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This child is a miracle too as they found later that my Uterus was folded in half and they said it was good I got pregnant when I did case I ,ost likely would not be able to have more children. The cool thing about this pregnancy is that I always thought I would have boys. I never imagined I would have a girl. My hubby and I saw that all our friends were having trouble getting pregnant, so we were surprised to find out I was pregnant. Even more surprising is the fact I thought "what will I do with a girl", I had never thought about having a girl. After that I was drawn to girl clothes, pink things and girl toys. I never had an ultrasound, but I KNEW she was a girl.
I was so traumatized from the birth of my son, I was terrified once I figured out I was pregnant again. A friend told me about herbs the Indians take. I read up on them, and with the permission of my Doctor, I started taking them, as well as Raspberry Tea daily. It is said these herbs strengthen the uterus, so when the time is right the uterus is more effective at labor. I woke up on the exact day she was due and felt like I had a light case of the cramps. An hour later it was just a bit stronger so I went in to take a bath and call my mother. I told her I thought it was false labor as the contractions were jumping around from 8 to 10 min apart, however within 40 minutes they went from 8 to 10 minutes apart, straight to to 2 minutes apart. I was instructed to go to the hospital when they were 4 to 5 min apart and regular, but that never happened. It was 8 minutes apart, then every 2 minutes apart, so I still thought it was false. I could talk through all of them. My mother decided to fly out even though it didn't seem like today was the day. Finally after an hour of light contractions every 2 minutes I decided I better go get checked out. We parked in the parking lot and I remember on the walk in just having to stop and breath through the contraction. I had monthly cramps that hurt as bad as this and the break between contractions was awesome! I got to the labor and delivery floor where they were so full I was put in a holding room to assess whether I was really in labor. Upon exam I was 6 cm and they rushed me to a room and said I could have an epidural. I thought I really wasn't hurting bad enough but I knew it could be a while before the doc got there so I said yes. Well the doc was in the next room so he came right over. The needle hurt worse than the contraction. Thirty minutes later, it didn't seem like I was making progress, so they broke my water. My mom arrived and with in 40 minutes the nurse looked at my face and said DONT PUSH. No problem, I didn't feel a need to push and I had no idea what she was so worried about. She was a smart nurse as I was at 10cm. The Doc arrived and made me promise I would push. I pushed two times and she was half way out. My hubby made the comment "Its a boy, it looks just like Braden" Our first boy. I said "NO ITS A GIRL" pushed one more time and SHE was out. All 8 pounds 9 ounces of her. Then the Doc said made me promise to push the placenta out so I did, but I did such a good job that extra stuff went all over his shoes! Whoops. He looked up at me with this disgusted look, so I said "you are the one who said to push!" It was so easy, we had a pizza party with friends an hour later in the hospital room and they couldn't believe I had just had a baby! And once I had her I realized I wold have been so disappointed had I not had a girl. She is my kindred spirit/daughter as we think a like on a lot of subjects. We did everything together when she was little. She was the best kind of shadow to have. And people think we look a like. I don't know how, as she is so beautiful but I am so happy they see a resemblance because I always thought mother and daughters that looked a like were so cute!