Per discussion in the weekend thread, and now that we're all making our way into (or already in) third trimester, I thought I'd go ahead and get this set up (FX we don't need to use it for quite a while!!). As D15 babies begin arriving, please post your birth announcements here. Include the following basic stats:
Gestation at Birth:
Link to your birth story, if you have one:
And of course... a pic or two if you've got 'em!
**To keep this thread from getting overly busy, use love tits as congratulations (versus posting individual congrats comments). BUT - please feel free to post your own AW birth story thread!**
I guess I could finally put ours up here. I'm a slacker. Our little man was born at 34w3d on 10/28/15. He weighed 4lbs 7oz and was 19in long (although probably 14-15 without the cone head). Less than 5 hours from when water broke until he was born.
Post by mrspotatohead91 on Nov 15, 2015 18:12:17 GMT -5
Our baby was born on 11/12 at 5:46 pm. He was born at 34 weeks exactly after my water broke at 33w2d and I was induced at 34 weeks. He weighed 4 pounds 7 ounces. He is in the NICU and is still too tired to eat and is taking small amounts by mouth and the rest by feeding tube.
Me-35 DH-36 Married since 9/21/2013 DX- Me- PCOS + MTHFR, DH- Perfect and Proven
TTC since 2007 (with a 2.5 year break due to "life restructuring") All BFN's until May 2014 (mc at 5w) and Oct 2014 (mc at 11w3d, 12/16/14), includes 2 failed medicated IUI cycles and 3 failed TI medicated cycles since May 2014
Felt what I thought might be a contraction around 2pm on the 30th, and had a lot of lower back pain & what felt like menstrual cramping, but initially chalked it up to BH. They picked up from there and were less than 4 min apart by evening so went to L&D. Progressed overnight to 10cm by about mid-morning the next day. Charlie's heart rate would drop significantly each time I pushed, so OB ended up recommending vacuum assist which I'd wanted to avoid going in, but gladly welcomed the help in the moment. Full birth story to follow at some point!
Introducing Lucas Paul Charles Perry (Luke). Born 12/9/2015 39w2d) at 12:06pm via RSC. 8lbs 3oz, 20.5 inches long and a head full of dark brown hair. He's doing great! We're hoping to be discharged this morning ?
Last Edit: Dec 18, 2015 17:55:01 GMT -5 by HennyPenny
DS born April 2011 - best kid ever TTC#2 - Sept'13 BFP Oct'13 EDD 7/7/14 - MMC D&C Nov'13 benched while HCG took 6 months to return to zero! BFP Oct'14 EDD 7/4/15 - MMC D&C Nov'14 Jan'15 - new OB w/ a plan BFP Apr'15 EDD 12/24/15 - FX for a take home baby!! DD born Nov 2015 - Welcome Little Miss
Quick birth story: induction due to being 5 days over due. Started regular contractions after 2 doses of cytotec (oral). Water broke on its own at 4:45. 3cm at 5:00pm at end of second dose of cytotec. Epidural then started Pitocin at approximately 4cm. After about 2 hours, epidural stopped working and I was in a lot of pain. They checked me and I was 8 cm so they said they would top me off for the rest of the way. Before they could, baby's heart rate suddenly decel'd and I started feeling lots of pressure- time to push!! She was out about 5 minutes after that- she practically fell out. 3 maybe 4 pushes total. She is healthy and recovery has been going well!
Name: Robert NN "Ho.bbes" Grif.fin Sin.clair Date/Time: 12/21/15 at 2:55pm Gestation: 39 +3 induced based on MFM recommedations due to age and history of poor fetal development after 35 weeks Birth Weight/Length: 7lbs 15.4 oz (if he had been .01 heavier it would have rounded to 8). N21.25 inches
birth story: induced with pitocin, started at 6:30. Dr broke the waters around 8. Epidural. born Sunnyside up after 30 minutes of pushing at 2:55. (His shoulders got stuck so dr had to help pull him out.) Ho.bbes wasn't breathing at first and gave us a scare. were able to do skin to skin after they got him stable. Had to delay BF for a little bit because of grunting. But he settled in and looked great after about 2 hours. 2nd degree tear upward.
Quick birth story: timeable contractions started at 630am, got to the hospital at 10:15am, only 2cm @11. We walked and bounced. Only 3cm @4ish. My Dr showed up at 6 (I didn't know she was on-call). She broke my water at 6:30pm. It didn't take long for contractions to intensify. Made one lap around the hospital before resigning myself to the ball. I ended up laboring for the last bit on the bed with the monitors. I threw up several times from the pain. DH fed me my weight in ice chips. I hummed, groaned and screamed through contractions. At 10pm I started bearing down. I pushed through 3 contractions and Evelyn came sliding into the world. I sat forward enough to see the end of her delivery and the Dr handed her right to me. The nurses cleaned her while we snuggled. DH cut the cord. Only one stitch need for a left labia tear. We are smitten and big brother is excited and protective.
Post by beaglemom2011 on Jan 3, 2016 10:49:36 GMT -5
Olivia Mary Saturday, 1/2/16 @ 6:52am 40 weeks 6 days 7 lbs 4 oz, 20.5" Birth story: We invited my mom to spend the afternoon/evening with us on New Years Day, she was going to take care of DS when I went into labor and had not joined my dad to visit my nephew a few states away who was born 12/30. H, DS, mom and I went to the mall to walk some and I started having contractions within 20 minutes, but they were 20 minutes apart. Thought they might go away, but didn't. Had dinner out, went home and tried to go to sleep around 8:15 in prep for a night labor, but after an hour contractions were too strong to sleep through. Luckily, my mom packed her own bag just in case. Apparently I just needed my mom to be there to get things started. ? At 2am the contractions were finally 5-1-1 and I thought it would be ok to go in as a second time mom. However, I was only a 3.5. They still admitted me because of the intense pain I had. Back labor again, I really think the tilt in my uterus keeps them OP until the pushing stage. Labored until 4:30 and was at 5.5cm. I was crying and screaming through the contractions and nothing helped (tub, all sorts of positions, counter pressure). Got an epidural, so hard to deal with the contractions when getting this, and when that kicked in they broke my water to help move things along. She had turned LOP by that point. 2 more hours laying on my right side with peanut ball and I was fully dilated and she had turned OA. Pushed through 3 contraction for 15 minutes and she was born 6:52am. She had a hand up by her head when she came out, but luckily we had no tears. Much smaller than DS. Midwife had H announce it was a girl. Skin to skin right away, delayed cord cutting and breastfed for nearly an hour. She latched right away. Afterwards, weight and length were taken. Although I didn't go natural like I wanted, it was still a good experience and I'm glad it was shorter at 14.5 hours compared to DS 30 hour labor. I was able to get up and walk 2 hours after the epidural was removed compared to 6 hours the first time, so better experience with that too.
After weeks of false starts and much waiting, at around 1:30am on Wednesday morning I woke up with pretty intense feeling contractions. By 2am we had called the midwife and by 2:30am we arrived at the birth center. Once there contractions kept coming and got more intense, so we settled in and called the doula. She arrived about an hour later. By then active labor was established. By around 6:30am contractions were intense enough that I started to be sick and shaking, so I thought I was probably in transition. I moved into the tub and the midwife who delivered DD took over. After some contractions in the tub and some more vomiting, I started to feel the urge to push. After 2 contractions with pushing, I started to feel burning, so I was hoping DS's head had descended and that he would come soon. The midwife wanted me to get out so she could check, so I tried to stand up but then said nope, not happening. She reached down to check and DS's head was crowning. My water stayed intact until the head was born, and then his body was born about 3 minutes later. I held him in the water until DH cut the cord. It was intense but awesome! The best part was that I had no tears, unlike last time! So glad that he is finally here and that we were able to stick with our original plan of the birth center. The doula was worth her weight in gold and I think it is so cool that both our kids were delivered by the same midwife!
Birth Story: induced with pitocin at 8 am on 1/4/16. Dr broke my water around 12:30. Contractions got really intense fast and I request an epidural by 2 pm. Dilation took a long time and I finally hit 10 cm around 11:30 but baby had not descended enough. Gave baby 2 hours of contractions with the peanut ball to come down but no such luck. I tried pushing for an hour to move her down (vomiting like many others), she did not budge at all. I spiked a fever at this point. The decision was made for a c-section delivery around 3 am after 19 hours of labor. Our little lady came out with a cry at 3:31 am and DH was able to hold her almost instantly while I was being stitched up. When I got skin to skin with baby in recovery, she latched right away. Baby had a bit of a cone shaped head due to all the pushing I tired. Her head is a little on the large side and my pelvic bone is apparently narrow, which is why she never came all the way down.
Abbreviated birth story: Water broke at 6pm Nov. 29 after a busy weekend- we hosted Thanksgiving on Friday, cut our own Christmas tree, decorated tree and both inside and outside of house. Had an early dinner and sat down to relax and felt some leaking. Determined that it was my waters and called the midwife. Went right to the hospital since I was Group B strep +. No contractions until we were about 25 minutes into our 35 minute drive. Checked in and was 4cm dilated. Started pushing at about 1:30am- difficult pushing, but he finally made his entrance. No epidural and a 3rd degree tear.
Name: Mar.garet Loui.se Birthdate/Time: Dec 11, 11:01 pm Gestation at birth: 41 weeks Birth weight: 7 lbs 5 oz (or 4 oz, we have paperwork that says both) Birth story: The interesting part is in this thread. Summary is that I didn't know I was in active labor until about an hour before the baby was born. Just made it to the hospital.
Link to your birth story, if you have one: R came out fast and furious. I had an appt that Tuesday 12/29 around 2:30pm. They did an US and a non stress test just to make sure everything was going swimmingly since I was overdue. When OB checked, I wasn't even dilated at all. However, he was very certain that I will have the baby within 24 hrs for some reason. I went right back to work right after the appt around 4:30. By 6pm, I started having a whole lot of movement. I thought maybe just BH. I started timing them around 7 when they started becoming more consistent. By 8:30, they were about 4-5 mins apart lasting 45-60 seconds. I was still at work at this time, because workaholic. I finally called DH, who was home with DD, and told him to come to me ASAP. I called my mom and had her pick up DD to take back to her house. I labored at work until DH got to me around 10:15. Got to the hospital by 10:30. I was already at 6cm. Begged for epi immediately. Got my water broken at 11:30. Started pushing at 12. LO out at 12:09am. I'm still in disbelief at how fast it all went. With DD, my water broke first and I was in labor for 15 hours. When I was telling my L&D nurse about R's timing, she commented that OB most likely stripped my membrane when he checked me earlier that afternoon, hence why he was so sure I'll have the baby within 24 hrs. I'm not even sure if that's allowed, but hey, everything went really smoothly.
Post by baylorbear on Sept 1, 2016 12:08:50 GMT -5
LO's name: Kath.ryn (Katy) G.race
Birth Date/Time: 12/10 at 10:00pm
Gestation at Birth: 40w 2d
Birth Weight: 7lbs 9oz
Link your birth story here: I went to the Obgyn to have a check up and make the date for my induction. I did not want to go past 41 weeks again and knew she wasn't going to come on her own because my older DD didn't. The dr said I was around 2cm and gave me the number to call the hospital to schedule my induction date. She ended up having me do a non-stress test and US. The US tech said everything looked fine. The dr came in and said that since I was overdue, we were coming up on the weekend and my non-stress test was fine except for one spot, I could just be induced that day. I called H and told him it was happening today. Fortunately he was home with our older DD so he didn't have to come home from work. When I got home, I had to repack everyone's bags because it's usually in the 30's here in December and that week, it was 60. I left for the hospital and H took DD and our two dogs to my in-laws house an hour away and was meeting me at the hospital. When I got there at 2, I asked to wait until H got there to really start anything. He arrived 2 hours later. I was happy to be dilated so I didn't have to do cervadil and they hooked me up to the machines and started pitocin. At 6 they moved us into another room since our tv was broken and H wanted to watch Thursday night football. I wanted my epidural but the anesthesiologist was tied up so I had to wait another 2 hours. Around 8:30, the anesthesiologist was finally free and the nurse told me I probably didn't need it because I looked like I wasn't in a lot of pain and babies take a long time to come (I really didn't like her). I said I wanted it and I got it. Around 9:30, the dr came in and broke my water. I was at a 6. At 9:45, I started feeling a ton of pain and started shaking. I told H to hit the nurses button and that the baby was coming. The nurse came in and told me there was no way I had made it to a 10 in 15 minutes and that babies take hours to come after an epidural (I had my first daughter in 6 hours with an epidural so I knew I was probably close). She also told me with the epidural, there was no way I was in pain. She said she would check anyways. She looked at me and told H to please hit the button to get the dr in here now. The Dr came in and looked and yelled for help. I pushed twice and DD was out. Overall 6 hours of labor and she came in about 30 minutes from the time my water broke. The nurse actually came in to apologize to me after, stating she had never seen a baby come so fast after a women had her water broken and just received an epidural.
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