Introducing Jada Lynn

I can't believe my baby girl is here! Her due date was March 20th but she decided she was done baking and made her appearance on March 4th!


I had my 37w appointment on Friday 3/1 and the midwife felt confidant that I had at least another week left. The afternoon of Saturday 3/2 I started feeling some cramping/contractions but figured they were just braxton hicks. They continued through the evening and by 11pm they were 5 minutes a part and pretty uncomfortable. I called the midwife and she told me to go to the hospital to get checked. We got there a little before midnight and I was dilated to 1cm. They had me walk around for an hour to see if I would progress but I didn't. The pain was getting worse and I received a shot of morphine. The nurse said I'd most likely be back the next day for delivery but she had seen people stay at 1cm with contractions for weeks. 


I went home that night and slept better then I had in months. I was also able to take a few naps Sunday. By midday Sunday I was starting to feel the contractions again but this time the pain was substantially worse. I didn't want to rush back to the hospital to be sent home again. I told myself if I was still having these pains by 8am we'd go in however by 2am I was in so much pain and the contractions were 2-6 minutes a part. I couldn't go through a contraction without squeezing DH's hand. When we arrived at the hospital I was immediately checked and was dilated to 6 1/2 cm and was told I'd be having my baby girl that day! Up until that point I wasn't thinking about giving birth, I was thinking of getting the pain to stop. 


When I initailly found out I was pregnant I wanted to try to do a natural delivery but once I was in the middle of it all I knew I wouldn't be able to handle the pain and I needed the epidural - BEST decision! I felt like the epi allowed me to enjoy my delivery. By 7am I was dialated to 10 and the midwife had me start pushing. she said she's had patients with epidurals delivery quickly and others push for 3+ hours so it was still unknow how much longer I had to go however by 8am the baby had come down enough for a few final pushes. My baby girl entered the world at 8:11 am on March 4th weighing 7lbs 10oz and was 19.5 inches long. 


When they placed her on my chest I instantly started crying! I couldn't believe she was actually here! Dh and I decided we would pick her name once she arrived and when we saw her we knew instantly her name should be Jada Lynn- we are so in love!


Enjoying my epidural


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My beautiful girl at the hospital and at home 


 


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My beautiful family :)


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Posted on March 12, 2013 at 12:42 pm
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CheekyMar
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Oh Jennifer! She is beautiful!!!!!! And you look amazing for being in labor!


It sounds like you had a great delivery!


Congrats Mom!!

Posted on March 12, 2013 at 12:50 pm
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What a cutie!! Congratulations x
Posted on March 12, 2013 at 1:16 pm
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Posted on March 12, 2013 at 1:56 pm
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OMG, she is so precious! And her hair, amazing :-) so so cute!


Huge congratulations to you and you hubby and all the best. 


 

Posted on March 12, 2013 at 9:36 pm
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She is so beautiful!  Huge huge congratulations on your beautiful baby girl!  I love her name!

Posted on March 13, 2013 at 1:08 am
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OMG!  Look at all that hair!  She's beautiful!

Posted on March 13, 2013 at 2:13 am
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OH my goodness she is so adorable!! Congrats to you and your DH on your new arrival! :)

Posted on March 13, 2013 at 3:39 am
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Omg!! She's beautiful!! Congrats!

Your birth story sounds perfect! No long waits in the hospital, pretty awesome- thanks for sharing!!
Posted on March 13, 2013 at 3:58 am
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Awwwww! Congrats Jennifer! She's the sweetest baby...so adorable! Enjoy every precious moments with your family!

Posted on March 13, 2013 at 5:08 am
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Thank you for sharing her birth story Jenn! She is beautiful and I absolutely love her name. So pretty! Congrats Mama to you and your family! :)

Posted on March 13, 2013 at 6:06 am
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Welcome to the World, Jada! Congrats Jenn!

Posted on March 13, 2013 at 7:51 am
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OMG Jenn she's so darn cute and look at her beautiful black hair. I also love her name and loved that you choosed the name first when you both saw her for the first time :)


Congratulations to you and your super sweet family!!!

Posted on March 13, 2013 at 8:08 am
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Thank you everyone! I can't tell you how in love we both are, tired but in love! 

Posted on March 13, 2013 at 8:09 am
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Awwwwh! Congratulations Jennifer!! She is absolutely gorgeous!

Posted on March 13, 2013 at 8:40 am
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JEN!!! I have resisted posting a call-out thread in the group for you, and it has been so hard! Haha, I have been dying to hear your story! I'm so glad you came to update us! 


Jada is SO beautiful! (Just like her name :-)) Love all that gorgeous dark hair! 


Your story is great...I can only hope to experience something that smooth! :-) 


So, so happy for you guys. Your family is PERFECT! xoxo

Posted on March 14, 2013 at 12:08 pm
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Congrats!! Look at all that pretty hair!!!

Posted on March 14, 2013 at 2:42 pm
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aw congrats! love all of her hair :) 

Posted on March 16, 2013 at 11:56 am
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Congratulations Jennifer!!! What a beautiful baby girl! I wish all the best for your family! Blessings to you all!

Posted on March 17, 2013 at 9:04 am
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oh wow congrats!!!

Posted on March 17, 2013 at 3:47 pm
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Congratulations on your beautiful, little girl :))
Posted on March 17, 2013 at 7:05 pm
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