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: 09-29-2006
Fri, 04-09-2010 - 1:33pm
Congratulations, Cara! What a beautiful little girl:). Three little princesses for you! I can tell your "big girls" couldn't be happier.


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Registered: 11-13-2005
Fri, 04-09-2010 - 3:12pm

Cara,

Congratulations on Tenley. I love her name. Your birth story is similar to mine in that we were both 9cm by the time we arrived at the hospital, and had a 40 minute ride to the hospital. I am so glad that you got your first natural, unmedicated birth :)

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Registered: 09-12-2008
Sat, 04-10-2010 - 10:23am

Congratulations Cara on your baby girl and way to go on the speedy delivery!

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Registered: 09-02-2008
Sat, 04-10-2010 - 7:54pm
Congrats on your baby girl!
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