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#1 of 19 Old 10-10-2009, 07:58 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Benjamin Zachary
8lb 10oz
21.5 inches
6:38pm

I was having consistent contractions all Thursday. Nothing too intense, but I was hopeful I was actually going into labor. In the evening the contractions stopped, and was replaced by a dull ache across my pelvis. It remained there all night and into the next day. I couldn’t stand for too long, and I was discharging copious amounts of mucous. I was actually getting worried that I had an infection or something was going wrong. I called the midwife Friday morning and she said to come in. I got up there about 1pm. After telling her my symptoms she checked me. I was dilated to 7cm. I was still walking and talking just fine, so she had me walk and use the breast pump. I hadn’t dilated any farther after a couple of hours. We decided to break my water. Things became very intense, very fast. At 6:38 I pushed out my little boy. I was only in active labor for only about 40 minutes or so. I felt like I pushed for forever, but they said I actually pushed for less time than either of my others, but this also the first time I had absolutely no drugs at all. I tore pretty bad, but the main thing that bothers me is my abdominal muscles. I’m belly binding and that helps greatly. I’m still in awe of how quick everything went. My first labor was about 29 hours and my second was about 11 hours. Now I have a labor that was only about one hour, but was more manageable than either of the others.

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Hooray!!!!
Congratulations!
And welcome baby Benjamin!!!

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Congrats!!!

Take good care of that tear! Hope you feel better soon.

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Welcome Earthside Benjamin!

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Congradulations...so gald to hear about speady labors.

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Congrats! Hope you have a quick recovery, too!

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congratulations! hope you heal quickly!

Jen-loving Bill, mama to Teryn 18, Kalyn 16, Ricky 13, Natalie 5, Angel Zoe '07 and rainbow1284.gifAmelia Rae 22 mos bonus kids (dss) W 14, W 13 NEW grandbaby due 10/10/11

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Congratulations! Enjoy your babymoon with your darling Benjamin!
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Congratulations!!!!! I'm naming my little boy Benjamin as well

Tricia, married to DH. 2MC's & 4 yrs ttc...finally mom to Andrew6/06 and Benjamin 10/09. Adopted bro & sis 2002. My 2 fav. words: Spay and Neuter! I'm an Ultimate Viewer, 2010!

 

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Welcome baby Benjamin!!!

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Good strong name (I'm married to a Ben). Congratulations!

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Congratulations on the birth of your son!!
Welcome to the world Benjamin Zachary~
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Congrats!!! My oldest is Benjamin, it's a great name!!!

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congrats!!

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Congratulations!

Angel (30), dh (31) (kd to H. 4/25/07 & K. 5/23/11), Vladimir 10/17/09 & Nikolai 7/6/11

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Yaaaaay!!!!! Congrats
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Wow, so fast! CONGRATULATIONS on your new teeny family member! So exciting!!

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Congratulations!!!

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Congrats!!!!

me, dd1, dd2, ds, and #4 due March 1. dbf has 2 of his own, so it will be an adventure!

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