My little man is here!

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My little man is here!
Wed, 04-13-2011 - 11:17am
Our little man is here! We went to the hospital at 1:00 am Wednesday morning last week with contractions every 2-3 mins. They checked me and i was surprised i was only 3 cm, 75%. I walked around for a bit and was 4 cm 90% at the next check. At 6:00am I was still 4 cm so the doctor said they could break my water or I could go home. I chose to go home because I wanted to avoid any interventions if I could and have a natural birth. At home i soaked in our jacuzzi and managed to nap. Contractions seemed to slow down to 7-8 mins apart so i decided to try to get more rest. I was resting in bed when contractions suddenly got stronger but were still 6-7 mins apart. I was about to ask DH to come to our bedroom at 12:30 when i felt a pop and a gush! We left for the hospital at 12:40. By the time we got there I could tell things were moving fast. Contractions were 30 seconds apart and intense. We by-passed triage and went straight to a delivery room. They checked and I was 7-8 cm, three contractions later it was time to push. He was born at 1:24pm, about 15 minutes after we arrived, 7 lbs 2oz, 20.5 in! I hadn't even been admitted yet, they didnt have time to break down the bed and a resident delivered him because the attending OB didn't get there in time! Our car was left parked right out front of the hospital! We were discharged Thursday morning less than 24 hours after delivery, and we're both doing well.
Mom to DD born April 2009 and DS born April 2011
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Wed, 04-13-2011 - 9:13pm

Congratulations Dawn! What a great birth story. I'm so glad you got the natural birth you wanted.



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Thu, 04-14-2011 - 5:05am
Congrats Dawn! Seems like it was just yesterday you got your BFP!

What an amazing story!

(And Karen Lynn, nice to see ya posting!)
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Wed, 04-20-2011 - 2:03pm
CONGRATULATIONS on your sweet little guy!!! I'm so happy for you and your family!! ENJOY!!!
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Wed, 04-20-2011 - 4:43pm
Congratulations Dawn! I'm so glad it all went well for you, keep us posted on how you are doing.