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#1 of 9 Old 02-26-2010, 09:28 PM - Thread Starter
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I don't post very often, but I should mention that I had my baby. She'll be two weeks old tomorrow.

I haven't written my whole birth story, but basically I was so convinced that she was not coming any time soon that my husband and I took a vacation 70 miles north of the city the weekend I was 39 weeks. No big deal on a sunny day--but it turned out to be the weekend we had a snow/ice storm in Atlanta. I woke up at 2 am with bloody show and contractions started at 4 am, 3 minutes apart. Because they were so close together we decided to head back into town and if I wasn't in labor we would head back to our house (which is 10 minutes from the hospital). The drive was scary. I started feeling pressure and wasn't sure what it meant. I kept telling my husband that I wanted him to go slow for safety reasons, but inside I wanted him to go fast! I didn't doubt my body's ability to birth the baby in the car if I had to, but I did have a brief moment of worry because I have GD and I knew there was a higher rate of shoulder issues with GD/macrosomic babies. I was also really uncomfortable in the car but it was 20 degrees outside and I was worried about hypothermia.

It turned out my worry was unfounded, because we made it to the hospital a good 5 hours before she ended up being born. The 5 hours went quickly, though. I was a 5 in triage and a couple of hours later I was a 9 with a bulging bag of water. I let the doctor break my water and I stayed mobile to try to bring her down. I started pushing at 9cm with a lip. I pushed for an hour and fifteen minutes and she was born!

Her name is Anneliese Joy and she was 8 lbs, 11 oz. I was a VBAC and a gestational diabetic who was on a triple-digit daily dose of insulin. A lot of people would consider me a "bad candidate" for VBAC, but I did it! I feel great and I'm enjoying my baby immensely.

Blair, mom to the amazing Nora (8/06) ribboncesarean.gif, sweet Anneliese (2/10) vbac.gif, and super Henry (8/12) vbac.gif

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Very exciting and intense! Congratulations!

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Oh! I'm so happy you got the VBAC you wanted!!! Congratulations, mama!!!

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Yay! Way to go on the VBAC. And love the name!

Mama to three

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Congratulations on the VBAC mama! Welcome to the world, Anneliese!

Chessa , mama to Silas T (6/06) , wife to Chad . Welcome August Emerson! 2/8/10
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Beautiful name!! Congrats on your VBAC, Blair! Welcome, Anneliese Joy!

Tamara: Aspiring doula, partner to Brazilian musician, mom to THREE GIRLIES!
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wow congrats and i am glad you got there in time!

married to my love , in love with MJ born 1/18/10 and PJ born 4/6/12 waterbirth.jpg and now due with a surprise 11/14!
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Congratulatons!!! My baby was born on the 12th so almost the same day!1 I also had GD and like you it caused no problems at the end thank goodness!! I am so glad you got the vbac you wanted!!!

Mom to 5 little angels in Texas and expecting another blessing in Summer 2012!!:

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Hooray, mama! Doesn't a VBAC just feel amazing?! So happy for you.
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