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Britton Marie is Here!

Mar 29, 2010 - 7 comments
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sorry its taken me so long to post about Brittons birth i have been trying so hard to get enough sleep lol
this is going to be very long and probably TMI sorry lol
we got to the hospital right on time at 8 oclock. got to our room around 820. it took the nurse FOREVER before the nurse found a vein good enough for an IV lol. she said my veins are soo tiny! lol. but eventually we got things moving and they hooked me up to fluids and the pitocin. she came in and would double up the pitocin until my contractions seemed to progress on their own which didnt take long at all. when my doctor got there he broke my waters. it was the funniest thing that ever happpened to me lol. i had my hubby with me and my close friend jen there to support me. i had to change the towel under me like a million times because with each contraction i was losing a lot of my water lol. i got up so that they could change the pads i was sitting on. (bad idea!!!) lmao. i gushed allll over the floor as if i had just broke my water. we stood there laughing our a**es off for like 10 minutes even through my contractions. we were having a good time waiting for Britton to arrive. it was going really well until i got to about 6 cm. the nurse offered me to get an epidural or to get some iv drugs. i decided it would be a good idea to get the iv meds to take the edge off the contractions. (horrible idea!!!) the drugs only lasted about 35 minutes and by then the contractions were much stronger and made me miserable. i went about 20-30 minutes without anything. DH went out to go pick up some lunch for them and while he was gone i couldn't take it anymore so i told jen to ring the nurse to get the epidural. DH got back and the anesthesiologist arrived. i was sooo scared about how much pain it was going to be. it was haard for me to relax because the contractions were only about 1 and a half min apart at this point. he said he was going to numb me as much as possible because i was so scared. DH was trying so hard to calm me down, and it helped a lot. and when he finally did it i didn't feel a thing. not even a pinch. i was so thankful for him. the epidural only took about 10min to start numbing me up a bit. (mostly on my right side) i had some minor crmping on my left side the rest of my labor but it was sooo much better. i could still move my left leg, but my right one was almost completely numb until like 2 hours after they stopped the drugs. after i got my epi i was checked and she said i was 7-8 cm. i was so relieved that there was only transition left and that my baby girl was going to be here soon. i was also getting very anxious about pushing. one of my big fears was tearing. DH decided to take a nap, and me and jen just sat around and relaxed watching my contractions on the monitor. all of a sudden the contractions just stopped and all i felt was a lot of pressure! and i felt like i had to poo! lol i knew it was almost time to push. the screen no longer showed contractions but little waves of pressure that i was feeling. i held out for like 15 more minutes until i told jen that it was definately time for the nurse to come back. (it only took me like 30min to dilate from 8-10) jen was sooo thrilled but i was becoming veryyy nervous. i told the nurse that i had to have a BM very badly and she just told me that i was ready to push. i was like "well im definately going to poop too! lol she reassured me that it was fine and ran out to find the doctor. right when she came back she got me in position to push and jen and DH held my legs. i didnt really feel much relief while pushing like i thought i would have. it was annoying lol. the doctor showed up after i pushed for like 8 minutes. and i had my baby girl about 10 minutes later. doctor helped me relax in between pushes and let me push as much as i wanted. and guess what!? no tearing! atleast not on the outside lol. i got a few stitches inside but nothing major so im not in much pain. :) she latched on right away after they checked her out. so breastfeeding was easy for her. but that changed after our first night. then it would take me an hour or more to get her latched and then she would only eat for 10minutes because she would be so tired from trying so hard. we were going to get discharged on saturday but after i started having latching problems i told them i wanted to stay a day longer. she ended up going over 5 hrs without feeding and all she did wa sleep. no matter what i tried i couldnt even get her to try latching and she was starting to turn yellow. i was starting to freak out so the nurse brought me a breast pump to try and immediately after feeding her i was soo happy. for the rest of the day. so relieved. so ive been pumping ever since. unfortunately that means i have to go out and buy a pump. the manual Medela they gave me was good for the past 2 days but now its leaking whenever i use it so that really *****. but its not really made for regular, long term pumping anyways.

Britton Marie born at 3:05 pm 19.5 inches 7lbs 12 ounces.

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39 1/2 weeks doc appt.

Mar 24, 2010 - 4 comments
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so the doc didnt end up doing the stretch n sweep but he did set up induction for us this friday (26th) at 8am! woo! baby girl will be here soon. when he checked my cervix i was at 2cm and baby was at 0,-1 station (very close!). he also said that my membranes were bulging and asked if i was having a contraction, i definately wasn't so maybe she will come on her own before friday. but i doubt it lol. it doesnt seem like my body is going to get her out by itself.
im excited but at the same time a little nervous about being induced but hopefully it will make labor nice and fast so i can meet my little girl <3

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cramping and more contractions.

Mar 22, 2010 - 1 comments
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conractions started when i was trying to lay down for a nap around 430. my back started hurting and then i got this horrible (constant) cramp on my right lower abdomen which still hasn't gone away. i took a hot bath which made the cramps a lot better but was still having contractions 5 min apart. they would start at the cramp and spread across the rest of my abdomen. then when i got out they started easing up so i went walking. they got to 3 minutes apart and got a lot more painful. then after walking for 2 hours i came home to rest and they slowly got to 5min, then 7min. and then i just decided to go to bed. i wake up with one every now and then but its mostly the cramp thats really bothering me. i dont know if this is still just really early labor or if i pulled something. but i was in bed when the cramp started. now its 3am and i cant get comfortable enough to sleep :(

ill probably go for another walk sometime tomorrow, but i think maybe i just pushed myself to far. take a bath or 2 to help with the cramping again seeing as that helped a lot.


just realised i think i have a tilted cervix/uterus. thats why the doctor always has a hard time checking dilation and he says its off to the left. i guess i just never thought it was a big deal before.

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i know your all sick of my journals

Mar 21, 2010 - 4 comments
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so your all probably all sick of my mopeing. i know im not even overdue yet so i shouldnt complain.
so last night i had contractions from 9pm to 4am. they got pretty strong and i could actually feel myself dilating! but when i went to bed they started to slow down. around 4 i got up and went for a walk outside (i know crazy right!) and sat in the living room timing them for about 45minutes. they were starting to become regular and i could still feel dilation and a lot of pressure so i decided it was safe to go to sleep (on the couch lol) BAD IDEA! when i woke up at 6am i noticed they had stopped all together. no braxton hicks or anything :(. i immediately started crying and pretty much cried all day long. i ignored all the annoying texts asking where the babies at and got mad at myself for being "incompentent". i didnt show up for work and called right when i was suppose to be there to tell them i wasn;t coming in. im sure theyre pretty mad at me, but i hope the GM understands. i could have lied and told them i was in the hospital but i told him that i want feeling well and wasn't going to be able to work today.
im feeling a little better but generally still miserable. i still cant believe that they stopped after all that time but atleast they were strong enough to actually do some work down there. im feeling wet pretty much all the time, no more mucus plug as i said before i think its all out already. im hoping my water will break so i know for sure its time to go to the hospital, but it probably wont happen. i always think maybe its leaking! but it just ends up being discharge.
oh! i have been leaking milk like crazy all day. i dont think ive been drinking more water than usual so im hoping its maybe a sign that baby will be here in the next 2 days.
i have a doctors appt. on wed and hopefully he will strip my membranes like he said! i told DH id really like him to come for support and for the drive. i imagine ill be cramping badly afterwards and theres a possibilty contractions will start soon after. any experience with this? did it help a lot with any of you ladies? ill probably do a lot of reseach the next few days. pretty sure he will probably set up an induction date aswell incase labor doesnt start on its own.

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