(Closed) Junebug Mamas Part III

posted 8 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 378
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@Ree723:  Aw wow what a cute photo- what an angel!!!!!

Thanks for all the lovely well wishes!! Hope all the new mamas are doing great!

@simpleandchic:  Popped in to see how you are doing!! Hopefully the ball is rolling for you now- sending lots of labour dust your way!!

 

 

Alastar was born at 7 mins to midnight on the 24/06/12, I love numbers so I liked the date from the beginning and when I realised the time was approaching midnight It gave me the reserves to push like crazy!

 

So I went into labour a week early and I dont know if you remember me posting about a lady client of mine who is a psychic (Unsolicited psychic advice!) who correctly “guessed?” that he would be a boy, the name graham was significant (I was put under pressure to name the baby Alexander graham as the last 4 men of his fathers side had that name, but she also said Id be early which I didnt believe at the time!!

 

 

Anyway 1 day preceeding alastars arrival, I live in england and my family is in Ireland – My uncle died in england (he had no other family apart from us) and I had to cross london in peak hour traffic to go to the hospital, to see him laid out and sort out all the paperwork and then drive home, the drive home alone took 3.5 hours in gridlock on the motorway- and the stress of it all definitely induced labour for me!  My sister happened to be in London visiting so at least she (and her Boyf)  was there with me the entire time That Night I started cramping, next day went out for a meal with my Darling Husband, sis and her Boyfriend or Best Friend and felt a bit off all day-

 

That night I was trying to get to sleep at 3 am and the cramps were getting more intense, to I was keeping track of them, convinced they would just abate- then next thing I felt a POP and my waters broke in the bed!

 

The contractions became more intense immediately and contractions were coming every 5 minutes very quickly- we rang the hosp and tole to go straight in-

 

In the hospital they admitted me and I was started on gas and air, I was only 3 cms dilated but the contractions were so intense and coming thick and fast.

 

Soon after I got an epidural A walking epidural so I could still feel my legs and walk around.. which was great….

 

It did slow the labour down but the baby was not in distress so I kept going- only being 5 cms dilated 12 hours later I was given a tiny amount of oxytocin and dilated very quickly being fully dilated at about 10.45…

 

I pushed for over an hour which was quite intense and at one stage I wanted to just give up as we seemed to be getting nowhere, but a lovely doctor came in and asked if I wanted help with traction and I informed her Id rather not but with her puching instruction I had the baby out 10 mins later….I did get a second degree teat but quickly stitched up and baby was checked out, daddy cut the cord.

 

After a bit of skin to skin I started feeling quite unwell and spent the next 2 hours uncontrolably vomiting with poor daddy holding the baby ….

 

 

 

I was too exhausted to look at the baby, and didnt want anything to do with him for the first 2 hours as I was so sick – but when they but him into my arms after i was moved to a wheelchair and they put him wrapped up into my arms (After a few hours recovery we were brought to post natal ward).. I looked at his beautiful face and was washed over with the most momentous feeling of love….

 

That night I was too exhaused to feed the baby so he needed a bottle ๐Ÿ™

but the next morning I woke up to meet the most beautiful thing I have ever seen..

 

We were kept in the hosp for a few days as there were somr anomalied in his blood that settled and a touch of jaundice that also settled-

 

So we got the all clear yesterday and all is well.

 

We are learning how to breastfeed WHICH IS BLOODY HARD BY THE WAY and am half pumping half Boyfriend or Best Friend as Ive lost the right nipple to cracking and bleeding for the moment-

 

Otherwise we are happy and content and taking LO out for a walk today for the first time!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

 

Heres another little pic XOXOX

 

 

 

Post # 380
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@simpleandchic:  Aw thanks !!   Your baby wants to be a july baby!!

 

I know birth stories have usually some negative points (I used to just gloss over birth stories in case I came across something I thought I wouldnt handle) but its so funny, the bad stuff, you dont even notice at the time!!!  You kind of remember them in a haze!

 

Its actually quite an empowering experience- youll be so surprised at what youre capable of!

 

Thinking of you!!!

Post # 381
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@simpleandchic:  I hope you’ll go into labor before tomorrow!!! Hang in there!

@cacamillis:  He is perfect!!

 

How are all the new mom’s holding up?

Post # 382
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

Simpleandchic where is this baby!?!?

My bff is now 42 weeks and 2 days overdue if it makes you feel better.

I’m doing well and after are breastfeeding struggles happy to report that he gained 8oz last week which was super exciting! Hope everyone is doing well.

Post # 383
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Seems like everyone has vanished lol… mommyhood must be keeping everyone occupied! Everything is great here, we have fixed the latch problem and my cracked nipple is healing. At her 2 week appt she was 4 oz over birth weight so we don’t have to go in until 6 weeks. As of right now shd hates sleeping in her bassinet so she has been sleeping in her bouncer :/ I also can’t believe how much I love my moby wrap, everyone that I know was telling me how hard it was to use but I haven’t had any issues with it and she loves to be in it!

@mwitter80:  

Im glad to hear things are going well for you!

Post # 385
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@simpleandchic:  I’ve been wondering about you! What a cutie, congratulations!

Post # 386
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

@simpleandchic: I alreadycommented on the other thread, but wanted to say congrats here, too! She’s lovely, and her name is great!

Post # 387
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Sorry, everyone, for being MIA. I miss you all, though when it comes to sleep or posting, I’ve been choosing sleep. Love my baby boy, though caring for him is definitely one of the hardest thins I’ve ever done. I can’t believe he is 2 wks old today. That flew by! Hope you’re all well. Are we starting a Junebug (with honorary Mau/July) Babies thread?

Post # 388
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@simpleandchic:  She is SO SWEET! COngrats!!!

NOW i wonder if ColeB finally had HER baby. Poor thing was waiting a good while. 

Post # 389
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@simpleandchic:  Hige congratulations to you! She is so cute!!

Delighted youre OK and you look great after Labour!!!

@pregnantbee:  yes Id love if you started a thread! I ant tome advice on BF!!!!!

Post # 390
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

@Audreysdance: She did. Am sure she’ll share here if she wants ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 391
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Ah, finally have the time to sit at a computer.

Our sweet baby BOY joined us June 30 at 10:52 pm after 17 hours of labor that included basically every option for a birth plan. I’ve been dying to write my birth story but haven’t had the time yet!

Here he is, our boy, Rivers Boyd, weight 7 lbs 3 oz and 18 1/2 in (surprisingly small considering I was 42 weeks 2 days!)

Congrats to all the other Junebug mamas! I hope everyone is adjusting well!

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