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Officially in labor! UPDATE! HE'S HERE! (Long with birth story and pictures.)

Posted by on Mar. 12, 2014 at 8:04 AM
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My doctor broke my water a little bit ago, just like we planned. I was at a 3, and my contractions are more painful and a bit more regular. Here's hoping Jackson doesn't want to take his time, lol.

UPDATE: We weren't able to follow my birth plan like we wanted, but it all worked out. Two hours after we broke my water,I was contracting, but making no progress and Jackson's heart beat was starting to dip and he was still "sky high". My doctor and I decided to try pitocin at the lowest dose just to see if we could get things jump-started, and do everything possible to avoid a c-section. In the 3 hours between 4 and 5cm,I gave in a received a little demerol to relax. (It does nothing for my pain, but relaxes me to the point I just don't care, lol.)

Anyway, it wore off completely by 5cm, and I felt EVERYTHINGfrom then on...the whole 45 minutes it took to get to 10. Jackson Troy Wilkins made his appearance, after only one solid push, at 2:48pm this afternoon, digging in at 7lbs 2oz and 20 1/2 inches long. A PERFECTLY healthy baby.

On top of that, my 8 year old daughter did a PHENOMENAL job. We got here at 4:30 this morning, and she only took one nap early in the day. She watched my doctor break my water, tried to hold my hand (or at least pat my arm) when the contractions became too much. (I think she cried just as much as I did between 5 and 10cm.) Then, when he was born, she stood kitty-corner to my doctor and watched the entire birth. She cried when her brother came out, and had the biggest smile I've ever seen.

Today, I'm definitely one very blessed momma. :-)
by on Mar. 12, 2014 at 8:04 AM
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LeKendria
by on Mar. 12, 2014 at 8:12 AM
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BLESSINGS AND HUGS AND KISSES!!! You can do this!!!
tabby21
by Bronze Member on Mar. 12, 2014 at 8:14 AM
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good luck lady!!

Shambe
by Member on Mar. 12, 2014 at 8:16 AM
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Best wishes!
L0laUnscript3d
by on Mar. 12, 2014 at 8:21 AM
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Congrats!!! I'm in labor too haha!! Good luck and good vibes hun <3
Pagan_Mommy84
by on Mar. 12, 2014 at 9:03 AM
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Good luck mommas!!!  Can't wait to see that sweet little baby :)

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Proud-mama-05
by Stacy on Mar. 12, 2014 at 9:04 AM
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Good luck! Hopefully little one comes quickly.
Red_Tempest
by on Mar. 12, 2014 at 9:11 AM
Thanks, and right back at you. :-)

Quoting L0laUnscript3d: Congrats!!! I'm in labor too haha!! Good luck and good vibes hun <3
mychinababy
by Bronze Member on Mar. 12, 2014 at 9:14 AM
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Yay! Congrats and update after!
Mazie0723
by Bronze Member on Mar. 12, 2014 at 9:15 AM
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Yay so exciting! Good luck praying for a fast and easy delivery.
cutiepie8611
by Bronze Member on Mar. 12, 2014 at 9:24 AM
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Congrats can't wait to see pics :)
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