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Leia's Baby Story

Born on 9/14/14 at 7 lbs 11oz and 20" at 10:30am. 

Besides the lack of sleep, all four of us are just so happy and in love.  The birth went very well.  After 2 accounts of false labor and alot of symptoms telling me labor was imminent weeks before the big event, I was surprised that my body held on as long as it did and I gave birth 4 days from my due date. 

I was scheduled to be induced on the 15th and ended up going in two days before for, what we thought was, false labor once again.  They decided to induce me that evening instead since I was already settled in at the hospital.  I was having hard and long (and painful!) contractions but they were not close enough together.  Trying to rest, in the midst of waiting to admit me and induce me (since they did not want to induce me too soon), five minutes before I was to be administered pitocin, we came to the conclusion that I was in active labor.  Yay!  I really didn't want to be induced, but I didn't want to be pregnant more. So they held off on induction.  I labored for a few hours and asked for my epideral and was AMAZINGLY relieved!!  About 7 hours later, Leia was born.  It was 10 and a half hours altogether.  And that's it!  Phew!!  Our healthy, beautiful baby girl had arrived!

For those of you who don't know about my first two births, this was CAKE!!  I'm so happy with how it all went and how it is now all behind me. 


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