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#1 of 28 Old 10-13-2004, 01:49 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Hello ladies.
Last Weds I went into the hospital because I was 2 cm dialated and had bulging waters. I ended up dialated to 4cm before they stopped labor. It was a rough few days w/on and off contractions. On Monday I was doing great all day till we noticed I was bleeding, when they checked I was fully dialated. I didn't even have contractions. they said the bag just opened up my cervix as it was really bulging out. I did start having contractions after my exam and within the hr gave birth. She was born with the bag intact. Pretty amazing site which the docs and nurses there hadn't seen before but did say it was an old wives tale that if it happened it meant luck for the baby. She is 1 lb 11 ozs, 13 in. Apgars 6 and 8, extremely good for a baby her age. She came out kicking and even tried to cry on her own. She's on minimal support now which is another good sign. She's doing so good for her age.
We named her Megan Elizabeth.
I'm doing ok, just tired. Any positive vibes would be so appreciative. It's definitely gonna be a tough few months.
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sending you lots of love and warm, healthy wishes! good work, mama, on growing her so nicely! Take care of yourself and ASK FOR HELP!
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Welcome baby Megan, and lots of loving wishes & grow baby, grow!! vibes. Laura, lots of to you, and please keep us updated.
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Sending you and her both lots of love and stay strong vibes! I will keep her in my prayers and have added her to our prayer chain. Stay strong mama, even though the next few months will be hard and long. If you need to talk feel free to PM me.
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Sending you warm wishes and loving thoughts for baby Megan-she sounds like a fighter!
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I just popped in from the december forum to wish you and Megan the best of luck.
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CONGRATULATIONS Laura! Megan sounds wonderful! A perfect little package. I send you all lots of healthy positive vibes. Keep the faith mama! Andy

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Prayers for you all.....Hugs,Catherine
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Laura, Congratulations on your beautiful little angel Megan! Show pics when you get a chance!

These next few months may be hard but you have a community of women here at MDC who I'm sure will try and be of whatever support they can be.
Have to second what Pamamidwife said and ask for help- its really hard to- but if you need it, you need it!!!! (-;

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Welcome Megan! to you!
Keep us updated!
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Congratulations, Laura and welcome Megan!! In some indiginous Guatemalan villages, they only allow women who are born with their sacs intact to become midwives.... They believe it is a special (and blessed!) calling.

Sending you warm vibes.... Naomi
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In some indiginous Guatemalan villages, they only allow women who are born with their sacs intact to become midwives.... They believe it is a special (and blessed!) calling.
wow thats so interesting and uplifting to hear.
thxs all
Megan is doing great so far. They just lowered her to the lowest setting on her respirator. She got her first taste of mommy's milk Of course I'm hoping so much later on she won't have problems latching on, really don't want to pump for over a year but would if need to of course. She's defnitely a fighter and hopefully things will stay optimistic.
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to you and your family!
Keep giving Megan that mommy milk!!!!

Good luck to you and congratulations!
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to you and you family that must have been quite frightening. Little Megan will be in my thoughts and we'll be sending lots of positive vibes her way

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You and your little one will be in my thoughts and prayers.
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I hope your little girl keeps doing good. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
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Congrats, and welcome to Megan! Glad to hear she's doing so well! You'll be in our thoughts and prayers.
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Congrats to you and your baby!!!! Sounds like you are lucky to have each other!!!

Solo Mum to 4 and loving every minute of it!!!!
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Congratulations and happy thoughts as you get through the challenges that face you. Sounds like things are going well.
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Laura,

Congratulations on the birth of Megan. It's great you're giving her mama milk. My advice is to do as much for her as the nurses will let you do. Bath her and change her diapers etc.

I can only imagine what you're going through. I have only a small concept. My dd was born at 34 weeks. Aside from my dd having only a few problems, it was very hard on me.

Hard to accept the loss of a "perfect" birth, the bonding time. It was hard for me to see others caring for her. I kept thinking that she should still be inside me. That it wasn't her time yet.

While she was in the hospital, she was hooked up to monitors and wires etc. Many times, when I would visit her in the nursery, I would focus on those machines. Analyzing the numbers and so on. After a while, I felt as if I was visiting the monitors instead of her. Like, whenever the docs would come in, all they did was look at the numbers etc. So, I would have the nurse turn the monitors around or off. So I could concentrate on my beautiful baby girl.

I don't mean to sound negative at all. And perhaps you're not feeling anything like I did. I don't know, thought maybe you might be having some crazy feelings. I thought it might help to know that they're normal.

I guess I just wanted to let you know, that I am thinking and praying for you and Megan. Praying for her health and your strength. And peace.

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Much congratulations Laura on the birth of your daughter. Please take care of yourself
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I don't "know" you, but I stumbled upon this thread while lurking and I wanted to offer congratulations. I hope Megan continues to thrive!
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Welcome Megan , congratulations Mom and family and good luck to you.

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Can we have an update on mama and beautiful baby?

Solo Mum to 4 and loving every minute of it!!!!
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Welcome Megan!! I hope she continues to do well.
How many weeks was she when you delivered?
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Thxs
Megan is doing well. I just set up a site for her http://www.babababies.com/view/view.cfm?SiteID=11496
Mama is doing as well as can be expected. I'm still very tired and in totally denial at times that she's here already.
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Congratulations! I bet you are in denial!!! You thought you had all kinds of time to get ready! She's beautiful & It's great she's doing so well. Keep us posted.
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