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post #21 of 93
Wooohooo!!!! Congrats!
post #22 of 93
Yay Qestia!! Welcome to the world baby girl! : :
post #23 of 93
Congratulations Qestia! Our babes share a birthday And what a good weight for, what 37 weeks!
post #24 of 93

Lilith Patricia

Baby's Name: Lilith Patricia
Birthdate & Time: 9/29/08; 7:17 am
EDD:10/4/08
Weight:7 lb 8 oz
Length:19 inches
Labor Lasted How Long:4 h 45 min

Link to pictures:http://www.flickr.com/photos/casemnor/

Any other news you want to share:
Water broke at 2:28 am, contractions immediately started hard and fast (2 minutes apart). Back labor that hurt like buggery! Was at the hospital within the hour, with an epidural onboard an hour later (I don't tolerate pain well, and had planned an early epidural all along). Baby had some decels during labor, so labored on side. I went from 4 cm when I arrived to 7 an hour later. So, essentially, I did most of transition in the time in took them to arrange the epidural.

At 5:30 I was 8/9 cm...and at 6:30 was asked to give a couple pushes to se if we could get her rotated. We successfully got her rotated in time for my OB to arrive, three pushes later (no tears) Lilith was born into the world with hardly a peep. She calmly looked into my eyes as they rubbed her down and we waited to clamp the cord and then finally gave them an obligatory peep of a cry. She was 7lb 8 oz, 19 inches (smaller than my first girl), with strong apagar scores. She is perfectly healthy and absolutely gorgeous if I do say so myself!

Due to her early arrival (I never expected her to not make it to October!), my three year old was unexpectedly with us and she LOVED seeing her sister born. One of my favorite memories during my three pushes was seeing her looking up at me between my legs and cheering me on with "great pushing mom! I can see my sister!" So, in the end, we are so glad she got to be there, it was a special moment for the entire family.

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How did I ever get so lucky?
post #25 of 93
Congratulations!!! She's beautiful!
post #26 of 93
She is absolutely beautiful! Congrats on a rather easy/fast labor and birth mama it sounds like you did an amazing job And that sounds so sweet your lil Nell being there too!!!
post #27 of 93
Baby's Name: Nora Caitlyn
Birthdate & Time: 10/2/08, 4:05 am
EDD:10/5/08
Weight:7 lbs exactly
Length: 20 inches long
Labor Lasted How Long: 12 hrs of active hard labor, 51 min of pushing.
post #28 of 93
Absolutely adorable Cas! You have a gorgeous family! What a lucky man DH is to have so many good lookin' ladies around!

Carrie, another big congrats to you and Chris! Welcome to the world Nora!
post #29 of 93
Carrie ... congratulations. She is adorable.
post #30 of 93
Baby's Name: Grant James
Birthdate & Time: 9/30/08 at 8:32am
EDD: End Sept/Early Oct
Weight: 8lbs 2oz
Length: 20 1/2"
Labor Lasted How Long: 6 1/2 hrs


Birth story and pics: http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=976929
post #31 of 93
Congrats everyone!

So what are we at now? I'm getting excited, everyone is having their babies!!!
post #32 of 93
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Baby's Name: Elora Faith
Birthdate & Time: 10/05/08; 2:55am
EDD:10/1/08
Weight:9 lb 5 oz
Length:20.5 inches
Labor Lasted How Long:5 h 30 min
Birth story and photos
post #33 of 93
Just cutting and pasting from my announcement thread


Birthdate & Time: 9/30/08 at 5:36 a.m.
EDD: October 12th
Weight: 7 lbs 9 oz
Length: 20 1/2"
Labor Lasted How Long: 2 hours before an emergency c-section (see story below)

DD #2 arrived on Tuesday, 9/30 at 38w2d. She was 7 lbs 9 oz and 20.5 inches long. Be warned that my birth story is a little scary and graphic:


I ended up having an emergency c-section. I woke up around 3:30 a.m. Tuesday morning and went to use the bathroom. My water broke and there was blood everywhere. We got to the hospital as fast as we could. By the time I got to L&D, my dark denim capris looked red and the light yellow t-shirt I was wearing had blood 2-3" deep all the way around the hem. I had blood running down my ankles.

After checking me out and looking at the strip (very little variability in baby's heart rate and my belly was contracted without ever letting up) my doc (family practitioner) consulted the on-call OB and they decided to proceed with a crash c-section. I was given general anesthesia and baby was born almost exactly 1 hour after we reached the hospital. They discovered that my placenta was 50% abrupted and had broken into pieces, and there was a fist-sized clot in there as well. Basically we were blessed to get her out when we did.

Thankfully she came out yelling and Apgars were 8 and 9. They let me nurse her in recovery, about an hour after she was born. She nurses beautifully--my other two weren't this cooperative until about 6 weeks. I'm a little tired and sore (the OB told me that crash c-sections get a little "brutal") but otherwise doing great. We really feel that God watched over us and protected us in so many ways and I'm so grateful that we made it through okay!
post #34 of 93
Thread Starter 
Baby's Name: Annalise (we still don't have a middle name)
Birthdate & Time: 10/5/2008 2:09 a.m.
EDD: 10/2/2008
Weight: 8 pounds 2 ounces (my smallest baby of all three)
Length: 20 inches
Labor Lasted How Long: active labor was 1 hour

Link to pictures: http://family.sammyrusso.com/
Any other news you want to share: I had contractions all day and then they started getting regular around 5:30 on the 4th but then would spread out again. My water broke at 12:30 a.m. and contractions were super strong but I was only 2 cm. I went from 3 cm to 10cm in less than an hour. It was very intense. I honestly didn't think I would make it when I found out I was only 3 cm because everthing was so intense. I obviously held out and had the baby in the water at home.
post #35 of 93
Birthdate & Time: 10/7/2008 3:35 a.m.
EDD: 10/9/2008
Weight: 6 pounds 8 ounces
Length: 19 inches
Labor Lasted How Long: 10 hours?
post #36 of 93
Congrats Changed!!! ::
post #37 of 93
Congrats, Changed! That's so cool that he really came on 10/7!
post #38 of 93
Congrats!!!! : And on October 7, too!
post #39 of 93
Congrats, Changed! You made it! Way to go, Mama! :
post #40 of 93
Thanks! I could hardly believe it myself. :
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