July Jewels 2019! ^^

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  1. Suggerhoney

    Suggerhoney 41 and Pregnant :)

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    Hi ladies I'm secretly stalking I hope u dont mind.
    Just wanted to wish u all the best of luck with having ure babies.
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  2. DBZ34

    DBZ34 TTC #1

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    Just stopping by to report that baby Julia was born on her due date today. Everyone is doing well and we're working on finding our rhythm. I'll write up the birth story soon!
     
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  3. Suggerhoney

    Suggerhoney 41 and Pregnant :)

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    Congratulations hon. Hope ure ok.
     
  4. CheshireDucky

    CheshireDucky Well-Known Member

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    Yay congrats! Sounds like you got the same day birth you wanted!
     
  5. kiki1234

    kiki1234 Mother of 2

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    Yay DBZ! Congratulations! Can't wait to hear the birth story!

    AFM: we've had a rather exciting past WK. Started out with my BP being high at my 37 wk, 2 day appt. My doctor decided to do an NST at 37 wk 6 days to see how baby was doing. Well during that NST baby had a significant dcell and took a while to settle after it. My doctor scanned me and found out that not only were my fluid levels low - but also baby had flipped himself breech again. Lol. Off to the hospital we went for further monitoring. Everything eventually checked out.. We had another NST on 38 weeks 0 days, and everything looked good - so we were told to follow up in clinic on Monday AM. Well Sunday morning I woke up and couldn't get baby to move and couldn't find the heartbeat on the Doppler.. off to the hospital we went again. They found baby immediately and of course baby started moving the minute we hooked him up. It was such a frightening moment! :(

    Well then yesterday at 38 wks 2 days, I had a clinic appt. My BP was high at 150/90, and babies heart right was a little elevated. Doctor decided to do another fluid scan, and not only is my fluid lower than it was 3 days ago, but baby also flipped himself headdown again. So now the plan is to induce this AM, with first doing an ultrasound to ensure position of baby. He is moving everywhere! If he is not headdown then we will move forward with a C-section. What a cluster! Regardless baby boy will be arriving in the next 1-2 days!

    I wish luck to all the momma's out there waiting to deliver! Good luck!!!!
     
  6. crazy4baby09

    crazy4baby09 Mother of 3

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    Just a quick update, I had my baby girl this morning at 2:35 a. We had a difficult/ rough delivery but I am so thankful.
     
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  7. kiki1234

    kiki1234 Mother of 2

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    Congrats crazy! Can't wait to hear your story!

    Well looks like baby boy stayed head down so the induction process has began! Wish me luck!
     
  8. CheshireDucky

    CheshireDucky Well-Known Member

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    Congrats, crazy! Sorry to hear that it was rough, but glad that she made it out.

    Good luck, kiki! I know it's been a few hours so I hope things are going well and progressing for you.
     
  9. kiki1234

    kiki1234 Mother of 2

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    I am happy to announce that Barrett David made his arrival at 638A on 7/17/19, weighing 7 lbs 6 oz, 20 inches long. He is such a cuddle bug! His labor/delivery was quite the event!

    We started induction at 8A officially with cervadil. I was a 1cm with 50%. By the time it was removed we were a 2cm and still 50%, baby had moved from a -3 station to a -2 lol. We popped my water at 8p and then started pitocin at 10p. I forgot how awful pitocin contractions can be!.. I got an epidural at midnight, and then at my check at 230a I was 3cm, 80% effaced. Baby was at a -1 station. So slow moving!

    After a few more hrs of pitocin, and a little sleep, they rechecked me at 530A - and I was finally at 6cm, babies head was somewhat engaged but he seemed to be turned slightly so was hung up on my pelvis. The nurse tried a few different positions to get him to turn a bit, and that's when my epidural wore off on my right side. The same thing happened with my dtr and K assumed it was because something was done wrong with the epidural but now since it's happened twice - I think it's something wrong with me! My left side was numb as can be but my right I could feel pretty much everything from 530 on.

    Since I was so uncomfortable my nurse decided just to recheck me and see where I was at..she checked at 625A - I finally had my bloody show and low and behold - baby was at a 10cm, and a 3+ station. Things got a little chaotic at that point. Lol. Because my labor had been so slow nothing was ready or set up in the room..all of a sudden everyone was there... The doctor told me to push whenever - which confused me because typically you wait for contractions. So my husband said "Come on babe we're going to do this in 1 push!" I about smacked him. Lol. So we started to push - 1.5 pushes later - out he popped - lungs screaming. Lol.

    Induction to delivery was 23.5 hrs, but they only counted my "labor" as 6.5 hrs. Which is half of what I was for my dtr, so go me! Lol

    I'm fairly sore, got a 2nd degree tear (same as what I got from my dtr). He's a sweet cuddly babe - that took directly from the bottle like a champ! He's eating up a storm, and formula seems to be working well for him so far! We are sending him to the nursery the nights we are at the hospital so I can catch up on some sleep before we go home. I just woke up from 7hrs straight - kind of feel like a million bucks! Lol.

    Sorry for the super long story - I just wanted to get it written down before I forget anything! Can't wait to hear other stories! I love labor stories - nothing is the same!
     
  10. crazy4baby09

    crazy4baby09 Mother of 3

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    My induction started on the 15th at 5:30am they hooked me up to an IV for antibiotics (I am group b positive) by 8-8:30a they started pitocin to start contractions. I was on the birthing ball for a majority of my early labor just hanging out with my husband. About 3p I requested to get an epidural( they have to pump fluids into you for an hour before they do one) I wanted to make sure to get one before it was too late and I heard the ward had gotten really busy. When they came in to do the epidural I requested for them to use an ultrasound so they could make sure to get it inserted properly ( they did this during my last labor bc when I was in labor with my son they couldn't get it right, I had 2 failed epidural so had to give birth without any pain relief) I was told that the person didnt know how to do it that way and he proceeded to say how good he is at putting an epidural in and that he was confident it would go well. It did not go well. After the epidural was placed only my right leg got numb below the hip. They tried adjusting the dose to see if it helped and it took some edge off but mostly just made my right leg more numb. I refused to let them do a second one because they hurt to get and I didn't think he would be able to get it right. So labor continues to progress slowly. Baby's head wasnt engaged enough and everytime they checked me she would move up. They were concerned That if they broke my waters the cord might prolapse. So they let me labor longer and upped the pitocin. By this point the contractions were starting to hurt pretty bad and I was getting frustrated bc the nurse would not leave me alone so it was hard for me to concentrate on breathing through the contractions. By 11:45p I was 6cm dilated and the baby was engaged enough for them to break my waters. The OB broke my water and the pitocin was turned higher. By this time I felt like something was off. The pain was so bad it hurt worse than my 2 previous labors combined. During the pushing the OB discovered that baby's head was almost too big to come out. The OB had to stretch me open to get the head out, then she noticed that baby's left hand was up by her face and that her shoulders were too wide and she got stuck. During this time her heart rate fell to 60bpm. The room got filled with so many nurses and doctors. The OB literally had to yank my baby out. They laid her on me for a few seconds before taking her away. I was told that my baby was "stunned" she wasn't moving crying or anything they continued to work on her while I delivered the placenta. Her oxygen was low and she couldn't move her left arm. They took her out of the room until they got her oxygen levels up and took x rays to make sure nothing was broken. They brought her back about an hour later, thankfully nothing was broken. She was able to move her arm some but not as much as she should. They are monitoring her for nerve damage, once she has her first checkup they will decide if she needs lphysical therapy. We are home now, I am still in a lot of pain and am thankfull my husband will be home for a few weeks to help me. Her arm has better movement than when we were discharged so I am hopeful. Elizabeth Renee is 8lbs 12oz and 21 inches long. I am so thankful for this little girl who now completes out family ♡
     
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  11. kiki1234

    kiki1234 Mother of 2

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    Oh wow! That is a little scary! I'm happy all turned out well! Enjoy your sweet babe!
     
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  12. mindyb85

    mindyb85 10 yrs ltttc working on rainbow #2

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    On Jan 22, we had a 12 week ultrasound and baby had an enlarged bladder. After many many specialist appointments and tests he turned out to have a bladder obstruction, which is usually fatal. Then with a fetal MRI at 16 weeks they found he had spins bifida and a hind brain hernia which caused hydrocephaly. I was heart broken. But we decided to love him as long as we had him. On April 1st I went to have a procedure to take the fluid out of his bladder and put fluid in the sac since it was so low. His lungs were not developing because all of his fluid was stuck in his bladder. The procedure went horribly wrong while I had a contraction during it and he started bleeding and his heart rate dropped. It was almost stopped by the time they rechecked it so I drove the four hours home to check to see if he pulled through the next morning. He was gone and I delivered our precious baby boy David on April 2nd. We had an angel of a nurse and a professional photographer that donated her services to take pictures of our little family. We had a service and burial that Saturday and I was having a ton of placenta coming out and horrible Edema and was engorged like crazy. I went to counseling for the last several months which has helped tremendously. I am healing but many prayers are appreciated. I couldn’t bear to come back to this thread after January but I wanted to share the gifts our son has given me and my husband and DD. He was my special guy and mommy will always hold him in her heart.
     
  13. crazy4baby09

    crazy4baby09 Mother of 3

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    I am so sorry that you went through that, I can't even imagine the pain and grief you went/are going through. I am so glad that you are going to counseling to help you through this. What a beautiful gift the photographer gave you. I am praying for healing as you move forward!
     
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  14. mindyb85

    mindyb85 10 yrs ltttc working on rainbow #2

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    Thank you so much ❤️
     
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