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Rose Fox ([personal profile] rosefox) wrote2015-12-27 04:31 pm

"Beating the boss level"

X's water broke and they went into labor at 5:15 a.m. Eleven hours later, we're at the hospital, epidural's in, they're napping and waiting for the pitocin to work its magic. Everything's going swimmingly. :D Updates are happening on Twitter for the most part but I will try to update here too when I can. Assume no news is good news.

21:49: So far so good. :)

00:28: 6 cm dilated, 80% effaced, baby's head at position 0. Epidurals are amazing and the nurse anesthetist is going to get the world's biggest fruit basket.

01:12: X is, miraculously, asleep. J and I are also going to nap while the fabulous doula [livejournal.com profile] beetiger keeps watch.

08:21: Habemus babby! Born by C-section. Baby is in the NICU as a standard precaution; X is being stitched up and should be out shortly. We are all extremely tired.
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[personal profile] lifesnotasong 2015-12-27 09:40 pm (UTC)(link)
Exciting!!!
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[personal profile] storme 2015-12-28 12:12 am (UTC)(link)
Wishing you all the best and hoping X has a speedy and low-pain time of it.
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[personal profile] forthwritten 2015-12-28 12:25 am (UTC)(link)
Good luck, and I hope FutureKid's arrival is easy, straightforward and full of joy.
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[personal profile] brooksmoses 2015-12-28 02:18 am (UTC)(link)
Whee! Hope everything continues going swimmingly, indeed!
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[personal profile] ironed_orchid 2015-12-28 02:26 am (UTC)(link)
thinking of you all
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[personal profile] thekumquat 2015-12-28 02:32 am (UTC)(link)
Hope all goes well for all of you. Just in case it hasn't been mentioned, involuntary shivers are a common side effects of epidurals - harmless but weird for a few days, and I know a few people who didn't get warned in advance and got scared.
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[personal profile] amaebi 2015-12-28 03:52 am (UTC)(link)
WHOA!


*thumbs held*

Kit

(Anonymous) 2015-12-28 06:10 am (UTC)(link)
Maybe she is born already? And you are all totally captivated and unable to tweet? So happy I cannot stop snacking even on things I shouldnt like cookies.
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[personal profile] gingicat 2015-12-28 12:53 pm (UTC)(link)
Hoping all continues well!

(Just occurred to me: One thing I wish I'd known with first baby: you can cup-feed for formula supplementation to prevent nipple confusion issues and still work toward a good latch.)
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[personal profile] intenselaura 2015-12-28 03:21 pm (UTC)(link)
BABY!!! YAY!!!
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[personal profile] akycha 2015-12-28 05:06 pm (UTC)(link)
Many congratulations!
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[personal profile] brooksmoses 2015-12-28 05:09 pm (UTC)(link)
Woot! Hooray baby!
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[personal profile] djm4 2015-12-28 05:25 pm (UTC)(link)
Hurrah and congratulations!
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[personal profile] sterlinglikesilver 2015-12-28 09:29 pm (UTC)(link)
Baby!!!

Hurray!!!
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[personal profile] amaebi 2015-12-29 03:04 am (UTC)(link)
Fantastic! May the world be gentle, receptive, and nurturing to your tender new publication. :)
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[personal profile] phi 2015-12-29 03:14 am (UTC)(link)
Congratulations!
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[personal profile] wendil 2015-12-29 07:16 pm (UTC)(link)
Many, MANY happy congratulations to all! Best wishes to all in the days to come!

Will FutureKid remain FutureKid, or will you convert to something like CurrentKid? :) Either way, am so very happy for all of you!
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[personal profile] cyphomandra 2015-12-29 07:44 pm (UTC)(link)
Happy birth day!!
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[personal profile] zandperl 2015-12-30 10:03 pm (UTC)(link)
Any birth where the net number of happy healthy people in the world is +1 (or more, if relevant) is a good birth! :) Congrats to everyone!

If you're willing to share, I'd be curious to know how the decision to do a C-section was made - like fiat by doctor, decision by X, decision by the medical proxies not currently drugged up, group decision, whatever. I found out in visiting my parents earlier this week that they apparently have conflicting stories on how I ended up as a C-section, though rather than telling me they just sniped at each other and then both clammed up. *shrug*
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[personal profile] zandperl 2015-12-31 03:28 am (UTC)(link)
I guess with my parents they have disagreement as to whether the C-section by which I was born counted as an "emergency C-section" or a "non-emergency-but-not-deliberately-scheduled C-section." I'm not sure whether those are actually two distinct categories. Also, I don't think deliberately scheduled C-sections were a thing for a first birth back then.
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[personal profile] willow 2015-12-31 05:00 am (UTC)(link)
Congratulations.

Hope everyone ends up feeling fine and at their best soon.
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[personal profile] arkady 2016-01-04 09:23 am (UTC)(link)
Congratulations! :-)
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[personal profile] ofearthandstars 2016-01-13 01:32 pm (UTC)(link)
I have been in and out and just realized there is BABY! Congratulations!