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Lucas' birth story w/pics

Hi ladies! I can't believe my sweet boy is a week old today. I wanted to share his birth story, hopefully it doesn't get too long :)

I went in to be induced at 1:00am on May 22nd, my doctor had some concerns over rising BP amd swelling and he also believed we had a big baby coming (he had no idea how right he was!). We checked in, and as I had posted in my labor updates, the nurse who tried to get my IV in blew two veins, which then caused me to get very faint and almost pass out and I ended up needing some oxygen. They gave me a bit of a break and then another nurse tried for my IV again and got it on the first try. I was checked and was at 2.5cm and 70% effaced, so I was started on pitocin at around 2:30am. DH and I then tried to rest for a bit until my mom came to the hospital around 7:00am. Around 7:30, my doctor came in and checked me, I was at 4cm and he went ahead and broke my water.

I waited a bit b/c I was still handling the contractions pretty well, and then I asked for the epidural around 8:45 since I knew they would only get worse. The nurse checked me right before the epidural and I was at 5.5cm. While waiting for the anesthesiologist to get there, the contractions really ramped up and got super painful so I was thankful I had already gotten the ball rolling. The guy that did my epidural boasted that he had been doing this for 30 years and prided himself on getting them "perfect" so I was gladly going to help him prove that right....however, he had a very hard time placing mine and had to try multiple times. He gave numbing shots but he was messing with things so much that I still felt a good bit of pain. After he finally got it placed, things were better for a bit, but then I got the shakes pretty bad and super nauseated and had to be given Zofran. After that, I noticed that I was feeling quite a bit of pain from the contractions but only on my right side, so the anesthesiologist had to readjust my epidural AGAIN. Happy to say though that once that was done, I was finally on to smooth sailing for the rest of labor. Once the epidural was fixed, I was checked again and was at 7.5cm, this was right at about noon.

I started feeling pressure around 1:00 pm and asked the nurse to check and I was fully dilated and ready to push! We did a couple practice pushes and she said he was ready, so they called my doctor. He got there and I started pushing at 1:15, and Lucas was officially born at 1:34pm! I couldn't believe how quickly the pushing process was this time! Now, once his head was out, I noticed my doctor was kind of twisting and tugging and I thought that was a little odd...but apparently since Lucas was so big, he needed to do that to get him all the way out. As soon as Lucas was out, my doctor said "this baby is at least 9 pounds", and I honestly thought he was joking. Sure enough, my big boy was 9 lbs 9 oz and 21.5" long with a 15" head circumference.

I ended up having an episiotomy and was pretty sore up until yesterday, and now today I feel almost back to normal. My sweet boy has lost a little bit of weight, he was 8lbs 14oz yesterday at his weight check, but he is doing so well. He is eating wonderfully, and he isn't jaundiced which has been a huge relief since DS1 was and it was a very unpleasant experience. Overall, even with some of the issues that I dealt with during labor, I still feel it went very well and this baby boy was well worth it. I am so, so in love with him, and so thankful that he is finally here. DS1 is absolutely smitten with him and is the biggest helper. I feel so grateful that I now have two rainbows.

Lastly, a shout-out: I want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart to all of you ladies on here as well as TTCAL who helped me get through this entire process from beginning to end. Your love, support, and encouragement have been so appreciated and I can't really say thank you enough.
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BFP # 2 - 06/05/10 EDD 02/17/11, DS1 born on 2/14/11

BFP # 3 - 04/10/13 EDD 12/21/13 - D&C 05/15/13 @ 8w4d

BFP # 4 - 07/27/13 EDD 04/08/14 - CP 07/29/13


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Re: Lucas' birth story w/pics

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    LOVE LOVE LOVE this!!!! He's perfectly perfect and too precious for words!! So happy for you love!!

    TTC since Sept 2012
    M/C on 5/01/13 at 8 wks
    AF finally appeared 11 wks later per Provera
    Diagnosed with PCOS on 7/29/13
    Three Failed Medicated Cycles, NTNP Indefinitely
    BFP #2 9/14/14, EDD 5/23/14...MMC discovered @ 9w2d; D&C 10/23/14


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  • AnyMaxAnyMax member
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    Congratulations mama! You have such a beautiful family!

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  • Congratulations! He's beautiful!
    BFP #1 09/26/2013 EDD 06/04/2013 MMC 11/01/2013
    BFP #2 05/15/2014 EDD 01/24/2015

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  • Congrats!  You have such a beautiful family!


    BFP #1: 1/4/13, EDD 9/8/13, Missed M/C confirmed 2/8/13, Misoprostol

    2013: Three CPs w/ EDDs: EDD 2/10/14, EDD 3/24/14, EDD 6/24/14

    IVF/ICSI #1 (Antagonist) - Jan 2014- 19R, 14M, 11F, 3 penguins (6BB, 4BB, 6BC)  PGD tested- All Normal!

    IVF/ICSI #2 (Antagonist) - Feb 2014 - 23R, 11M, 10F, 1 penguin (3BB) - Another Normal!

    FET #1 - March 26, BFN

    FET #2- Beta #1 (9dp5dt) -332, Beta #2 (11dp5dt) -1027, EDD 1/30/2015, Missed M/C, D&C 6/19/14

    IVF/ICSI #3 (Lupron Down Reg) - Oct 2014 - 38R, 28M, 27F, 20 frozen on day 5, 16 normal penguins!!

    FET#3 - February 1, 2015, Prep begins 1/13

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  • **Lurking**

    He is beautiful!! I am so happy to hear you and he are doing so well. Lots of ((Hugs)) love!!
    Multiple TTCAL 1IF 3
    DX: stage 2 Endo 2012, PCOS 7/2/14,  HSG 6/11/14, Lefty open!!
    BFP#1, EDD: 4/27/14, Missed EP confirmed: 9/23/13, R tube removal: 9/25/13 
    Clomid/TI #1=BFN, 
    Clomid/TI#2=BFN, Clomid/TI #3=CP
    BFP #2 CP, EDD 7/12/15
    On a treatment break: 2 natural cycles. Saving money, sigh*

    Goodbye my sweet babies. We miss you so much. 
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  • Congratulations! He's adorable!

    DS born 10/22/2008
    DD born 12/23/2014

    m/c @10wks 12/2007
    m/c @4wks 3/2014

  • Congratulations, Mama!!  He is absolutely adorable!!

    TTC since October 2012

    BFP#1 1/11/13, EDD 9/19/13, M/C at 9wk6dy 

    BFP#2 11/12/13, DS born 7/28/14!

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  • He is beautiful!! So glad he is here safely and that y'all are doing so well :) Congrats again momma!!
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    EDD 12/27/13
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    BFP#2 9/23/13 EDD 6/8/14
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  • What a beautiful family :).  Congratulations!!!!!!
    Began trying for a baby January 2012
    BFP 4.25.2013  EDD 1.3.2014  MMC 6.3.2013  D&C 6.19.2013
    BFP 11.3.2013  CP 11.6.2013
    BFP 3.31.2014 EDD 12.10.2014 Baby boy Carlson born 12.19.2014 
  • :::lurking:::
    Congratulations! Your family is beautiful!

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    BFP #1: April 5, 2013; EDD December 11, 2013; Missed M/C May 15, 2013

    BFP #2: February 17, 2014; EDD October 30, 2014; M/C March 15, 2014

    BFP #3: August 1, 2014; EDD April 14, 2015 - Praying for our RAINBOW!

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  • nyg2042nyg2042 member
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    Love love love this update.  I am so incredibly happy for you and your gorgeous family.  Welcome baby Lucas!  


    BFP #1 : 3/20/13 | EDD: 12/1/13 | MC: 4/15/13 

    BFP #2: 1/9/14 | EDD: 9/21/14  

    Welcomed our rainbow bear on 8/31/14

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  • Wow that's a big boy! Congrats on your beautiful family!


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    TTC Since 04/01/13 

    BFP #1 04/28/13 Its twins! EDD 01/08/2014 MMC confirmed 06/27/13 D&C 07/17/13

    BFP#2 05/19/14 EDD 01/30/2015 Please be our rainbow!

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  • Awh!! He's beautiful!!! So happy for you and your family!!!

    Off BC, NTNP since June 2011

    Started acupuncture/herbs July 2012 

    First BFP 9-8-2012,EDD 5-15-2013, heartbeat of 175 at 8w2d, mmc discovered on 10-26-12 (11w6d) Cytotec on 10/26/12

    8/23/13 DX with non-IR PCOS

    Second BFP 9.12.13, EDD 5.29.14, heartbeat of 114 at 6w1d, mmc discovered on 10-18-13, D&C on 10/23/13 (baby girl/Trisomy 10) 

    Third BFP (surprise at Beta draw after d&c) on 1/10/14 (15dpo), EDD 9.20.14 Please be our RAINBOW!

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  • Congratulations!!!  You have a beautiful family!!

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    BFP#2 10/18/13  Blighted ovum 11/25/13

    BFP #3 1/31/14 EDD 10/18/14 -- It's a GIRL!

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  • megbmegmegbmeg member
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    Yay!!! So wonderful that he is home & healthy. Congrats, mama!
    Baby GIRL born 12/11/14!!
    MC @ 8 wks 7/6/13 - ectopic @ 6 wks 12/28/13

     In loving memory of sweet baby HP, and all our angel babies. Forever in our hearts.image 

  • What a beautiful baby! Congrats!
    Multiple TTCAL 1image
     TTC #1 since March 2011 
    BFP #1: EDD 4/16/13~~blighted ovum w/ 2 gestational sacs~~Loss on 9/18/12
    BFP #2: EDD 9/3/13~~Slow HB at 1st U/S~~MMC -Loss on 2/13/13
    9/13, 10/13, 1/14: letrozole + trigger + TI = All BFNs
    3/14: IUI#1 letrozole/Bravelle/Menopur + trigger = BFN
    BFP #3: EDD 1/27/15 Please be our rainbow! ...Team Green

  • Yay!!! Congrats!!  He is beautiful!  :)

    BFP#1 4/17/2013 EDD 12/25/2013, MC 5/17/2013 8 weeks 3 days D&C 5/18/2013

    BFP#2 1/20/2014 EDD 9/28/2014, Baby Evie born on 9/23/2014 at 8:50pm.  6 lbs 15 oz!

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  • Congrats mama! He is precious!

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     TTC since 11/2009; Lap/HSG/Hysteroscopy: 5/2011 (endometriosis - removed; endocervical polyp - removed; high pressure in bilateral tubes - cleared)

    BFP #1: 8/4/11; DS1 born sleeping on 11/16/11 at 19w1d

    BFP # 2: 5/7/12, EDD 1/10/13, DS2 born 1/4/13

    BFP # 3: 11/8/13, EDD 7/17/14, mmc 10wks

    BFP # 4: 5/16/14, EDD 1/15/15, praying for our 2nd rainbow baby 

  • Congratulations!  What a cutie!

    Me: Endometriosis, PCOS, Insulin Resistance, Estrogen Dominance, Irregular Cycles
    DH:  100% Abnormal Sperm Morphology
     BFP #1 (Surprise!)  "Monkey"- 09/16/2006. DS born 06/01/2007.   
    BFP #2  "Quinn" EDD 06/21/13- MMC @ 8 weeks - Disc. 12/12/12 @ 13w0d 
    BFP #3  "Luna" EDD 03/31/14- MC 07/29/13 @ 5 w0d 
    BFP #4  "Star" EDD 07/06/14- MC 11/28/13 @ 8 weeks
    BFP #5 "Baby J"- 02/07/14. DS born 10/29/2014 My Rainbow!
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  • Oh, I am tearing up reading this. How sweet is that picture of your family? Your boys look just THRILLED and you look way too gorgeous to have had a baby so recently! You are making me so excited to meet my little one in a few weeks!! :) I can't believe we're already here!! <3


    2010: son born 9/1 

    2013: 2 miscarriages + d&cs, both at 10 weeks: April & July

    2014: son #2 born 6/29

    2016: Baby girl stillborn at 21w6d 4/29 and baby boy stillborn at 20w 3d 11/16

  • voplovoplo member
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    Congratulations! What a beautiful family! He is adorable :)

    Mummy to 2 wonderful children
    Noah (2011) & Lily (2014)
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    Lucas is a cutie and Noah looks like such a proud big brother! congrats!!!!

    little chkn born 06/30/11

     baby chkn born 04/22/14

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    So happy for you!! Congrats. 

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    BFP#1 9/25/10 DD born 6/9/11
    BFP#2 8/1/13 MC 8/31/13
    BFP#3 11/2/13 EDD 7/15/14 Stick baby Stick
    1st u/s 11/26/13 at 7w, measuring right on track and a heartbeat of 139bpm
    NT Scan 1/6/14 at 12w 6d, normal healthy squirmy baby measuring right on track heartbeat of 147bpm
    1st 2nd tri Scan 2/3/14 at 16w 6d, very healthy baby BOY!
    A/S 3/4/14 still a very healthy BOY, measuring right on track!
    DS born 7/9/14

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  • Congrats! What a handsome big boy :)
    ~All are welcome~
    MC 23/01/2013 natural @ 7 Weeks

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  • Oh sweetie he is precious!!!! Congrats to you, DH and DS on your baby boy!!!

    A little bit about me...

    Married my awesome guy on 12/27/08

    DD Lucy Rae born on 11/16/2010

    Loss #1: November 29, 2012 at 8w1d

    Loss #2: June 9, 2013 at 13w (Amelia Grace)

    BFP #4: We are having a BOY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Peter Matthew was born on July 16, 2014!!! Welcome to our family!


     "If anyone asks me how many children I have, the answer is 4. Just two of them live in Heaven."

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  • SA1112SA1112 member
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    Congratulations!!! Your other son looks so excited and proud! You've got some adorable boys!


    My Ovulation Chart

    BFP #1 3.16.12. mmc 5.7.12 at 11 weeks ~Avery Cameron~

    BFP #2 12.12.12. mmc 1.22.13 at 10 weeks ~Theodore Michael~

    D&C #2 Chromosome analysis results: Translocation Trisomy 14

    My RPL Testing: Homozygous MTHFR, normal karyotype

    DH's karyotype results: Robertsonian Translocation 13:14

    BFP #3 9.10.13 mc at 4 weeks~Our little May Flower~ 

    BFP #4 10.13.13- Our Rainbow Baby, a little girl, arrived June 25, 2014! 






  • *Lurking*
    Congrats lady! He is beautiful! I'm so happy for you :)

    TTC since April 2012

    BFP #1, 10/03/2012 - EDD 6/15/2013 - MMC 11/15/2012 - D&C 01/04/2013

    BFP #2, 04/06/2013 - EDD 12/17/2013 - MC 04/19/2013

    6/12/2013 Diagnosed with Balanced Translocation (12 & 16)

    IVF #1 with PGS: 10/2013: Canceled 9/27/2013 for issues with genetic lab

    IVF #1.5 with PGS: 11/16/2013: Canceled. 11 eggs retrieved, 9 mature & 9 fertilized, all unhealthy embryos

    IVF #2: 1/22/14: Canceled. 16 eggs retrieved, 14 mature, 7 fertilized, all unhealthy embryos

    IVF #3 with PGS: 5/10/2014: Switched to FET in July. 10 eggs retrieved, 9 mature, 8 fertilized, 2 healthy embryos!

    FET #1: 7/31/2014: Transferred 2 nearly perfect (6AA, 6BA) healthy embryos- BFFN

    Laproscopy: 10/2014: Healthy uterus

    IVF #4: 12/8/2014: Canceled. 17 eggs retrieved, 15 mature, 10 fertilized, all unhealthy embryos

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  • Congrats on your sweet boy!

    First-time mom, 35+, parenting after a loss (mmc Oct. 2012 @ 8 wks), ttc for a year after loss

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  • Congrats!
    Married my wife 8/2007 ~ TTC #1 since 7/2011
    9 IUIs = 9 BFNs
    IVF October 2012: 22 eggs retrieved, 17 fertilized, 5 frozen
    ET #1: 1 blast = BFP; Blighted ovum discovered at 7w5d; D&E
    FET #1: 1 blast = BFP; Missed m/c discovered at 9w5d; D&E
    Karyotyping: normal ~ RPL Testing: normal ~ Hysteroscopy: normal
    FET #2: 1 blast transferred 10/25; BFP 10/31!
    EDD 7/13/14 ~ Induced at 37w4d due to pre-eclampsia ~ Born on 6/28/14
    *Everyone welcome*

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  • He's beautiful!! Congrats Mama!!
    BFP #2 3/19/14      EDD: 11/28/14
     Femara + Gonal F + Ovidrel  3/6/14  IUI #3 (plus 2x acupuncture)

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    BFP #1 7/22/13   EDD 3/29/14   MMC 8/13/13
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  • Congrats mama! He is adorable!

    Married DH 3/14/09

    TTC Since Jan 2011
    Diagnosed with PCOS Jan 2013
    BFP#1 June 2013/ EDD 2/23/2013 Blighted Ovum confirmed July 18, 2013
    took Cytotec July 20, 2013

    BFP #2 12/28/2013 EDD 9/11/2014 Its A Girl!!! Rebecca Ann!

    Rebecca Ann born 8/31/2014 6lb 1oz 19 inches long 8:55am!!!!


  • MollySmMollySm member
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    Congratulations again!  He's so perfect, and I am so happy for your entire family!  
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    BFP 3.8.16  EDD 11.20.16


  • Congratulations! Love the family picture - so adorable! Hope your recovery keeps going well and yay for no jaundice!
    Me: 39  DH: 44  together since 2000 married 9/2004 TTC #1 since 2/2012
    BFP #1 6/5/2012  m/c 6/15/2012 about 5w3d   BFP #2 6/?/2013 m/c 7/1/2013 5w 3d
    BFP #3 8/25/2013  EDD 5/7/2014    DD A. born 5/8/2014!!  Love!!!!
  • Thank you for sharing and congratulations! :)
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  • Love!!  You have such a beautiful family, congrats on your newest addition!

    BFP 7/20/2012, Partial molar pregnancy discovered 9/06/2012 11w2d, D&C 9/07/2012

    BFP 9/29/2013 - EDD 6/6/2014 - Cooper Jeffrey 6/2/2014

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