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    Birth Story, gonna miss this board!
    Wendy12345678 posted:
    Hello everyone. Jonathan Lane was born at 1:30 am Jan 8th. He was 7 lbs 12.8 oz, and perfectly healthy. I was induced reluctantly due to swelling, I was actually due tomorrow, the 11th. My labor took the entire day, and until 1:30 in the morning. I had received an epideral, but unfortunatly it did not take. The woman said my back was "to tight". I was offered the IV drugs, but declined because of the possible affects. I'm actually happy that I was not numb for it. The pain was perfectly managable, and did not cause a terrible amount of pain until close to delivery time. When they became very painful I vommited from pain which took me from 7 cm to 10 instantly. Because I felt everything I was able to dictate pushing, which I liked. My contractions did not hurt, and I felt almost no pain while pushing, just motivation. Even considering the pain it was a nice experience to have, feeling my body work with nature. I was very calm, and did well. Unfortunatly after he was born it was difficult to stop the bleeding and I required medications and a shot in the leg. I ended up in a bit of shock when the bleeding was finally stopped, and was given medication for that. I got to see my baby just after he was born but then was out of action for a few hours. I did however manage to nurse him in that time. Bleeding and all it was a great experience. He is perfect, and very calm, much more than my other 2 boys. I just want to sit and cuddle. I was very sad to be induced, and sad to leave the hospital. I'm glad to have him here, but I do miss the pregnancy and feeling him move inside my belly. I will also miss posting and reading on this board. The excitment of pregnancy and everyones stories was great. I'll miss you all! Thanks for sharing with me!
    ssteinbuch0048 responded:
    Stacy 31, DF(Jason)32, DD(Paige Aspen)13, DD(Pearl Madison)10, New LO - Alexander - Due March 1, 2011 YAY BLUE TEAM!!!
    excited_4_baby responded:
    Congrats! So glad to hear that you and baby are doing well. I think you and I graduated from 1 tri to the next almost side by side. And you are right... after all is said and done and my LO is here, I think it will be a bitter-sweet goodbye. However, I also expect that I'll be busy enough to fill in my time too! ;) Good luck to you and your family!
    Me(33) DH (33) First baby due 1/15/11 - Girl!! - Lilah Rae
    lady_samwise responded:
    Congratulations! I'm glad that your little guy is doing well and that you are on the way to recovery!
    krazykatt707 responded:
    Congrats! And all the best to you, your family and your new baby boy!
    Rachel(26),Scott(27),Jon Roland(4),EDD for Kira Elizabeth 2-6-11
    Lainey_WebMD_Staff responded:
    Congratulations Wendy! You don't have to leave the community because you gave birth. Many of our Mommies move over to the First Year , and Parenting communities but also still hang with 3rd tri. :)
    ElanaK responded:
    What a great birth story!! Congrats!
    Elana (27), DH (41); DD / DS (IVF twins) 3/18/09; DD (miracle natural pregnancy) 12/30/10
    MRSKuhns responded:
    Congrats to you!
    Sarah (me 22), Hubby (25), EDD 1/19/11 Cody Benjamin! :D
    jlbwondering35 responded:
    Congratulations and what an inspiring story! Enjoy the newest addition to your family!
    brewbaby replied to jlbwondering35's response:
    Congrats! I'm so excited for you and your LO. I think when it's time for mine to be here, I'm going to feel the same way!
    Me(23), Hubby(23), First baby, Oliver Due 1/26/10.

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