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Henry Edwin was born this afternoon at 4:01 after a long, agonizing labor where I almost transferred to the hospital just because I couldn't take it anymore. He finally came out just fine in the UC I have wanted for many years. Once my water broke, he was out in 15 minutes. I am exhausted and will write stories later but I am no longer overdue! 8 lbs 3 oz and just amazing. I feel like my sacrum has been ripped in half but OTHER than that...

A picture of him with my daughter.. who turned 12 today. They share their birthday after all

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Henry Edwin was born this afternoon at 4:01 after a long, agonizing labor where I almost transferred to the hospital just because I couldn't take it anymore. He finally came out just fine in the UC I have wanted for many years.
That's wonderful! Congratulations on your beautiful birth. I'm glad it worked out as it was supposed to! Looking forward to hearing your story, and I hope I'm not far behind!
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So today is 42 weeks for me. I saw my midwife yesterday and we've decided to start blue cohosh today to see what happens. Yesterday and the night before, I started having some regular contractions where I could tell there was a pattern, but nothing painful - they weren't really progressing and none of them were intense enough to stop me in my tracks. But seeing some pattern was encouraging.

Yesterday she was feeling the baby to see how he's positioned and she thinks his head is in my pelvis just slightly crooked, and slightly transverse, which may explain why labor was trying to start but not going anywhere.

I spent yesterday on the exercise ball, doing some hands and knees and DH and I went for a long walk (I tried to do some lunge-style walking). We DTD for good measure. I also saw my chiropractor who did some Webster's technique to assist his placement. The little man started moving quite a bit right after the chiro visit, and it felt like some pressure on my left side (where his head was crooked) had let up. Hopefully that's a good sign that he's repositioned himself a little better. I did some reading on babies that are LOT and was surprised that a good portion start off that way and eventually shift and turn.

So we're hoping maybe today or tomorrow is the day! If not, we'll wait patiently for him to get positioned just so and try again.
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Yeah... hypnobirthing didn't do so much. And I was ALSO at 10 cm for around 10 hours before he finally was born. But we thought I was around 8 cm and that is why I kept having transition contractions. 10 hours of every 3 minute transition contractions becomes far more than one can take... ya know? (((hugs))) sorry you had to transfer. I came *THIS CLOSE* to transferring myself. I gave it ONE last shot and it worked. If not, I would have been in the hospital.


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yeah, the Hypnobabies didn't work for me either.

Congrats on the recent arrivals!

hang in there littlebb!
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I was at 10cm for like 10 hours or something and I thought something was wrong because I wasn't progressing. I'll write more later. That's so cool your son and daughter share a birthday now. Congratulations.
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Yeah... hypnobirthing didn't do so much. And I was ALSO at 10 cm for around 10 hours before he finally was born. But we thought I was around 8 cm and that is why I kept having transition contractions. 10 hours of every 3 minute transition contractions becomes far more than one can take... ya know? (((hugs))) sorry you had to transfer. I came *THIS CLOSE* to transferring myself. I gave it ONE last shot and it worked. If not, I would have been in the hospital.
Congratulations!!

Maybe it's a late-July-bloomers thing. My little one was FINALLY born Friday night at 42w1d. Dilation was amazingly easy-feeling to me - I labored most of the time in the pool for about 13 hours. I was so relaxed (feeling it, though) that at one point my midwife was just judging me on the basis of my vocalization from the contractions and we finally decided to do a check. We found that I was fully dilated and didn't even know it, so who knows how long I'd been that way. I have to say, though, there was no transition or urge to push - basically when a contraction would hit, I just had to take advantage of it best I could. It took 3.5 hours of active pushing after that to get him out. Now we know why - he was 9 lbs. 11 oz. with a big 'ole 14" head, and he was slightly transverse to add to it. I never thought to myself, "I can't do this," but there were times right when he was getting ready to crown when it felt like no matter what I did he wasn't budging and I was trying to mentally figure out HOW we're going to do this! I swear it felt like his head was stuck on my pubic bones. Somehow we managed. I had trouble with placenta delivery - it took another two hours to get it out, and my midwife had to go in and manually detach. I lost about 3 cups of blood - my bladder was swollen blocking it and my uterus was just too tired to do what it needed to do, so I ended up with a shot of Pitocin to stop the bleeding. All is well, though. I'd do it again in an instant.
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