Madelyn Anne is here

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Madelyn Anne is here
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Wed, 03-06-2013 - 3:05pm

I'm finally having a free moment to come on here and post the birth story.  We ended up naming the baby Madelyn Anne and she is just beautiful!  I had my water break at 11PM when I was sitting up watching TV.  It wasn't the gush of fluid, but more just leaking out.  I was worried I wouldn't know it it had really broke, but when it happened the fluid is thicker and it was way obvious what had happened.  I had some contractions on the way to the hospital and when I got there they said they were already 2-3 minutes apart.  The nurses had me doing a lot of walking to try to get more dilated, I was only 2cm when I arrived at the hospital.  I progressed pretty slowly at first and finally progressed to around 5cm when they checked me Saturday morning.  After that, I kept trying to walk, but started having lots of back labor that went from my low back to my upper butt on the right side.  I could handle the contractions perfectly fine, but the back labor was making it way too uncomfortable to walk.  I sat in the whirlpool for a while and that helped and I kept trying to walk and then go back to use the whirlpool.  Finally they gave me some fentanyl to help me sleep, but unfortunately the only one who slept was DH.  I got maybe 15 minutes of sleep at best, but I at least got some relief.  Finally I requested an epidural after trying to walk again and failing because it was too much because of the pain.  I was 7cm before the epidural and after they started the medicine I was quickly to 10 cm.  I ended up pushing for 3 hours and 15 minutes.  I'm not sure if it was because the epidural made the pushing less effective or if I would have pushed that long regardless.  Fortunately I didn't have the pain at that point, so I didn't really care.  I had Madelyn at 9:45 PM on the 23rd. She was 7lb 7.8 oz and 20 3/4 inches long.  I can hardly believe that she's already a week and a half old!  I'm still sending all of you baby dust and I hope you get your BFP quickly!

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Thu, 03-07-2013 - 11:35am

Congratulations Dina!!!  Madelyn Anne, what a beautiful name =)  Welcome to the world little lady.  Sounds like back labor is horrible.  Happy the epidural helped you out and she arrived safe and sound.  Your story about your DH getting the only sleep is funny...my DH can sleep anywhere, anytime so I can totally picture that.  Enjoy setteling into your new normal.  Every minute is a dream come true, even when they're crying in the middle of the night or pooping on you *LOL*  Please KUP on how you all are doing!

Caryn

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Mon, 03-11-2013 - 1:20pm
Dina, I never mentioned in my congrats that I love your DD's name!! That was one of our original name picks (without the E at the end of Ann), but we've since found a few others that work for either gender. You have great taste lady.

Britty  & DH (both 30) TTC since late 2008

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Wed, 03-13-2013 - 3:55pm

We actually put the e on the end because my mom's name is Anne with an e. My sister's middle name is lynn so that's why we did the spelling of her first name the way we did it.  I wouldn't be upset if you ended up using the name later on.  Great minds think alike!  I miss all you girls here and hope everyone is doing well. I check in every now and then, but it's been fairly quiet here. I guess all the boards have been a little on the quiet side lately, at least the ones that I usually visit.  I'm still wishing everyone baby dust and I hope everyone is doing ok.

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Thu, 05-09-2013 - 5:03pm

Super late congratulations, Dina!  I've been off the boards for so long...but thought I'd check in for a sec.  So happy for you.  Enjoy your time off work. :)

Mary

Mary (32) DH (33) - TTC#1 since Feb '10 DOR, FSH 13, AMH low, AFC <4. HSG all clear. SA good. IUI's #1, #2, #3 Dec'11, Feb'12, Apr'12 - all BFN.  Mini-IVF#1 BFP! Beta #1-104, Beta #2-244