Finally home with baby, it's a. . .

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Thu, 04-08-2010 - 7:36pm

GIRL!!! So three girls for us. :) Edited to add: pictures are in a post below. :)

Short story:
Tenley Georgia (named after Gpa George) was born 4/6 at 7:32 am. She was 9 lbs even and 19 inches long. She looks so much like McKenna did with her chubby cheeks.

Long story:
I woke up at around 1:40 am on 4/6 to a much more painful contraction than anything I'd had before. I didn't think a ton of it and went back to sleep. Than another one hit 10-15 minutes later. I slept on and off until about 3 and decided to get up and start timing my contrax. By then they were between 2 and 7 minutes apart and continued on like that for two hours or so before I decided I had better go take a shower and finish packing for the hospital, but then it was 5:30, DH woke up and I told him he was not going to work! When we left here my contrax were about 2 min. apart and getting more intense and we still had a 40 min drive to the hospital! About halfway there I was in so much pain, it was the longest ride ever! We got to the hospital at 7 they checked me and I was 9 cm! So no time for an epidural (which I was kind of happy about since I always wanted to to go natural once and I knew I wouldn't be able to refuse the epi when offered). I was starting to feel the urge to push, but they were telling me not to, so difficult! They checked me again a few minutes later and I just had a rim of cervix. I wanted to push but they were making me wait for the midwife. She got there around 7:20 and they FINALLY let me start pushing, that whole time felt like an eternity. I pushed for less than 10 minutes and she was out at 7:32 am, just over 30 minutes after we arrived at the hospital. Tenley Georgia was 9 lbs even and 19 inches long. My entire labor was under six hours, so crazy. This was the first time I've gone into labor without being induced and my first natural birth. What a crazy experience. We just got home this afternoon and things are going pretty well. The girls are very excited.




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Thu, 04-08-2010 - 7:40pm
Congratulations on a fabulous birth experience, fast labor, and BABY GIRL, Cara!!! I can't wait to see pictures!
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Registered: 12-23-2003
Thu, 04-08-2010 - 7:44pm
Congratulations on baby Tenley, she is absolutely precious and I LOVE the name! I'm so happy for you:)
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Thu, 04-08-2010 - 8:05pm
Oh and I forgot to add that even though my mom and sister were at my house, they missed the birth because it happened so fast! I was sad because we had no video or pictures from her birth at all since they weren't there, they got there about an hour after she was born.

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Registered: 02-11-2009
Thu, 04-08-2010 - 8:30pm
Awww, congrats Cara! You were just meant to be a family full of girls!! :) She's beautiful!!
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Thu, 04-08-2010 - 8:40pm
Congratulations on the beautiful and fast birth of your daughter!! Tenley is so adorable! Love the pic with your other two girls, they look so happy!!

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Thu, 04-08-2010 - 9:03pm
Congratulations, Cara - sounds like you had a wonderful experience!!















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Thu, 04-08-2010 - 9:13pm

Wow Cara! What a birth story! Not having to be induced, doing it without meds, and in 6 hours! Incredible!

Sounds like you're doing well - congratulations, and welcome to the world, Tenley!





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Thu, 04-08-2010 - 9:14pm
Congratulations, Cara!

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Thu, 04-08-2010 - 9:19pm
Congrats Cara on Miss Tenley!! She is beautiful and sounds like you had a great birth experience! Good job Mama, your girls are beautiful!

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