December 27, 2009 at 3:30am
7 pounds 9 ounces, 20 inches
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Keep Reading Welcome to the world, Ryan Tyler!
After writing the pitocin post yesterday, I cried for awhile. Just one of those nights. I talked about it for awhile on twitter (actually, I more just read what other people had to say and didn’t do much talking). Two things I noticed:
1) An incredible amount of people have a similar story. Why is it so “normal” to receive
Keep Reading Birth Story: pitocin to c-section
The reasons I think I ended up getting pitocin (when I went in not wanting it AT ALL):
1) when you’re asked 4 times if it can be given to you, each time wears you down
2) I was told I should be dilating 1 cm every hour, on average, but that I was “stuck” at 5 cm for 4
Keep Reading Birth Story: epidural to pitocin
Read the start of labor here: Going into Labor
We arrived around 4am and got right into a room (the entire place was empty!) where they hooked me up to the heartbeat and contraction monitor. The nurse was asking all these questions and every time I had a contraction, I’d have to concentrate and not
Keep Reading Birth Story: pain meds
I’d say slight contractions started the night of Christmas Eve. Of course, I’d been having contractions for the past 2 months so when I say “slight contractions started,” I mean different contractions… stronger contractions, just enough to make me uncomfortable. And just enough to make us all sure I’d be at the hospital on Christmas day.
Christmas baby? Nope. Steve
Keep Reading Going into labor
Due date has come and gone. We went to the doctor on Monday (40+3 weeks) to make sure all was still okay and to see what was going on.
Weight: 146.6 Blood pressure: 112/62
Non-Stress Test: I was having contractions so the nurse kept saying it must be time, but I told her that I’d been having those contractions for
Keep Reading Inducing a late baby and my doctor’s thoughts
Again, just letting you know that all 28% of you (30 votes) who guessed baby would arrive on time (Dec. 16 – 20) were WRONG! Sadly. I also voted in this category so don’t feel bad. When this baby ends up being born on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day and he complains about it when he’s a bit older, I’ll
Keep Reading On time baby? Wrong!