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Hattie's Birth Story

Jun 30, 2011 - 3 comments

Well...I am finally getting online, 3 weeks after her glorious birth to share her story.  This website has been such an inspiration to me throughout my fertility treatments and then through my pregnancy.  I only hope I can share a small piece of information that can be of benefit to someone else!

My official due date was June 9th but since I had gestational diabetes I was told they would induce me on the June 6th if I did not go into labor on my own.  I was told she would weigh about 8 pounds so they didn't want me to go past my due date.

I started having contractions over the weekend, the 6th was a Monday, but told myself it didn't matter she was coming on the 6th anyway.  Finally the morning of the 6th arrived and we headed to the hospital.  I was still having contractions.  I told the nurse and she said sure enough I was in labor, contractions every 2-3 minutes apart.  The doctor came in and checked me and I was 2 cm and 80% effaced (an improvement since my last doc appt).  She decided not to start the pitocin and instead break my water.  It worked and my contractions starting coming every 1-2 minutes lasting longer.  She broke my water around 10:30am and by lunch time I got the epidural (which took 5 tries and 2 different doctors).  Around 4:00 I started feeling pressure which the nurse said was probably my bladder because at 3:30 I was still 5-6 cm.  So she emptied my bladder and turned my on my side and BAM! I felt like the baby was coming out.  Sure enough Hattie Catherine was born at 4:50pm after 3 short pushes.  It was an amazing labor and delivery, by far the easiest of my four children.

Hattie weighed 7 pounds 11 ounces and was 19 1/2 inches long.  She is gorgeous, looks like her brothers.  We are so blessed!!  

First OB U/S

Oct 25, 2010 - 5 comments

Today was our first u/s.  According to my LMP I am 7w 4d.  According to IUI and conception I am 7 wk 1d.  We saw one sac, yolk sac and baby with a heart beat of 153.  The measurement was behind at 6w 4d.  OB was a little concerned with the LMP dates so far off, but with the conception date it only puts me a few days behind.  I have a repeat u/s scheduled for 2 weeks.  Another 2WW, UGGHHH!!

BETA #3

Oct 07, 2010 - 7 comments

Today is 18dpiui.  My hcg was 1021, more than doubled.  So relieved!  Now I have to wait for the u/s.  

My RE will allow me to transfer to my OB now or I can wait until after my u/s, in 3 weeks.  

Not sure if I should go on to my OB now or have my RE do my first u/s and then release me.

BETA #2

Oct 06, 2010 - 2 comments

On 16dpiui, my hcg was 490 and progesterone was 33.  Go back on Thursday to ensure the # continues to double. SO nervous!