Hi ladies! Julia has finally decided to join us here in the outside world! My birth story in a nut shell. On Saturday night my FI and I were just settling down to watch a movie before heading to bed. I had to go to the bathroom (as usual), I peed, wiped and saw bright red blood on the tissue and in the toilet. We had the on call doctor paged, he sent us o the emergency room. I arrived there at 10 PM, I was having very inonsistent contractions, I didnt have any pain. I was monitored for a while and then my BP went through the roof. The doctor was questioning a placental abruption. At 3AM I was admitted to L&D and the doctor started pitocin. I was having steady contractions for a while and at 6AM I asked for an epidural. Shortly after the doctor broke my water. @ noon time I started having some very painfull contractions and felt the urge to push. the Anesthesiologist came in and gave me more meds the doctor checked me and saw that I had gone from 3cm to 9cm in the last hour. They got me comfortable. @ 2:00 the babies heart rate declined significantly. The doctor came in and said it was time to push. I was so nervous b/c I had not slept since Friday night and had been up since 4 on Sat. My Mom and FI held my legs I pushed 9 times, and then heard the most beautiful cries in the world. I had a beautiful, healthy baby girl. She weighs 5lbs 14oz and is 20.5 inches long. We are so happy that she is finally here.