brielle is here!!!- UPDATED WITH STORY AND PICS!

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brielle is here!!!- UPDATED WITH STORY AND PICS!
Sat, 03-24-2012 - 7:47am
After a 31 hour induction! Mommy and baby are good! Will post the birth story when we get home ****************** OMG! What an adventure!! I got called in at 9pm on thursday night to come in for my induction, and thats when it hit me, I was terrified. I got there, they did a NST test and started me on cervadil (sp?) around 11pm. When I got there my dr checked me and i was 1cm. By 1am I was at 3 cm! yay!. The contractions started around midnight and were 2 minutes apart. I was sure this was gon to be a quick one.... boy was I wrong. They checked me again at 5am since I was having pretty strong contractions, I was still at 3cm. ok that sucks. 9ish am comes along... I'm still 3cm, and in terrible pain. I start bawling. lol.After my little breakdown, I start being focused again. The dr tells me she would come back at 11am, check me, and if I'm still around the same, she'll break my water or give me another cervadil. 11am comes along and no dr., she had to go to a csection, so they told me noon, yeah, right. She ended up coming at 3pm!!! At this point, the pain is brutal. She tells me I'm at 3cm. ARE YOU F-ING KIDDING ME! I start bawling again lol. She broke my water, and told me things would speed up. They didnt. By 11pm on friday I was 3.5cm. 24 hours of labor, and I went up 2.5cm. I was exhausted, I had been awake since 7am thursday morning, it was now Saturday. So... I start bawling lol.I finally caved and got the epidural, and slept till about 1am. The epidural stopped working and I got woken up. The pressure I was feeling was insane. At 3am they checked me and I was 4cm. SERIOUSLY?????? I unded up at 6cm and -2 station an hour later, and an hour after that I was 10cm +3. I started pushing at 5:49am Sarturday and she was born at 5:53am. 31 hours of labor, 4 minutes of pushing, and I didnt rip. Brielle was born at 37 weeks 5 days, weighing in at 6lbs 8oz and 20.8 inches. Not as small as they told me it would be! She cried when she came out and I got to have her on on my tummy, DH got to cut the cord. They took her away after that and noticed that she was having trouble breathing, so they took her to the nicu. They said she came out too fast and had too much mucus in her. She got out of the nicu a few hour later. We were alowed to go visit her, and I was able to go in there and breastfeed. Anyways! we're home now, and everyone is doing great. Here are a couple of pictures of my girl! Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket


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Sat, 03-24-2012 - 8:40am

Yay congrats !!!!

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Registered: 09-27-2007
Sat, 03-24-2012 - 8:58am
Oh man! Congrats! Can't wait to read birth story.
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Registered: 03-12-2007
Sat, 03-24-2012 - 10:45am
Oi! 31 hours! Sheesh you must be exhausted. Can't wait to see your story. Hope you get home and settled in soon.


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Sat, 03-24-2012 - 11:11am

Wow, 31 hours! Congrats! Can't wait to see pictures and read her birth story once you're home :)

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Registered: 08-26-2010
Sat, 03-24-2012 - 11:56am
31 hours-yikes! Glad you are both doing well! Can't wait to read your birth story!




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Sat, 03-24-2012 - 12:36pm
Wow that is one long induction! I can't wait to hear the birth story and see pics. I hope you are resting now.


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Registered: 11-14-2011
Sat, 03-24-2012 - 2:09pm
Sorry it took so long :(
Can't wait to hear and see pictures.
Congratulations mamma
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Sat, 03-24-2012 - 10:21pm
congrats, can't wait to hear your story and see pics

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Registered: 12-13-2007
Sun, 03-25-2012 - 12:33am
Congrats. So happy for you. Sorry it was such a long labor. I'm sure it's quite the story. Can't wait for the story and pics.
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Sun, 03-25-2012 - 1:37am
Wow, 31 hours! Can't wait to see pics!