Brielle is here!

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Registered: 04-20-2008
Brielle is here!
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Sun, 04-01-2012 - 3:56pm
After a 31 hour induction, baby Brielle was born at 5:53am March 24th. 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 My girls! Photobucket Photobucket
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Registered: 10-20-2008
Sun, 04-01-2012 - 5:50pm
Congratulations!!! She's beautiful!!

Shawn 
Mom to DS, July 2009
Expecting our little girl after three m/c - EDD 11/29/12

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Registered: 12-28-2010
Sun, 04-01-2012 - 6:23pm

Congrats!!! Gorgeous pictures of your little one!!!

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Registered: 10-05-2006
Sun, 04-01-2012 - 9:40pm

Wow. She is so beautiful. I am sorry you had such a long labor but I'm glad you are done with it. Enjoy your baby. :)

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Registered: 12-08-2009
Mon, 04-02-2012 - 2:19pm

Yippee and welcome Brielle! She is gorgeous and I love how alert she is in the pictures. I am sorry that your labor was so long, but what a champ you were girl!!!! Enjoy your beatuiful little girl momma!!! Congrats!

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Registered: 08-17-2002
Tue, 04-03-2012 - 1:52am
Congrats! What a cutie, I just want to snuggle her up!! What an induction though, yikes! Glad she is here safe and sound, hope you get some much needed rest!

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Registered: 01-22-2010
Tue, 04-03-2012 - 2:21am

Oh my word, she is the cutest little girl! Totally worth 31 hours of labor? (is that possible lol) Congratulations, you have 2 beautiful girls

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Registered: 07-23-2009
Tue, 04-03-2012 - 12:06pm

Yay so cute!! Very alert too!

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