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I woke up this morning to a mild menstrual cramp and feeling like I had to pee. When I moved, I felt a liquidy feeling, like something coming out of me. The. When I got go the toilet it felt like I peed before I actually peed.<br><br>
When I looked in the toilet, there was something that looked like a dark chunk but I couldn't really see it.<br><br>
And now, every time I move or cough liquid is coming out. I had to go get a towel because it soaked my undies.<br><br>
And I'm slightly nauseous. Was last night too.<br><br>
Huh, we might have a baby today.
 

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It sure sounds like it! Today is going to be baby day for you mama!!
 

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Sounds like it to me too!! Keep us posted when you can!
 

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The mw called back and said sounds like it to them too. So I just took a shower. I'm gonna call the doula and head to the hospital after breakfast I guess. I'll update later <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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How Exciting!!! It's always a wonderful day to have a baby, hope this is it for you Mama! Keep us posted!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy"> ELV's being sent your way.
 

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Sounds like your going to have a baby soon! good luck!
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy"> oh yay!
 

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Well I'm finally home tonight. I'll have to update later with details, but yep, we have a baby!<br><br>
Ailin Finimore born May 24th at 4:11 pm. He was 5 lb 11 oz. He's still at the NICU because they want to observe him for a few more days.<br><br>
Crazy long labor with complications and he came out in a funny position. I'll tell a full story later.<br><br>
For now, we're over the moon about him. He is the best thing ever!
 

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Congrats Mama!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy"> Welcome Ailin<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy"> I hope he's home soon!
 

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Welcome little Ailin, the NICU can be scary mama, but you all can do it. Congratulations on your little guy!!!
 

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Congrats!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy">
 

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Super news, mama!!!! I'm sure your baby boy will be home in your arms soon <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Congrats -- hope he is home soon!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy">
 

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Okay, we got home yesterday. All is well. He's a champion breastfeeder and my milk came in on day 3 slowly. Now we've ramped up production to "leakfest".<br><br>
Brief birth story. Water broke, went to the hospital and my blood pressure had spiked. They confined me to a bed so contractions were happening, but there was no real progress. They started pitocin after 7 hours of go nowhere labor. My blood pressure spiked again and I was spilling protein. A lab panel showed it was affecting my liver, so I had become preeclamptic. After 7 hours of regular labor and 8 hours of pitocin contractions, I was exhausted and in a lot of pain. They gave me fentenel and I agreed to an epidural so I could sleep. The fentenel let me sleep for 5 hours, but the epidural failed. They gave me more...and more again...and again. Blood pressure had gone to 180/110 by this point and they gave me magnesium. Removed the epidural and placed another. Nothing. I have a serious drug resistance to all -caine type pain killers/numbing meds. They just don't work on me. So they removed the other epidural and I went the rest of the way to 10cm on pitocin with no pain management. Finally I could push after a total of 30+ hours of back labor. 2 hours of pushing and he came out. He was hard to get out because he was face/brow presentation and facing my hip.<br>
When he did come out, he was really swollen all over his face because of the fight to get through my pelvis with that presentation. They thought there might be something wrong because he looked so bad and his chin looked tiny. So they took him to the NICU. He's all fine and normal.<br>
The doc told me that in 12 years he has only seen one other face presentation birth vaginally. All of the others have gone to c-section. My mw has never seen one vaginally.<br>
Not the birth I planned, and I had to stay on bedrest and magnesium for 24 hours after, but I'm really grateful for all the doulas, mws, nurses, and docs I saw. I went through 3 shifts during labor and delivery so I saw a lot of them.<br>
I'm just glad we're both home and healthy. I'll try to post pics soon.
 

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holy moly, that is epic.<br><br>
you are a superwoman!
 

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LOL It was pretty crazy.<br><br>
Man, after going through it, I would say that anyone who has a baby is a superwoman. It's the most awesome thing ever. I definitely had a rough time, but I don't think it could have gone any other way, so I'm okay with it. Although I will admit to pulling my husband over to me during transition and saying, "Just gas me and cut him out!!!" LOL<br><br>
I'm just really glad that he made it through relatively unscathed and super healthy and that I recovered really quickly from being preeclamptic.
 
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