Send labor vibes my way, please! *UPDATED!* - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 20 Old 03-24-2010, 07:49 PM - Thread Starter
 
gcgirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 2,311
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I'm scheduled for the 8AM induction tomorrow, but I might, just might, be able to go in tonight. After like five days of prelabor symptoms, I'm finally maybe having some mild contractions every 15-30 minutes. I REALLY hope it's not just wishful thinking!

With any luck, I'll head in sometime this evening or tomorrow morning and avoid the pit!

*fingers crossed*

******UPDATE********

BABY JULIAN IS HERE!

Well, the little bub finally got the memo that it's time to come out, because I went into labor at 6:30 AM this morning, just as I was preparing to head to the hospital for a scheduled 8:00 AM induction. Can you beat that?! Basically I stepped out of the shower and my water broke. Contractions that felt like bad menstrual cramps started shortly thereafter, coming every 1-3 minutes for 30-40 seconds. By the time I checked in at the hospital, I was at 7cm and 90% effaced.

About 4.5 hours later I decided to let them break my forewaters, and baby immediately engaged. Boy, the pushing stage this time was much more painful than my last, which was actually a pitocin induction. I never got to the point where it felt comfortable to push, whereas with my first pushing was an amazing relief. This time around, well, TBH, it kinda sucked.

Julian (middle name pending) Madsen was born at 11:30 AM. There was meconium in the fluid, but he's doing well and we're working on our nursing relationship. I feel great - and I have to credit my OB, who not only was perfectly fine with me birthing on hands and knees, but also supported and massaged my perineum so I only ended up with a few skid marks, not the almost 3rd degree tear I had with DS1. All in all, a pretty good day!

I'm so happy to have joined the ranks of March Mommies!
gcgirl is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 of 20 Old 03-24-2010, 08:05 PM
 
mama kk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: WNC
Posts: 469
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Kelcey... in love with DH, and DD born 10/13/07, and a little DS born 2/23/10!
mama kk is offline  
#3 of 20 Old 03-24-2010, 08:12 PM
 
october's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Bellingham, WA
Posts: 283
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Oh my goodness I hope the best for you!! Good luck!!

First time mama to sweet *~....:: Eden Magnolia::....~*  4/3/10
october is offline  
#4 of 20 Old 03-24-2010, 08:21 PM
 
Sayward's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Portland, Oregon
Posts: 590
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Oh good luck! *sprinkling labor dust all over you!*

cruelty-free, beastie-full!
Sayward is offline  
#5 of 20 Old 03-24-2010, 08:29 PM
 
Right of Passage's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: The abyss of grief
Posts: 2,313
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I hope this is it! Lots of labor vibes!

bf.jpg Sami brokenheart.gif, wife to jammin.gif, mama to reading.gif Tate 10/14/05, moon.gifKaleb 12/17/07, angel.gifcandleflicker2.gif Bram 3/13/10-11/17/12, mischievous.gif Alden 2/1/12, pos.gif October 2014
 homeschool.gifvbac.gifuc.jpg 

Right of Passage is offline  
#6 of 20 Old 03-25-2010, 12:00 PM
 
Plummeting's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 6,009
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I can't wait to hear a birth story, as I know today is the day, if last night wasn't!
Plummeting is offline  
#7 of 20 Old 03-25-2010, 01:09 PM
 
Juvysen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Binghamton, NY
Posts: 7,279
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)

Jenna ~ mommy to Sophia Elise idea.gif  (1/06), Oliver Matthew  blahblah.gif (7/07) and Avery Michael fly-by-nursing1.gif(3/10)

 

dizzy.gif Wading slowly and nervously into this homeschooling thing.

Juvysen is offline  
#8 of 20 Old 03-25-2010, 01:13 PM
 
Amy@STL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Cleveland, OH
Posts: 310
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)


Hoping all is going excellent for you!

babyboy.gifborn on April 3 '10namaste.gifnovaxnocirc.giffamilybed1.gifread.gifgd.gif

Amy@STL is offline  
#9 of 20 Old 03-25-2010, 01:47 PM
 
cocoanib's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Long Beach, Ca
Posts: 2,087
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Lovin my sweet babygirl 3-17-10love.gif and expecting another in March! love.gif

cocoanib is offline  
#10 of 20 Old 03-25-2010, 04:28 PM
 
gardenmommy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: blooming where I'm planted
Posts: 4,213
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
hoping to hear about a baby in arms!
gardenmommy is offline  
#11 of 20 Old 03-25-2010, 05:45 PM
 
Deir's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 1,277
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
ooohhh- I hope so! Sending vibes your way!
Deir is offline  
#12 of 20 Old 03-26-2010, 02:04 AM
 
october's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Bellingham, WA
Posts: 283
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
What a story!! THat's just incredible. You are so blessed and so is your little one!! Congratulations!!

First time mama to sweet *~....:: Eden Magnolia::....~*  4/3/10
october is offline  
#13 of 20 Old 03-26-2010, 02:09 AM
 
bc1995's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Northeast Louisiana
Posts: 2,468
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Congrats!!

Carrie, mom to Johnathan (7-02), Brodie (2-04), Kate (12-06), Jordan (9-08), (4-09) & Maggie (3-10)
bc1995 is offline  
#14 of 20 Old 03-26-2010, 03:21 AM
 
Sayward's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Portland, Oregon
Posts: 590
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
That is SUCH great news! Way to avoid an induction!

cruelty-free, beastie-full!
Sayward is offline  
#15 of 20 Old 03-26-2010, 05:33 AM
 
zannster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Washington
Posts: 1,159
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7 Post(s)
Congrats!!

Mama to Marcus (1/05) and Arianna (3/10). hbac.gif

zannster is online now  
#16 of 20 Old 03-26-2010, 08:51 AM
 
gardenmommy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: blooming where I'm planted
Posts: 4,213
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Awesome! That is so cool, and I love that your body did what it needed to do, so that you avoided and induction. Welcome baby!
gardenmommy is offline  
#17 of 20 Old 03-26-2010, 09:04 AM
 
SamGroom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Arkansas River Valley
Posts: 635
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Congratulations, what good timing Julian has

Mom of 3.
SamGroom is offline  
#18 of 20 Old 03-26-2010, 09:18 AM
 
LittleLegos's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: New York
Posts: 461
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Yay! Welcome Julian and congrats!
Amy

Amy, Mom to ds 2000, dd 2004 and newest dd 3/2010!
Breast Cancer Survivor since 2007
LittleLegos is offline  
#19 of 20 Old 03-26-2010, 10:59 AM
 
Amy@STL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Cleveland, OH
Posts: 310
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Very smart baby

Awesome news...am so happy for you. Enjoy!!!

babyboy.gifborn on April 3 '10namaste.gifnovaxnocirc.giffamilybed1.gifread.gifgd.gif

Amy@STL is offline  
#20 of 20 Old 03-26-2010, 11:50 AM
 
VegMomma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: The dusty Canadian Prairies
Posts: 783
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Awesome! Congrats!

Busy mama to my three little lads!
VegMomma is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off