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   Jun 20

Introducing Alexandria Dorothea!

Alexandria Dorothea

Born June 16th, 2011

On June 13th I went to see the midwife. I was 39 weeks 4 days based on my original due date and was very sore and tired. I had been having contractions on and off for over a week. I asked the midwife if there was anything that I could try to get labor started. She did a cervical check and said I was 3cm dilated and about 60% effaced. She said she good do a strech and sweep and that it might get things going. On June 15th I went to see my obstetrician (do to a history of problems I am under shared care). She did a cervical check and said I was 4cm and 75%. She decided to do another sweep. That was at about 3:30pm. Well I guess it worked because by 6:30 I was having contractions about every 7 minutes. They continued to get stronger and by 9:30 they were painful and every 4-5 minutes. So we packed up the boys and dropped them at Nana and Papa’s and headed to the hospital. When he y checked I was 5cm and fully effaced (about 10:30pm). So things were moving but slowly. They offered to break my water but I wasn’t sure about that because it speeds things up A LOT and the pain comes a lot faster. At a little after midnight with no real progress I got tired of waiting and decided to have my water broken. The doctor came in around 2:30am and broke my water.  At 4:46 am Alexandria Dorothea came into this world with the help of my wonderful midwives!

She was born weighing 7lB 9oz and 54cm long. She is doing great. She has a little bit of jaundice but otherwise is well. Also she is well loved and protected by her proud older brothers Cameron and Nathanial. Like any little girl at 4 days old she is well under way to be daddy’s little girl.

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