Lucas Gabriel's Birth Story

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Registered: 11-13-2005
Lucas Gabriel's Birth Story
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Mon, 04-05-2010 - 4:54pm

I know that my sister posted a quick note on here on that the baby was born , but here is the longer version.

I started having what I now know are contractions Monday evening about 6pm. They were coming about every 15 or 20 minutes. I didn't sleep at all that night because they kept waking me up because of how painful they were. Tuesday I went to the drs and they said I was 3cm dilated and 70% effaced, and sent me over to the hospital be be monitored for a while. The contractions weren't strong enough to register on their monitor and I wasn't changing at all so they sent me home. Tuesday night was worse than Monday, the contractions were getting stronger and closer together. They were coming about 5 minutes apart. That continued all day Wednesday and Thursday I decided to go to the doctors and get checked and I was at 4 cm and 100% effaced. They did a NST and it came out great, and the contractions were coming every 3 to 5 minutes. The doctor wanted me to go over to the hospital to get checked, so before we did that we decided to walk around the mall a bit in hopes that would speed things up. No such luck- I was still 4cm and 100% but had made no progress in a few hours so I was sent home again. Friday the contractions were about 7 minutes apart for most of the day, but they were lasting longer. I didn't really think that I was changing at all, but apparently Kev noticed something different in me. About 3:30 Kevin called the drs and we went straight to the hospital, on the ride there I was feeling a lot pressure down below. We left the house a little after 4, got the hospital about 4:45. By the time I got checked out by one of the nurses in triage it was about 5:30. Much to my surprise I was 9cm. Once I got there the contractions were pretty much right on top of each other. They got a room ready for me and got an IV in me just in case I needed one. Once we got to the room I had a couple more contractions before they checked me again and I was 10 cm. They said if I felt the need to push I could, and that is when my water broke. 2 contractions later about 3 pushes Lucas Gabriel was born at 6:27 pm weighing 6 lbs 8 ounces, and 19.5 inches long. I had my drug free birth after all.I did tear, and required a few stitches, but other than that I am feeling great. Things have been going fairly well so far. In the beginning we had a little trouble BF but I think that we are getting the hang of it now. DH and I are so in love with this little guy.

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Mon, 04-05-2010 - 5:15pm
Congrats again on the arrival of Lucas!!! He's so precious and sounds like you had a great birthing experience! Enjoy your new little one!

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Mon, 04-05-2010 - 5:22pm
Congrats again Cheryl he is gorgeous!











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Mon, 04-05-2010 - 5:29pm
Wow Cheryl what a crazy birth story! It sounds like you were in labor for a week! That is crazy you were so far along by the time you got to the hospital and the pushing was really quick for a first birth. He is so cute! Congrats.

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Mon, 04-05-2010 - 6:16pm
Cheryl- Thanks for sharing. I saw the pictures on Facebook. So so cute! I am so glad you got the natural childbirth you wanted. and I am glad things are well.








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Mon, 04-05-2010 - 7:03pm

Congratulations again, Cheryl! Lucas is precious--I love his little lips!

And way to go Kevin for noticing something different about you! I'm in awe that you stayed at home until 9 cm. :)

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Mon, 04-05-2010 - 7:10pm
Sounds like a great birthing experience Cheryl. And how cute is he, lookin' like he's smiling in his sleep!!
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Mon, 04-05-2010 - 7:25pm
Congratulations, Cheryl!

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Mon, 04-05-2010 - 8:00pm
Congrats Cheryl! Welcome baby Lucas, he is so cute! Thanks for sharing the birth story, you did a great job mama! :) WTG on the natural birth! I am glad your all doing well. thanks for the update! :)
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Mon, 04-05-2010 - 9:20pm
Congratulations Cheryl! Your little Lucas is adorable! Welcome to mommyhood :)

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Mon, 04-05-2010 - 9:45pm
He is gorgeous Cheryl! Congrats on a great birth!!
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