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Violet Saoirse is here!

post #1 of 22
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Violet Saoirse was born January 9, 2008, at 7:48pm, weighing 10 pounds and 13 ounces.

My birth was nothing like I had hoped/dreamed/planned, and the past week has been, in some ways, hell, but we are so happy she is here, healthy, and ours!

I was in labor for almost two days, the second day my ctx were 2 min apart for 10 or 12 hrs. I ended up with every intervention I had fought against from my providers, and put under observation for pre-e for 2 days afterward. I didn't even get to see Violet until the day after the (c/s) birth.

I'll try to write more about it soon, once I have fully processed what happened.

There's a bunch of pictures here: http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/inde...lbumId=1304144
post #2 of 22
Oh mama, Healing vibes sent your way.

What a beautiful name, and a gorgeous child.
Her hair is stunning, and you look radiant holding her.

(Oh, and my lovey was born the night before - at 8:30pm - and weighed 10lbs 13oz too!)

[We fibbed on the birth announcement I posted, as we just hadn't weighed him yet and estimated it, but figured the grandparents would want to know *something*]


OH! And it totally didn't process with me immediately - but I adore the name Saoirse! It was actually on my short list, (even for my boy) - you have such great taste.
post #3 of 22


Congratulations on your baby girl!

About your birth experience: Be gentle with yourself. I know from your posts here that you are an informed mama, you researched and knew the score, and you fought to have the birth you wanted.

Here are some quick-healing vibes for you, mama! :
post #4 of 22
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Originally Posted by Ms. B. Sprout View Post

About your birth experience: Be gentle with yourself. I know from your posts here that you are an informed mama, you researched and knew the score, and you fought to have the birth you wanted.

Here are some quick-healing vibes for you, mama! :
i couldn't agree more.
welcome little violet - i love that name, too!
post #5 of 22
I'm sorry it was so rough, mama. Healing vibes to you.

But. She is freaking gorgeous. I mean absolutely stunning! And I love her name.
post #6 of 22
omg shes perfect.

congrats. i am sorry to hear that your birth didnt go as planned but glaad your LO is here safe and sound with you.
post #7 of 22
look at that hair!!!!!!!!



congrats!
post #8 of 22


I am so sorry about your experience. But you sound like such a great mother, be proud of yourself and your healthy girl!
post #9 of 22
congrats on your baby girl!
post #10 of 22
Awww....She's absolutely BEAUTIFUL, Mama!
CONGRATULATIONS
and welcome baby Violet!
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post #11 of 22
Thread Starter 
Thanks for all the kind words.
Yes, I was disappointed, but in the end I know I did the best I could for me and my little gal. My health was in jeopardy, and since we knew when my water broke that there was mec in it, I knew there was a good chance she was in danger as well. After laboring for 36 hours and still only being dilated to 3, I kind of lost my nerve. When I heard her weight, I started to wonder if I could have even pulled it off.
I did manage to switch to a different hospital, which turned out to be a good thing since Violet needed to go to ICU, where we still are today. We go home tomorrow. Yay!

Katfka: are you my psychic twin? Looks like you're only a state away, our babies weigh the same, we like the same names, and wasn't your due date 12/22 as well? Eery. I haven't had a chance to hunt down your birth story yet, but it sounds like you had the birth you were looking for.

Thanks again everyone!
post #12 of 22
{{hugs}} I'm sorry the experience wasn't what you had hoped for, but I'm so glad you and sweet Violet are okay. Congratulations!!

(Pic linkie doesn't work for me )
post #13 of 22
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Originally Posted by PGinthe612 View Post
Katfka: are you my psychic twin? Looks like you're only a state away, our babies weigh the same, we like the same names, and wasn't your due date 12/22 as well? Eery. I haven't had a chance to hunt down your birth story yet, but it sounds like you had the birth you were looking for.
I'm pretty sure some cosmic wackiness is going on. Yes, I was 'due' on the 22nd. When we're in MN next, we'll have to get our big healthy chubballs together. Maybe they'll fall in love and make more perfect cozy-in-the-womb 43wk babies together.

Oh, and I haven't written a birth story yet - I suppose I better get on that.
post #14 of 22
shes gorgeous! I have a Violet, too!
post #15 of 22
Congrats!

I too ended up w/ a c/s and a huge baby so I understand what you are going through. My little guy is almost 2 weeks old and I'm still attempting to process his birth. Be gentle with yourself and enjoy your baby snuggles.
post #16 of 22
Sorry it wasn't the birth expierence you dreamed of, if you ever want to talk feel free to PM me. You made a beautiful baby girl though, congrats mama, you are amazing!
post #17 of 22
Awww mama great job you did! I love your little Violet, she's so pretty!
post #18 of 22
hugs mama! i know how hard that nicu stay is - but you're so close to home!

love that baby girl's name!
post #19 of 22
I'm sorry to hear about your not-so-pleasant birth experience. I think you did an amazing job though. Your mama intuition said "ok, this isn't going how I planned and I think I need some help" I think that's really amazing of you to listen to it. And 10 lbs 13 oz. WOW!!! Congrats!!
You did an absolutely fantastic job!! Love the name too!!
post #20 of 22
Welcome Sweet Violet!

Healing vibes to you, Mama.
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