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Amazed to be holding my baby!

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(Warning: plenty of interventions ahead)

I'm very surprised to have had my baby this weekend. As a first timer, I assumed I'd go late. Instead I was 39 weeks.

I had a GBS+ culture which complicated things. My water ruptured before labor started. I went into the hospital despite my instinct telling me to hang out at home. Got the IV antibiotics started in the very early am of Sunday. A few hours later, early labor began but I was pressured into pitocin due to my GBS+ status. My water ruptured about midnight and it was around 10 am that we finally agreed to the pit.

Contractions became more regular and intense. Baby did amazing with the contractions! Around 6:30 pm, the contractions were just beating me down and I asked for an epidural after an internal - the first - revealed that I was 5-6 cms. I got some much needed rest since I hadn't really slept much since Friday night.

I was nearly complete around 10 pm but the midwife didn't come in to start pushing until 11:30. Either she did it on purpose so I'd deliver past midnight and have an extra day in the hospital or she was busy. Unfortunately I ended up with a sizeable tear.

Blake Christian was born at 12:17 am on Sept 22. He weighed in at 7 lbs 2 oz and 18.5 inches long. Click for picture He's so worth everthing we went through.... :
post #2 of 22
Congratulations! What a handsome baby and a handsome name for him too!

Take LOTS of naps whenever you can and enjoy your new son
post #3 of 22
Congratulations! He's a beautiful baby!

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post #4 of 22
He is so precious!

Congratulations! I'm so happy for you!
post #5 of 22
He is beautiful! Congratulations!!!!
post #6 of 22
omg he is soo beautiful! congrats!!!
post #7 of 22
Congratulations! He is gorgeous!!!
post #8 of 22
Congratulations! He's beautiful.
post #9 of 22
oh my goodness, he's so gorgeous!
post #10 of 22
:Congrats mama!!:
post #11 of 22
Congratulations! What a beautiful baby!
post #12 of 22
Congratulations!
post #13 of 22
Congratulations!
post #14 of 22
Yay for your baby! Congrats!!
post #15 of 22
CONGRATULATIONS!!!

He's beautiful. Happy Babymooning.

(I've been stalking your DDC for news )
post #16 of 22
Congrats mama!! :
post #17 of 22
: congrats, mama!!
post #18 of 22
popping in from Nov ddc to say Congrats!!! He is sooo gorgeous! :
post #19 of 22
Welcome Baby! :
post #20 of 22
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CONGRATULATIONS!!!

He's beautiful. Happy Babymooning.

(I've been stalking your DDC for news )
Aw, I feel special getting stalked!
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