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It's TIME!--UPDATE--HE'S HERE AND WE'RE ALREADY HOME

post #1 of 26
Thread Starter 
My water broke around midnight! Wish me a quick and easy labor


Update

Please welcome my new little boy, Sid Fisher!
He was born at 8:31AM on Monday morning (2/11--one day after his due date).
He weighed 9lbs. 5oz. and measures 21 1/2 in. long.

The birth story:

We got to the hospital at 2AM and I was still only having very mild contractions. The OB on call insisted on giving me a small amount on Pitocin to get things happening, and I made it to 5 cm without drugs. I got an epidural at that point because evidently I am just not meant to do that without it. I did give it my best shot, though. I had the same "hot spot" that I'd had w/ DS1, but this time it was smaller and I did get some relief in that area. I was even able to sleep between contractions, and that was HUGE for me. At about 8AM, I started to feel that intense feeling in my bottom, and I was sure that it was his head that I was feeling. The contractions worked their magic, and his head was brought way down. The nurse checked me and asked if I was ready to have a baby. I pushed for only 10 minutes, and this huge boy was placed in my arms by the midwife who delivered him ( I saw an OB for my prenatal care, but there just happened to be a midwife who was assigned to me). She was AMAZING! The placenta was the size of a giant brain, and I donated the cord blood. I only got a 1st degree tear, which she stitched up super fast. It was a pretty amazing experience. I still don't know how I got him out so fast! And he's a super nurser, just like his big brother was

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post #2 of 26
: for a Quick and Easy Labor mama, or maybe your are holding your babe right now????
post #3 of 26
: : : mamatomax! Looking forward to the pictures
post #4 of 26
Sending you ELV!
post #5 of 26
Sending you well wishes!

gerlassie
post #6 of 26
No matter how many times I see a mama about to give birth, I get all giddy and excited inside - ELVs to you mama, you're in our thoughts!!
post #7 of 26
Ditto, lily, me too! It's like oh oh oh!! here we go!! ::: ELV's to you mamatomax!!
post #8 of 26
Hope it's been a wonderful, easy night, and hope that you and the little one are babymooning soon!
post #9 of 26
Good luck love!!!
post #10 of 26
Good luck--hope you're having the easy labor you're hoping for--or that it's done already and you're holding your little one.
post #11 of 26
Glad things are getting rolling for you! Sending you all the best. I can't wait to hear the birth announcement.
post #12 of 26
Thread Starter 
I updated the original post. It's so good to be home with my boy! Thanks for all of the good vibes, ladies; they worked!
post #13 of 26
Welcome, Sid!!!
post #14 of 26
Beautiful Baby! Congratulations!
post #15 of 26
Congrats and welcome to your adorable little boy!
post #16 of 26
Congrats!
post #17 of 26
Way to go mama, what a big boy!!!! And super cute too!

Happy Birthday Sid!!!!
post #18 of 26
Welcome, little (big!) Sid! : Congrats, mamatomaxandsid....
post #19 of 26
Oh he is just TOO cute!!! Congrats!
post #20 of 26
COngrats. I am loving everyone's name choices. Welcome to the world, Sid.
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