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#1 of 29 Old 10-20-2008, 05:56 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Benjamin Douglas was born on thursday October 16, 2008 at 5:53 in the morning.


I think he was my longest labor, with it taking just over 12 hours from when I thought the contractions were real to his delivery. Most of the hospital staff complied with our wishes for limited interventions, although I did have an IV as I was group B strep positive, so I had two doses of penicillin in the IV.

the doctors were initially all about timetables to show progress which I found really annoying. I ended up with an internal contraction monitor-which I would tell anyone to refuse if they could, it was the most painful thing, I have ever experienced in labor. My contractions weren't showing up well on the other monitors, and they thought I was going to need pitocin. That was at about 5 am.

When I told the nurse it was time, transition was like a light switch being flipped, she told me not to push, and went to find the doc. I spent two contractions, kinda of trying to restrain myself, but then there was no choice it was time. I told them, the one nurse made it back in the room, and his head was there, I told them, to hurry he was here, and then he was born. I was on my side, and he came gently down on the bed voicing his objections to the world rather loudly. When the doctor finally got his gloves on, and came over, benjamin promptly peed on him.

for being a little early and a little small, he is a strong and healthy lil guy.
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Congrats!!!

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: Congrats!!! So glad to hear you and baby are doing well!!! Another baby!!:

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Yay, congrats!!

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: Congratulations!!!

Mindfully parenting DD 8/04 & DS 11/08, Human beings are the only mammals who do not nurse their offspring to full term.
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Wow, congratulations!!! I have a Benjamin coming who is due on Nov 8 as well. Maybe mine will come a little early too.... :-)
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oh my gosh, congratulations!!

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Oh yay, congrats and welcome to the world Benjamin!

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Congrats mama!!!!!!!

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YAY! Congrats!
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So happy for you! Welcome to the world Benjamin!
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Congratulations!!! Welcome to the world, Benjamin!

mama to two sweet girls love.gif 8/05, fairy.gif 11/08, a handsome little guy babyboy.gif 4/11, and expecting another 5/13
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Congratulations Mama! I got a real kick out of knowing the baby peed on the doctor :-) Enjoy your little one.

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CONGRATULATIONS!!! : LMBO at your LO peeing on the dr.

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congrats!! welcome little benjamin!! : good for you for peeing on the dr!!

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When the doctor finally got his gloves on, and came over, benjamin promptly peed on him.
...not in your ddc, but this is awesome. Give that doc what for, benjamin!

Mama to one little blur, watching everything move too fast. Eden 4/10/2009.
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Yay! Congratulations!

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Yay!Congrats!How much did/does he weigh?

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When the doctor finally got his gloves on, and came over, benjamin promptly peed on him.


Serves them right for not listening.
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Congratulations!!

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Since I apparently forgot to include his weight, he weighed 5 pounds and 13 oz. at birth, and he as of yesterday is back up to 5 pounds and 9 oz.

he is 18 inches long. he has to go back to the ped. tomorrow for another blood draw, as his bili level hasn't started going down yet. but other than that, he is a strong healthy lil. guy, who really likes to nurse.
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