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Charlie's (belated) Birth Story!!

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Hi Mamas!!  Congratulations to us all :).  I wasn't on here as much as I wanted and haven't had the chance to post Charlie's birth story but I'd like to do that now.

 

I was a VBAC hopeful Mama and I waited until I was almost to my due date to schedule my repeat c section.  The night before my due date, February 28, I started to feel a trickle and wondered if my membranes ruptured.  It wasn't a consistent trickle and although I did start to have contractions, they weren't regular so I decided to wait it out since I had to report to the hospital as an add in c-section at 2 the next day.  It turned out that my membranes did rupture and I was contracting but the baby was still up high and I was closed tight when I was checked almost a day after the rupture occurred.  I decided to go ahead with the planned section and Charles Neal entered the world on March 1 at 5:21 PM.  He weighed 7lbs 15.4ozs and was 21 inches long.  The cord was wrapped around his neck twice so I think that contributed to why he wasn't moving down.  At my last OB appt I was checked and he was up high and that was part of what made me decide to schedule the section at that point.  I was willing to try when I went into labor but since I wasn't dilated at all and I knew that since my water had broken I was on a clock for risk of infection I decided to just go with it.  In the end I was and am so happy that he arrived safely and I am so in love!  He is such a good baby and is already over 13 pounds!!

 

I hope everyone is enjoying their little ones and I'm going to start to jump in on the chat threads again!!!!

post #2 of 8

Congrats! 

 

 

post #3 of 8

Congrats!  

post #4 of 8

sounds like charlie was about ready to join you and c/s was timed pretty well. congratulations!

post #5 of 8

Congrats and welcome baby Charlie!!!

post #6 of 8

Thanks for taking the time to share the story.  And congratulations again! ;)

post #7 of 8

Congratulations!  Charlie was one of our boy names for the twins.  I was so convinced one of them would be a boy that I found myself wanting to call one of them Charlie for the first several weeks! LOL  Great name. :)

post #8 of 8

congrats!!

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