Simon's Birth Story - Finally!

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Simon's Birth Story - Finally!
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Mon, 02-01-2010 - 10:41pm

Sorry it has taken me so long to get this up. It is pretty long so if you make it through you are a trooper. The end is short partly because after 10 days and a lack of sleep and just nature I don't remember things nearly as well.


He goes. . .


You know about my appointment and the due date changes.


Thursday, January 21, 2010


Thursday morning my mom asked if I was interested in going to Chinese food for lunch. Partly because she thought it sounded good and partly because that was the one thing on the list of “might induce labor” that we had not tried. So we decided mom and I would go to lunch and then go walking around. Matt decided he would stay home and do some things around there before having to go back to work that night.


Mom and I went and had Chinese. In the same center as where lunch was we had a Joann’s fabrics. Mom and I decided we would walk around in there. While inside we picked up some more fabric that was going to be his curtain and I selected some fabrics to make a blanket for Simon. I had not gotten around to it at that point and since it seemed like it would be a while longer I figured I had some time to work on it. Mom and I also walked around the mall for a little while before heading home.


Once we got home we got the curtains sewn together and put up in his room. This did require pulling a few things out of the bottom of Simon’s closet since that is where all my craft stuff now is. I got all the squares cut out for his quilt and we pinned the first round of rows together after we had dinner. By this time it was after 9pm. Matt and I decided we would go take a bath together and then head to bed. We were in bed by around 11pm and I was asleep shortly after that.


Friday, January 22, 2010


Around 1:30am I woke up and went to the bathroom. I crawled back into bed and realized I was having some pains down by my pelvis. I had had a few a couple nights earlier so I figured they would go away. I lay in bed only they didn’t go away. I also had to make a couple more trips to the bathroom. My body was prepping for baby. At roughly 2:45am Matt asked me how I was doing; I told him I was having contractions. After the words sunk in he rolled over. We waited another 30 minutes and decided we would time them. So he went to the living room and got his laptop. He had book marked the contraction counter online so he went to get it. Contractions were between 5-7 minutes apart on average and anywhere from 30 seconds to a minute. My OB said to come in when the contractions were roughly 5 minutes apart and painful. Well we had the 5 minutes but I wasn’t sure how painful. So around 3:30 we called L&D. The RN said we could come in whenever we felt. If I felt like I was laboring ok at home I could stay there or I could come in and see where I was. She said she would pull my chart and have it waiting for when we got there.


At roughly 6am I broke down and decided we would go to the hospital. My contractions were 1-3 minutes apart and 45-90 seconds long. Matt, my mom and I got everything loaded and headed that way. When we got there and got changed they hooked me up to the monitors and checked to see how far along I was. I was sitting at 4-5cm.

 Cassie 

     

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Registered: 11-13-2005
Tue, 02-02-2010 - 6:34pm

Cassie,

Thank you so much for sharing your birth story. It didn't matter if it was 10 pages long, I would have read the whole entire thing. :)

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Wed, 02-03-2010 - 11:36am
Cassie, what an awesome story, I love reading them no matter how long they are. :) Congrats!

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Registered: 09-29-2006
Wed, 02-03-2010 - 6:07pm

Congrats on all your hard work bringing Simon into the world! I hope you're recovering well from the tearing - eek.


I just love the new pictures of little Simon in your siggie. He's just gorgeous...and apparently not afraid to express himself:).


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Registered: 03-29-2008
Wed, 02-03-2010 - 9:53pm
Thanks for posting your story, Cassie!

-Suzie :)

 

 

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Registered: 09-12-2008
Wed, 02-03-2010 - 11:10pm

Congrats again, Cassie! I love reading birth stories

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Registered: 04-13-2008
Thu, 02-04-2010 - 5:22pm
Wow, what an amazing birth story, Cassie. You did a great job! I hope Simon is well and the BFing is going better now!

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Registered: 01-30-2008
Tue, 02-09-2010 - 9:34am
Congratulations again, Cassie :) That's a wonderful birth story! Thanks for sharing.
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Tue, 02-09-2010 - 5:06pm
Thanks for sharing Cassie! I Love the end :)

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