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It's a girl!<br><br>
Sc0ut [email protected]<br>
April 19, 2007 3:13 AM<br>
8 lbs 5.5 oz<br><br>
My labor started on April 18th at about 12:30 pm. We got to the birth center at 5 PM and I was already 5 cm dilated. By about 10 pm, I was dilated to about 9, with just a small cervical lip on the right. Up until that point, labor was going pretty smoothly. The baby's head was still high and my bag of waters was bulging, but very tough and intact. My doc came over to the birth center at about 11:30 pm to break my waters and make sure that the cord didn't get in the way of the head. Long story short, I kept vomiting every bit of water and juice I drank. I never had the urge to push, even when I was competely dilated. I pushed for a long time at the birth center and I got so exhausted and dehydrated that my midwife thought it would be a good idea for me to get IV fluids @ the hospital across the street. That 1 block car ride was the longest car ride of my life! I pushed for a few more hours at the hospital. My wonderful doctor and birth team would not let me give up, even though I kept saying, "I can't do this anymore" over and over again. Any other doc would've made me get a c-section with that many hours of dehydrated/exhausted pushing. But the baby's heartrate remained strong and she assured me that I was making progress.<br><br>
I pushed our little girl into the world (drug free) at 3:13AM on April 19th, 2007. She was 8 lbs 5.5 oz and 21 inches long. No tearing - just a couple "skidmarks" that are healing fine.<br><br>
I love my little girl!<br><a href="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v629/asattara/100_3210_small.jpg" target="_blank">sleeping peacefully</a><br><br><a href="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v629/asattara/100_3169_small_bw.jpg" target="_blank">daddy and baby</a><br><br><a href="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v629/asattara/100_3192_small.jpg" target="_blank">mommy and baby</a>
 

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Congratulations! You did it!!!<br><br>
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Oh wow, that's a long time pushing!!! Glad everything turned out well!<br>
Your little girl is adorable and I love the name Scout!<br><br>
Congrats!!!
 

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You are an awesome mama! (She looks like you!)
 

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She looks like her mom! Congrats!
 
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