My Friday the 13th blessing!

cajuncurlscajuncurls Registered Users Posts: 270
Sorry I took so long to post this, but I've been busy ...

Elliot Rowan McMillin was born Friday, July 13 at 10:01 p.m.
She weighed 6 lbs 1 oz and was 19 inches long.

I spent all day running around looking for raspberry leaf tea to induce labor and at 3 p.m. (after a full day of work, mind you) my water started leaking. I went to the hospital at 4:30 (3 cm and 60% effaced), they gave me a pill to induce at 5:30, and at 7 I walked to delivery room (4 cm and fully effaced). I told them to call anesthesiologist to come give my epidural and at 9 I was fully dilated (as I screamed at the nurse) and ready to push. The anesthesiologist didn't arrive until 9:15, as did my dr. In between contractions I told him I didnt want the epidural if it was only gonna be a couple more contractions, but she was coming right ear first, so he had to try to manually turn her and then ended up using forceps. He told me it was gonna be at least 40 more minutes, so I opted to get the epidural. (Try holding perfectly still so they can insert needle while a 10 cm contraction is rocking your world!)
No stitches or tearing , but boy was my bottom sore.

Anyway, I will post pics soon. She is totally bald, blue eyes like her daddy and sweet sweet sweet (except between 1-5 a.m.!) Breastfeeding has been hard but we are both hanging in there and it's getting better!
Thanks for all the support, ladies, I couldn't have done it without you.
Did you do it for love? Did you do it for money? Did you do it for spite? Did you think you had to, honey?
- Eagles




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  • velvet pawsvelvet paws Registered Users Posts: 1,250
    congratulations! :)
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  • deezee02deezee02 Registered Users Posts: 1,509

    Come swag with me!
  • CurlieGlamourGirlieCurlieGlamourGirlie Registered Users Posts: 1,198
    Hooray!! Congratulations!
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  • KaiaKaia Registered Users Posts: 8,815 Curl Connoisseur
    Congrats! :D
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  • SpiderSpider Registered Users Posts: 3,381 Curl Neophyte
    Contratulations on your new addition! What a beautiful name (for a boy or girl!) Very Scottish :wink:
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  • sarah42sarah42 Registered Users Posts: 4,034
    Yay congrats!! :D:D
  • picklesgirlpicklesgirl Registered Users Posts: 1,955
    YAY CONGRATS!!!!! Can't wait to see pictures


  • medussamedussa Registered Users Posts: 12,993
    Welcome to the world sweet Elliot!
  • Jenny CJenny C Registered Users Posts: 1,195
    CONGRATS Cajuncurls! Can't wait to see pics.
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  • internetchickinternetchick Registered Users Posts: 6,191
    Congratulations!!! :D
  • DayzieDayzie Registered Users Posts: 233
    Congrats! Welcome little Elliot! :D

    I'm so jealous, we were/are due on the same day, and I'm still waiting. :evil: :wink:
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  • HairproductjunkieHairproductjunkie Registered Users Posts: 363
    Congratulations! Can't wait to see pictures of your little angel!
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  • maria_imaria_i Registered Users Posts: 1,765 Curl Connoisseur
    CONGRATULATIONS Cajuncurls!!
    Welcome miss Elliot!
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  • wavezncurlzwavezncurlz Registered Users Posts: 1,814
    Congratulations!!! And Elliot is a cool name - I like those gender neutral names!

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  • inheritedcurlsinheritedcurls Registered Users Posts: 2,954 Curl Connoisseur
    Congratulations Mommy!!! Welcome Elliot!!!
  • PixieCurlPixieCurl Registered Users Posts: 5,656
    Congratulations!!!!! And I too love the name :)
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  • SigiSigi Registered Users Posts: 2,379
    Congratulations!!! :D
  • subbrocksubbrock Registered Users Posts: 8,212
    congrats! what a cool birthday she has :D
  • curly_keltiecurly_keltie Registered Users Posts: 791
    Congratulations to you and welcome to your sweet daughter Elliot!

    A good. dear friend of mine was also born on a Friday the 13th.
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  • sonnysonny Registered Users Posts: 467
    congratulations! wonderful news.
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  • DarkAngelDarkAngel Registered Users Posts: 2,671 Curl Neophyte
    Congrats. Welcome Elliot!

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  • GretchenGretchen Administrator Moderators Posts: 10,840 Curl Virtuoso
    Congratulations! (We have a friend named Elliott Rowan! A wonderful person.)

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    You are beautiful!
  • cajuncurlscajuncurls Registered Users Posts: 270
    thanks everyone! I am on maternity leave (and don't have internet at my house!!!) so I'll post pics as soon as I get back.

    I didnt want to have her on friday the 13th - I am a Friday the 13th baby as well and always blamed my bad luck on that fact! (November 13, 1970). She's following in mama's footsteps.
    Did you do it for love? Did you do it for money? Did you do it for spite? Did you think you had to, honey?
    - Eagles


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  • shellibeanshellibean Registered Users Posts: 4,500
    cajuncurls wrote:

    I didnt want to have her on friday the 13th - I am a Friday the 13th baby as well and always blamed my bad luck on that fact! (November 13, 1970). She's following in mama's footsteps.

    That is neat! Oh, and her name rocks! Can't wait to see pictures!
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  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,060 Administrator

    My first BF was born on Friday the 13th and he always said the number 13 is lucky for people born on that day.

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