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|Thu, 11-08-2012 - 10:06am|
After a disappointing appt. last Friday when I was told I was still not dilated any, I went into labor the next day, November 3, but contractions were far apart and coming and going all morning. Then around 3pm, after we took DD to the park for some play time, I started feeling stronger, more painful contractions and closer together. I told DH I was going to call the doctor and before he could call me back, made my own call to go to L&D because we'd need to drop off DD and a key at our neighbor's house and they were 2-3 minutes apart. When he called I told him we were on our way in already. Contractions were already killer by the time we got there and close together. One nurse checked me and said that I still wasn't dilated, but she'd get someone else to check because she might be mistaken given that I was in so much pain and contractions so close together. Nurse #2 said 4-5 cm dilated. I was brought into a L&D room and three hours later (after light epidural and pitocin because contractions slowed down to every 8 minutes after a little while), little Luca came into the world at 6:41pm. Pushing went pretty well because the epi was so light that I could actually still feel pain and where my tummy muscles were working. Epi just took a little of the edge off.
He was born 7 lbs. 15 1/2 oz. with a full head of hair and 20 in. long. He's such a sweet baby and pretty laid back (compared to my first).