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Having a baby (09/20/02)
09/20/02 | #1CTYankee

Posted on 09/20/2002 6:05:53 AM PDT by #1CTYankee

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To: #1CTYankee
I didn't know what my first one was (a boy) and I did know what my second one was (a girl)

It was still fun.
Well, as much fun as 30 hours of labor can be.
51 posted on 09/20/2002 7:20:08 AM PDT by EllaMinnow
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To: #1CTYankee
Best wishes for all of you.

Grandson number two (grandchild number 5) is debuting Sunday one way or the other.

52 posted on 09/20/2002 7:21:22 AM PDT by N. Theknow
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To: redlipstick
ROFLOL!!!
53 posted on 09/20/2002 7:24:01 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: hosepipe
SOooooo, I left, confused, remembering all those storys I'd heard about long hard labor.....

Last time it was 22 hrs, I don't think it will be as long this time.(I Hope.)

54 posted on 09/20/2002 7:24:45 AM PDT by #1CTYankee
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To: #1CTYankee
Congratulations to you and your wife...with prayers for all.
55 posted on 09/20/2002 7:27:38 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: #1CTYankee

Countdown started, hope it's quick and painless CTYankee Mom (and Dad)!

56 posted on 09/20/2002 7:29:15 AM PDT by katnip
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To: All
My son recently informed me that by the time he gets married and has children I'll be dead.
I admit I'm no spring chicken but....
It wasn't my choice to wait 5 1/2 years before having another child.
Wife works 2nd shift and it's hard to find the time.

Search for a thread called my son's new underwear and it will explain how we found the time(I returned to work on Jan 10th 2002.)

57 posted on 09/20/2002 7:32:44 AM PDT by #1CTYankee
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To: #1CTYankee
When my wife was pregnant with our youngest child, she had a lot of problems with him being really "active" in the womb. He was always kicking her in the kidneys or bladder. When he finally arrived, the doctor showed us that he had managed to tie his umbilical cord into a twice through knot. Twelve years later, he has three state title wrestling medals
58 posted on 09/20/2002 7:33:52 AM PDT by laker_dad
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To: #1CTYankee
Good luck. Sounds like your Doc doesn't want to miss his tee time tomorrow;^)
59 posted on 09/20/2002 7:34:18 AM PDT by Fred Mertz
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To: katnip
Countdown started, hope it's quick and painless CTYankee Mom (and Dad)!

Thanks, the contractions started about a hour ago.

60 posted on 09/20/2002 7:34:51 AM PDT by #1CTYankee
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To: Fred Mertz
Good luck. Sounds like your Doc doesn't want to miss his tee time tomorrow;^)

I don't think she plays:-)

61 posted on 09/20/2002 7:38:04 AM PDT by #1CTYankee
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To: #1CTYankee
CONGRATULATIONS!!

What a GREAT day to have a birthday.....tell the little one (boy? girl?) that s/he shares a birthday with ZinGirl!!!

62 posted on 09/20/2002 7:42:31 AM PDT by ZinGirl
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To: ZinGirl
What a GREAT day to have a birthday.....tell the little one (boy? girl?) that s/he shares a birthday with ZinGirl!!!

Can do!

The nurse says her blood pressure was lower when I wasn't in the room.

63 posted on 09/20/2002 7:46:34 AM PDT by #1CTYankee
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To: laker_dad
Twelve years later, he has three state title wrestling medals

I'm hoping for a future Red Sox pitcher.

64 posted on 09/20/2002 7:50:04 AM PDT by #1CTYankee
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To: #1CTYankee
Best of luck to you and your wife! I'll check back later to see how it goes...
65 posted on 09/20/2002 7:52:27 AM PDT by laker_dad
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To: #1CTYankee
I'm truly thrilled for you guys....I loved the days my babies were born......

please keep me posted on the developments of my "little birthday partner"....and FWIW...it's brightened MY birthday to read about another precious life!!

66 posted on 09/20/2002 7:54:46 AM PDT by ZinGirl
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To: #1CTYankee
Was in your shoes six weeks ago to the minute!

Things turned out a little more difficult for us that day than we expected, but the end result was, and continues to be, magnificent!!

Wishing you all the best!

67 posted on 09/20/2002 7:58:14 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: PBRSTREETGANG
Was in your shoes six weeks ago to the minute!

Congrats on the addition!

BTW, how long did it take?

68 posted on 09/20/2002 8:14:05 AM PDT by #1CTYankee
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To: PBRSTREETGANG
please keep me posted on the developments of my "little birthday partner"....and FWIW...it's brightened MY birthday

You're partner is doing fine, better than Linda is.

They are giving her something (For the pain.)as we speak.
She is still only 4 cm.

Oh and HAPPY BIRTHDAY.(I won't ask how old.)

69 posted on 09/20/2002 8:20:23 AM PDT by #1CTYankee
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To: #1CTYankee
Thanks!

The labor went on for 7 hours (without benefit of epidural), proceeded to a C-section due to complications, and ended in a beautiful son.

70 posted on 09/20/2002 8:30:12 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: #1CTYankee
Having a baby...

What a wonderful way to say how much you love us...

71 posted on 09/20/2002 8:33:29 AM PDT by Romulus
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To: #1CTYankee
Good luck, and when the going gets tough go to democratic underground and post something there. It's better to cuss out democrats than your hubby.

(Also, get lots of drugs!!!!)

Congrats and good luck!
72 posted on 09/20/2002 8:37:53 AM PDT by luckystarmom
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To: #1CTYankee
#1CT, prayers for you and your wife and upcoming newbie. If you need a laugh, well, I checked your profile page, found probably the funniest thread I've ever read on FR, and you posted it 3-14-2000! worst cars
73 posted on 09/20/2002 9:26:18 AM PDT by xJones
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To: xJones
Congrats and prayers for safe delivery, healthy mom and baby.


74 posted on 09/20/2002 9:53:14 AM PDT by GailA
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12:30 PM, 20.5 inches, 8 lbs.4oz.

It's a girl!

Got to send some time with mom and my new daughter Alexandra. Talk to you all latter!

75 posted on 09/20/2002 9:55:59 AM PDT by #1CTYankee
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To: #1CTYankee
Congratulations! I want a cigar.
76 posted on 09/20/2002 9:59:50 AM PDT by Fred Mertz
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To: #1CTYankee
Great! Wonderfull! Love it!

What was her APGAR?

77 posted on 09/20/2002 10:16:55 AM PDT by patton
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To: #1CTYankee
God's blessings to you and yours. Make mine a chocolate cigar!!!
78 posted on 09/20/2002 10:18:02 AM PDT by laker_dad
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To: #1CTYankee
You'll learn how to change diapers, etc. with your toes in no time-- freeing up your hands for typing.
79 posted on 09/20/2002 10:20:24 AM PDT by GraniteStateConservative
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To: Snow Bunny; FallGuy; Victoria Delsoul; JohnHuang2; LadyX; coteblanche; WVNan; AntiJen; SassyMom; ...
Newbie alert! Read this happy thread!
80 posted on 09/20/2002 10:25:33 AM PDT by patton
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To: #1CTYankee
CONGRATULATIONS!!
81 posted on 09/20/2002 10:33:16 AM PDT by RMDupree
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To: #1CTYankee
I thought of bringing the movie Rosemary's baby but didn't think she'd find the humor in it.

She'd find even less humor in "Alien"

82 posted on 09/20/2002 10:46:48 AM PDT by SauronOfMordor
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To: #1CTYankee
Congratulations!!!!!

Enjoy your new little one!!

83 posted on 09/20/2002 11:58:35 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: #1CTYankee
Congrats!
84 posted on 09/20/2002 12:33:43 PM PDT by SAMWolf
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To: #1CTYankee
Congratulations!
May your daughter be Blessed with a healty and happy life.
85 posted on 09/20/2002 12:46:15 PM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
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To: #1CTYankee
Congratulations, Mom and Dad, for Alexandra!
86 posted on 09/20/2002 1:22:26 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: #1CTYankee
Ain't Free Republic Great!!..... We're having a bby!!
87 posted on 09/20/2002 1:25:53 PM PDT by bert
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To: bert
I'm so excited... I mean Baby.... a girl!!


PS..... Save this thread to disk.
88 posted on 09/20/2002 1:32:25 PM PDT by bert
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To: #1CTYankee
Congratulations from the shoreline of our fair state! May Alexandra's life be filled with joy!
89 posted on 09/20/2002 1:35:50 PM PDT by Ol' Sox
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To: #1CTYankee
Congratulations! The best to your whole family! Post some pics soon OK?
90 posted on 09/20/2002 1:42:07 PM PDT by mafree
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To: hellinahandcart
Watch for signals that she is no longer a happy camper.

Back in the early 70s, before video and internet, my husband was taping my first labor on an audio tape-recorder. The last words on the tape are, "Turn that eff'ing thing off!"

The other memory I have of his participation is that he broke the knob off his watch by overwinding it while timing contractions.

Postscript. All turned out well. My son, born that night, is 28, married and planning my first grandchild in a year or two.

91 posted on 09/20/2002 2:04:54 PM PDT by Inkie
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To: Inkie
P.S. to my last post. No epidural, no nothing, and 36 hours of labor. The bad old days in Australia. The good part was that I got to stay in hospital for 10 days.
92 posted on 09/20/2002 2:07:56 PM PDT by Inkie
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Why on G_D's green earth would you want to stay in hospital for 10 days? Uuu-uugh.
93 posted on 09/20/2002 5:56:24 PM PDT by patton
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To: #1CTYankee
Congratulations!
94 posted on 09/20/2002 6:37:04 PM PDT by SauronOfMordor
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95 posted on 09/20/2002 8:19:16 PM PDT by Victoria Delsoul
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To: patton
I'm one of those people who like hospitals. In those days, particularly in maternity where no one was really sick and everyone was happy, it was like a hotel. I was in a posh hospital with good food, in a semi-private room, a first-time mom in with other moms of various degrees of experience, and a lot of comradery. Sort of like my college dorm with room service.

FYI, I was in a foreign country, without any family or personal network, and this was where I made a lot of friends those early days. We kept in touch until our babies were in their teens. I have very good memories of it. You weren't trapped in your room or anything -- you could walk in the rose garden, etc. It was very pleasant and friendly and nurturing. Plus, a 36-hour labor without any drugs (and no childbirth classes, either, so it was quite a shock)and a few more gory details I shouldn't reveal (well, I will -- cutting without any anaesthetic due to emergency; cord was not allowing the baby to get air and they had to get him out) --- suffice it to say that knocks the stuffing out of you and you really need a rest. At least I felt that way and was glad of it. Also, don't forget, there was no "paternity leave" in those days, and I would have been on my own with a new baby and feeling like crap.

96 posted on 09/20/2002 8:41:38 PM PDT by Inkie
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To: #1CTYankee
CONGRATULATIONS!

...and you ain't gonna believe this....not only do we share a birthday, but (in a different year!), I was born at around 12:30pm and weighed 8lbs, 4 oz! I'm gonna really like this little one!

97 posted on 09/21/2002 5:09:31 AM PDT by ZinGirl
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To: #1CTYankee
Congratulations!!
98 posted on 09/21/2002 5:32:13 AM PDT by Under the Radar
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Congratulations! You have a chance of maybe two more good nights of sleep. Sleep while you can. rofl.
99 posted on 09/21/2002 5:58:07 AM PDT by Unknown Freeper
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Ye haw ! Wonderful news !
Nw Ct is enriched by the addition of another Freeper !
Best wishes to you , Mrs CTYankee and the two little ones !
100 posted on 09/23/2002 1:02:50 PM PDT by Marobe
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