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

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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.




Edited 4/9/2010 12:12 pm ET by cara_l

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Registered: 01-30-2008
Thu, 04-08-2010 - 9:27pm

Congratulations on a sweet baby girl!!! I've been checking in every day and so excited to see that you're home. Great birth story! I love that this was your first non-induced labor and a natural birth. How awesome :) Hoping that some of your luck will rub off on me next week.

Congrats again!

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Registered: 10-11-2005
Thu, 04-08-2010 - 9:51pm
Congrats on the birth of Tenley Georgia, Cara. She is so cute. Congrats on going natural as well. I think getting there at 10cm is about the only way I could do it!











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Registered: 07-15-2004
Thu, 04-08-2010 - 11:12pm

Cara what a great birth for you! The newest member of your family is a doll and I love her name! I hope the big sisters are enjoying her just as much as you are!


Congrats girly!


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Registered: 02-26-2008
Fri, 04-09-2010 - 8:43am
Cara- How wonderful and what a cute little girl!! I love her name! And thats so great that you got the natural childbirth you wanted. Congralutations!








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Fri, 04-09-2010 - 8:44am
Congrats!!! I love her name.

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Registered: 12-17-2007
Fri, 04-09-2010 - 9:37am
Congratulations on your baby girl! What a story and wow, what a quick labor and delivery! Tenley is just adorable.

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Registered: 09-08-2007
Fri, 04-09-2010 - 10:14am
Cara, congrats on your girl and the natural birth and quick labor (AND going into labor on your own, yay!).
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Fri, 04-09-2010 - 10:17am
Just found the pics--hehe--she is BEAUTIFUL!!
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Registered: 05-24-2007
Fri, 04-09-2010 - 12:06pm
Congrats Cara! Wow, what a short labor, you got there just in time! She is beautiful, good job on the natural birth. So happy for you!
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Registered: 11-15-2005
Fri, 04-09-2010 - 1:03pm
Congrats and welcome baby Tenley! (love the name, btw!)
WTG .. sounds like you had a great birth Cara! :) Thanks for the update! :) Take care!
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