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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!

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by melimeli, Aug 17, 2010
congrats he really is a good looking baby! Enjoy every minute it goes so fast!

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by KarenDiane, Aug 17, 2010
Awww... he's beautiful! Sounds like you were exhausted by the time Chandler made his debut. I'm glad you are doing well with the breastfeeding. I'm a bit nervous about that myself.

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by TRENIECE, Aug 18, 2010
@MELIMELI- thanks! Your daughter is absolutely gorgeous also! @karen- i didn't get any sleep until the next day and that still wasn't enough because i did not want him out of my sight! I'm still feeling a little insecure about breastfeeding, not as much as i was at first but i wonder if i'm doing it right.

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by Ready_4_Baby_2, Aug 18, 2010
Ahh thats a beautiful story! Had me in tears at the end. Its the best thing to have a baby and glad that you are breastfeeding. I love that bond. He's a cutie!

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