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Here's a short birth story for you guys. Things are kind of foggy, but this is how I remember it. 

 

I'm pretty sure the last thing time I posted on here I had been having contractions Thursday night - Friday afternoon every 4-6 mins for 12 hours. They unfortunately went away. I went to the doctor Saturday as planned, but my appt got moved up. I was 3 cm dilated when I went in so I guess the contractions the day before were doing something. They started me out on Pitocin at 2:00. I started having regular contractions almost right away. By 3 they were getting pretty strong and I was falling asleep in between them. I was handling them much better than I thought I would. I was pretty much silent the entire labor. My mom, sister and best friend Ashley were there to support me along with my amazing midwife and nurse. They were all constantly by my side helping me through. Around 5:15 my water broke and I was 5-7 cm dilated. At this point the contractions were starting to get to me and I wanted to move to the tub. I was only in there for 2 contractions when I started to feel like I needed to push. They got me out right away and I was ready to go. I decided to push squatting at the end of the bed.  It took about 25 mins. I delivered over a mirror and got to watch the whole thing! My midwife caught my beautiful girl and handed her to me at 6:46 pm. She weighed 8 pds 6 oz and was 20 3/4 inches long. I got on the bed to deliver the placenta and this is when things went a little downhill. As soon as I did I started hemorrhaging and my uterus wouldn't clamp down. My midwife started to pull out clots but she couldn't find the last one. They finally did but by this point I had lost sooo much blood. Throughout this they pumped me so full of drugs that I went into shock and couldn't hold my baby girl for another 3 hours. I felt so helpless. My sister brought her to the bed and held her up to me, but I couldn't even use my arms. Overall my labor/delivery was amazing in my eyes, but the hours that followed were pretty terrifying. I stayed in the hospital for a couple days, but I'm home now and doing well. Lilah is amazing. She's perfectly healthy and is nursing like a champ!  I really can't believe how great it feels to be a mom. heartbeat.gif

 

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http://www.icbirthphotographer.com/blog/?p=178

 

^ a slide show of my labor & delivery! ^ 

 

I love my little girl so much!

 

 

 

 


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OMG she is so cute!  I see the photographer paid off!  Awesome photos!!!  Congratulations!  Love the name too, by the way!

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She is adorable!!!


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Such striking photos. So glad to hear you have your little baby girl, and that you are well.

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She is SOOOO adorable!!! 


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Congrats!  She's beautiful!!  Can't wait to hear about your birth.  Hope you are resting well.


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She's so adorable. Congrats once again!


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Lilah is beautiful!  Congratulations, Riley!


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Congrats!

Welcome little one.

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What beautiful pictures!!  Awww, Riley!!  I'm so happy for you I could burst!!  happytears.gif


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Riley, she's so beautiful!! I'm so happy that you have your little girl in your arms. Can't wait to see more pictures and hear the whole story.


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Congratulations! I can't wait to read your birth story. Such a precious babe!

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Oh mama, those photos are gorgeous!!  I hope you're feeling okay and enjoying that lovely little girl of yours.  Can't wait to hear more of the story when you've had time to rest and re-group!!


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Oh my, beautiful photos and beautiful baby! Congratulations!


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Congratulations!


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Congrats Riley! The pics are beautiful! Can't wait to hear more about her birth and see more pics of Miss Lilah!

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Yay congrats Riley! I am so happy for you!

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Congratulations Riley, and what a beautiful little girl, just like her Mama.

 

Glad you are both home and adjusting to life together.


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Congratulations mama!  Welcome sweet little girl!  I hope you're resting LOTS and having a beautiful, peaceful babymoon!    blowkiss.gif


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Congrats! Your slide show was beautiful!


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So beautiful.  I Love the slide show. Congratulations!


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The slide show was incredible. How wonderful to have a record of those precious memories to llok back on, especially when it was so traumatic for you after the actual birth.


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Thanks everybody! I'm grateful to have the pictures because I really barely remember, but at the same time they make me pretty sad because I wish I could have been there for my baby in the first moments of her life. :/ Oh well! At least were both fine and cuddling plenty now.


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