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Birth story of my son Darren's Mama 1 child; Antelope, California 291 posts
9th Dec '12

Hey ladies. I've been super busy since the birth of my son on Wednesday morning but I decided to use this down time to five the update. On the morning of December 4th, I started leaking tons of blood tinged mucus and my contractions were getting really strong and were about a minute apart. 9 am, SO took me to l&d where they told me I was 3cm dilated and 80% effaced. They were attempting to send me home but ultimately decided not to because my contractions were ridiculously strong and consistent. At 1pm another cervical check was done and by then I had dilated to 5cm and 90% effacement. At 4pm my ob decided to break my water and started a line of pitocin which I was against but my pain was so severe that I could care less what I was given. At around 8pm I was screaming bloody murder for a damn epidural which failed and was given a second two hours later which to my dismay failed again. The IV drugs I was given to ease pain did nothing but piss my body off more so I ended up going through my entire labor in severe pain. Any who, by 8am the next morning, my pain reached its peak and I felt tons on pressure. I started pushing 9:15 once the pressure was overwhelming and at 10:17 am on December 5, I gave birth to my beautiful baby boy! Pics below.



Darren Alonso Whitehead
December 5, 2012
7lbs 3oz
20 1/2 inches long
Original due date was December 17.



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Faith Newbauer 3 kids; Everett, Washington 301 posts
9th Dec '12

Congrats he's beautiful!

Darren's Mama 1 child; Antelope, California 291 posts
9th Dec '12
Quoting Faith Newbauer:" Congrats he's beautiful!"


Thank you!!

Y+I=KENDRA Due July 23; TTC since Jul 2012; 1 child; 2 angel babies; Salem, Oregon 2819 posts
9th Dec '12

He's so cute!
Congrats mama

Just Niki 19 kids; Oregon 1456 posts
9th Dec '12

Beautiful baby boy! Congrats!

whoknowsx New York, 1185 posts
11th Dec '12

omgosh he is so cute!! I couldnt imagine being in active labor over night :shock: like... when do you sleep? I'm sure he was worth it though.

Darren's Mama 1 child; Antelope, California 291 posts
11th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting whoknowsx:</b>" omgosh he is so cute!! I couldnt imagine being in active labor over night :shock: like... when do you sleep? I'm sure he was worth it though."</blockquote>




My gosh it was torture for sure. I was screaming like a mad woman all night and the nurses were feeling all sorry because no pain meds were working. They were shocked to hear that the epidurals failed too. But the pain and time was so worth it!