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#1 of 19 Old 08-10-2008, 11:42 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Born 8/8/08 at 18:25
7 lbs 5 oz
20 inches

I went from "I think I'm having a contraction" to pushing four times to get him out in under two hours.

I made it to the hospital 20 minutes before I delivered (during shift change) completely effaced, dilated and +2, I had the L&D nurses hopping. An OB couldn't be found in time so they grabbed the CNM on the floor to catch. I kept hearing "She's been in labor how long? This is her first pregnancy?" over and over from all the nurses in the room. When my water broke (at home and all over everything else) it was dark green so I had NICU nurses and the on-call pediatrician along with both day and night shift L&D nurses in my room.

It was the biggest blur because it went so fast. When I finally pushed him out I was staring at the ceiling thinking "Did that really happen right now?" The man said I had the biggest look of relief when he came out. He also said that I dropped an incredible number of f-bombs in that last hour. Obviously I had no time for pain medication My abdomen never hurt, it was all pelvic pain/pressure. I have a small tear with four stitches.

Jack is lovely with wavy dark hair. Almost every nurse from my department came over to visit when I was in post partum, I felt loved. He's breast feeding fine, latching on without a problem but it takes forever for him to get satisfied. The pets are completely confused and just stare at him.

Edit: No circ and no hep B. Was asked once and never bothered about it again.
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Congratulations! What an amazing first birth! Lucky girl

I am hoping mine is quick too, but that is sooo intense! Strong mama!

Can't wait to see some pics of the babe!!

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Holy cow - that is fast.
Congratulations!! :
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Wow-lucky! Welcome Jack!
Enjoy every moment!

fridgeart, lucky mum to E (5) and Ro (2)
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Congrats...and welcome Baby Jack!!! I love that name...it is so cute!!
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Congratulations mama!! What an awesome name!!!!

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Congratulations! And welcome to the world, little Jack!! Please post up pictures when you can.
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elcome, Baby Jack! :
Great job mama!

Decluttering SAHM of three. Going for 2011 items in 2011.
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That is awesome, congratulations!
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Welcome Jack !! (I hope I can copy/paste the short first-time labor into my own thread soon!)

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Congratulations! Sounds like everything went well. But I have to ask, what's your secret for a quick labor?

SAHM to DD1 9/18/08 DS 6/11/10 DD2 6/21/12 nocirc.gifcd.gifgreenthumb.gifhang.gif 

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Amazing! Congratulations!
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Congrats!

Babies nurse like that often. Just follow his cues. Some like to be quick others like to take their time. Nursing is very comforting for them and is about more than just food. Besides the more he nurses the faster your milk will come in. I always find nursing much more comfortable once the milk is in.

Mom of a 7 yr old, 4 yr old, and 1 yr old. Wow. How did that happen?
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Congratulations!!!

(And for the fast birth, I'd bet your mind is still trying to catch up.)
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What a great story! Congrats!:
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HAPPY BIRTHING!!!!!

I hear you about the breastfeeding!! They can go for as far as an hour!!!!

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AHHHH!!! :

Scary short labors! Sounds intense.

Congratulations! :

Nik! Mama to Evelynn Rose 08/19/08 and Autumn Lily 11/02/10
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Congrats on your new son! He sounds adorable! Your birth experience is very much like mine, these fast births are such a blur. It has really taken me a while to process and try to remember details.

I'm Deborah, mama to Aidan, 11/02, Sean, 9/04 (my T21 SuperBoy), and Eleanor, 8/08.
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