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    Westsidebee's birth story
    westsidebee posted:
    She's finally here! And she's perfect in every way.

    Baby Jenna was born on Friday, December 21, 2012, at 40 weeks 1 day. Because I was getting past my due date and had no signs of imminent labor, we decided to induce. We checked into the hospital at 8pm on Thursday night (the 20th), and I was monitored that night and given Cytotec to soften the cervix. In the morning I was about 2cm dilated. We started Pitocin at 8am Friday morning, my water broke at 9:30am, contractions came pretty fast after that. Around 11am I was at 4cm. I got an epidural around 12, and at 1pm I was 7cm. By about 2:30 I was fully dilated at 10cm, and started pushing at 3pm. She was born at 4:15!

    We are home from the hospital and doing great. I am still having trouble believing she's really finally here, after we started trying in April 2008. What a long journey -- she's totally worth the wait. I'm in love

    Happy holidays! Will update again soon.
    livelaughmoe responded:
    Tiffany, what a beautiful story. Thanks for sharing,
    Unexplained infertility
    TTC for 3 years
    IUI 5 BFP M/C 8-9weeks
    Leah25Brooke2 responded:
    Me(26) DH(29) DD 3.5 TTC 2 16 mos. 5 rounds of clomid - unsuccessful. Natural BFP 11/27/12.
    ninjarbaby responded:
    ah I've been waiting for this post! congrats tiffany! I'm so glad she'sfinally here! And you're right. definitely worth the wait. update soon! I'm so happy for you!
    Jane(30), DH(30), DSD(12) - TTC 1 since 2008 after m/c in Feb 2008 - Stopped actively TTC'ing in mid 2009 after unexplained IF. Surprise BFP 8/31/11! EDD 5/4/2012 Blue Team!
    booklvr04 replied to ninjarbaby's response:
    Congratulations Tiffany! What a beautiful Christmas gift!! Hope you are doing well!
    Emily(31); DH(32) - After 4 failed IUI's we conceived on our own prior to our IVF cycle! Alexander Edward was born on 9/1/2010; 5lbs 15oz, 20; God is Great!
    no1phillygirl responded:
    Congrats. Beautiful name. I'm so happy for you. Yes I agree, although the journey was the most difficult thing I have ever gone through, it was worth it! Enjoy her!
    Marla(43) DH(33) BFP 10/08 m/c 11/08
    ivf1 9/09 BFP m/c 6 wks
    ivf2 2/10 BFP trisomy d
    FrenchBulldogMom responded:
    I love the name! I wanted to name our girl twin Gemma, but my husband said it was weird, LOL! I should have compromised and gone with Jenna, but we went with Erin.

    I agree with you about being worth the wait. I totally feel the same way about my two. I can't wait to read updates on how you guys are doing.
    PGinSJ replied to FrenchBulldogMom's response:
    Welcome to the world Jenna! Ugh tears of joy for you Tiff. It's been a long LONG time coming. Nothing better than holding her right?! Huge hugs.
    Me (39) and DH (38). 2 m/cs and unexplained IF. DS Connor born 8/22/10 via our 3rd IUI and DS 2 Tyler born 3/25/12, conceived naturally.

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