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Introducing Miss Alivia Diane!....(Very Long)

Postby tribud » Sat Dec 27, 2003 05:55 pm

by tribud (18 Posts), Sat Dec 27, 2003 05:55 pm

Wednesday the 17th - I had the best sleep! I woke up refreshed! I took my BP and it seemed to be good, but I thought that I better call the Doctor. When they called me back, they said that the Doctor wanted me to bring my bag, because he may induce. Well my appointment was at 2:45. By the time I got to my appointment I was bleeding. The Bloody Show! I never had this before either. So, when I got to the Doctors office; they called me back! My BP was 140/102!!! They sent me to delivery!!
I got up there around 3:15. I got in my gown and they came in to check my cervix! I was still 4cm and 90% effaced. They gave me my IV line. The nurse had to still me twice. They gave me a bag of fluids and the antibiotic for the StrepB. The doctor wanted them to check my urine and it was +1. At 6:20, they started the Oxytosin. But, I forgot to mention that I was having contractions on my own. I was in the early stages. Well, I was feeling pretty good. The contractions weren’t that bad. The doctor came in and checked my around 8:00 and I was still 4cm, but I was now effaced 100%. So, he decided to break my water. They then put the fetal monitors on the baby’s head. For some reason the baby’s heart rate was all over the place again. One of the charge nurses came in and told my nurse that this isn’t uncommon. The baby has a heart murmur and that is why the heart rate is everywhere. I started to get a little scared and she told me that she has only ever seen one baby have problems in the 12 years she had been doing this. At 9:30 they came in to give me my epi!! I wasn’t in that much pain yet, but I figured since he was here! LOL
Well, he had to hit me 3 times!!!! He hit bone twice! This was the same man I had 5 years ago! I loved him then! I wasn’t so happy with him this time!! Well, they upped my oxytocin and things really started to progress! This time things were different! Now when you get an epi, they don’t numb your crotch!!! They told me that they only numb the uterus! I said WHAT?!?! They said that this way you know when you have pressure and when you have to push! Yes! And you also feel every contraction!!!! I had to breath through everyone!! I had such pain in my crotch! I just couldn’t believe it! Finally the one nurse asked me if I had to push and I said No! They had me lying on my side, because the epi wasn’t going down the one side of my uterus! She told me to flip over to my back! She then asked me it I had to push and I said YES!!!! They called for the Doctor! It was funny! He came in the room rubbing his eyes and he had his glasses in his hands and he said, “Did someone call me?”. My nurse said, “Yes, She is ready to push!” Well, I started pushing! I think pushed about 4 times when he told me that I only needed to push one more time! Well, he almost got called a liar when he told me that I needed to push again! One more!!! And....
Thursday the 18th - At exactly 12:00am Miss Alivia Diane was born!! The nurses told me that I could pick the 17th or the 18th! I choose the 18th!! She was 6lbs. 15oz. and 20 inches long! She has a lot of brownish red hair; brown eyes and I think the poor baby’s going to have her fathers nose! After she was born they stitched me up! I ripped at the front and the back! OUCH! But, the one thing that I never got to experience with my other two, I got to pull her out and onto my chest!! My husband sat there holding her while I ate like a starving woman!! Boy, that Ham sandwich they gave me was wonderful!! My husband the funny man he is, looked at me and said, “I’m the man who said he was never getting married and here I sit the father of 3 GIRLS!! We both think GOD has a sick sense of humor!! LOL
All in All, It was a great L&D! I was only in active labor for 5 hours and 40 minutes!!! That sure beats the 12 1/2 hours with my 1st! And I ended up with a c-section with her! The 181/2 hours with my 2nd!
Friday the 19th - Went home from the hospital! Glad to be home!!!
Saturday the 20th - Family came to visit! Very tired! Alivia marathon nurses at night! I think she is getting Jaundice!
Sunday the 21st - Take her to the doctors at 8:00! She has a level of 19.6! She needs to go to the hospital! She is put under the lights for 24 hours! Her level is down to 13.2 at 3:00!
Monday the 22nd - At 7:00 her level is at 9.9! They send us home!
Tuesday the 23rd - We take he to have her lab drawn once more and it’s at 10.2! She is good to go!
Wednesday the 24th - Nursing is going well! But, sleeping isn’t! She has been getting up around 2:00 and staying up until 6:30!!!! We attended Christmas Eve service! She looked so cute in her 1st Christmas Outfit! My other girl’s looked cute too!
Thursday the 25th - Merry Christmas!!! I think I figured out how to get her to sleep at night! I know I shouldn’t do it, but I need to sleep! She WILL sleep for 4 hours straight if I put her in her Car Seat!!
Friday the 26th - I am feeling pretty good today! I am starting to catch up on some sleep!!!


I just want to thank everyone!! You guys have been very helpful!! Congrats to all the new Mommy’s and to all the new Mommy’s to be!!! GOD BLESS EVERYONE!

Alivia Diane's Picture
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Re : Introducing Miss Alivia Diane!....(Very Long)

Postby alimarie » Sat Dec 27, 2003 06:08 pm

by alimarie (530 Posts), Sat Dec 27, 2003 06:08 pm

Trisch,

wow! that is such an awesome story with a great ending. congrats to you all. enjoy that sweet little girl. i love her name. i assume it is pronounced the same as "olivia" i like the spin you put on it! keep getting good rest....sometimes that means doing whatever it takes!

alison

AliMarie---mommy to Madalyn Anne-born at 35 wks due to severe pe (9/18/2001 4lbs. 14oz.)
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Re : Introducing Miss Alivia Diane!....(Very Long)

Postby paljane8 » Sat Dec 27, 2003 07:02 pm

by paljane8 (1416 Posts), Sat Dec 27, 2003 07:02 pm

Congrats, Trish! So glad Alivia is doing well. I am very happy for you!

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Re : Introducing Miss Alivia Diane!....(Very Long)

Postby taras mom » Sat Dec 27, 2003 07:31 pm

by taras mom (841 Posts), Sat Dec 27, 2003 07:31 pm

Congrats on your bouncing baby![:D]

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Re : Introducing Miss Alivia Diane!....(Very Long)

Postby momathelete » Sat Dec 27, 2003 08:42 pm

by momathelete (227 Posts), Sat Dec 27, 2003 08:42 pm

Trish,

Congratulations on such a wonderful experience! I am so happy for you, she sounds wonderful and she is beautiful!!

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mom to Cole Thomas -former 28.5 weeker (3-5-99, 3 lbs)due to HELLP and Madelaine Grace "Lainey" -former 29.5 (10-11-01, 3lbs 4oz)weeker due to Pre-E and had PIH with Elisabeth Rose (Ella) -37 weeker,born June 30th 2003 weighing 5 lbs 12 oz and beautiful.
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Re : Introducing Miss Alivia Diane!....(Very Long)

Postby julie f » Sat Dec 27, 2003 09:34 pm

by julie f (7993 Posts), Sat Dec 27, 2003 09:34 pm

Trisch,

What a wonderful story!! Congratulations!!! I am so happy for you and your family!!


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Re : Introducing Miss Alivia Diane!....(Very Long)

Postby angela » Sun Dec 28, 2003 06:38 am

by angela (18 Posts), Sun Dec 28, 2003 06:38 am

Congratulation Trish~

It sounds like you have a beautiful baby girl, and the added bonus of a wonderful birth experience!

I hope you have a fabulous New Year with all 3 of your little girls!

Take Care,
Angela

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Re : Introducing Miss Alivia Diane!....(Very Long)

Postby mada » Sun Dec 28, 2003 07:19 am

by mada (4081 Posts), Sun Dec 28, 2003 07:19 am

Congrats Trisch!! Wow 5 hours of labor ....good for you!! That's wondeful and I am glad you are able to get a little more sleep[:D]

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Re : Introducing Miss Alivia Diane!....(Very Long)

Postby cinammo » Sun Dec 28, 2003 08:01 am

by cinammo (29 Posts), Sun Dec 28, 2003 08:01 am

Wonderful! The picture stated the URL was invalid and I could not see a picture though!
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Re : Introducing Miss Alivia Diane!....(Very Long)

Postby sherry fisher » Sun Dec 28, 2003 01:30 pm

by sherry fisher (384 Posts), Sun Dec 28, 2003 01:30 pm

What a wonderful experience! Good luck and CONGRATS!!
I could not see the picture either...[V]

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