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post #141 of 189

Yay, another birth!!

Well, I was just going to get on and tell you all that baby Jake Bryan finally made it to this world but reading the other inspiring stories, guess i should post mine.
You all will not imagine that I gave birth VBAC (first baby stillborn at 39 weeks July 2000) to Jake who was 11 lb, 5 oz...if I can do that, we women can truly do anything!!
On mother's day I was pretty well resigned to the fact that I was permanently pregnant. At 8:00 pm however my amniotic fluid was leaking (I thought) and I was having light (I could talk) contractions that were 2-3 min. apart and finally not stopping with moving around. I called my midwife and she thought I sounded so normal that she suggested trying to get some sleep and come see her at the hospital in the AM to check if I really had ruptured my membranes. They really ruptured big time down my legs while I was on the phone with her but she suggested the same plan. I was in complete denial so said ok, and hung up. My mother, however was convinced that this was it and packing up the car with my husband, Mark. About 10 min. later I was starting to think this was more than just a beginning as well and agreed to get in the car. The hospital is a 40 min. trip and by the time I got there I was not very happy. Another big flow of amniotic fluid in the parking lot and 3 or 4 big contractions on the way up to the maternity floor. Sure enough, I was 7 cm and 90% when they checked me around 9:30pm. It all went so fast, there were so many people there. I just kept saying I feel like I gotta shit over and over, I had the pushing urge even before I hit 10 and they were trying to get me not too. They finally said go for it and push and that was way better although physically hard. I mainly hung on the birthing bar and had a bowel movement for 1 hour and 15 min. Then they asked me to get into the bed (was on my side for the birth) and push the baby out "no more fooling around" said someone because "the heartrate was dropping". I pushed like an amazon 2x and he was OUT! I could not believe my ears when he started to cry! I also couldn't believe it was a boy (I've gotten over that one real quick). He was born at 12:24 am on the 13th. Best mother's day gift ever. Guess I was a real star cuz biggest vaginal birth this year at this hospital, + no drugs. I did tear pretty bad and have stitches and hemmoroids but it was worth it. Have another? Not as sure as some of the other mommies, it was pretty rough! But Jake is simply awesome!!!
post #142 of 189
AVA GRACE IS HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I went into labor Sunday evening and she came into the world at 9:44 p.m. Monday. Just missing my scheduled induction,thank goddess. Her birth was amazing,painful,beautiful and fabulous. I don't have enough words to describe the expiernce. I feel like a trillion billion bucks. I will have the birth story to share soon.
Ms. Ava was born on May 13, 2002 and weighed in at 7 lbs. 12 oz. She is 20 and 1/2 inches long.
She's sooooo delicious!
Thanks for all the loving vibes.
Good luck and congrats to all new moms!!!!!!!!!!
post #143 of 189

Go Islandgirl and Starkitty! Welcome Jake Bryan and Ava Grace

Wow....11.5 pounds...damn girl you are Xena. That is very inspiring.

Can't wait to hear your story too Starkitty.....

 


Edited by AnnaRed - 12/19/13 at 10:30pm
post #144 of 189
Thanks for sharing your birth story Islandgirl, I'm beyond impressed.

How cool that he was born on Mother's day too!

Congrats to Starkitty too, another Mother's day babe!

Hueylene, I'm still a May mama in waiting. Hope that changes real soon!
post #145 of 189
hi mamas! i have been a bit overwhelmed and am still adjusting to breastfeeding... this gets easier i'm told! and really it is every day!

fiberchick, thanks so much for sharing your birth story... i can relate to alot in it but probably most to having a beautiful growing babe!

congrats islandgirl and starkitty!

hang in there anna red... your little one is coming soon... get lots of rest!
post #146 of 189
Thread Starter 
congrats island girl and starkitty! yall rock! can't wait to see pics and here more!

huey i think you forgot ruhiel/pinfeather and urskek. i know urskek doesn't check here but she had a baby boy sagacious and ruhiel may or may not have hadhers--i think she stopped posting here too maybe.

so exciting to hear everyone's stories!!
post #147 of 189
yay - more babies!!!!! congrats, starkitty, on your beautiful Ava Grace - I love that name! and congrats to you, islandgirl, for bringing Jake into the world... wow!!! Hope you new mamas and babes are doing well.

-just realized I haven't posted in a while - Lisa/playfulmama, I owe you a big congratulations, too! Wow, again!!!! All you mamas have given me a lot of inspiration...

There was a slight chance I was gonna join the mama ranks yesterday - Monday's nonstress test showed one (minor) deceleration, and my fluid was on the low side, but the nurse noted that I was probably a bit dehydrated because it was almost 100 degrees here on Sunday and Monday was hot, too. So I went home and waited for Thursday's test; if anything showed up then, they'd send me "upstairs" (labor & delivery) for observation and possibly induction. Well, as much as I've railed against "unnecessary" interventions, I felt ready yesterday to start having this baby! But everything looked fine on both the NST and the ultrasound (god is his face cute!), so here I am, still a mama in waiting. I really shouldn't complain - my due date is May 27th, still 10 days away - but I'm huge and tired and achey and really anxious to meet this baby! I'f I'm gonna be sleepless half the night anyway, I want some company!

So, Serenity, I'm still here to keep you company! You too, Peggianne and Esperanza and LucyDog! (hope I didn't leave anyone out...) Ruhiel/Pinfeather, I have a feeling that you've had your babe given that you were having contractions and stuff, and hope everything went well - but if I'm wrong, we're here for you! And enjoy those massages... mmmmm.

-love, anna
post #148 of 189
I haven't been posting because i'm disillusioned. JAYZUZ I"M GOING TO BE PREGNANT FOREVER!!!
Anyway...
Stil waiting. Dropping bits of mucous everywhere, but still no baby. grrr.
post #149 of 189
Quote:
Originally posted by Hueylene
Ok real quick cause I was loosing track
May Babies and their Mamas

FiberChick -Seth
Staleyg-Satchel
Playfulmama/Lisad- Tyla
Huey-Rhew
Ravenmoon-Opal
Electricita-Livia
urskek- Sagacious
Islandgirl- Jake
Starkitty-Ava

mamas in waiting
BattleAxe
AnnaRed
Esperanza
Serenity
Ruhiel

lucydog6

Oy I forgot to write em down. If I forgot you it was all the hormones! We are all pushing for you. Quote this message and add yourself (and bebe if needed) if I left you off

Huey
post #150 of 189
Quote:
Originally posted by Hueylene
Ok real quick cause I was loosing track
May Babies and their Mamas

FiberChick -Seth
Staleyg-Satchel
Playfulmama/Lisad- Tyla
Huey-Rhew
Ravenmoon-Opal
Electricita-Livia
urskek- Sagacious
Islandgirl- Jake
Starkitty-Ava

mamas in waiting
BattleAxe
AnnaRed
Esperanza
Serenity
Ruhiel

lucydog6

Oy I forgot to write em down. If I forgot you it was all the hormones! We are all pushing for you. Quote this message and add yourself (and bebe if needed) if I left you off

Huey
There's me, though I've been mostly a lurker.
Mneek-Noah
post #151 of 189
Thread Starter 
thanks for the update huey. i can't wait for your new, improved spreadsheet--names, weights, lengths, birthdays, hours of sleep, favorite colors, etc. JUST KIDDING!

hang in there ruhiel!!!!! i'm sure whoever's in your tummy will be worth the wait
post #152 of 189
ok, finally some news!

we went to the doctor's this morning and i am at 1-2 cms dilation. we are checking into the hospital at 7:15 wednesday morning to induce. so hopefully, these girls will make their appearance sometime on wednesday! i can't believe it! dh is excited because then the girls will be geminis!

so now i'm jsut sitting here, exhausted but excited and wondering how i'm going to make it until wednesday. wish me luck everyone! good luck to everyone! congrats to everyone who has given birth since i last posted
post #153 of 189
Don't forget about me- I'm still hanging in there and wishing I was joining all you Mama's lucky enough to meet your little ones (Congrats to all!). I keep hoping everynight is the night - but no luck so far. My Dad is coming this weekend from Ohio for a visit to see the babe - I hope he gets to meet him since he doesn't get up here too often.
post #154 of 189

I'm still here too....due on friday-ish. I'm done nesting...its all i can do to get the laundry to the basement. I just veg and sleep and wait. Its not so bad....its sort of nice to have slowed down a bit.
 


Edited by AnnaRed - 12/19/13 at 10:20pm
post #155 of 189
oh mamas you are doing SO great-
I know the waiting is tourture. Cry when you need to there is no better tension breaker. Well maybe sex if you both feel up to it...
I was really unsure when my labor started. I thought it was the chili dog I had for lunch. I had some bloody show but that was due to an internal check in the morning. I was in light early labor for several hours before I was sure. I did loose a big ole chunk of mucous eventually and that pretty much sealed the deal in my mind. My water broke at about 6 am (11 hours into it) in a rather dramatic fashion. I was in the bed, by my choice, when during a contraction I threw up and my water broke all at the same time. A bit much to take at one time.
I thought I'd "know" when it was starting but it's a lot to get your brain around. Nothing you do will make you stop wondering about it. It will happen though.
The one thing I wish I had done in the last days was write more. I kept a journal up until about two weeks before the birth. I know I'll never remember how I felt then.
I'm sending good thoughts to you all.
HUey
post #156 of 189

he's here!

Hey everyone! Baby is finally here! Evan was born on May 20th. It was a 44 hour labor for me, still trying to process what happened, so birth story to follow after some time. We're all healthy, happy, and tired!
post #157 of 189
D@mmit.
Congratulations, Serenity! What a labor!

I'm going to be pregnant forever.
timly said, upon my exit from the shower, "Moses on a motorbike, sweetie. You can't get any bigger or you're going to split."

So that about sums it up.
post #158 of 189
Thread Starter 
congrats serenity!! 44 hours--dang you've even got me beat (36). can't wait to hear the details! welcome to the world evan!

hang in there ruhiel!! sending major contraction vibes your way...
post #159 of 189
Yay!That's my birthday too.The mystical Taurus/Gemini cusp baby!Congrats.I can not figure out how women can deal with that long of a labor without going nuts.My 45 minutes of active labor was so fast and furious i didn't think i would make it myself!Enjoy the babe.
post #160 of 189

Congratulations Serenity! Welcome Evan! I look forward to hearing the tale.....


Edited by AnnaRed - 12/19/13 at 10:29pm
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