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post #21 of 33

oh, erika- i'm SO HAPPY for you!  what a journey it's been for you!  was labor ok?  just 3 hours sounds awesome- i hope they weren't all of that nerve pain you've been having for so long.  welcome, fritz!  you have an awesome name!  and i'm sure you're just beautiful.  :)

 

devaskyla, i'm pulling for you today.  sending YOU all my spontaneous labor mojo now!

 

chili, this is the day!  good luck with your induction- you're gonna do great!  can't wait to hear about henry!

 

thinking of everyone.  feeling nothing in particular here, and happy with that for now.

have a good saturday.  you know, pop out a baby, if you're in the mood!

post #22 of 33

wow somehow i missed that baby post! Congrats Erika :)

post #23 of 33

Erika!  You rock!!

 

welcome, Fritz!

post #24 of 33

Congratulations Erika!!!

 

Good luck Chili!!

 

Thanks for the well wishes from others.

 

As one for the due date triplets, my update is that i am still pregnant.  I did have contractions yesterday and a stinging sensation in my cervix that made me stand on my tiptoes. I thought to myself, am i in labor? Or is this just the result of more pulling, pushing and lifting (which i tried to keep to a minimum) as i moved to a new apartment. It was the latter. No more contractions by the time i got to actually sit down and relax. Kind of relieved actually, because i would like at least a day to get things organized. Baby stuff is in bags and boxes piled on top of a table.

post #25 of 33

Congrats Erika!  What a lovely, peaceful sounding day.

post #26 of 33
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oh, erika- i'm SO HAPPY for you!  what a journey it's been for you!  was labor ok?  just 3 hours sounds awesome- i hope they weren't all of that nerve pain you've been having for so long.  welcome, fritz!  you have an awesome name!  and i'm sure you're just beautiful.  :)

 

 



It really went extremely well. It was the absolute definition of a "butter birth." I felt kinda off all day, was one of the first people to leave the meeting that I went to because I just felt uncomfortable. I started contracting lots in the car, but that is pretty typical for me and so I really paid very little attention (other than noting that they were 5-7 minutes apart). I just felt off and weird. Anyhow, once my water broke, I went pretty much straight into active labor. It felt pretty overwhelming because there was no gradual build up and in my head I kept thinking that I had many, many, many hours in front of me yet. My other labors were: 5 day induction, 24 hours, and 6 hours. I figured this one would probably be in the 6ish hour range again. 

 

My water broke at about 3:50, my husband called our midwife at 4ish to let her know that my water had broken but that we didn't need her yet. I stayed laying down for quite some time because he had not been super low in my pelvis and there was so much amniotic fluid pouring out that I didn't want to move and risk a cord prolapse. I just laid there and listened to my baby until the flood started to calm and I HAD to get up to deal with the contractions. At 4:40 he called her again to say to head our way because I couldn't decide if she should come or not :) I think she got to our house at close to 6ish (she is about an hour from me), I started feeling really pushy at 6:20ish or so, but figured that it MUST be malpositioning rather than labor actually going that fast. I complained quite a bit that this was much harder than I remembered and that I wasn't having any fun.... you know, the typical stuff of transition (and yet, there is a picture of me laughing only 13 minutes before his birth). With a few of those contractions there was that horrible nerve pain, but then he must have moved down past that area. Baby out at 6:50 :) No dizziness, no significant bleeding, no tears, baby had 9/10 apgars and nursed right away, etc. I mean, like it was really simply a butter birth. I am very thankful for that.

 

During labor I felt that it was my hardest labor to date. However, looking back I can see that it only felt that way because I was nearly done and convinced that I had hours and hours to go yet. I still can't believe that it went as fast as it did. I feel very lucky also that my husband turned down a call and overtime that he was supposed to run last night at the last minute. I asked him not to go because I just felt so off and so he told his boss that we already had plans. Had he run that call, by the time I realized that he needed to come home, he would have been too late and would have missed the birth. And I would have likely done it without a midwife as well because it was my husband who insisted on calling while I still felt unsure if I wanted to "bother" her.

 

I am rooting for all of you who are waiting for babies and hoping you have safe, wonderful, easy, buttery births :)

 

 

post #27 of 33
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Oh, and I also have to add that the hardest thing for me now is going to be staying in bed for a few days. It feels so nice to have legs that feel normal and no nerves being pinched that I was joking with my husband about waiting until tonight before hopping on my elliptical :)  I did make a promise to my midwife and my husband that I would stay down for at least a few days though :)

post #28 of 33

congrats Erika!!  That sounds like the perfect birth to me!!  Welcome Fritz!  Love his name!!

post #29 of 33

Congrats Erika!!

post #30 of 33

Congratulations!

post #31 of 33

Erika, I love how you just kind of threw that in there, "Oh by the way I had a baby...".  Lol!  Way to go, sooooo incredibly happy for you!  Welcome to the world baby Fritz!joy.gif

post #32 of 33

Sooo, Erika...is your eldest going to the hotel party tonight? :)

post #33 of 33
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Sooo, Erika...is your eldest going to the hotel party tonight? :)



yep! She took off with her friend and friend's mom at about noon. She was thrilled that she got to watch the birth AND go stay overnight in a hotel. It is like the best weekend ever in her eyes :)

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