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Delilah Rose has arrived!

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Remember the thread about intense period-type cramping? Well it was definitely the beginning of labor for me!

Contractions began late Monday night sending my husband to sleep on the couch, I guess I was keeping him up with the moaning They stayed at 12-18 minutes apart until around 8am so I wasn't convinced at all that this was really it yet. Called the MW around 9 and said it must be prodromal but she wanted me to come in to be checked. Arrived at the hospital around 10:30am and was 5centimeters and 100% effaced!

Was admitted and made it to 8 cm before asking for an epidural. The pain was too much for me and I wanted to be fully present for this birth. The rest of the labor went beautifully, 45 minutes of pushing and she arrived at 4:30 on August 5th - 7lbs, 3 oz and 20 inches long.

She's tiny compared to my son who was 8lbs at birth!

Milk came in on day 2 but I'm engorged and in pain so I'm working on that.

I'm just so happy to have her here, she's just beautiful!
post #2 of 21
: : Congratulations! Her being smaller than her big brother gives me hope that my second one won't be as big as the first was (8 lb, 15-1/2 oz)!

Welcome to the world, Delilah Rose! Pretty name, btw. : :
post #3 of 21
Congratulations! Welcome Sweet Baby Delilah Rose!
post #4 of 21
Congratulations!
post #5 of 21
::: Congratulations mama!
post #6 of 21
my smallest (so far) was also 7 3oz.
I found it tiny too I called him my scrawny underfed chicken
vs his other brother who was an ove 10lbs easter turkey

congrats mama
!::
post #7 of 21
Congratulations and welcome Delilah Rose!
post #8 of 21
Welcome Delilah !!
post #9 of 21
Congratulations to you and your family! :
post #10 of 21
Congratulations!
post #11 of 21
Oh, congratulations! I love her name, it's strong and sweet!

I always mention this, but I swear by cabbage leaves in my bra for the first week after my milk comes in. Send your hubby out for a cabbage head right now! Take care!
post #12 of 21
Congratulations!!!! I can't wait to see pictures!
post #13 of 21
Congrats ! :
post #14 of 21
Congratulations! :
post #15 of 21
Congrats!! Our dd's were born on the same day and almost the same size! Yours was 2 oz's bigger.
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Originally Posted by redebeth View Post
Oh, congratulations! I love her name, it's strong and sweet!

I always mention this, but I swear by cabbage leaves in my bra for the first week after my milk comes in. Send your hubby out for a cabbage head right now! Take care!


I've got to remember this cabbage leaf thing. I used to have a little hand pump just for the first while when engorgement might be a problem, but I'm sure I've given it away. I just bought some cabbage today to make cole slaw for my hubby, so I'll have to remember to save some leaves!
post #17 of 21
Congratulations and welcome Delilah Rose!
post #18 of 21
Welcome sweet Delilah Rose!
post #19 of 21
Congratulations!!
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post #20 of 21
congratulations! I love her name
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