Gabriella Lorraine is here!!!

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Gabriella Lorraine is here!!!
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Tue, 08-17-2010 - 10:34pm

At almost 41 weeks I gave birth to my beautiful baby girl this afteroon at 12:28pm. She weighed in at 7lbs 7 oz and is 19 1/2 inches long.

They admitted us at 7 pm last night and by 7:30 I was on the fetal monitors for about a half hour. They then gave me a cervix ripening pill called cyotec. I was in bed for an hour and just starting to feel some
contractions. When the nurse checked me I was dilated to about a 1. Dh and I walked around for awhile and played cribbage. At 11:30 they hooked me back up to the monitors and checked me again and I was dilated to 4cm. Because of that they decided no to give me the 2nd dose and let me progress on my own. They did give me some morphine and a sleeping pill at midnight. I tried to sleep but didn't get much because the contractions were starting to pick up. At 3am I thought I was going to throw up (didn't). They checked me again and I was at 5 to 6 cm. Around 5 am I labored in the tub for a good hour and a half.

By 7 am the contractions where picking up in strength. I hated being in the bed it made the contractions worse. I wanted to walk around but instead went on the ball. MW arrived and checked me and I was around a 7 to 8 so we decided to forgo the Pitocin and just let labor progress.

By this time I was on insulin for my GD, and the pencillian for my group B strep, it was a lot of lines. So it made moving around a lot harder. I also decided that I couldn't handle the contractions anymore and neede a break. She checked me and I was an 8 to 9. So she gave me a dose of fentanayl (sp?) an that helped it didn't take the pain complelty away but was enough so I could sleep a little an rest up. They were getting worse around 11 and I needed another dose plus they gave me some pitocin to get the contractions closer together. They were pretty bad but by noon I was ready to push. It was the hardest thisng I have done in my life but a short 30 minutes late she was out.

And it was the most amazing experience I have been through. To imagine that this little person lived within me for 9 months is crazy!!!! she is the most amazin little person I know and I truly in love with her.

we had a good first go at breast feeding at 3 today but our next feeding took a but of work and we will see how it goes here in 20 minutes. I will upload pictures when we get home on Thursday.









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Tue, 08-17-2010 - 10:57pm

Congratulations Jess! I saw her pic on FB and she is just a doll! Sounds like your induction went well and your beautiful girl got here safe and sound :) Way to go, Mama! Enjoy your little peanut.

Oh, and I love the name!




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Tue, 08-17-2010 - 11:08pm
Aw, congrats! That is an adorable name. Can't wait to see some pictures. Glad your birth experience went well, it really is the most amazing thing isn't it? I mean, people always tell you that, but you just don't know until you do it yourself.

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Tue, 08-17-2010 - 11:12pm
Congrats! Can't wait to see pics!
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Wed, 08-18-2010 - 12:24am
Congratulations on a great birth and a beautiful baby girl!!






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Wed, 08-18-2010 - 2:32am
Congratulations Jessica!
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Wed, 08-18-2010 - 2:39am
Congratulations mama!!! Welcome to the world of motherhood:) Gabrielle Lorraine is a great name, and I can't wait to see pictures!
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Wed, 08-18-2010 - 8:06am

Congrats New Mama Jess!! And welcome to the world Gabriella.

(Your story made me teary eyed).

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Wed, 08-18-2010 - 8:47am
Congrats Jessica, glad your induction went so well. Welcome to the world Gabriella!



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Wed, 08-18-2010 - 10:15am
Congratulations, Jess! Gabriella Lorraine is a gorgeous name, and so fitting for a gorgeous baby! I can't wait to see more pictures!
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Wed, 08-18-2010 - 10:30am
Congratulations Jess!!!!
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