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Noah's Birth Story Begins Today.

Aug 18, 2010 - 55 comments

August 18th, 2010, 9:43 ET

As I cuddle with my cat Abby I can't help but smile at the thought of finally going to the hospital today to have my baby. I have been waiting for months to meet this little angel I cannot live without. This is a pretty exciting day. This day marks the start of something new, unknown yet beautiful: Motherhood. PK is going to be a mom soon. Somebody pinch me! :-)

I now remember when I first found out I was pregnant. Oh boy! I was really scared. I even thought of terminating my pregnancy. What a silly thing to even consider. This baby has changed me in ways no other person on Earth could or would do it. Not in a million years. As I got used to the idea of being pregnant I started realizing how much a mother would give and give up for her child. I certainly would do anything for my son.

My third trimester has proven to be a major challenge. I was diagnosed with Obstetric Cholestasis. No mother should have to go through this. However, I would do this all over again for him, for my son.

Today is just a matter of getting my cervix ready. I am only 30% effaced. I guess they will take care of that 70% at the hospital with meds and catheters and.....the fun stuff. I am 1 cm dilated. The contractions keep getting stronger and stronger as the hours go by.  I am hoping these are good contractions. You know, the ones that take your breath away, the mean ones....those are the ones I've been having and I'm sure those are the good ones! hehe..

I'm not nervous. I guess Noah is. He has been moving nonstop these days, and kicking like there is no tomorrow!! Think he knows what's coming? :-) Hang in there little monkey. Mommy is going to get you out soon :-)

Today.....I am just relieved and happy. Thank you, friends, for all the support, the prayers and the wishes. Thank you all for the lovely notes. I love you all. But now I have to go get my hair done and make sure I'm not missing anything, like my phone charger, which I have to place in my bag immediately or I will forget :-) Placenta Brain? ha! It's a good thing my mum is here!

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by Ashelen, Aug 18, 2010
What a beautiful journal...good luck today, you're going to do great and you'll be holding little Noah before you know it. Congrats, good luck, and update us!

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by April2, Aug 18, 2010
I'lll be thinking about you today and tomorrow! Can't wait to see pictures of baby Noah and hear your birth story. :)

And don't worry, placenta brain is replaced by Mommy brain real soon, lol. I always say the more kids you have the more brain cells you lose! Hahaha! But you still gotta love the little buggers. :)

Take care! We'll be praying for you!

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by AHP84, Aug 18, 2010
Good luck today! I hope and pray you have a wonderful birth experience and you're soon holding that snuggly little bundle in your arms!
Can't wait to see pictures! :-)

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by opus88, Aug 18, 2010
Oh Pk you're journal made me beautiful what a wonderful tribute to you're little son, someday he will read this and know how much mommy awaited his arrival....we ALL do!
May God be with you both little momma.
love always ♥Opus

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by dominosarah, Aug 18, 2010
You will be holding that precious baby in your arms before you know it~~~~We want pics PK.  Sending you warm grandma type hugs!!         sara

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by KarenDiane, Aug 18, 2010
Good Luck!!!!

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by nickieb85, Aug 18, 2010
PK! I am so excited for you! I really hope that things go smoothly for you and Noah! I am also so relieved for you that your itching will be gone and that you won't have to worry about the liver problems and Noah will be safe on the outside. I think that your LO knows that he is going to be meeting you and his daddy face to face soon and he is excited I am sure. We think labor is painful but can you imagine how it makes them feel?! LOL! We all survive it though! I will be looking for updates from you and will be thinking of you and yours! **Nickie**

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by HeatherLF16, Aug 18, 2010
I thought you were being induced Thursday!  You got to go a day early? Yay I am so excited for you and relieved for Noah to come out so you won't have to suffer anymore.  Can't wait for your update!  Also, I am excited about having someone to share all of the first time mommy to a boy stories with!  =)  You and Noah are in my thoughts and prayers all the time.  Love, Heather

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by k10road, Aug 18, 2010
YAYAYAYAYAYAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Can't wait!!!  So excited for you PK!!!  Noah - we are all awaiting your safe arrival.  Love and hugs to you and Noah.  You're in my prayers as well.  XO


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by adgal, Aug 18, 2010
I am so happy and excited for you.  I well remember that feeling as it get's closer..the anticipation and excitment.  The knowledge that soon you will be holding that little boy snug in your arms.  The new chapter you are about to face is so wonderful...never a dull moment as every little thing they do is so new and exciting.  Finally this day is here.  I am so so happy for you my friend and wish you a speedy and easy delivery!!!  Just think, this time tomorrow you will be holding that beautiful baby boy!!!

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by pooket825, Aug 18, 2010
good luck with everything tom, I am keeping you and noah and the rest of your family in my prayers. this is such a sweet journal, had a little tear come down just to think it is almost time. I am hoping to get a BFP this month, as it is mine and my mother in laws b-day on aug, how is that for a story (LOL). can not wait to see pics, pray this is my month.

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by April2, Aug 19, 2010
Can't wait to hear the good news! I'm going to be on pins and needles all day today!! :)))

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by Sunkissed19, Aug 19, 2010
What a sweet journal! i hope delivery went smoothly for you! i cant wait to see pictures of baby noah!

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by zodiacqueen, Aug 19, 2010
Wishing you the best, hon!!  

I know that you will be a great mom!!!


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by Jade59, Aug 19, 2010
I just got online honey.  It's 1:15 your time.  I can't wait to hear and see pictures of you and Noah.  Hope delivery went smooth and most of all, quickly! :)

Love you - thinking of you...♥

Oh, So Excited!!!

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by teko, Aug 19, 2010
AWE! Congratulations!

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by Sarajmt, Aug 19, 2010
You lucky girl!!  You're about to go on the most rewarding and most difficult journey you'll ever go through.  Enjoy every minute of it.  Here's a toast to you and Noah!  Congratulations.

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by adgal, Aug 19, 2010
Ok, arrived at my parents after a full day travelling and immediately hopped on looking for an update.  Does anyone know?  Do we have a baby Noah yet?  Thinking of you both hon.  I hope your cuddling him right this very second!!!  XOXO

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by April2, Aug 19, 2010
Not yet. I just got a text from babypooh (a friend of mine and PK's) and she had just heard from PK that they were going to induce. That was a little over an hour ago. Should be sometime tonight!

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by April2, Aug 19, 2010
If not tonight, then should be by morning. I forgot, she's Florida time so it's pretty late there.

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by Jade59, Aug 19, 2010
Oh, just NOW induced?  My niece was induced in the morning but didn't have her son until the evening.  Maybe gonna be a long night for poor PK.  

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by April2, Aug 19, 2010
I know, right? I can't believe they're starting it so late. It's going to be a long night for her, poor thing.

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by AppleBr, Aug 20, 2010
April, got some news for us?  Its 2pm 20/august here in my country, I was thinking  I would be the last one to know about the birth, since sometimes I only log at night.

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by babypooh, Aug 20, 2010
Hi, everyone! I just wanted to fill you all in on the good news! We have a new baby!
PK gave birth less than an hour ago and I spoke to both her and her husband. They are doing great! The baby looks beautiful! It was a normal delivery and I'm SO glad she didn't need to have a c-section like she was fearing.
PK went in yesterday to be induced even though the hospital pushed her date back a couple of times for lack of room. She was very uncomfortable and worried about her baby because of her symptoms.
She'll be online as soon as she can to give you the rest of the details:) I'm sure she'll say them much better, he he.
Whoo-hoo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Congratulations, my darling! We love you and baby Noah!!!!!!

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by LindaTX, Aug 20, 2010
I am sooooo thrilled for them...and so relieved for her.  Congratulations, PK ....We love you !  Can't wait to see Noah ♥

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by Jade59, Aug 20, 2010
Thanks, babypooh!!!  Oh, now I'm crying!  So Happy for her and her husband.

Welcome to the world, Noah!!!  We've been waiting for you!

Love you, Baby Girl.  You did awesome!  Congratulations!!!!...♥

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by opus88, Aug 20, 2010
FINALLY....I don't remember when I've been so excited about a delivery.!!!......CONGRATULATIONS to mommy, baby Noah and daddy...wonderful news♥

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by zodiacqueen, Aug 20, 2010
Congrats, hon!!!  I am sooooo happy for you!

Welcome to this world baby Noah!!!  =)

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by adgal, Aug 20, 2010
Yay!!!  Congrats sweets, and welcome to the world baby Noah!!  So happy to hear all went well and everyone is doing great.  This news made my day.  I cannot wait to see those pics and read the details!

XOXOXO  Amanda & Ryder!!!!!

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by Ashelen, Aug 20, 2010
Congrats PK, and welcome Mister Noah! Very happy she got the delivery she wanted! Since PK is so gorgeous we all know that Noah is going to be just the cutest thing in newborn diapers (my son is already in 1's, hehe ;) ) so I can't wait to see pics!!!!!!!!!!!

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by April2, Aug 21, 2010
Glad your ordeal is finally over and you can just enjoy your precious little boy now. :) God bless you and little baby Noah.

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by Clysta, Aug 21, 2010
Congrats on the birth!

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by HeatherLF16, Aug 21, 2010
Yay welcome to the world baby Noah!  PK congrats to you and your hubby can't wait to hear from you and see pics. So happy he is finally here and you can start to feel well again =)

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by KarenDiane, Aug 21, 2010
Congratulations! Can't wait to hear about Noah and see his picture!

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by babypooh, Aug 21, 2010
To PK and Baby Noah, a poem from the heart for the new mommy:

My Baby Dear

The wait seemed long
My baby dear
I can’t believe
You’re finally here

You’re perfect
You’re amazingly mine
You’re the morning glory
And the sunlight that it shines

Sweet blessing
Whatever did I do
To deserve this bliss
God granted me with you?

Now I know true love
You showed it to me
I’ll be the friend and mother
You need me to be

We’ll both grow and learn
As time goes by
We will laugh a lot
And sometimes we will cry

But we’ll be together
My baby dear
Whenever you need me
I’ll be right here

Such great joy
Oh, my heart overflows
No other moment in life
Can ever come close

God knows, yes, he knows
My baby, most dear
That the perfect place for you
Was waiting right here

In my arms, in my life
In my heart and soul
Thank you, my angel
For the greatest love I’ll know

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by AHP84, Aug 21, 2010
Yay, congratulations! So glad to hear you got the delivery you hoped for and all is well. Looking forward to seeing pictures soon!

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by dominosarah, Aug 21, 2010
Congrats PK and hubby!!  Welcome to the world little one~~~~sara

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by AppleBr, Aug 21, 2010
Congrats PK, you really did it! Normal way,uh? Very happy for you all.
Welcome Noah,you already has a cute live cat " toy" but I guess you better grow up up a little to play with him ;-)
Good rest, hon - if you could get some...

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by nickieb85, Aug 21, 2010
Yay! Congrats! I am sure that it took longer than we all expected but congrats on no C-Section! I think that is my worst fear ever! I am sure baby Noah is beautiful and I hope you get some rest momma!

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by babypooh, Aug 22, 2010
PK is home today and enjoying her baby boy with her family:)

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by LindaTX, Aug 23, 2010
Are they both ok?  Will she be posting pictures or posting on her journal things like his time of birth and birth wt, etc. ? Just hope they are both doing well.  We all wish them the very best!  Love you, PK,  ♥ Linda

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by babypooh, Aug 23, 2010
They are both doing ok:) Baby Noah is a bit particular about his feeding, ha ha ha, wait 'til you hear...
She was very tired, understandably, but I'm sure she'll want to come on MH to post pictures just as soon as she feels more rested and has a break from her new job:)

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by nickieb85, Aug 23, 2010
Yay! I am so glad she is doing good and labor and delivery is terribly exhausting! I am so glad that they are both doing well!

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by PrettyKitty1, Aug 23, 2010

Oh what an amazing group of ladies. You are all so supportive I couldn't have asked for better friends. Thank You!

Well where do I begin lol. They re-scheduled me twice because of lack of room. However, the second time they pushed me back so I went in on Thursday night after a conversation I had with my OB, I told her my Cholestasis was getting worse and worse and we needed to get the baby out. She agreed, and advised me to go in. They (at the hospital) checked the baby and said I was contracting every 4 minutes on my own, the baby was fine and to wait at home. They called my doctor. She ordered blood tests to check my liver enzymes and that's what kept me in the hospital. As soon as they saw my labs they were all freaked out and were even talking about c-section. I even had my own nurse and she was not seeing any other patients. I was considered high risk only then.

So they started inducing me right away (still Thursday night). Oh, and all of a sudden there was a room available for me. Funny, isn't it? Mind you, I was only 30% effaced and 1 cm dilated. But, the dose of pitucin was so low at first that it helped soften my cervix completely. That was Thursday. Friday....they start to increase the Pit. Doctor broke my water at 8:30am. and that's when the fun started. I went from 1cm to 3 in less than an hour. Then got the epidural. Two and a half hours later I was 6 cm dilated. I was not allowed to get out of the bed because of my Cholestasis. I was 8 cm dilated at close to 5:00pm.  Head was right there and I was feeling lots and lots of pressure and that's when they called my doctor again and prepared everything for Noah's arrival.  They were still fearing a c-section because Noah's heartbeat would drop significantly with every push. The oxygen mask helped a great deal. I pushed for 30 minutes while my doctor was cracking up for something or some things I must have been saying lol. She did say it was her easiest delivery but the worst case of Cholestasis she had ever seen.

Noah was perfect. His A. score was a 9. I will be posting pictures of him soon. He weighed 6 lbs and 9 oz and was 20 inches long. I didn't have any major tears. I only had one little stitch. After the birth of my boy on Aug 20th I started crying and shaking. I was in heaven then. I love, love my baby and cannot believe he is mine. I feel lucky to be his mom :-)

I am exhausted. I haven't been able to sleep since Thursday night. So I am going to try and rest now that my dad is holding the baby and hope that tonight, Noah will let us rest a bit more. I am breastfeeding but it can be a challenge sometimes. Patience...right? It's working though. Hubby is bringing home a pump and some extensions to help me breastfeed more, since Noah sometimes won't latch the right way no matter how hard I try to help him.

Thank you all for the support. You ladies are simply phenomenal!!



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by Brittny27, Aug 23, 2010
I am so happy to hear that you and little Noah are doing great. Can't wait to see pictures.

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by adgal, Aug 23, 2010
Oh honey, such a beautiful story.  It is love at first sight isn't it.  Your life is now going to change so much, and all for the good.  Even the lack of sleep is something you really don't mind because it's all for this perfect little person that steals your heart away.  I am just so so happy for you and so glad everyone is doing well.  I cannot wait to see those pictures of that beautiful little man.  Love you girl and congratulations!!!

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by KarenDiane, Aug 23, 2010
I'm so happy for you! Sounds like you started off very frustrated with the hospital staff but had a good experience after all. Maybe Noah can call Liam and tell him how good things are on the outside. LOL.

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by April2, Aug 23, 2010
Don't worry if he's not latching properly yet. That happens. They're learning too! They never had to work for their food before, lol. Just be patient. Within a few weeks you both will be pros at this.
Everyone I've talked to has had difficulty the first couple of weeks, including me and my daughter. But now my daughter and son are champs at the breastfeeding business! And little Elijah is getting chubbier and happier every day. :)

Glad you're home. Sure understand the exhaustion! Let others help when they can and you rest when you can. Take care of you and that precious baby. Glad everything worked out so well. I knew it would. :)
God bless you and little Noah.

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by HeatherLF16, Aug 23, 2010
Congrats PK I can't wait to see pics of the little guy.  Amazing experience isn't it?  Nothing can describe the feeling.  I am glad you both are doing great.  I know Noah is perfect, but you are OK from the condition now?  It's gone as soon as you have the baby?  Can't wait to hear what you were saying to the doctor during  I had a nurse cheerleader by the end I told her to please be quiet and I could hold my own legs... I told the hubby to stop touching my hair hahahaha.  

Also, for the breastfeeding I had to use a nipple shield that seemed to help him latch and it made it a little less painful because of the barrier it created.  Of course due to other complications I didn't continue, but that for sure helped with the latching issue =).  

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by nickieb85, Aug 23, 2010
Congrats honey! I am sorry you are exhausted but so happy for you that things are okay with you and Noah! I can't wait to see pics of your little man and I hope that the itchies are completely gone!!! Rest up Momma!

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by opus88, Aug 23, 2010
so glad to finally have little Noah...welcome home!!

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by k10road, Aug 23, 2010
Welcome to the world Baby Noah!!!  And PK, I am so amazingly happy for you...congrats mamacita.  It is the best experience you will ever have....promise.  XOXOXOXO

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by LindaTX, Aug 23, 2010
Oh, PK...what can I say?  I just got home after looking all day for a condo for our next stay in Miss.  Before that I was glued to the computer for the past 3 days!  I am so happy and made me cry to read what you just wrote.  You came through like a champ and sounds like Noah did too.  Can't wait to see that little bundle of joy.  Remember...♥ "Friday's child is loving and giving" ♥.... so see you had him on just the best day.  My firstborn was born on Friday also and she is most loving and giving of my three.

I bet your hubby is a real proud daddy! He is going to be real helpful to you, I can just tell.  What did you finally decide on Noah's middle name?  I can only imagine what Abby and Dillan are thinking ;)

I am just sooooooo happy for you and all of your family.  Love you, PK and Hugs for little Noah

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by Jade59, Aug 24, 2010
Hey PK, just read your post - you must of been a little scared at the point where they were talking c-section - so very happy you were able to deliver him on your own.  What a relief you must feel not to be itching anymore.  Can just imagine how exhausted you are.  Have been going crazy not to be able to see the pics of Noah til now.  This PC is done, DH's laptop's been at work and I'm just so thankful I was able to finally get here today to see your pictures and updates.  My time here at MH today is short so all my time has been dedicated to your pics and journal.  

Congratulations on your beautiful son, Noah.  He is just precious!  You said "no major tears" well, I cried buckets for you, LOL  Happy tears :)  

So proud of you, honey.  You simply must tell us how your husband is doing as new "Dad."  I'm sure he's in heaven!

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by Emily_MHManager, Aug 25, 2010
Congrats on a beautiful baby boy!  


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