Karsten Paul Has Arrived

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tubbybear70 - January 25

Well, ladies - I didn't have to be induced!! YEAH!! There is a God out there somewhere!! I was due the 20th, induction was going to be for the 24th....woke up the 22nd not feeling so hot. We timed contractions for a good 2 1/2 hours (from 5:30am - 8) decided to go for a drive since I wasn't for sure if this was the real thing! Some of my contractions were pretty hard and long, but they wouldn't stay consistent. We decided to come back home after driving around for 2 hours and just hang out! Well, around 3 pm, I started in having some good contractions again, so I told DH we would just go to the hospital and see if they could hook me up to the monitor to see if I was having real contractions. Well, I had 1 freaking contraction the first 30 minutes!!! I knew they were going to send me home!! Well, all of a sudden, they just started coming pretty consistently and my dr was making his rounds as it was close to 5, so he came in and checked me and said that I was a good 4 cm and about 75% effaced, so he said if we could get baby's head to drop a little more he would break my water. So DH and I walked the halls and I bounced on the birthing ball for a total of about 2 hours. DR came back checked me again only to find baby's head DID drop enough for him to break my water. SO, at 7:30 he broke my water and then all h__l broke loose! I hadn't even gotten changed into a hospital gown or anything! I got changed and they took me over to the labor and delivery room and got my IV and all that good stuff started. By the time the ant. got there to administer my epidural, it was like 8:50 and it was like 9:20 before I didn't feel my first contraction. At 10 pm, nurses called DR to tell him to get to hospital as baby would be here before too much longer! I pushed 3 times for his head and two times for shoulders and he finally entered the world at 10:19 PM. He weighed in at 9 pounds, 4 ounces and was 21 inches tall - WOW!! What a man!! :) All of my ultra sounds showed he was going to be big too, so my ultra sound didn't lie on his weight!!! UGH! He really wasn't any worse than delivering my girls that weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces - only his shoulders might have been a little broader! He is a sweetheart! Babydust to all January moms that are still anxiously awaiting the big day!!! :)


jessicaspatherapist - January 25

congrats!!!!! thanks for sharing your birth story :) sounds like you did great!


DB - January 25



tritty - January 25

congrats on you BIG little man : ) I'm hoping to be as lucky as you and go on my own before my induction date on the 31st. we'll see what happens.


tritty - January 25

p.s. i love his name. very very cute!


sahmof3 - January 25

Congrats on your new "little" boy!


Justine1 - January 26

Congratulations on the birth of your big 'little man'. Thats great you went naturally.


Lala - January 26

I just got online and was so happy to see your thread! CONGRATS! Rember I said that we shouldn't give up hope in our bodies? Now, you know how happy I felt when labor started before my induction to--isn't it GREAT!? Good for you! I can't beleive that you only had to push a few time. I pushed for over an hour. My little boy was 8-1. Take care!!


sahmof3 - January 26

I was also going to add (but forgot lol)... my oldest was almost the same size. He was 9 lbs. 5 oz. and 21"!!


tubbybear70 - January 28

Thanks guys!! Sorry I haven't been back for awhile - it is kind of hectic with 4 kids, plus we have had lots of company!! He is a pretty good baby for the most part...Can't believe God creates such miracles! Oh, and btw, I have been peed on several times!!! Not used to this automatic sprinkler I have! I am used to girls!!! :) I wouldn't trade him for the world tho!! :) Good Luck to everyone else!!


tubbybear70 - January 28

To Lala - Congrats on going on your own too!! Maybe it was mind over matter?? Anyway, it was awesome to not have to lay awake all the night and worry about being induced! Congrats!! :)


tubbybear70 - January 28

Tritty, thanks for his name comment - we tried hard to come up with something original!! And SAHMOF3 - at first it seemed like I had a big baby - now I that I am used to him, he seems pretty small until I see him around a smaller baby!! They are awesome no matter what size they are!!!


disneymommy79 - January 30

Congrads :)


Gavinsmom - January 30

Congratulations!!! That's a big baby! I love the name, too! Very unique. Good luck to you! :-)



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