Leah's Birth Story

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Leah's Birth Story
Wed, 08-15-2012 - 9:33pm

Leah’s Birth Story


On Wed the 8th I had an OB appt. I was not feeling too well and having contractions about every 10-12 min. Went in to see the OB and was only dilated 2cm and 75% effaced. I was sent over to Labor and Delivery for monitoring. By this time I was ready to have this baby and be done. Got to Labor and Delivery to only be sent home to wait out my scheduled C-Section on the 15th or until I was contracting more often. Let’s say I was not too happy! Went home and decided I was going to try and move things along. I went for a mile walk but the contractions would not pick up steam. On the 9th I was still having contractions but not as often. I tell you its very frustrating wanting the baby to come and nothing is happening. I went for another mile walk that evening hoping that would do the trick. Nothing!!! Contractions have pretty much tapered off. Friday morning I got up and took my daughter to get her cheerleading pictures done and just felt huge. A lady asked me if I was having twins. I bit my tongue because I could have had some choice words. I went home after the pictures were down and proceeded to organize my linen closet. I was convinced this baby was not going to come before my scheduled c-section. Talked to my husband around 1pm and told him not to expect anything that this baby was holding out. I was no longer having contractions. I ate some lunch and decided I would lie down for a little bit before I started to clean some more. Not more than 10 minutes of me laying down I heard a loud pop and about 30 seconds later heard a second with the hard kick from the baby. I sat up and gush. My water broke about 3:15pm. The adrenalin kicked in and the reality I was going to meet my miracle today. They say when your water breaks it usually is a slow leak, mine was a full on river that kept going and going.

Got to Labor and Delivery about half hour after my water broke and had my c-section about 1 ½ hours later. They had difficulty inserting the spinal which was not fun. Took them 2 tries before they got it leaving a nice bruise on my back. It is a weird feeling lying on the table as you are being cut open. I kept thinking I was going to feel pain any minute. When Leah was born she had a little trouble breathing but within a few minutes she was breathing quite well. I was prepared for her to go to the NICU since I am diabetic and it can cause some breathing and blood sugar issues with infants. I am happy to note she was prefect and able to stay with me the whole time. I could not have asked for a better miracle then my daughter. After 10 years of trying and on the verge of throwing in the towel my miracle is here. I could not ask for a better 10 year anniversary present from my hubby. I pray every day that those who are still on this board and trying that your miracle happens soon. It is a true blessing and the love I have for my daughter is so much deeper than if I would have not walked this path.

Leah Faith

Born: 8-10-12

Weight: 8lbs 4oz  19 inches

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Thu, 08-16-2012 - 11:02pm

Wow, Katrina, she is truly a beautiful baby girl!  I love her little ballet sleeper.  Meron had the same one.  :smileyhappy:  I know you are enjoying every precious minute with her.  I'm so happy for you! 



~ Meron born 12-09-11 after 3 1/2 years of TTC, IUIs and IVF.
~ #2 on the way(!) and due 06-06-13.

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Fri, 08-17-2012 - 9:57am
Congrats on another miracle ro help inspire other mommies! She is beautiful.


"Even miracles take a little time." ~ Fairy Godmother: Cinderella

TTC since April 2009

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Tue, 08-21-2012 - 6:43pm
So glad to hear all is well with you two! She's adorable!


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Thu, 08-23-2012 - 9:41pm
Congrats on little Leah's birth!!! She is so beautiful.

Jemma (35) and DH, (37). Married October 13, 2007 and TTCing since April 2008. Dealing with PCOS, swollen tubes, and also MFI. Committing myself to getting healthy and losing weight in preparation for IVF later in 2012.