Sara is here

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Registered: 11-13-2004
Sara is here
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Wed, 06-08-2011 - 5:30pm

On Sunday night around 8 pm I started having some contractions that were like braxton hicks but with some back pain. I drank water and laid down. The contractions weren't regular. They were anywhere from 7 to 15 minutes apart. I was 37 weeks and 1 day, so I figured it was false labor. My opinion changed around midnight when I got up to use the bathroom. I had some pinkish/red discharge and the cramping had still not gone away. I left for the hospital around 2 and got there around 2:30 am. They hooked me up to a monitor in L&D and said that because my contractions weren't regular and I was only 3 cm, they were going to send me home. The contractions started to get more painful, but didn't get regular. This happened with my son's birth too. The L&D nurse said she would monitor me for an hour and call my doctor before she sent me home. One hour turned into two. My doctor came in and checked me and didn't see any bleeding, so he said I could either go home or walk the halls for an hour. I chose to walk. I couldn't sleep through the contractions and was hoping that someone would believe that it was real. I walked for an hour, then my doctor checked me and said I was 4 cm, 90% effaced and he definitely saw some bleeding this time. They transferred me to a room and he broke my water. My contractions got closer together, but were never regular. They were definitely intense. I got an epidural which was wonderful. I felt some pain, but mostly pressure. Sara was born at 11:07 Monday morning. She weighed 6 lbs 10 oz. We went home Tuesday afternoon. We are both doing well, just a little tired.

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Registered: 07-07-2008
Wed, 06-08-2011 - 5:44pm
Congratulations! I hope you both are adjusting well and your recovery is smooth!
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Registered: 01-29-2008
Wed, 06-08-2011 - 7:35pm
Congrats! Glad you are both doing well!

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Thank you Dedi and Kelly for my
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Registered: 06-03-2011
Wed, 06-08-2011 - 9:41pm
Congrats!!! I love the named Sara (its my middle name and rarely meet other Sara's with no "h")
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Registered: 09-29-2008
Wed, 06-08-2011 - 10:07pm
Congratulations! Welcome home!

Megan

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Registered: 07-21-2008
Thu, 06-09-2011 - 4:07am

congratulations ...and best of luck with your little miracle :)

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Registered: 12-15-2008
Thu, 06-09-2011 - 8:25am
Congratulations on your little girl! I hope you can get some rest whenever she sleeps.

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Registered: 07-05-2005
Thu, 06-09-2011 - 9:01am
Congratulations on the birth of your sweet baby girl! Welcome to the world, Sara.

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Registered: 10-12-2008
Thu, 06-09-2011 - 12:18pm

Congratulations on your little girl!

Cynthia

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Registered: 02-27-2010
Fri, 06-10-2011 - 12:26pm
Congrats!
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Registered: 10-27-2004
Fri, 06-10-2011 - 5:32pm
Congrats and welcome baby Sara!
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