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Update on things
September 4, 2008, 4:23 pm
Filed under: delivery, Uncategorized | Tags: , , ,

Sorry that I have neglected the blog… Having a newborn sure does put a twist on your priorities. I am still working on my birth story because I am waiting on edits from my husband and Doula but I will post that as soon as it is ready. Here is the short version, however for those of you that are interested:

I went into labor 10 days passed my due date, naturally.

Went through 22 hours of unmedicated, hard labor (can’t talk through contractions) and at that point only dialated to 6.5cm so I asked for an epidural.

2 hours of pushing, followed by an hour of rest and then another 30 min of pushing. Baby wasn’t coming.

C-Section delivery after 28 hours.

Baby Oliver was 7 lbs 10 oz and was born on 08/08/08 (11 days late). The labor and delivery was anything but perfect, in fact a bit traumatizing, but Ollie is absolutely perfect!


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Congrats! My delivery wasn’t at all like my birth plan too. I have realized that the childbirth class didn’t really help and have told friends to just take a breastfeeding class. I told everyone just listen to what the nurse tells you to do!

Comment by koconnie

I would have to disagree on the birth classes. Our Bradley classes were great and did prepare us for giving birth naturally. Unfortunately, I don’t think my baby was ever going to come out vaginally without some complications but we were certainly prepared for laboring until things went away from our plan. I definitely think that the classes made me less apprehensive about giving birth in general and I didn’t fear anything going into it.

Comment by jillgior

sounds very similar to my birth story!
except i didn’t have a baby oliver.

Comment by thelittlebean

yay! I’m glad i remembered to check back! congratulations! Sorry to hear about the hard labor/delivery. But glad baby is perfect!

Comment by candice

Hi! I’m sorry to hear that the delivery was so grueling. But sounds like you were one tough cookie through it and then tadah — a perfect Baby Oliver! YAY! So happy for you and Skye.

Comment by Robyn

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