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419126 tn?1242412170

I HAD A BOY!!!!!!!!!

finally.... i had the baby after being 7 days overdue! i had a 10lb 5 oz baby boy. and he is amazing. we named him Cohen Michael.
i went in on tuesday the 23rd to be induced. my doc put the gel in at 9am and i started having contractions almost 15 minutes later. they were 2 minutes apart and were very painful and consistant from the beginning. i was 1.5cm dialated and my cervix was very thick. things continued on this way all day. i was in the shower for a total of 3 hours throughout the day for pain relief. i couldn't take any pain meds for fear that the contractions would stop. i was in ALOT of pain. finally at around 630 that evening, my doc came to the hospital to check on me and i was still contracting 2 minutes apart and was 3 cm dialated. i was then taken to labour and delivery where he broke my water. and was given the gas to help through contractions. things were progressing nicely and within a couple hours i was 5 cm dialated, and in ALOT more pain. i got my epidural around 1130...but it wouldnt freeze the right side of my body. i was having such intense contractions and back pain i thought i was going to die. it was awful. at about 2am i couldnt handle the pain in the right side of my body and i was exhausted. the anathesiologist came back and gave me more epidural, it still did not freeze my right side. i was given an iv of some meds, im not sure of the name but it was from the morphine family, i did not find any relief from it at all, so they gave me more. finally at about 4 i was 9cm dialated and ready to push. my doc was called and by the time he got there, i was fully dialated and ready to push. i pushed and pushed for what seemed like forever. finally at about 5:15 am on wednesday september 25th, my son Cohen was born, weighing a whopping 10lbs 5 ozs. i was soooo relieved. i didnt even have to get stitches. then more problems came up.... my placent wouldnt come out. i kept pushing and pushing... i was exhausted. after being in intense pain for almost 20hours, i had no strength left. my placenta finally came out after about 45 minutes, but then i started to hemmorage badly. there was sooo many medical staff in my room, i was so scared. they had 4 different iv's in me. i had 2 people "massaging" my uterus to try to stop the blood. everywhere i looked there was blood. i was terrified. finally at about 6:15... everything was under control and i was able to hold my son, and try to relax. we are home now, both happy and healthy
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333144 tn?1314271378
congrats sorry you had such a hard time but at least he is here
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339229 tn?1243045294
oh wow! you and i had big babies!! your baby beats mine by 4 oz!! haha and we both had boys! how cool! i can't believe you pushed out a 10 pounder though! did your baby ever drop? mine didn't and i was in labor for 19 hours and only got to 1.5 cm. you are amazing!!! congratulations on the big guy! i am enjoying mine sooo much! he was 10 lbs 8 oz last monday at the doctor and his belly button stub finally fell off and he smiled at his first toy this morning! i hope you're enjoying him just as much as i did mine! lots of love and keep me updated on your baby boy okay!!!
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412969 tn?1224334248
congrats! 10 pounds wow!
i had hemorgging because myplacenta wouldnt coem out either,,,,, yeah "massaging" is the wrong damn word, lol they should call it agonizing pain from hell... or something similiar!
grats sweety! be careful with recovery, take it super easy cause your hemogloben is gonna be low for a while.
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A 10 lb, 5 oz baby and no stitches??  Good for you!  Ava was 7 lb, 11 oz and I have lots of stitches - I asked how many, but they didn't want to tell me.  It took 1.5 hrs of stitching though!

Your experience sounds traumatic, but you have a healthy baby which is what matters :)

I agree that the post delivery period isn't as great as everyone seems to say.  Instead of bonding with my baby, I was a bloody shaky mess.  The placenta was basically pulled out from me so that they could stitch me up to stop the bleeding - ouch.  Not great times, but also a blur now.  And there's a beautiful little one to show for it.

Congrats on the arrival of Cohen!
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Avatar universal
Congrats!  I'm glad both of you are doing well.  
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276983 tn?1308574048
Congratulations!!  That is quite a large baby... that's great that you were able to have him vaginally (you don't see that too often with such a big baby).  It sounds like you had quite a rough experience, but I'm glad to hear you finally have your wee-one to hold in your arms.  
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398532 tn?1231463960
congrats!!
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419126 tn?1242412170
i tried posting pics... but for some reason it wont let me. im definately gonna keep trying though!! lol
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140844 tn?1204941653
Congratulations! I am sorry to hear you went through all that pain and scary moments, but I am so happy that you made it through and now you can hold your baby in your arms!!
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367974 tn?1286551158
woooow, many congratulatuions.. welldone to you, that sounds like you had a very tough time, but hey youve done it!  So pleased for you, I wanted to send a post few minutes ago asking about you but then saw some entries from you for others so assumed you are still hanging around!  many congrats agian and dont forget the pics!.. how tall is the baby? I think I am the only sep mumy left now!!
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419126 tn?1242412170
oops i just noticed i wrote the wrong date... he was born wednesday,sept 24... i put the 25th.
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