Oliver Roland 10-01

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Oliver Roland 10-01
Sat, 10-13-2012 - 1:43pm

Well I knew it I ended up with an October baby.

Short Version: After an induction and a 7 hour labor I had Oliver Roland at 6pm on the 1st. Pushed for about 15mins. Out came a humongous 10 lbs 11oz baby. 22 inches long. Tons of hair! Healthy as can be.


Long Version: Went in for my 40 week check up dialated to a 2cm and 60% effaced. Doctor asked if I would like to be induced. I couldn't say yes fast enough. My pelvis had been poping out of place and I was in so much pain. Went in about 9am and got all settled. Took a long time to actually get hooked up to the pitocin. Before the pit I was actually already dialated to a 3 and about 90% effaced. Great starting point! I lasted till I was about 6cm dialated before I asked for an epidural. The contractions were right on top of eachother. It went super fast after I got it. My nurse was about to go off shift so she said she'd check me and I was 9+ I had only a little slight rim left. We ended up waiting a whole hour though before the doctor showed up. Which was good because that allowed the baby to come down the birth canal his self. I think that is the only reason I was able to push out a 10 lbs 11 oz baby with just a superficail tear on the old scar. It took about 15mins but I think I could have done it faster had I not been so numb. I dilated so fast after getting the epi that I was super numb. The doctor could barely hold onto him he was so heavy.

Nursing started out good in the hosptial but once we got home it was awful and I got super depressed like I did with my DD so I just quit. I am much happier now. He is too. He sleeps a lot durning the day. My DD was a way better sleeper.

Being a mother of two is going to kill me I think. But I am so in love.




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Registered: 07-05-2005
Mon, 10-15-2012 - 8:50am
Congratulations on the birth of your sweet baby boy! He is adorable! Welcome to the world, Oliver.

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Mon, 10-15-2012 - 11:06am

Little ones tend to pick up on our moods.  Better to do what is easiest on you!  Congrats again, he's adorable!

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Registered: 04-21-2005
Tue, 11-06-2012 - 11:49am

congrats!!! your story is similar to mine! i had an October baby named Oliver too! and he was also a 10 pounder! you have me beat though, mine was 10.4lbs and was csection. props to you! i also got very depressed breastfeeding and gave up too..... i am very excited for you and congrats again!