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Lolo1176's Pregnancy

My Due Date: March 17, 2016
I have given birth!
Age: 44 years old
Location: Racine, WI, United States

I am so in LOVE!

It's A Boy!

Connor Joseph
Born on February 29, 2016 at 10:07pm
Born at 37 weeks and 4 days

Weight: 7 lbs 9 oz
Length: 20 inches

Labour & Delivery
Delivery: Vaginal with Assistance (forceps/suction)
Pain Relief: Epidural - Full
Duration of Labour: 13 hours

Connor Joseph's Birth Story

My water broke that morning at 8:53am at home. I was told to go to L&D and get checked out. They confirmed that my waters did indeed break and I was 2 cm at that moment. Within a few hours I was 8/9 cm and in a LOT of pain. The nurse and doctor were shocked at how fast I was dilated. But I also knew I couldn't go further without an epidural, that's how much pain I was in. Problem was they weren't sure there would be time. I was so close I thought he was going to come right then. The pain was so bad and I suddenly couldn't stop pushing...but the doctor wasn't available and they were worried about me pushing before I was ready. They checked my blood levels and thankfully I was off the Lovenox shots long enough to get the epidural. Phew. They could only do it within a 3 minute window when I wasn't having a contraction. I did get it and felt like I was in heaven. Only problem was...it slowed down the progress and they had to give me Pitocin to keep him coming. Contractions felt like nothing once I had the epidural.

We started pushing at about 7:30pm and he came out with assistance of vacuum extraction at 10:07pm. The doctor only used the vacuum as a guide for him...but I did all the work...I was exhausted after that! Sadly I did come down with an infection in the amniotic fluid during the pushing and I was absolutely freezing. Also I had a 2nd degree tear. So sadly I am still feeling very uncomfortable.

After the delivery they put me and Connor on antibiotics. Sadly Connor had to go to the NICU. And as they were giving him the antibiotics they also learned his sugar levels were really low. The first night I had to give him a bottle of formula to help get his sugar levels up because they were very low. But after that my colostrum was enough to keep his levels at a comfortable level. I had to breastfeed him every 2 hours while we were at the hospital.

We were discharged 2 hours after the circumcision On March 3rd in the evening.

Profile Comments for Lolo1176 (11)

Comment from Sailorswife » Posted Mar. 24, 2016 3:17pm
Well I hope you're able to find rest as often as possible, and that the blues go away and stay away. Do you have anyone helping you out right now while you heal and take care of baby? I hope so.

Comment from Sailorswife » Posted Mar. 20, 2016 10:47pm
Thanks for checking on me. No, absolutely no sign yet. I hope she decides to come on her own soon. We just keep waiting. How is your sweet new bundle? How are you feeling, emotionally and physically? I hope everything is going well <3

Comment from dakotagurrl » Posted Mar. 7, 2016 8:25pm
Congratulations!! Hope ur all doing well! Please keep updating when u have time! =))

Comment from Sailorswife » Posted Mar. 4, 2016 10:39pm
Checking in on you. How are you doing? What's the ETA on your special delivery? So excited for you!

Comment from Basia30 » Posted Feb. 25, 2016 3:14pm
We are getting super close :) How are you? Sebastian is kicking my ass ;) He moves like crazy and it hurts a bit - he is super strong.

Comment from Sailorswife » Posted Feb. 17, 2016 1:09pm
Oh my goodness, you have less than 30 days to go! Woot woot! Keep us updated on how you progress!

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