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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Birth Story of Aria Jean

Baby's Name: Aria Jean
Date of Birth: 12/01/11
Original Due Date: 12/13/2011
Weeks Pregnant: 38 weeks 2 days
Weight: 6 lbs 12 oz
Length: 18 1/2 in

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Yesterday I woke up to the alarm to get ready for my 38 week regular dr's appt and a non stress test/fluid check due to measuring small. And immediately felt a contraction. I laid there for another ten minutes then had another one. Told Mike good thing we have a dr's appt today maybe we will just stay at the hospital. Got ready having contractions pretty regulary about 8 mins apart would just sway and breath through them. Got to the Dr's appt and she checked me I was dialted to a 4 still 70% thinned. We talked with the dr about having her today and she said we would wait and see. Got to the Hospital a little earlier than anticipated so we grab breakfast at the cafeteria (Such a good idea) still having contractions and wanting to check the fluid level we got to our second appt 10 mins or so early. She checked the fluid and it was lower than last time then she put me on the monitor noticing immediately the contractions. She checked my blood pressure and it was borderline high and the heartrate was good but not excelling like she wanted. She went and called the Dr. Checked my blood pressure again and again talked to the Dr. Meanwhile i live in Utah in Davis County and we had HORRIBLE winds that were causing a lot of problems around our area you could hear and feel portions of the hospital being blown around by the crazy wind that resulted in a lot of damage and National headlines. So the nurse returned and said "Well do you want to go back out and play in the wind or have a baby today" I of course picked baby. Still having my own contractions being dialted to a 4 and being full term with high blood pressure the doctor figured we would just get help in the process. I got walked over to L&D assigned a room and setup around 11:15 am, they started me on pitocin and an IV. Checked me again about 1 hour later and I was at 5 almost 6 and 90% thinned. A little over an hour later they up'd the pitocin and contractions were a lot closer and stronger so I also got the Epidural. They checked me again at 2:25pm and I was 9 1/2 CM fully thinned. Dr arrive at 3:00 pm changed her clothes and we started pushing. 6 pushes and 25 mins later Aria Jean was born. Beautiful, healthy and couldn't be more precious.


  1. So cute Tiffany
    Congratulations again to you & Mike

  2. I'm glad everything went well. She really is adorable! We have more pictures to give you when we see you next time. So glad I got to meet her, and see you. Thanks for sharing her birth story.