then they took her and weighed / measured her. They'll bring her back to me in about an hour.

I am feeling FANTASTIC and couldn't have asked for a better labor. I've had a hot shower, and my DH went home to be with our DS. Gia latched right on, and once she figured out she had to suck, she did great nursing.

I'll post pics in a bit!

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Old 04-09-2008, 07:20 PM   #2
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Old 04-09-2008, 07:21 PM   #3
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wow, that is a wonderful birthstory!! Can't wait to see pics!! Love her name!!
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Congrats Gail! Can't wait to see pictures of your little girl :] Enjoy your baby-moon!
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