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  • Friday, March 02, 2007
    Look at the little baby!!!
    In case anyone forgot the announcement over at Magic Cookie - she had a baby boy yesterday morning!!!

    I can't wait to read the story of the second half of her labor - 49 hours en toto!!

    Ahhh, labor.

    I always think of both of mine as lasting 2 1/2 hours, because that's how long the intense part was, both times. I honestly found labor to be - well, not that bad. I even said several times that I would have traded the first 3 months of nauseousness for 9 months of labor if I had the choice. The truth is, though, with J., I went into labor on a Friday night and she wasn't born until Sunday at 1 p.m. I was at the hospital for just under 24 hours before she was born ... but it wasn't intense at all. It was fine. Except for the last 2 1/2 hours.

    With E. (who came first, so why I'm talking about her second is beyond me), she was a week late, and I went for a non-stress test (where they put on a monitor on the baby to see if she's okay), and they decided she was NOT okay. While I was on the table with the monitor on my belly the nurse said, "you just had a contraction - did you feel that?" and I thought "oh, that's a contraction? That started yesterday." They then made me go get an ultrasound, where they found that I was pretty much out of amniotic fluid, and they made me go home and get my stuff and then go right back for pitocin (which induces labor). The pitocin didn't really work even after 10 hours. The doctor was about to turn it off so I could sleep the night before waking me and breaking my water when it broke on its own - what little I had, and there were more signs of E. being under stress. Then things picked up, and 2 1/2 hours later, there she was.

    Turns out she had the cord wrapped around her neck - but all was well. The dr. got it off, and then after I nearly bled to death, everything was fine.


    posted by Zuska @ 10:25 AM  
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