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Old 08-23-2006, 07:29 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Griffin James was born 8-19 at 10:27am..... my VBAC baby was 9lb 3oz!! Words cannot describe the feeling of accomplishment that I have. I get all teary and emotional just thinking about it (post baby hormones are the best...)

Contrax began about 7 on Friday nite and stayed pretty regular. I spent weeks wondering what it would be like to go into labor, and now I understand what everyone said... "you just know when it's time"! About 12:30am my husband and I left for the hospital, got there about 1:30 and they declared that I was 4 cm and 90% effaced. All the nurses were great, they respected my decision not to get an epi and helped me work through the pain. I walked the halls until about 6:30 and then had to get on the monitors because of the baby's heartbeat was going too low after contx. At 9am I was declaired to be at about a 7 but the baby was still high. I requested a low dose of stadol so that I could get some rest to be ready to push. I spaced out until about 10am when I all of a sudden had to go to the bathroom. My husband helped me get there and I sat there for 10 minutes with no success. My OB came in and suggested that he check me again and when he did the baby's head was right there. 5 pushes later and Griffin was born. It was just amazing!

Many of the nurses and 2 doctors made it a point to congratulate me on my VBAC. All the support was wonderful and surprising!

mama to DD (8/03)ribboncesarean.gif, DS (8/06)vbac.gif missing my sunflower baby (m/c 6/09), DS (6/10) vbac.gif, and DS (9/13) vbac.gif
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Old 08-23-2006, 07:56 PM - Thread Starter
 
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sorry... triple post

mama to DD (8/03)ribboncesarean.gif, DS (8/06)vbac.gif missing my sunflower baby (m/c 6/09), DS (6/10) vbac.gif, and DS (9/13) vbac.gif
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Congratulations!!! Enjoy your babymoon!
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WTG mama! Congratulations!
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Congratulations, mama!!!!
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That is so awesome I got chills! Congratulations on your new little one and your VBAC!
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WOOOOO HOOOO!!!! Congrats and enjoy that babymoon!! You did it mama!!!
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Congrats!!

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Congratulations!
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Congratulations!!!
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Congratulations and enjoy your new bundle!
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Too funny... I just imagine you wanting to shout your accomplishment from the rooftops and then... oops triple posting.

Congrats!!!!

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Congratulations! Welcome to the world Griffin!!! So happy you were able to vbac!

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I'm so happy for you! I hope I have a similar story to share in a few months? What did you do to prepare?
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Awsome mama!
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Have a great celebration!

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Congrats! How cool that the doctors and nurses congratulated you! When I had my VBAC, the nurse that was checking me out of the hospital said "VBAC -- isn't that risky?"

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Your post gave me the chills :

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Oh, my gosh, I want to cry! I'm so happy to hear such a beautiful success story! Congratulations! :

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Congrats on your positive birth and a healthy baby!
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Congratulations! I love LOVE those success stories!

Enjoy your new little one!
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I'm a newbie member here and hoping for a successful vbac come November as I'm pg with my 3rd. Many many congrats to you!!! Thank you for sharing your story.
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congrats!!

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I have one dd born via c/s on 11/11/05 I really need to hear these stories. They help me to recover my faith in my body.
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