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dino44 posted:
Asher Huckleberry Hancock was born at 4:05am 12/21. He is 7lbs 4oz and 20 inches. He is absolutely perfect!

Long: I wasn't feeling Baby move a whole lot yesterday, so I headed in to L&D to be monitored. Baby looked good, but he had a drop in his heart rate. My doctor ordered a biophysical profile to make sure everything was fine. We failed the BPP. Baby wouldn't move or practice breathing and there was practically no amniotic fluid around him. I had been having contractions all day, and my doctor decided an induction would be best at this point. We started out with a dose of prostaglandin gel at 6:00pm. At 6:30, my water broke on its own. When my water broke, Baby stopped moving again. It took a couple hours to get him perked up again. By then, I had progressed from 1.5cm / 80% to 4cm / 100%. I walked around for a little while, but the contraction were coming fast and hard, one on top of each other. I went back to my room in tears. DH was at home with DD and waiting for my mom to come take over. He got to my room as I did, and I told the nurse I needed something for the pain. She gave me stadol (sp?) to take the edge off. That was great for a few hours. Around 12AM it wore off, and I was sent to walk the halls again. My contractions were unbearable and right on top of each other again. I finally broke down and got an epidural, and I was so glad I did! I was 5cm at this point, and we figured I might have a little while still. I tried to nap but couldn't. I missed my daughter so much. :( At around 2AM, my nurse came in to check me, and I was 8cm. At 3AM, I called my nurse to say I felt pressure. I was complete, so she called for the doctor. I started pushing at 3:40AM, and my little guy was born at 4:05AM. He is perfect and beautiful and nursing like a pro. I feel fantastic. I don't feel like I just had a baby at all. I didn't tear, I am only a little swollen and I've been able to walk around just fine. Asher is the best Christmas present our family could have asked for!
Me: Tabatha (28), DH: Paul (29), Angel Baby @ 13 weeks, PAL graduate!!!: Emma 4/3/09, Keeping our fingers crossed for another Graduate. EDD 12/31/10 YELLOW TEAM
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mindy48875 responded:
lurking...

Wow! What a GREAT story! Congratulations and Merry Christmas to your family!!!
 
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Korin81 responded:
Congrats on your little boy!!!
Me (29) DH (24) DS (2) It's a girl! Scarlett Ann EDD: 1/11/11
 
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MsMollyMac responded:
Congratulations!!
Me- 26, DH-30, DD-3, New little one due 1-3-11
 
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Lainey_WebMD_Staff responded:
Congratulations, I am so happy everything went well with the birth!
 
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excited_4_baby responded:
Congrats!! That is so exciting! I'm so happy to hear that all went well for you.
Me(33) DH (33) First baby due 1/15/11 - Girl!! - Lilah Rae
 
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krazykatt707 responded:
Sounds like you had a great birth experience. Congrats on your early Christmas present. : )
Rachel(26),Scott(27),Jon Roland(4),EDD for Kira Elizabeth 2-6-11
 
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clovertine responded:
Congratulations! What a beautiful gift, I'm so happy you had such a pleasant birth experience & that your little guy is doing so well!
Christine and DH: Scotti - DS: Logan born June 2, 2008 - My Perfect Boy. New little tadpole due 2/13/11! Yellow Team! Hoping for a successful VBAC!
 
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ssteinbuch0048 responded:
Congratulations!
Stacy 31, DF(Jason)32, DD(Paige Aspen)13, DD(Pearl Madison)10, LO Due March 1, 2011 YAY BLUE TEAM!!!
 
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MRSKuhns responded:
Congrats to you and your family! :D
Sarah (me 22), Hubby (25), EDD 1/19/11 Cody Benjamin! :D
 
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ElanaK responded:
That's fantastic!!!! Big congrats!
Elana (27), DH (41), DD, DS (IVF twins) 3/18/09, miracle natural pregnancy - due 1/6/11, PINK TEAM!
 
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HaveFaith1224 responded:
Congrautlations! Wishing you and your family a very merry Christmas!
Me (30), DH (32) EDD 1/10/11 Blue team!


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