Baby Thomas Is Here

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vanja10 - March 3

Here goes... Feb 28th, went to the ultrasound, they estimated him at 9 lbs and 9 ounces.. went to get my hubby and we went back to hospital at 3 pm.. They induced me, put me on oxytocin, but nothing was happening.. so around 10 pm, I was 2 cm dilated and 50% effaced... So they turned off the IV and had me stay in hospital overnight.. I had a good night sleep and the following morning at 10:30 am they started the IV again.. I was hanging out, at 4 pm doc came and checked me and I was 3 cm, had regular contractions but wasn't feeling them.. THey were about 3 minutes apart.. she tried to break my water, but that didn't work either... Because they were estimating him to be big, the doc told me I had a good possibility of either staying another night and starting induction again, or having a c section.. I was almost gonna go for a c section, but she said to wait for next doc to check me at 7 pm and we were going to decide then.. Well, I started kinda feeling the contractions between 4 to 8 pm... at 8 pm, doc checked me and i was 4 cm and 100% effaced.. So they started getting me ready for labour.. (had to move me to a different section of the hospital).. So i walked there got into the room around 9 pm and at this point contractions were very painful. I had asked for some morphine earlier and at 9 pm i started begging for an epidural.. *lol* my support person didn't come so my hubby ended up staying with me... 5 contractions later i yelled that I have the urge to push and felt a little pop... the nurse comes running in and she checked me and announces that I am now ready to push.. this was at 9:30.. so in 1.5 hours i went from 4 cm to 10 cm.. the pushing was HARD.. especially since I didn't get that much needed epidural. *lol* I felt everything.. the first push was hard, but i managed to push 4 times with each contraction. each push after that got easier... i ended up pushing for 1 hour and 10 minutes and thomas was born March 1st at 10:37 pm weighting 8 lbs 12 ounces and 23 inches long... I didn't tear at all, just a little bit swollen. He's got black hair and looks just like his daddy... :) oh and br___tfeeding HURTS.. I cannot feel my nipples and he's due for a feeding now and i'm petrified.. he's a poop machine and cries when he's changed.. but other than that, his cuteness has me staring at him all day long... I know I haven't posted much on this 3rd tri board, since most of us march babies stayed in 1st tri board. :)

 

Steph - March 3

Congrats to you!!! You've got yourself one tall baby!!!

 

Gretta - March 4

Congrats on your little one!!!

 

kerryv - March 4

congrats again vanja!! i am so happy for you!! and i am really happy that your husband stayed with you. still cant believe you did it without an epidural!!

 

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