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#1 of 22 Old 09-25-2008, 01:53 AM - Thread Starter
 
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(Warning: plenty of interventions ahead)

I'm very surprised to have had my baby this weekend. As a first timer, I assumed I'd go late. Instead I was 39 weeks.

I had a GBS+ culture which complicated things. My water ruptured before labor started. I went into the hospital despite my instinct telling me to hang out at home. Got the IV antibiotics started in the very early am of Sunday. A few hours later, early labor began but I was pressured into pitocin due to my GBS+ status. My water ruptured about midnight and it was around 10 am that we finally agreed to the pit.

Contractions became more regular and intense. Baby did amazing with the contractions! Around 6:30 pm, the contractions were just beating me down and I asked for an epidural after an internal - the first - revealed that I was 5-6 cms. I got some much needed rest since I hadn't really slept much since Friday night.

I was nearly complete around 10 pm but the midwife didn't come in to start pushing until 11:30. Either she did it on purpose so I'd deliver past midnight and have an extra day in the hospital or she was busy. Unfortunately I ended up with a sizeable tear.

Blake Christian was born at 12:17 am on Sept 22. He weighed in at 7 lbs 2 oz and 18.5 inches long. Click for picture He's so worth everthing we went through.... :

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Congratulations! What a handsome baby and a handsome name for him too!

Take LOTS of naps whenever you can and enjoy your new son
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Congratulations! He's a beautiful baby!

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He is so precious!

Congratulations! I'm so happy for you!
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He is beautiful! Congratulations!!!!
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omg he is soo beautiful! congrats!!!
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Congratulations! He is gorgeous!!!

♥ SAHM to my 5 kiddos ♥
2/01, 12/02, 4/05, 7/06 and 10/08
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Congratulations! He's beautiful.

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oh my goodness, he's so gorgeous!

Mama to DD (10/8/08) and expecting someone new in November!
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:Congrats mama!!:
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Congratulations! What a beautiful baby!
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Congratulations!

Mama to two sweet girls, L (2/06) and Z (9/08)
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Congratulations!

Mom to DD#1 8/04, nursed 43 months, DD#2 8/06, nursed 21 months and DD#3 9/08, still nursing strong
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Yay for your baby! Congrats!!

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CONGRATULATIONS!!!

He's beautiful. Happy Babymooning.

(I've been stalking your DDC for news )

Babybel 8/5/08. Growing her sister: ***4***8***12***16***20***24***28***32***36**40*
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Congrats mama!! :
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: congrats, mama!!

modern-mama to DS (5.16.05) and DD (9.11.08) and one more (GIRL!) coming in December
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popping in from Nov ddc to say Congrats!!! He is sooo gorgeous! :
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CONGRATULATIONS!!!

He's beautiful. Happy Babymooning.

(I've been stalking your DDC for news )
Aw, I feel special getting stalked!

Mama to Blake, 5, and Grant, 3
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:::congrats!!
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Welcome Blake - he's absolutely beautiful!

kati , wife to josh , mama to j&d (7.31.07) marion (9.18.08), feeder of nanuq and gracie lou
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