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Worth the wait…Harper's birth story

Well it was quite a ride but she's finally here and worth every second I waited <3


Harper Kathryn Breton
07/24/2012 11:45 pm
6lbs 14.5oz  20 inches long


Monday afternoon I was scheduled for a standard NST to check on Harper to see how she was doing seeing as though I was just shy of 42 weeks.  Although she didn't fail the test, it wasn't perfect so my Dr and I decided that there was nothing to be gained by waiting until Wed night to induce so off to the hospital I went.  My husband left his mail route and met me there about an hour and half later.


My induction started Monday evening and we tried an oral med and then a vaginal insert first.  My contractions were one on top of another but by 11am Tuesday I was still 1 cm dialated...sigh.  At 2:00pm they inserted a Cook catheter (which manually dialates you...yes it's as painful as it sounds) and I went from 1cm to 6.5 in 4 hours.  They broke my water and gave me a shot of nubaine and let me labor on my own for a bit hoping that my I would continue to dialate on my own but it just didn't seem to be happening.  At that point I had only been able to labor laying on my right side as any other position would cause Harper's heart rate to take a drastic dive and because she didn't seem to be tolerating labor in general they were very hesatant to give me any sort of pitocin that would crank up my contractions.  After a few more hours of laboring on my own I was still only 7 cm and still had quite a ways to go not to mention pushing, which my Dr was really afraid she wasn't going to tolerate based on the fluxuations her heart rate had been taking so far. Taking everything into consideration we decided to go ahead with a c-section.  Although I had wanted to avoid that at all costs, at the end of the day my goal was "Healthy baby, healthy mom" and I would rather go ahead with a controled c-section rather than continue to try to deliver vaginally and end up in an emergency situation should her heart rate take a turn for the worse again.


The c-section was not nearly as bad as I had thought it would be and my recovery has gone amazingly well, we're actually leaving today!! We're all still getting to know each other but so far this whole mommy thing is pretty darn amazing :) 


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Posted on July 27, 2012 at 2:02 am
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Canooknic
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Beautiful! Congratulations xx
Posted on July 27, 2012 at 2:23 am
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Congrats, Becca! Sorry things didn't go as planned, but glad to hear everyone is healthy and doing well! I'm very happy to hear the c-section wasn't as bad as expected!

Posted on July 27, 2012 at 3:08 am
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Becca... you're a mom!!  Harper is absolutely gorgeous!! (I'm a huge fan of her middle name too... though biased as I'm a Katherine!) :) 


Sorry things didn't go as planned, but our lil ones have their own plans it seems.  At least everything went smoothly!  Your pictures are so touching...

Posted on July 27, 2012 at 3:27 am
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So gladd your c section was better then expected. She is a beauty!
Posted on July 27, 2012 at 7:18 am
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So gladd your c section was better then expected. She is a beauty!
Posted on July 27, 2012 at 7:18 am
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Congratulations Becca!!  I've been thinking of you and Harper and SO glad to hear everything went well!  We honestly had parallel pregnancies, I can't believe it.  You basically wrote my birth story except I never got past 2cm.  Enjoy your new baby girl!

Posted on July 27, 2012 at 8:12 am
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Congrats!  She is lovely and you look beautiful! That last picture is so sweet.

Posted on July 27, 2012 at 8:21 am
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Congrats!! So glad everything went ok, I was thinking about you! She is beautiful!!

Posted on July 27, 2012 at 12:13 pm
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Congrats Becca! She is beautiful! So glad everything went ok and that both baby and Mommy are healthy. 

Posted on July 27, 2012 at 6:49 pm
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Congrats Becca - she is absolutely adorable and I'm so glad she is finally here!!! :)

Posted on July 28, 2012 at 1:15 pm
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Congrats Becca! Harper is so beautiful!

Posted on July 29, 2012 at 11:52 am
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Congrats Becca!!!!!!!! She's such a cutie pie!! :D

Posted on August 6, 2012 at 5:12 am
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CONGRATS!!! She is beautiful!

Posted on October 10, 2012 at 5:53 pm

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