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Cole Harrison is here!

Postby E-Mom » Dec 18, 2010 2:12 am

Cole Harrison Freeman
12-17-10, 5:30pm
7lbs. 6oz.
Apgar: 9 & 9

This was a fast, easy and perfect delivery.

I confirmed with my husband, sister and nurse if we were all on the same page for my birth plan and they said in unison, "Epidural!" I got an IV and pitocin drip, then my doctor broke my water and I got an epidural 15 minutes later. I wasn't feeling much pain, but enough to know my contractions were starting and I didn't want to feel much more! The anesthesiologist was hot and he was finished in about 10 minutes without any issues.

We hung out until about 4:30 and I was 3cm. At 5:00, I said, "I know this sounds silly, but I feel like I'm crowning." My nurse, who was a doll, said, "Well, I'll check you again!" and said, "You're there, let's call Dr. Hulton!" I didn't know my nurse told my doctor to run, but she was winded when she rushed into my room two minutes later. We took a picture of the monitor because the line from 3cm to 10cm in a half hour is almost a vertical line....


I started pushing effortlessly at 5:10 (didn't feel a thing) and Cole popped out at exactly 5:30. I look deliriously happy and smiley in all of the's hysterical. Cole looks like Elliott. He has the cutest red-blonde wavy hair. He also latched on and started "practice" breast feeding within an hour. He's barely squawked all evening and is very mellow.

I feel fantastic. It's not just the adrenaline from having a baby, but I'm not nauseous, I don't have heartburn, I don't feel pelvic pressure or lack of circulation there, I can breathe, I feel like I could bend over if I wanted to and I don't have to pee...all those stinky things that pile on top of each other towards the end are gone. AAAAHHHHHHHH. I did eat every bite of dinner and then some snacks.

I really am feeling so wonderful and grateful for this instantaneous relief. I was very, very lucky on the medicated fluffy side of the HG scale, and there is still a night and day difference. The incredible change you are all going to feel once you deliver is on the way! I can't wait to be here to celebrate with you all when you cross the finish line.

Many, many thanks to you all for your knowledge, support and compassion throughout this pregnancy. XOXO


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Postby january » Dec 18, 2010 2:30 am

YOU did it!
I'm so glad you are done and have your baby!
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Postby Schatje » Dec 18, 2010 2:55 am

Congrats! Can't wait to hear and see more.
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Postby Catherinesmum » Dec 18, 2010 5:26 am

Congratulations E-mom! You have been such an incredible support to the women on the boards here, it's lovely to hear that you've made it to the other side and have a lovely baby to show for it. All the best!
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Postby FinallyBlessed » Dec 18, 2010 5:40 am

Oh finally! I know you're happy he's here! Congrats on the little one and being HG free

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Postby Kate » Dec 18, 2010 8:52 am

Congrats on the best Christmas present ever!!!
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Postby jarezuny » Dec 18, 2010 9:57 am

He's amazing! Congratulations!!!

You made it through it all! I'm so very, very happy for you!

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Postby slterwil » Dec 18, 2010 11:03 am

He is so adorably cute and you look deliriously happy :-) I'm so happy you have relief from HG :-) Welcome to the world baby Cole!!!!
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Postby Shyonelisa » Dec 18, 2010 12:59 pm

Please don't take this the wrong way, but for me to say I'm jealous would be an understatement! I'm so glad things went perfectly for you, and you really did look beautiful on the picture (almost with a serene glow) and of course baby Cole looks gorgeous and strong. Enjoy mama, you deserve it!
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Postby nekorachan » Dec 18, 2010 1:59 pm

he's beautiful! i'm so happy you're feeling better and HG free!
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Postby Cin » Dec 18, 2010 2:19 pm

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Postby KarenJ » Dec 18, 2010 3:10 pm

Congrats Stephanie! Bye Bye HG!!!!

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Postby Beata » Dec 18, 2010 4:38 pm

Tears rolling down my face, this sounds absolutely wonderful!! Congratulations to all of you but mostly to you, brave mom who survived HG and now have your perfect baby. Can´t believe I´m gonna be in your shoes soon, nausea-free and with a baby in my arms.

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Postby lovemytannerman » Dec 18, 2010 7:34 pm

I'm so happy for you and glad your feeling better! Cole is so handsome!

Reading about how much better your feeling is awesome! I can't wait for that day. Thanks for all the advice, you have been so helpful!

Congrats again!
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Postby DivineLotus » Dec 18, 2010 8:15 pm

Congrats honey!!

God bless!!
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Postby Corrine » Dec 18, 2010 8:23 pm

Awww, he's so sweet! So glad the birth went well for you and little Cole :)
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Postby eliana1300 » Dec 18, 2010 8:37 pm

I am so glad that you are feeling so well now! Cole is gorgeous and you look so happy in your picture. I am a little jealous too, but it couldn't happen to a better person!
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Postby ccarnation » Dec 18, 2010 9:23 pm

I am crying seeing your pictures. I've only been on here a short time, but you have offered more support than you know. To see you with your little baby is a true joy. Beautiful mama!!!!

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Postby sweetpea » Dec 18, 2010 11:06 pm

Congratulations! SOOOO glad he's finally here - and you're HG free!
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Postby SCUK » Dec 19, 2010 1:29 pm

Many congratulations on the wonderful birth of Cole and being HG free x x
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