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#1 of 9 Old 11-29-2013, 07:07 PM - Thread Starter
 
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My newest little sweet pea was born 3 weeks ago.  This was my second UC.  I started having a lot of contractions at about 30 weeks and it progressed to be way too many for my comfort.  I had real worries of premature labor.  So at 32 weeks I put myself on modified bedrest.  Definitely hard to rest with 5 other children, but my husband took some time off of work plus I had help from family and was able to stay off of my feet most of the time.  At 36 weeks, 5 days I decided to go off of bedrest b/c I felt comfortable going into labor after that point.  5 days later my water broke.  I don't know if the bedrest actually made a difference, but I'm so glad I did it b/c I wouldn't have wanted her born any earlier than she was!  So about 4:30am, I am laying in bed and feel my water trickle out a bit.  I decide to go to the bathroom to see what is going on and as I'm walking there, the big gush happens.  I was also having lots and lots of pinkish mucus discharge.  I cleaned myself up, put on a big pad and decided to walk around the house a bit.   I hadn't felt any contractions since the previous day at this point. 

After walking around and still no cntx, I laid down on the sofa and started to doze off.  I was then jolted awake by a very painful, serious contraction, about 45 minutes after the water breaking.  Contractions came very regularly from then on and were 5-7 minutes apart.  I woke up my husband and then sat on my birthing ball and rocked for a while and watched some tv.  Contractions continued to be more and more painful.  I mostly sat on the ball or during cntx would stand and hug my husband and sway back and forth.  I was feeling a little hungry and ate a few bites of oatmeal and a banana.  

Around 6 or so, the sun was just coming up and I decided to go for a walk outside.  It just hit me that I wanted to be outside with nature for a bit.  It was chilly, but I put on sweatpants and my coat and started walking around the woods behind our property.   My husband wanted to come but I told him to stay b/c I really wanted time alone.  The woods were so beautiful and peaceful at that time.  I would stop occassionally and lean on a tree for support and breathe through a contraction and then continue walking in the crisp air.   After a while I realized cntx were coming every 2-3 minutes and I was feeling a lot of pressure.  It was getting hard for me to walk so I made my way back to the house.   I was now in hard labor and feeling the urge to bear down.  I told my husband to fill our tub as I continued to breathe.  It felt so nice to come in from the chilly air and slip into the warm water.   I was in A LOT of pain now and every contraction took my breath away.  My kids were now awake and my 1 yo wanted to nurse.  Even though it was difficult, I Let her come in the tub with me and nurse.  It was actually nice few minutes of her still being my "baby."  Suddenly I knew it was time.  I gave my 1yo to my husband and got on all fours in the tub.  I grunted and beared down and reached back and felt my baby's head.  I slowly alternated panting and pushing till suddenly there she was!  My husband helped me flip over and I held my little darling.  So sweet and beautiful!!  Born only 3 hours after my water broke with 5 minutes of pushing.  She weighed 6lbs 8 oz and is very healthy.  Her name is Stella and she nurses like a champ.  We are very happy with our new addition!

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DD - Brand New!

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#2 of 9 Old 11-30-2013, 01:58 AM
 
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This sounds like a dream! So happy for you and your family. Beautiful birth smile.gif
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Oh congratulations!! smile.gif
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Wow so awsome. Congrats and thanks for sharing.
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Awesome! Congrats!
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Wow! Such a wonderful story!! Congratulations and welcome to your sweet new girl :love


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Congratulations!  Were all your births fast?


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That sounds so peaceful ♥


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Absolutely wonderful.  This story made me smile.  I also have short labors and the want to be alone.  I also happen to be 37 weeks tomorrow, and have lots of signs that labor is approaching!  So excited to meet my new baby.  Do you happen to have any pics? :)

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