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Equinox Mamas (Sept/Oct) -- October 14 thread

Matrons in waiting (fewer and fewer of us now!)...

Screen Name - Real Name - Birth No. - EDD - where - what’s going on?

mamapenelope #4 October Home early/prodromal labor
Aspen 8-Oct
jazzpurr88 #1 14-Oct
ostara #2 19-20 Oct
weesej (jen) #3 Oct-23 homebirth w/ midwife; losing plug - bloody show, bouts of early/prodromal labor, 3+cms
Mary-Beth #2 24-Oct homebirth
BellaMay 25-Oct
halah (jennifer) #2 25-Oct homebirth
ZMoon #1 25-Oct
Czen #3 26-Oct home w/ midwife & doula
grandmasgirl 27-Oct birth center boy early, prodromal labor
kerikadi (keri) 28-Oct homebirth
Louise #4 late Oct uc
Beth-TX#2 due October 31st

Moms and Babies

1. Aquarianangela #1 edd Sep 5 born at hospital July 13 at 32 weeks abigail elizabeth 3lb 15oz
2. Anmarie -#2 4-Sep Home/h2o Alannah was born at 7:02 (9/3) at home in the pool-8lbs 13oz just over 20inches!!!
3. Sagira #1 21-Sep Birth Center - Brandon William Zachary born 9/2/03; 7:18 pm, @ 38 wks. 6lbs 15oz, 20 1/2 inches (17 hours total)
4. petitemama (laurie) #5 3-Sep homebirth w/ midwife -- Angelina Palmeida born 9/5/03, 7:55 am, 7lbs 15 oz, 21 1/2 inches... 2 hrs 45 mins total start to finish!
5. mama2girls - 7-sept, Sage Elizabeth born 9/5/03, 6 lbs 3 oz at 39w 5ds, 8 hours of labor total.
6. Emma - Sept-5 Aislinn Laura Friday night at 9:00 pm
7. akirasmama (laurie) #2 8-Sep baby boy!!!!
http://216.92.20.151/discussions/sh...&threadid=85790
8. Carolyn #3 10-Sep Home - - Baby Boy born 9/8; 4:08pm; 8lbs 7oz; 21 inches; 11 hrs from start to finish... 2 1/2 hrs since water broke.
9. Mommy Stormraven -- Morrigan Brigid 9/9/03!!
10. Lactationmom 3-Sep home w/midwife - 9/10/03; 12:37am; Elijah Malcolm Davis (Eli) - Weight-10 pounds, 2 ounces! Length-21 1/2; at home, in tub... with no tear!! (aprox 5 hrs 40 mins total).
http://www.babyknowsbreast.com/babyeli.html
11. cobluegirl (rachael) #3 9-Sep hospital Baby Girl! 9/12, 1:40am , 9.5 lbs 21in, Josephine Elisabeth (Josie)... no tears ( http://216.92.20.151/discussions/sh...&threadid=86767 )
12. beaner'smom #3- Sept 13, 7:47am homebirth, Tiegan Elsie
13. CTMOMOF2 (Tracey) #2 Sept 15 - Chloe Izabella Cleri 12:32 p.m 6 lbs. 11 oz. and 19 inches with a full head of dark hair (and Tracey did it naturally!!!!)
http://mothering.com/discussions/sh...&threadid=87381
http://www.stamhealth.org/Nursery/B...sp?babyid=40887
14. Eman'smom #2 Sept 15th Riley Parker Oesch 8:03 pm - hospital, in the tub, sunny side up. Her daddy caught her with the midwife and doula watching, she was 7 lbs 15 oz and 20 inches long.
15. Lisa_Lynn (Lisa) #1 Orion is here!! He was born on the 16th (hospital) @ 10:50 am!_ 7 lbs, 2 ounces!
http://www.mattandlisahart.com/baby.asp
http://www.mattandlisahart.com/birthstorymdc.asp
16. apple (Jamie) #1 14-Sep Hospital w/ CNM twenty-three hours of labor - Scout James 1:10 am sept 18 morning
http://min.midco.net/scout_james/scout_james.html
17. dallaschildren Hayden Sept. 18th. 9 pounds 12 ounces and was 21 3/4 " long
http://mothering.com/discussions/sh...&threadid=89565
18. ladylee (lee) Alena Rane September 19th 7:54 am PST 7 lbs 13 oz 19.5" long-a beautiful, sweet baby with blonde hair, blue eyes, and two dimples!
19. cllovato Marisol was born at 4:19 a.m. She weighed 6lbs 13oz and was 21 1/4 inches long
20. Rikki - Patricia Jean 9/24 at 3:23am. She was 4#8oz and 16.5 inches long
http://www.akropolys.com/~troy/pics...rthday%20Photos
21. rootsaloo (Ruth) Ry Loren arrived on Wednesday, September 24, 2003 at 2:09 in the afternoon. He weighed 8 lbs 1 oz.
22. Jennifer (Sabrin) - Katie was born at 5:50am yesterday (September 26). She weighed 5#5oz and was 19.5"
23. mahdokht - 10:30 sept 27th, girl (homebirth!)
24. mamarsupial (autumn) - fiona eileen - 8 lbs, 14.5 oz; 20 1/4 inches. natural @ birth center w/ midwife, doula, and dh.
http://mothering.com/discussions/sh...&threadid=89732
http://community.webshots.com/album/90681782HgVdyS
25. KatSG girl, Clara 9.29 10:11 AM
26. Shane - Harrison 9.29 10:26am homebirth
27. Nik's Mommy - Maksym Walter 9.30 at 5:18am 3450g (~7 lbs 9 oz), 52 cm (~20.5 inches), head - 35cm
28. Hypatia - baby boy Miguel born 10/1/03 at 10:56 am.
29. Seven_lux, Girl, Oct 1
30. Ravin (Jodi) She had a little girl Luthien Mya by C/S at 3:06 AM on 10/04/03.
31. Amywillo (Amy) girl-homebirth at 12:55pm PDT 10/5/03 11lbs 6ozs, 24.5" long, 15" head
http://members.aol.com/duein2003/JJW10-6-03.jpg
32. hikaru #2 Oct 7, girl, Skye C-section
33. Angela&Avery- girl, Autumn Mae, Oct 8, 12:51AM, 8lbs. 9oz., 21 3/4"
34. Mamaley- girl, Isabel, Oct 8, 7lbs. 8oz., 20.5"
35. Earthmamafor3, Deb, Oct. 9, home water birth after 2 c/sec, girl, Allurah Katherine, Eleanor Tracy Thornton, 10lb. 12.5oz., 22", 14.5" head!!!!
36. Britt- Oct-10, boy, 10lbs. 13oz. Face Presentation!
37. anabean (Ana) Oct 16, girl, Eva, 43 weeks, 48 hour induction with a C-section. 9 lbs, 2oz, 20.5"
38. pmcleod (Pam) Perrin - a boy - was born on October 16. He was 9 pounds, 9.2 ounces, 21" long. Cytotec induction at 42.1 weeks lasting many days, eventually born by C-section.


CONGRATS MOMMA'S!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Status Unknown:
MammaKathryns 19-Sep girl (last post on 9/22-overdue and hurting)
1stTimeMummytoLore (Kate) #1 22-Sep Birth Center w/CNM- about 15 hours of 40 second ctx, 3-5 min apart and now nothing but a lower back ache-- 2 cm & 50%, contrax (last post 9/16--waiting for hurricane)


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Just updating dd's stats. Congratulations Hikaru!

1. Aquarianangela #1 edd Sep 5 born at hospital July 13 at 32 weeks abigail elizabeth 3lb 15oz
2. Anmarie -#2 4-Sep Home/h2o Alannah was born at 7:02 (9/3) at home in the pool-8lbs 13oz just over 20inches!!!
3. Sagira #1 21-Sep Birth Center - Brandon William Zachary born 9/2/03; 7:18 pm, @ 38 wks. 6lbs 15oz, 20 1/2 inches (17 hours total)
4. petitemama (laurie) #5 3-Sep homebirth w/ midwife -- Angelina Palmeida born 9/5/03, 7:55 am, 7lbs 15 oz, 21 1/2 inches... 2 hrs 45 mins total start to finish!
5. mama2girls - 7-sept, Sage Elizabeth born 9/5/03, 6 lbs 3 oz at 39w 5ds, 8 hours of labor total.
6. Emma - Sept-5 Aislinn Laura Friday night at 9:00 pm
7. akirasmama (laurie) #2 8-Sep baby boy!!!!
http://216.92.20.151/discussions/sh...&threadid=85790
8. Carolyn #3 10-Sep Home - - Baby Boy born 9/8; 4:08pm; 8lbs 7oz; 21 inches; 11 hrs from start to finish... 2 1/2 hrs since water broke.
9. Mommy Stormraven -- Morrigan Brigid 9/9/03!!
10. Lactationmom 3-Sep home w/midwife - 9/10/03; 12:37am; Elijah Malcolm Davis (Eli) - Weight-10 pounds, 2 ounces! Length-21 1/2; at home, in tub... with no tear!! (aprox 5 hrs 40 mins total).
http://www.babyknowsbreast.com/babyeli.html
11. cobluegirl (rachael) #3 9-Sep hospital Baby Girl! 9/12, 1:40am , 9.5 lbs 21in, Josephine Elisabeth (Josie)... no tears ( http://216.92.20.151/discussions/sh...&threadid=86767 )
12. beaner'smom #3- Sept 13, 7:47am homebirth, Tiegan Elsie
13. CTMOMOF2 (Tracey) #2 Sept 15 - Chloe Izabella Cleri 12:32 p.m 6 lbs. 11 oz. and 19 inches with a full head of dark hair (and Tracey did it naturally!!!!)
http://mothering.com/discussions/sh...&threadid=87381
http://www.stamhealth.org/Nursery/B...sp?babyid=40887
14. Eman'smom #2 Sept 15th Riley Parker Oesch 8:03 pm - hospital, in the tub, sunny side up. Her daddy caught her with the midwife and doula watching, she was 7 lbs 15 oz and 20 inches long.
15. Lisa_Lynn (Lisa) #1 Orion is here!! He was born on the 16th (hospital) @ 10:50 am!_ 7 lbs, 2 ounces!
http://www.mattandlisahart.com/baby.asp
http://www.mattandlisahart.com/birthstorymdc.asp
16. apple (Jamie) #1 14-Sep Hospital w/ CNM twenty-three hours of labor - Scout James 1:10 am sept 18 morning
17. dallaschildren Hayden Sept. 18th. 9 pounds 12 ounces and was 21 3/4 " long
http://mothering.com/discussions/sh...&threadid=89565
18. ladylee (lee) Alena Rane September 19th 7:54 am PST 7 lbs 13 oz 19.5" long-a beautiful, sweet baby with blonde hair, blue eyes, and two dimples!
http://min.midco.net/scout_james/scout_james.html
19. cllovato Marisol was born at 4:19 a.m. She weighed 6lbs 13oz and was 21 1/4 inches long
20. Rikki - Patricia Jean 9/24 at 3:23am. She was 4#8oz and 16.5 inches long
http://www.akropolys.com/~troy/pics...rthday%20Photos
21. rootsaloo (Ruth) Ry Loren arrived on Wednesday, September 24, 2003 at 2:09 in the afternoon. He weighed 8 lbs 1 oz.
22. Jennifer (Sabrin) - Katie was born at 5:50am yesterday (September 26). She weighed 5#5oz and was 19.5"
23. mahdokht - 10:30 sept 27th, girl (homebirth!)
24. mamarsupial (autumn) - fiona eileen - 8 lbs, 14.5 oz; 20 1/4 inches. natural @ birth center w/ midwife, doula, and dh.
http://mothering.com/discussions/sh...&threadid=89732
http://community.webshots.com/album/90681782HgVdyS
25. KatSG girl, Clara 9.29 10:11 AM
26. Shane - Harrison 9.29 10:26am homebirth
27. Nik's Mommy - Maksym Walter 9.30 at 5:18am 3450g (~7 lbs 9 oz), 52 cm (~20.5 inches), head - 35cm
28. Hypatia - baby boy Miguel born 10/1/03 at 10:56 am.
29. Seven_lux, Girl, Oct 1
30. Ravin (Jodi) She had a little girl Luthien Mya by C/S at 3:06 AM on 10/04/03.
31. Amywillo (Amy) girl-homebirth at 12:55pm PDT 10/5/03 11lbs 6ozs, 24.5" long, 15" head
http://members.aol.com/duein2003/JJW10-6-03.jpg
32. hikaru #2 Oct 7, girl, Skye C-section
33. Angela&Avery- girl, Autumn Mae, Oct 8, 12:51AM, 8lbs. 9oz., 21 3/4"
34. Mamaley- girl, Isabel, Oct 8, 7lbs. 8oz., 20.5"
35. Earthmamafor3, Deb, Oct. 9, home water birth after 2 c/sec, girl, Allurah Katherine, Eleanor Tracy Thornton, 10lb. 12.5oz., 22", 14.5" head!!!!
36. Britt- Oct-10, boy, 10lbs. 13oz. Face Presentation!


CONGRATS MOMMA'S!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Status Unknown:
MammaKathryns 19-Sep girl (last post on 9/22-overdue and hurting)
1stTimeMummytoLore (Kate) #1 22-Sep Birth Center w/CNM- about 15 hours of 40 second ctx, 3-5 min apart and now nothing but a lower back ache-- 2 cm & 50%, contrax (last post 9/16--waiting for hurricane)

Matrons in waiting (fewer and fewer of us now!)...

Screen Name - Real Name - Birth No. - EDD - where - what’s going on?
anabean (Ana) 25-Sep hospital w/ cnm 2 doulas being induced 10/9
pmcleod (Pam) 28-30-Sep #1- Being induced 10/13
mamapenelope #4 October Home early/prodromal labor
Aspen 8-Oct
jazzpurr88 #1 14-Oct
weesej (jen) #3 Oct-23 homebirth w/ midwife; losing plug - bloody show, bouts of early/prodromal labor, 3+cms
Mary-Beth #2 24-Oct homebirth
BellaMay 25-Oct
halah (jennifer) #2 25-Oct homebirth
ZMoon #1 25-Oct
Czen #3 26-Oct home w/ midwife & doula
grandmasgirl 27-Oct birth center boy early, prodromal labor
kerikadi (keri) 28-Oct homebirth
Louise #4 late Oct uc
Beth-TX#2 due October 31st
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Hmm..I wonder how Mamapenelope is....haven't heard from her the last few days.

Had a visit with my midwife this morning...I let her check me as I'd been
feeling more Braxton-Hicks contractions lately and the baby had
descended into the pelvis the way Dante did the week before he
arrived...so I was 80% effaced, not yet dialating but very thin and she
could feel the hard head of the baby right there. A similar report
to what my first midwife gave me the Friday before Dante was born....so, it could be next week if my labor is similar...no one knows for sure really.

My body feels ready to give birth, I'm really ready to get rid of all
this accumulating fluid. My ankles looked like tree trunks last night
and I don't think I could get dh's wedding band on my pinky
finger. I've got Hulk hands. My blood pressure continues to be low
though and no problems with other diagnostics so I think it's just the
heat (still hot and humid here), the pressure, and I'm just ready to go....
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Just thought I'd drop in and give some encouragement vibes to the mamas-in-waiting still on the list!

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So it sounds like both Halah and Mamapenelope will go soon. Any word from Ana?
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Oh, congratulations, Hikaru!!! My second isn't nursing like my first--she keeps going for 3-5 hours between feedings. It just seems so wrong! It will probably change soon, then I'll be wishing for these days to come back.
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Morning mama's!

Congrat Hiraku! And congrats to anyone I might have missed.

Haven't seen anything from Ana - hope all is well.

So still having the prodromal labour off and on. Not keeping me awake (thankfully I'm cranky enough!) but enough already. I'm one of those "either do it or don't" people, none of this testing the water crap! So I find myself saying to my body - either go or not! Too bad it doesn't work that way!

Penelope - KWYM about the "did you have that baby yet" question. Please I still have two weeks to go. Someone said that to me and I had to bite my tounge not to say "Yes I did, this is simply bloat!" That would have gone over like a fart in church! At least work takes my mind off of things but of course since this is my first, everyone feels it necessary to give me advice. Umm thanks but please.

Off to the MW today - we'll see how things are going. My cold is still lingering, so is a bit of cough - wonderful. I put off my 3 hour GD test for a few weeks, then got sick for 2 weeks. Now with all the post nasal drip and congestion I don't have to spell out what happened when all the straight sugar hit my stomach. Ugh! Oh well - maybe I'll try again this Saturday (I'm so looking forward to that!).

Labour vibes to all of us left! Have a good day ladies!
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Finally feeling a bit better today. I was soooooo sick. Went into the Dr and got meds. NONE of my usually home remedies were working and I didn't know what to take otherwise. The flu at 9 months sucks!!! I was so short of breath I was not able to sleep for more than 20 min at a time. Got major cough syrup with codiene, slept all night last night, cough is finally productive and much less painful today and after the first big cough I could breathe so much better.

I am 38 weeks 6 days today. Today with DS I was hooked up to the pit and waiting for labor. Today with DD my water broke Was curious to see if I would be consistant but I'd rather have a few more days to recover and then labor. Its looking like I will have my longest pregnancy yet.
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weesej - glad your feeling better - I only had a cold and that sucked - can't imaging having the flu. Hope you're feeling even better soon!

Back from the MW - nothing new to report. He's still head down, feet to the right, butt and back to the left (my left) and in go position. Now if he would just go! Still having the prodromal labour so we'll see what happens. I'll probably go into labour tomorrow morning only becuase my mom is going out of town tomorrow until Friday night. She runs group trips for senior citizens (plans, arranges and escorts them) and tomorrow they are going to Atlantic City - 4 1/2 hours away. I said she'll hit the lobby of the hotel and there will be a message waiting for her. I hope not - this is her first grandchild and she's so excited. Oh well - we'll see what happens.

So anyone heard from Ana? Hopefully she has a babe in arms!
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jen, that's terrible about being sick on top of everything else....I had a really bad cold at 37 weeks with ds, I remember it well. Back then I didn't have to do so much in a day though. I sure wouldn't want to get sick now with my crazy active 3 yr old to lumber after...anyway, hope it clears up fast.

Grandmasgirl, your post reminds me of what happened to me last time with my dad. He was on a business trip when my son was born, and was the last immediate-family member to meet Dante (at 5 days old). Now he does not travel much anymore but has an important meeting in Vegas a few days after my due date, for a week. I keep thinking I'll wind up going on the 27th, right after he boards the plane, and he'll miss the first week of his second grandchild's life again. It's not a big deal, we kind of laugh about it. But I know he'll be seriously bummed if that happens again.
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Congrats Earthmama, Britt and Hikaru!!
Just dropping in to send labor vibes, and to check on Ana...
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ARe we that pitiful, to have dropped onto the second page???

Flu symptoms are subsiding, feel half normal today. Still taking it easy though.
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Glad to see this thread continue on for us late October moms! I have been reading but seldom can keep up or post. Used to be this thread was so hopping there was no way I could keep up!

We have 9 days till the official due date. I'm trying not to hang on it to much but my last two came on their dates. Kind of hard not to expect it again!

BTW, what really is the difference between prodromal labour and braxton hicks? The intensity? Frequency?


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Good defenition of prodromal labor mamapenelope. Prodromal labor could also be called early or false labor, but I hate the term flase, and if you consider it all "early" labor you would have been in labor for days and days. Prodromal labor can stop and start, be regular contraction, lose plug have bloody show, etc. However contractions never get longer AND stronger AND closer together.

I am 39 weeks 1 day here. I have never been this pregnant before, both of my other pregnancies I was holding a 1 day old baby Having been so sick I feel incredibly patient, don't mind waiting another few days to recover and truly feel good.
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For me there is a big difference between my BH contractions and the 3 days of prodromal labor I went thru before delivering my last child...I call the BH's "love hugs" because they just feel like that, a breathless hug, very nice actually....the surges of the baby's head against my cervix are somewhat less nice but just an "owie" kind of pain.

The contractions I got once I lost my plug with ds, though, were so different, they astonished me...a pain starting in the center of my back and wrapping around to the front, like a bright circle of pain, then it faded after 30--45 seconds...I remember them so well and have been waiting for them to return with this baby...that's how I will know I'm close!

Sure did not like doing those contractions by the 3rd day of them...hoping not to take so long with this one. But they were still beautiful and wondrous, even with the pain...I never felt afraid of them ( I just wished for them to quit long enough to sleep at night...they really came on strong then.)
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mamap - you look GORGEOUS!!!!! northern lights. i wanna come visit! i could see them often when i lived in northern mn, but not at all since i moved to the big city.
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Mamapenelope, you and your children are so
beautiful.
And laboring under the Northern Lights sound so groovy....
Many blessings to you and the baby to be.

Hikaru, who is right now being blessed by a nap times 3..
DD, Ds, and DH all lined up together snoring away....
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Morning mamas!

Hiraku - loved the description of your family. I too love when everyone else is asleep in the house and the only noise is the faint (or not so faint!) snoring.

Penelope - you ctx pattern sound similar to mine (there's one now) but more so last Saturday. I had them every 3 minutes like clockwork then they'd stop, then come back. I'm hoping yours really take off and you have a new baby this weekend (me too!!!) BTW - your pictures were great - you look fabulous.

KWYM about hearing something positive about how we look at the end of pregnancy. I got a little ego boost at Home Depot last night. The woman at the paint counter says to me "So you have what, about two months to go". NOPE - 1 week!. Her reply was "Girl, you gotta be the best looking 9 month pregnant woman I've ever seen". Ok lie to me some more but that compliment felt good! Especially since this week my energy level has gone in the toiled and I'm just feeling ugh. KWIM? So to all you mamas - you look mah-velous!!!!! Though I'd pass along the compliment! Personally I think every pregnant woman looks great!


Well that's it for me this morning. Love and labour vibes to everyone!
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Hey to all you mama's left on our thread, and to those who check in from the "other" side...

I had a final chiro adjustment yesterday morning...didn't think the baby could settle any lower but I feel like it's in my butt...This morning I kept getting up thinking I really needed to go to the bathroom, but nothing much came out.

We had plugged in the cable last night so we set our early-rising ds in front of Disney Channel for a rare treat and dh and I did our part for the labor effort...LOL...then he left me to sleep till 11. I know I was having a lot of tightening off and on while I dozed and woke up with pains in my back that come and go now....not sure what to think of them.

I'm sitting on the birth ball because it's comfy for my back but everytime I get up I feel like this baby's gonna FALL OUT....but it doesn't, imagine that. I will just go about my biz today (have some friends coming to visit, and need to shop for a new camcorder) and we'll see what if anything progresses.
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Halah- hope that it is soon. Sounds promising

Mamapenelope- Alaska isn't that far from Michigan right! I'm on my way, your food sounds sooooo good. Hoping you ctx keep going and get stronger and stronger.

Nothing here. Still healing from the flu/bronchitis. Nasty cough, DS and DD have also developed the cough. I'm obviously feeling better and am HUNGRY, without much energy to cook. I haven't had anything even remotley resembling early labor since I got sick a week ago. Good too, I did not want to birth ill.

I am more pregnant than I have ever been before. Don't laugh 39 weks, 2 days I have this niggly little sing-songy voice in the back of my head syaing "You're gonna go over, you're gonna go over" LOL! That will be lesson #2 for me to learn first hand. Just hoping my lessons don't continue into labor, although I'm sure they will and I KNOW I've forgotten what labor feels like. I just don't need any lessons in posterior babies, strange positions, etc
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long long long story very short. she was born via c-section on 10/16 after a 48 hour induction. her heart rate went down to the low 40's and then to the 70's, she wasn't handling well at all.

she was 9lbs. 2 oz., 20.5 inches. she's healthy and beautiful and i'm so happy the whole ordeal is over. it was very traumatizing and it's all still sinking in.

breastfeeding is going slow. my nipples are very very sore, we had to start her on the SNS (a NIGHTMARE), cause she lost 12% of her weight in 3 days. i've talked to about 5 lactation consultants at the hospital, till i finally found the one who was able to help. her latch is still too shallow, she's a voracious nursing, and i put her at the breats as many times a day as i can (about once an hour) so my nipples are paying the consequesnces. i'm working on improving the latch, she's just so anxious to get started, and gives me no time with a big enough open mouth to get enough of the nipple in. today was the first day i was able to pump some actual milk (about 3ccs) so i'm hopeful.

i'm exhausted, sore, and i can't wait to feel better soon.

my baby is precious. i love her so much and i'm so thankful everything is ok with her.

i'm feeling quite defeated about how it all went and it will take some time till i feel good about it.

anyway, i guess i'll post more soon, but not sure. i'm totally out of it, just wanted to give you all an update.

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congrats ana! welcome eva!
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Welcome Eva

Sorry to hear about your difficult birth Ana. Allow yourself time to grieve, and give extra attention to yourself and your daughter. I know you made the best choices you could and will find strength and grow from Eva's birth, even if it's not in the way you anticipated.
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(((HUGS))) Ana....and Congrats!!! Enjoy your new little bundle. I hope nursing gets better for you. By nipples cracked and bled this time around....not fun. I sympathize.
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(((Ana))) and welcome little Eva!

Having birthed both of my kids by cesarian I can sympathize with what you refer to as feeling "defeated". Just know that it was necessary for the safety of your little one and you made the right decision under the circumstances. Give yourself lots of extra time to deal with all the intense feelings and don't forget that you had a birth too, not just a "section". There's a "Cesarian Support Circle" in the Birth and Beyond forum, I think you'll find some great
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SO I have been contracting all afternoon. Sat down to play at the computer and started to time, surprised to find out they are 5-8 min apart and definitly start at the top and push down! Well see
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she was 9lbs. 2 oz., 20.5 inches. she's healthy and beautiful
Yay, that is wonderful! I'm so happy for you. I'm sorry it was so traumatic for you, though.

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i'm working on improving the latch, she's just so anxious to get started, and gives me no time with a big enough open mouth to get enough of the nipple in.
I have had this same problem, and I just end up latching her on anyway after awhile. With my first, I ended up with cracked and bleeding nipples that burned, but this time it never got that bad. They have just felt pretty bruised. Every once in awhile it's like she gets just the tip of the nipple which hurts even more, and I realize that must have happened a lot with Molly because I think that is what caused the cracked nipples. I still have some soreness in my right nipple, but fortunately it has gotten better. I'm more aggressive with the c position of my hand, and I end up shaping the nipple more to fit in her mouth better during the latch on part, so I think that helps.

Hope the nursing gets easier for you soon!
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How exciting that we'll be having some new babies here soon. My little one will be 2 weeks old tomorrow!
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Ana - congratulation and welcome Eva! I'm so sorry it was traumatizing but am so glad Eva is healthy.
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