Brooklyn arrived Nov 14!

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Brooklyn arrived Nov 14!
Sun, 11-18-2012 - 12:56pm

Brooklyn Annabelle came Nov 14 @ 357pm weighing 8 lb 11 oz and 20 in. I had been to the doctor the day before where they told me almost 4 cm and still 80% effaced. When I woke up on the 14th, I started having lots of bloody show and started having contractions 5-10 min but not painful. I called the doctor, and they told me to go to l&d. I got there at 1030 was at 4cm so they had me walk an hour. By the time they checked me at 1215 I was 5. I had to lay there while they called the doc. The doc said to keep me, and they started my iv and did labs. I felt like the contractions were tapering as I wasn't in pain  really. Finally, the doc came in at 2 and broke my water...still at 5cm. At 245 I started feeling uncomfortable so I asked for iv meds. I was 6cm at that point. They finally gave me meds at 315, and after a few contractions I felt worse instead of more relaxed like I had in past labors. At 330 I started begging for an epidural. Nurse came and said nope you are 9 almost complete. I started pushing through 3 contractions. After the 3rd, the doc said she would have to use the vacuum because of heart decels. She gave me one last contraction, and I must have been determined because out she came.

We have had a great time at home enjoying her. Had a great 3 nights of nursing and sleeping so I can't complain. Hoping she sticks to it ;)

Lilypie Maternity tickers
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Registered: 07-29-2003
Sun, 11-18-2012 - 1:20pm

congratulations, love her name.  I'm glad the feeding is going well, that helps a lot in your recovery too, especially after a bigger baby

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Sun, 11-18-2012 - 5:52pm
Congrats! Your delivery sounds similar to mine! The iv med wore off way too fast, and there wasn't time for more or an eidural. I did need the vacuum- my guys head was toooo big. :) I hope you have a speedy recovery! She is sure a good weight for a little girl! Take care!
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Registered: 05-25-2008
Sun, 11-18-2012 - 9:10pm
Congratulations! Glad to hear you're both doing so well.

Julie - eagerly awaiting DH's homecoming & the arrival of our first DS, due 11/29/12

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Mon, 11-19-2012 - 8:09am

Congratulations on the birth of your sweet baby girl!  Welcome to the world, Brooklyn.

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Mon, 11-19-2012 - 3:01pm