Welcome baby Carter!

Well after being 12 days late, my baby boy was finally born on July 13th! Thursday, they had me go in for an NST and ultrasound at the hospital to see how everything was since I was postdate and it turned out my fluid level was 5.8. They like it to be at least 7 and 5 was the cutoff, so they had me come in again on friday for a repeat test and my fluid had dropped to 3.6 so they ended up keeping me at the hospital to induce right away. They gave me cytotec to start contractions at about 3 pm and by 7pm I was dilated to 4cm and 80% effaced. Luckily my contractions were totally bearable and I was handling them very well. But by 11 pm, I was still only 4cm so they asked me if I wanted them to break my water to speed things up so I said yes. I knew the contractions would get way more intense so I was preparing myself for that but I had no idea how intense they would get... Once my water was broken, the very next contraction almost made me pass out. My water breaking basically made my pain level go from about a 3 to a 9. I knew I wouldn't be able to do this without an epidural. So I had my DH call the nurse to say I wanted the epidural because I couldn't even speak, I could only moan in pain and try to stay conscious. So the anastesiologist came in and got the epidural in and told me that it would kick in in about 5 to 10 minutes so that was comforting. But time went by and I noticed that my left side was numb but my right was not.. So I was feeling everything still in my right side and they tried having me lay on my right side to see if that would work but my right side was still not numb at all. So he had to come back in and take it out and put a new one in all over again :( that was so incredibly frustrating. But luckily that one worked and after that, my labor was AMAZING. I finally got to relax and that combined with my water breaking made me go from 4 cm to 9 in less than an hour! It was so awesome to hear the nurse tell me that. So they basically had me and DH sleep the rest of the night between my contractions and at 4 am, I was ready to start pushing. I did some practice pushes with the nurse and then a little before 5, they started setting everything up in the delivery room and we started really pushing and at 5:22 am, my baby Carter James was born! He was 8 pounds, 8 oz, 20 in. long, healthy and absolutely beautiful. I had a second degree tear but the pushing didn't even hurt at all with the epidural and I got him out so fast! The moment they laid him on my chest and I saw him was probably the best moment of my life. I'm so in love with this little guy!


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Posted on July 16, 2013 at 12:44 pm
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Posted on July 16, 2013 at 2:45 pm
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He's beautiful--congrats, Momma!
Posted on July 16, 2013 at 2:58 pm
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Aww, congrats, Mama! He is precious!

Posted on July 16, 2013 at 3:38 pm
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Huge congrats Mama!!!! He is so sweet!!! 

Posted on July 16, 2013 at 9:55 pm
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love your beautiful birth story, and the pictures of your son! he is an absolute doll! congratulations!!! :)

Posted on July 17, 2013 at 1:33 am
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Yeahh huge Congrats to you Mama!!! Your little boy is so darn cute! Great that you were able to relax after the second epidural. Enjoy your new Mama-Time :)

Posted on July 17, 2013 at 1:55 am
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Awh! Welcome to the world baby carter! Congratulations momma!

Posted on July 17, 2013 at 2:23 am
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Awe he is so handsome! Congrats Mama! I'm glad they were able to get the Epi to work for you, that same thing happened to my sister. But I'm glad everything worked out and great job!

Posted on July 17, 2013 at 8:47 am
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What a handsome little man! Congrats :)

Posted on July 17, 2013 at 8:52 am
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He's a handsome little guy! Congrats Momma!

Posted on July 17, 2013 at 9:51 am
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Congrats!!  So glad your labor was amazing after the 2nd epi! 


He's so adorable and you look beautiful! 

Posted on July 18, 2013 at 2:41 am
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OMG!! He's so adorable!!!  I'm so sorry the epidural didn't work the first time around!  I can't even imagine how weird that had to be only having half of you numb.

Posted on July 18, 2013 at 3:06 am
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He is ADORABLE!!!!!!!!!!! Congratulations momma!!!! You look so happy!

Posted on July 19, 2013 at 5:20 am
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Congrats!!!! He's such a cutie!

Posted on July 20, 2013 at 2:56 am
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He is gorgeous and you are glowing! Congratulations!

Posted on July 20, 2013 at 3:00 pm
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Congrats mama!! He is so adorable and glad to hear after the second epi everything was perfect!

Posted on July 22, 2013 at 4:58 am
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yay, congrats!

Posted on July 22, 2013 at 4:58 am
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Thanks ladies! He was so worth that ridiculous wait :D

Posted on July 23, 2013 at 6:10 am
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Aw, Lauren!!! Your little man is sooo adorable! We ended up having our little ones only one day apart -- so cool! 


I can't imagine how hard it was to get the epi removed and done again, but I'm so glad your labor was great after that. You look wonderful in that photo of the two of you -- love it! :-) 


Congrats again!!!


 

Posted on July 23, 2013 at 9:51 am

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