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#1 of 28 Old 08-16-2008, 04:28 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Ali,

Where are you? Did you take the weekend off or has something happened? I still cant believe I went before you....I was expecting the beginning of September. Did the castor oil work? What is happening girl????

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#2 of 28 Old 08-16-2008, 05:22 PM
 
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lol I THOUGHT the castor oil worked until I realised that no I wasn't feeling crampy because of the castor oil (prune juice and one package of licorice) but the contractions were comming and going.....

needless to say after 3 hours and one minute of labour...
Little man has arrived! Went into active labour about 12:15
Gave birth at 3:19..

THANKGOD I AM ON THE OTHER SIDE.
Will post story soon.

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OMG!!!!

I was just going to say you'd better have that baby before Monday cause the suspense is killing me!!!!!

And such a short labour!!!

Let's hope baby listens more now he's here, since he was well stubborn inside! :::::
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I KNEW IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Can't wait to see the pics!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What is the little man's name?


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Woohoo Shiloh!!! Congratulations mama!!! Can't wait to hear more :::

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Ack! No fair! Okay, just kidding...

But congratulations to you! You lucky dog... :

In the end, only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you." Buddha

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So at about quarter to midnight I started feeling more than crampy. I called my midwife at 12:15 but she'd been through a hellish day and had not slept...said call me in an hour have a glass of wine or gravol and go to sleep..

I hung up the phone with her a little miffed....and was shortly doing the hip sway while holding onto whatever I could find dance...dh took this as a sign that my contractions were no longer just tummy but the real thing. He said let's just go to the hospital as he couldn't see waiting an hour...and see what the nurses said as my midwife was so exhausted she said call one of the back ups.

I get to the hospital (all kids in tow) only to find out that 2 of my backups are there! Three midwives from the practice as it was babyboom fullmoon! So I couldn't have had my home birth anyhow!

I am only 2cm, and 50% effaced at -3 station (GREAT...regression)
SO I said time to walk..didn't get far and I am ass up on all fours while the kids are laughing at mommy doing the barking dog manouver. Went back to room, got in tub, got out of tub, in tub out of tub, in tub out of tub...while peeing and thinking I was going to poo...except sitting on toilet made contractions more intense so I was trying to poo standing up and hit the toilet - damn I got no shame and great aim.

My nieghbour drove over at 2am to watch the boys as they were distracting me and SUPER excited...everything was a question...and you know answering why is there so much blood, why is mommy in pain, and barking like a dog....so he came and kept them in the waiting room...feeding them candy bars = yep at 2am...

by 2:30 I got to four cm dilated but 100% effaced and -2 station.
I was so diheartened...and started to doubt myself...when I got to 6cm dilated I asked for my membranes to be ruptured as the bulging membrane thing was so INTERESTING ...like you need more pressure in odd places...she broke it and it was clear (THANK GOD especially after my adventures in castor oil!

I started BEGGING For drugs of any type at 3:16 (can we say transition?) she checked me gave me some bullsh*t that drugs would take 20minutes and I'd have to be hooked up to the monitors ...I never realised how HORRIBLE those straps were...
I tried to rip them off....she checks me at 2:17 (I know this as she gave m my birth notes!)
I was 10cm, 100% effaced 2 station...

I had a 3 minute stage two!
I started pushing and in two pushes he was clear out!!
Placenta came out shortly after..

Baby was born at 3:19 at 7lbs 3oz.
Feeding like a champion.
No name solidified yet...I need to make that decision with sleep and food in me! Great Labour and Delivery nurse quote who said something to the effect when you see what kids are named you got to really question drugs in labour add in emmotions, sleep deprivation..you don't always get well thought out names! Middle name will be Hezekiah after my dad...but what we will call him name I am really thinking of Eli, Elio, Leo, Elliot...my godmothers 80th birthday is today and her name is Elly....

We went home at 6am feeling GREAT. I had pee'd he had poo'd...
A few after pains, he's such a great nurser he's really got my uterus back down to baseball size....OUCH.

He's been just sleeping and eating and barely any crying.
Midwives are comming over tonight sometime (*WITH CURRY TAKE OUT)...my husband was amazing support...midwife said I was just built for having babies...but alas this is the last one and its so nice to go out with a BANG!

Dh was my rock who when I got feeling low and asking for drugs lol with three minutes to go...he reminded me how natural birth was the fastest recovery possible, I had zero low blood pressure issues, found that monitoring (even for the two minutes it was on) so painfully intrusive...and now that he's getting better at knowing how to distract me and support me it made the contractions so much easier..I also liked being touched this labour... which is odd compared to the last three labours...I feel like myself again! I am so happy not to be pregnant...its so odd to think that yesterday this time I could feel his feet poking me and now he's sleeping right here beside me!

It was so nice to have a picture perfect labour for my last birth!
Pictures dh did take some, and put them up on the webserver...or rather is still doing that! Apgar scores were 9 and 10. No complications, no coneheading (crap he barely visited my vagina canal..)

funny enough my LMP date of August 16th WAS CORRECT only in that I had him on that date but he was a little early with some vernix, flat ears, but not much body hair...so probably he was about 38-39 weeks...but he's perfect I am in love, breastfeeding again makes me feel like I have purpose...although my middle son pointed out you know mom yogurt is healthier than milk - ha ha...he's three....

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So glad for you! Congrats!
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Yay shiloh - If I was a different kind of person I would be jealous right now! Ahem.Good thing I'm not ha ha. seriously,::Congratulations on your birth and your son.

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Congratulations Shiloh! :
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Woohoo Shiloh! No more prodromal purgatory for these mamas! And we had pretty similar births, and on our due dates even! Wow!

Great story and I can't WAIT to see pictures!!!!!

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woohoo!!!!!!!!! ::: sounds awesome, so glad to hear you had a great birht! Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Yay! Congratulations! I'm so happy for you and your family. It sounds like you had such a wonderful birth, just as you deserve : Best wishes on continued happiness and healing. Looking forward to seeing the pics, too.

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Thank God you had that baby

Congratulations! Sounds like the perfect birth!
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Wonderful! Congrats, Shiloh!

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Congrats to you mommy!

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Congrats Shiloh!
Enjoy!

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Man, I hate you.

JKidding..Congratulations!!!!:::..good birth story. Hopefully me soon!!!!!!
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Congrats, Shiloh! Awesome birth story! I can't wait to hear his name and see pictures.
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pictures..lol took me 3 hours to birth his son...
its now 24hrs and he hasn't gotten them up...
men are inefficient

he's slept almost all day except to nurse...
so you know he's slept two hours tonight

but he's a champion nurser and I have milk real milk not colostrum I guess breastfeeding for five years my body might have skipped that stage? He's one lucky camper as the others starved a bit that first day or two..

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Shiloh, I skipped colostrum with the twins too. It was bizarre.

I started pumping as soon as they were transferred to the NICU (about 2 hours after their birth) and immediately had liquid gold. It turned less yellowish and more blueish over the next few days, but it was definitely milk.
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Congrats Shiloh and Welcome baby !!

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Yay, Shiloh!!! Congrats on your son!

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What a great birth story!! Congratulations! :

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Congratulations!! :

I will add to the chorus of jealousy!

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Shiloh, I skipped colostrum with the twins too. It was bizarre.
but a lovely gift! My milk is comming in MORE gangbusters..but I never had just colostrum even my midwife was so floored! I think I've nursed for so many years of my life I could wetnurse at the drop of a hat...I've got it perpetually on tap..

No name yet..and I am not stressed dh took his day off today to go to the hardware store and get manly stuff done..he's threatening to go back tomorrow...

we shall see about that.

Me I am in love with my new little man...
I sat for hours infront of the tv looking at him...dh walks in and says do you want the tv on? lol... I'd come down to nurse, watch a movie but there was a better show going on in my arms.

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