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Dylans Grand Entrance

August 4, 2010

Sorry about the month long hiatus. I had a baby on July 13th and becoming a mother is apparently very time consuming. That being said, I will provide information and pictures now.

My labor wasn’t bad. It started and stopped from about 4 a.m. till about 3 ish, when it started again and stayed. It’s a good thing too, because I was about ready to accept some pitocin to induce steady progression, and I really didn’t want to do that as it makes your contractions longer and harder.  Then, just as they were about to break my water, my water broke. All over the nurse who was standing in front of me waiting to do it. After that things got fun.

The contractions were a lot more painful than I had imagined. I suppose that’s because I didn’t have any similar experience to compare it to while imagining it. I had every intention of doing a completely natural birth, but by the time I reached 7 cm I caved and accepted an Epidural. I am glad that I did. After that, everything was very pleasant and enjoyable and I did not have the ‘drugged’ feeling that I was worried about. I only pushed for thirty minutes and she was born. 8 lbs 12 oz and 21 inches long. They handed her to me right away and didn’t even take her to clean her up for several hours, giving Nick and I the bonding time we wanted. I have to say the Clarksville hospital was wonderful and I couldn’t have had better nurses or doctors.

On to the pictures!

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  1. August 22, 2010 4:21 pm

    She’s beautiful! That’s a lot of hair for a newborn, adorable little redhead. Congrats on your baby.

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