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It's a little late, but I had my baby girl on August 20th, 2013! She was 8 pounds and 3 ounces and 20 inches long. She was born at 6:42pm. Her brother was 20 inches long too. I wonder if they will be tall? The labor and delivery went very well. I was in labor (counting the pushing time) for 12 hours. I spent 1 1/2 hours pushing. I tried to wait as long as I could before getting an epidural. I was 6cm dilated when I finally decided to get one. I was unable to stand on my feet anymore through a contraction and that is why I got one. At the very end of the pushing they used a vacuum to help pull her out, it barely took any help to get her out though.
I was SO proud of myself for doing a natural birth! My first was a c-section, so I was doing a VBAC. And it went so well! I did get a pretty bad tare on the inside and lost a lot of blood. I ended up getting a blood transfusion. She was perfectly fine though and I was able to leave on the 3rd day still which was nice. I was worried they would keep me longer.
It was such an overwhelming feeling of joy and love that I had when I finally had her. I was so amazed that I actually did it. She cried right away and was put on my chest immediately. I was crying tears of joy as was my fiance. I just kept saying, "Oh my god" over and over. It was so, so wonderful.
Congratulations! I am very glad you were able to complete your VBAC and that she was born healthy. Enjoy your time with precious new bundle of joy!
Thank you, I am and will continue to!
Congratulations!!! Wow - I just love hearing your story!! Makes me tear up to read your description of your reaction when they put her on your chest. Such love you feel immediately - so amazing! So many exclamation marks in this post but I don't care - congrats!!!
Congrats! I'm so happy your VBAC went well. It's incredibly rewarding when they put that slimy screaming baby on your chest. I can remember thinking "My god!!! I can breathe!!!!" Hahaha. I don't think i had ever had both the sensation of being out of breath and being able to breathe so easily at that same time.
Congrats!! So happy for you!!
Congrats! That is terrific news!!! :)
Aww thanks PediNurseJulie! It was so amazing, not words can
really describe it accurately!
Brinny, I know what you mean! When I was pushing her out I
knew I could pause to take a breather, I just pushed and pushed until she was
out. Then i could breathe, but felt out of breath because I was so amazed by my
Thank you Lindash.
Are you getting any sleep? Hopefully you are adjusting okay to that sleepless newborn schedule!
I am getting sleep thanks to my wonderful fiance. The first 5 days/ nights I got maybe 12 hours total of sleep. I have a really hard time falling asleep and staying asleep, so every time she woke up (which was every 2 to 3 hours like most newborns) she would eat and go back to sleep, but I would take like an hour to get back to sleep. She nurses for about 30 minutes to an hour. Anyway, because I was getting no sleep, my doctor prescribed me sleep medicine. My fiance stays up at night to feed her, I pump though so he can feed her breast milk still.
Congratulations! That is so wonderful to hear! I am so excited for you. Seems like just yesterday I had my little boy and now he is already a year!