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Erins Mom - December 17

So the short version is Liam was born Dec. 13th at 11:10 a.m. weighing in at 7 lbs. 5 oz., 20 inches long, very healthy and with a full head of long black hair (total shock to us since we're all blond!). For those who want details, here goes. Wednesday, the 12th, I woke up with bloody show and was contracting off and on, but nothing regular and nothing I couldn't handle so I decided that I was going to go into labor that night (I know, right I "decided") and I started cleaning my house like crazy, cleaning toilets, mopping, laundry, you name it. I didn't want to come home to a dirty house. I even did the grocery shopping. My dh had class that night until about 10 and kept calling and checking to make sure everything was fine and it was. He got home and we all went to bed. About 2:30 a.m. I woke up with contractions I couldn't sleep through anymore at about 9 mins. apart. I got up and started timing them, but didn't wake dh up just yet. I went down stairs and made myself a cup of tea and tried to relax. Couldn't. By about 3:35 the contractions were regular at 4-5 mins. apart and getting pretty intense, so I woke dh up and asked him to help me out while I took a shower and he got Erin's bag ready for the babysitter. I knew this was it for sure by then. I ate breakfast real quick (thinking I was going to have a long labor - my last was 16 hours) dh called the doctor and the babysitter and we headed out to the hospital. On the way to the hospital I kept telling dh in between contractions that I though we could make it and drop Erin off at the babysitter (about a 40 min trip) but during contractions I was telling him to have them meet us there. Finally he just decided to go with them meeting us there. We got to the hospital and I was checked in at about 5:30 a.m. I was dilated to 7 cm. The babysitter showed up and grabbed Erin and we moved to a room that had a jacuzzi tub as I was planning on a natural birth. By the time we got to the room I was dilated to an 8. I jumped in the tub and let me just say, heaven. Bliss. Wonderful. It helped so much, especially with the jets to just let myself float through the contractions. I got out and had them check me (at about 8:30 a.m. I think?) and I was dilated to 9 and 3/4, with just a slight lip from the cervex. They said I could start doing small pushes. Well, after just a couple of pushes they realized that my bladder was in the way (full too of course) and that I needed to stop pushing and breath through my pushing contractions (do you have any idea how hard that is?) until Liam repositioned himself and could get past my bladder. I had to breath through TWO HOURS pushing contractions. I finally couldn't take it any longer. I basically told the nurse, screw you, you don't push, I'm pushing and started. They then said you need to get up and try and empty your bladder then. As soon as I sat on the toilet though, I though Liam was going to fall out of me! I said he's right there. And they're like oh, my goodness, get up! So I stood up and took about two steps toward the bed and he was crowning, the doctor almost had to catch him while I was standing up. I managed to get on the bed and with the next push he was out and DH was able to catch him with the doctors help (our doctor was great about that). It was an intense birth, but the labor was great compared to my last one (minus breathing through pushing contractions of course). Liam nursed about 20 mins. after delivery and has been doing great every since, although he does have a lazy latch. We're so happy with him. Erin is doing great with him, although when we brought him home, she was sick and still is, so that's been our biggest battle. Good luck to all you ladies still to go. We'll keep checking on you! Thanks for all your help as well.


mjvdec01 - December 17

What a crazy day! Congratulations!!!


AmberNicole - December 17

Wow! Congratulations! My little girl was born on the 8th:)


wantanotheraftertr - December 17

Congrats! Sounds like you had a wonderful labor and a good delivery!


babylove4 - December 17

Congrats!!! On Your Baby Boy....Nice labor...Take Care


treshala - December 17

I think that was the best delivery story i read (i like em all) :) Congratulations and enjoy baby


LIN - December 17

Congratulations! I like the name (LIam's my boy's middle name). :-)


Erins Mom - December 17

Thanks ladies. Still just lovin' on my little one. I can't get over him and how perfect he is.


jennifer_33106 - December 17

Wow congrats!! So you went through it all with no pain meds right? I wanna do that. I dont want anything. That is crazy the doctor almost did'nt make it. Congrats again!


Teddyfinch - December 18

I loved that story. congratulations! if you could only see me, i was sitting at my desk, chin on my hands, reading it lol.


Buffi R. - December 18

Congratulations girl!!!! What a great story!



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