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I haven't been able to get on in a while since I've been in the hospital, but I was 37 weeks, and on thursday morning I noticed that my feet were really swollen, and by noon the swelling was so bad especially in my face I took my blood pressure and it was 155/105 so I called my Drs office and was told I needed to come in immediately. So I get there and they take my bp its just as high and I'm sent to the hospital for a non stress test which turns into them coming in to tell me that their inducing me in the morning.
They had to give me jelly to get my cervix ripened which ended up causing me to have terrible contractions, and the pain was so unbearable they told me at 11 if I was dilated to at least a 3 they could start my pitocin and give me my epidural.
They ended up checking me at 10:30 and I was a 3 so they started everything. Around 3:30 am they checked me and I was a 5. and then around 4:20 they checked me again and I was told 7, and just as the nurse left the room, I felt this terrible pressure and had this feeling like I needed to push against it. So I called the nurse back in and she told me I was complete. It had been only a few minutes since she had last checked me.
I pushed for about 5 minutes before the dr was called.
And then about 10 more minutes of pushing and she was out, I had to have an episiotomy and now have stitches down there but am glad its all over with.
Harley was born 3 weeks early and came out at 6:06am weighing 8lbs 1oz.
Here's a few pics of her!








Sorry to cut it off here, i'd go more into detail but haven't slept well and have been woken up every 2 hours tonight! Rolling Eyes
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replied November 24th, 2008
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I meant to mention they induced me because I had preclampsia!
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replied November 24th, 2008
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Wow congratulations Smile So she was a big baby even at 37 weeks Smile
Well done. x
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replied November 24th, 2008
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omg I know, the whole time I was in labor they kept telling me she would only be 6-7 lbs.
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replied November 24th, 2008
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Aww, Well well done anyway you did so great Smile
Was the father there at the birth?
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replied November 24th, 2008
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Congrats! She's a beauty Smile
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replied November 24th, 2008
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Congratulations!! She's precious.. I can't believe how big she is for only being 37 weeks!
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replied November 24th, 2008
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thanks guys, no the dad was not there, he visited though, didn't say much to me, and left. Couldn't get over how cute she was, and wanted to be on the birth certificate, he isn;t though, I filled it out, and I'm the only one on it. And she has my last name as planned, despite him coming to visit he never called once to see how things were going, been home from the hospital for over a day and he hasn't talked to me, so oh well. I'm enjoying her, I just wish breastfeeding wasn't so frustrating.
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replied November 24th, 2008
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Zanny wrote:
Congratulations!! She's precious.. I can't believe how big she is for only being 37 weeks!

I know, but she still feels so little to me. lol
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replied November 24th, 2008
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Please feel free to post here about any breastfeeding worries. Many of us are familiar with breastfeeding and can help with advice and support!
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replied November 24th, 2008
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Omg what a great induction story! You are so lucky for it to go so fast!!

Congrats, momma! You did a great job and she is such a little sweetheart!!
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replied November 26th, 2008
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Congrats!!! Harley is so cute and i cant believe she weighed that much! And you still had 3 weeks to go!! Shocked Look forward to more pics!!

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replied November 27th, 2008
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Congrats! She's perfect Smile
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replied November 28th, 2008
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Good thing you took your B/P, that was very smart on your part!! I am glad you guys both turned out ok. But anyways Congrats!!!! I can't believe how big she is, thats definitly a healthy size, not to metion shes adorable! Good luck with your new baby girl!!!
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replied November 29th, 2008
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I know, I was told she would be way smaller since she was 3 weeks early. My b/p is still high, but is starting to go down.
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replied November 30th, 2008
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Congrats! She's adorable, i love the little bow on her head lol Now with you and Zanny having your babies i'm getting anxious to have mine!
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replied December 1st, 2008
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Congrats on your daughter! She is so cute. Even though your labor sounds like it was long and painful, its making me more and more hopeful. I cant wait until Tyler is born. Feels like Ive been pregnant for darn near ever! Hopefully your both doing well and your having time to enjoy your new little girl!
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replied December 2nd, 2008
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omg hun she is beautiful congrats
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replied December 2nd, 2008
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Grats hun...what a cutie Smile
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replied December 4th, 2008
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congrats. she is so gorgeous
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