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The birth story!

Aug 17, 2010 - 4 comments

Hey all!!! First off i want to thank everyone for their comments! Being a mom is awesome! I never thought i would get so much joy out of it and btw all nerves flew out the window the first time i held him! I am going to say i'm a lil exhausted (just a lil') but it's worth it.  So to pick up after my last journal my water broke at 12:45am while i was sleeping. I actually woke up to go to the restroom then i felt this horrible cramp and fluid came out! The whole day i was feeling like c-r-a-p! I was having bad BH contractions, nausea, and severe back pains. I didn't do anything special that day but when i came home i started cleaning my house, took a shower, and hit the sack around 1145-12. Once my water broke i started bleeding and lost the remainder of my plug. I ended up at the hospital where they checked to make sure it was fluid then i was admitted and taken to my room. I was only 1_2cm dilated at this time but was having bad contractions. The doctors decided to do different methods to induce labor even though i was so against it from the beginning but since my water broke they didn't want to risk infection. They put me on oxycotin and inserted a pill vaginally to help me contract. I ended up getting an epidural at 10am which had me in tears! The doctor put it into my back incorrectly and ouch! By this time i was at the hospital for over 8hrs without any sleep! The doctor checked me again around 1pm and i was 4cm so they kept increasing the medication BUT the baby's heartrate started to get a dip here and there so they lowered it again. Around 4pm (still no sleep) i hit 8cm and Chandler's heartrate was still fluctuating so they put me on oxygen. Finaallyy around 445 my doctor came in and told me i was 10cm! My mom, and 2bff were so excited.  I was also texting the whole time i was in labor since i wasn't getting any sleep lol. Around 5:00 my bp went up and i started getting a fever which raised flags! I was still on oxygen at this time also and concerned about my child. I started pushing at 516 while looking in a mirror and Chandler Christopher Ashley was born at 525. I was in labor for over 16 hrs with an 9 min delivery lol. I bawled like a baby when i saw him! My mom cut the umbilical cord and when i got to hold him i fell in love! He is now 5 days old and i'm in love more and more each day. I am exclusively breastfeeding now and i got pictures of him smiling already! It was a gassy smile but i'll take it. I am so happy right now ladies!

WEEK 38: MY WATER JUST BROKE!!!

Aug 12, 2010 - 23 comments

MY WATER JUST BROKE ABOUT AN HR AGO AND I'M HEADED TO THE HOSPITAL! MY CONTRACTIONS ARE ABOUT 3 MINS APART.. OMG. I'M IN SO MUCH PAIN! LOL.

WEEK 38: STRIPPING MEMBRANES AND DILATION!

Aug 10, 2010 - 5 comments

So today was my weekly appt anddd i'm 1cm dilated!! It's not much but hey i'm getting somewhere lol. The baby is still high which shocked me a little because i figured with all the running to the restroom i've been doing he dropped, apparently not. The doc was able to feel his head though (now that hurt!!). Okay..now i just left the potty and when i wiped there was blood dark pink and a little clot... The doctor did just check me and the baby is moving.. Nowwww i'm freaking out lol. I'm not having contractions but i'm thinking its from the check she just did? I'm about to call in a few and monitor it. Now i'm thrown off my journal lol. Oh! My doctor asked me if i wanted my membranes stripped next appt (my 39 week appt). I read about it but still a little confused. It seems painful and i'm wondering what are some of your experiences? I'm on a cleaning kick now though soo need to get back to it lol

WEEK 37: DUE DATE HAS CHANGED!

Aug 05, 2010 - 11 comments

Hey all!! Soooo today was my 37 week appt and apparently they changed my due date which i didn't know! How did i not know? They didn't tell me! Lol. So instead of being due aug 27th my dye date is aug 24th. It's not a big deal but it would've been nice knowing! So i got my cervix checked annddd it's soft!!!! I'm so excited about that if you couldn't tell. The weather here has been kicking my butt! It was 112 yesterday so i'm ready for Chandler.. Well maybe next week, this weekend is  another full cleanup i'm doing. All of his stuff is put up, his clothes are washed, crib is up! I just would like to go over my house again with some different products. For the moms out there how long was your cervix soft before you started dilating? I'm anxious lol.