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Irishbaby2013's Pregnancy

My Due Date: February 24, 2013
I have given birth!
Age: 37 years old
Location: Falcon, United States

It's A Boy!

Tristan James
Born on March 3, 2013 at 10:45pm
Born at 40 weeks and 6 days

Weight: 8 lbs 1 oz
Length: 20.5 inches

Labour & Delivery
Delivery: Vaginal
Pain Relief: Epidural - Full
Duration of Labour: 18 hours

Tristan James's Birth Story

I was 1 week overdue and scheduled for an induction. The night before I had a foley balloon inserted above my cervix to help dilate. It was pretty painful and contractions started soon after it was inserted. They gave me ambien to help me sleep through the night, which was wonderful. The foley balloon fell out at 2:30AM when I got up to use the restroom, which is what it's suppose to do. I checked into the hospital that morning at 8am and was 5cm dilated and 80% effaced and Tristan was at -1 station. I had complete back labor. ALL the pain referred to my lower back. I can not explain the pain. It was unworldly. 15 hours later while I was in the transition phase and delusional, they said I made no progress due to the pain and they talked me into an epidural saying that it would speed up the process. Literally, 30 minutes after the epidural took affect, I had dilated to 10cm and was ready to push. Unfortunately, I couldn't feel ANYTHING so part of me thinks that contributed to most of the damage that was done. Plus, I had a super impatient midwife who had her hand in me pulling him with every push. She did not do an episiotomy, so I tore EXTREMELY bad upward all the way to my urethra. My husband saw it happen and I told him not to sugar coat it for me. He's a medic, so he knows bad tears from what's normal. Apparently mine's beyond normal. I bled quite a bit, but they patched me up in good time. My son came out with his head turned, but he was and still is perfect in every way. Very minimal jaundice which is great considering the high altitude we live in. I may have had some bad damage, but I would go through it all over again just to have this beautiful boy in my life. So completely blessed!

Profile Comments for Irishbaby2013 (26)

Comment from FebBabyx » Posted Dec. 21, 2012 4:00pm
I'm so glad to hear your doing great! Oh.. my cheeky monkey has been great at doing things like that lately, she seems to hit the same nerve in my hip and it sends the worst pains down my legs, its not nice lol! Georgia had the hiccups for the very first time on Wednesday night- its utterly adorable eh? :) Well im doing pretty good myself thank you, had a midwife appointment on Wednesday and she said that baby girl is head down ready to engage for birth so that made me so excited! I sound so impatient but I just want my little darling in my arms! 9 months has never seemed such a long amount of time before! Time seems to be dragging :( I have another midwife appt on the 15th of January, have you any appointments coming up? xx

Comment from FebBabyx » Posted Dec. 21, 2012 4:55am
Yeah I think he will be! Its so amazing, were going to be giving birth to our little one's within the next 7 weeks! What a long journey this has been but its so worth it!! How are you doing? xx

Comment from FebBabyx » Posted Dec. 15, 2012 8:36am
Congrats on the new, earlier due date! Wohoo, how exciting. xx

Comment from FebBabyx » Posted Nov. 18, 2012 1:31pm
Thank you! Yeah, they are so worth it! However, Georgia is normally so active at night time so I booked my 4d scan for 8:50pm, im not joking you, this one night was the only night she slept! She just lay there fast asleep. The cheeky monkey! We still got to see that she has the same nose as mummy though which is so exciting! I hope all is going well with you, your hubby and baby boy. X

Comment from FebBabyx » Posted Nov. 17, 2012 10:36am
I really like your profile picture! Its cute. X

Comment from nurse_jenn07 » Posted Nov. 15, 2012 1:48pm
That is a nice name! It is my 2 year olds full name lol!

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