She's here! - No Induction Needed.

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  1. lunarsea

    lunarsea Mother & Expecting No. 2!

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    On Thursday, I had my bloody show and continued to pass bloody mucus discharge up until Friday night when I started having very regular contractions 8 minutes apart at around 7 p.m.
    I tried not to get my hopes up since I had been going through episodes of false labor for two weeks already and was expecting that this was another occurrence.
    At around 8 p.m. I experienced what I knew was a pretty damn painful contraction and from then on they started coming more and more intensely and 3-5 minutes apart.
    I was afraid to go to the hospital too early only to be sent home, so I decided to wait it out a little longer.
    Around 2 a.m. the contractions were unbearable, so I decided to go in, thinking I was only going to be 4-5 cm at the most, but when I was checked in triage, I found out I was SEVEN centimeters dilated already!

    I don't have time for an entire birth story but I will say in short that I didn't achieve a natural birth but am pretty damn proud I made it to seven at home. At one point, her heart rate dropped below 100 and an emergency c-section was nearly performed, but as soon as we reached the OR, her heart rate returned to normal and when I was checked, I was 10 cm and +2 station.
    Seeing as her heart rate had returned to normal and I was nearly ready to push, they decided to break my water and let me deliver vaginally.
    Only problem was, I was numb from my nipples down because of the anesthesia they gave me in order to prep for the c-section.
    I didn't think I was going to be able to push when I was completely numb, but I ended up doing it and not tearing or needing an episiotomy at all!

    Callie Leclerc was born on 10/12/13 at 11:12 a.m. weighing 7 lbs 8 oz and 19 inches long!
    I guess she decided she wanted to come on her own terms and I'm super glad because I was dreading induction.
    I'm so in love with my new little girl, I can't even believe it. She will be meeting her older brother as soon as I check out of the hospital tomorrow or Monday and I can't wait!
     

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  2. DebbieF

    DebbieF Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations, she is gorgeous! :)
     
  3. jellybeanxx

    jellybeanxx NTNP #4

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    So cute! Congratulations :) xx
     
  4. sheldonsmommy

    sheldonsmommy Well-Known Member

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    Wow good job!!
     
  5. +tivethoughts

    +tivethoughts Mummy to two little men

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    Congratulations and yay for beating induction. Great job mama. X
     
  6. shoelaces17

    shoelaces17 Well-Known Member

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    Congrats! She is adorable!
     
  7. sweetpea101

    sweetpea101 Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations, she is gorgeous X
     
  8. TMonster

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    Congrats! She is beautiful!
     
  9. Blondie007

    Blondie007 Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations x
     
  10. Hb.x

    Hb.x Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations!! x
     
  11. Krm2934

    Krm2934 Mom to 2 Girls& Twin Boys

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    Congrats on your beautiful baby girl.
     
  12. ama

    ama Mum of 3 <3

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    Congrats :):) x
     
  13. whittnie117

    whittnie117 Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations! She is so pretty. Great job on getting to 7 at home, I hope I can be as successful.
     
  14. Quest55

    Quest55 Well-Known Member

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    Congrats! I am really happy to hear they let you continue on with a vaginal birth!
     
  15. missjennakate

    missjennakate Well-Known Member

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    Ahhhh congrats!
     
  16. lunarsea

    lunarsea Mother & Expecting No. 2!

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    Thanks, ladies.
    She breastfeeds like a champ and I can't believe how much she looks like her big brother did when he was a newborn.
    Still in shock that I actually went into labor on my own the day before my induction date and I avoided pitocin and an EMCS, I feel truly blessed.
     
  17. Perplexed

    Perplexed Mommy of 2

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    Congrats! So happy you avoided an induction :hugs: she is beautiful!
     
  18. monkee12

    monkee12 Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations x
     
  19. mimomma

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    Congrats!
     
  20. ocean_dew

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    Congratulations - she's gorgeous! You made it to seven cm at home - wow :D
     

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