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WaitingwithHope's Pregnancy

My Due Date: November 1, 2018
I have given birth!
Age: 27 years old

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By WaitingwithHope » Posted Oct. 30, 2018 4:47pm - 343 views - 9 comments

Hello ladies :) thank you all so much for the congratulations! We are all so thrilled and happy and home now and I can’t belive it :) this whole pregnancy and birth experience was so completely different than the one I had with my son and I am so grateful to have been able to experience the other way of laboring and delivery and the first few days of life without the NICU :)

So anyway Friday night at 10 at 38 weeks 4 days I started having regular contractions that got close enough for Me to decide to go to the hospital. I had been dilated to a 4 since 36 weeks so I was concerned about a fast labor. When I got to the hospital I was about a 5 and still having minor contractions so before admitting me they made me walk around for 2 hours to see if I was dilating at all. By 4am I was at a 6 so they admitted me and started monitoring me and by 8am my contractions had completely stopped. So they gave me the option to break my water or go home and I decided to just go ahead and go home and walk and try to get labor started again by myself.

I walked all day long and nothing until Saturday night around 10 they started up again finally so now with me being a 6 and 80% effaced already we rushed to the hospital because I didn’t want my water to break at home. Got to the hospital about 11 and got admitted right away but by midnight my contractions had stopped again all together. So at 12:20 we decided to have them break my water and that did the trick and got labor going and by 3:43 am and 10 minutes of pushing she was here! All in all a great delivery I had an amazing nurse who knew I wanted to do it natural and didn’t allow me to have the epidural no matter how much I begged. She was great at distracting me during contractions and my husband was my rock!

And now Holly is here! I can’t believe it that this pregnancy is already over and we are home with our new baby! So far breastfeeding and loving life! Good luck to kitten Angela Calvin girl libelula and everyone else expecting new babies soon! I’ll be checking back on all of you :)

Comments for this Journal Entry

Comment from Kitten90 » Posted Nov. 3, 2018 7:27pm
Congrats!! She's so perfect =)

Comment from WaitingwithHope » Posted Nov. 2, 2018 5:15pm
Thank you everyone :)!!

Comment from adiggs » Posted Nov. 1, 2018 9:18pm
Congratulations!!! she is so beautiful!!

Comment from dakotagurrl » Posted Nov. 1, 2018 2:50pm
Aww that's great! So glad everything went well! Enjoy!
Congratulations!! =))

Comment from sonata85 » Posted Oct. 31, 2018 7:23pm
Congratulations!! So happy you had a positive birth experience

Comment from Libelula264 » Posted Oct. 31, 2018 12:47pm
Thank you for posting your story, and thank you for the good luck!

Comment from Newlyjg » Posted Oct. 31, 2018 7:50am
Amazing birth story. Congrats on your precious bundle, she's perfect.

Comment from calvingirl » Posted Oct. 30, 2018 8:59pm
That sounds so wonderful! I'm so glad you had a good experience and she is gorgeous!! Congratulations! I feel like time flew by...

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