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Old 05-01-2005, 10:14 PM - Thread Starter
 
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We would like to introduce the newest member of our family, baby girl Lauren she was born at 430 am April the 30th,

she is teeny tiny 5 pounds 4 ounces, gestational age 36 weeks. I went in to labor spontaneously about 30 hours after my water broke, the labor and delivery were perfect and short 4hours 30 min, start to finish. my older two kids made it for the birth and my oldest ds was able to cut the cord. she was born in the hospital pink and screaming and I was able to hold her for 5-10 min before pediatrician took her to the nursery (she was grunting and needed supplemental o2 for a couple hours) we are home from the hospital, she is pretty sleepy (as expected) but we are nursing min every 2 hours and sometimes squirting in some extra bm (cross your fingers for no jaundice)
I will post some pictures up when my dh gets back from the photo store.
Thanks for all your labor vibes.
off to nurse again
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PHOTOS ADDED http://www.snapfish.com/share/p=9413...=SYE/otsi=SALB
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Congrats Mama!!! I can not wait for pictures!

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Congratulations!!
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Welcome girl: Lauren!
CONGRATULATIONS Crystal!!!
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Congrats, Mama!!!

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Welcome Lauren and congrats MAMA!

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Congratulations!!!

: Lauren
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HUrray Mama and Welcome Lauren. How cool, I want to hold my babe too

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Congratulations!!!

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congratulations!

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Crystal,

I am so happy for you that everything went so well! Oh to have under 5 hours of labor!!

Blessings of health and happiness for your whole family!!

Happy Birthday Lauren! :

Blessings,
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CONGRATS!!!

Welcome to the world Baby Lauren!
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girl: All the best to your family!!

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Congrats!!!!!!!!!!! glad everything went well :
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CONGRATS MOMMA!!!! : :
I can't wait to hold my little one!!!

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I am glad things went well for you and you have your lil one in your arms now. How are you feeling???
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Ohhh she's just lovely! Congratulations! Kitty
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Yay! Congratulations and welcome to wee Lauren!
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Saw the pics! At 10 cm, you look RELAXED!!! She's adorable!!! Teeny tiny.

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I LOVED the smile on your face at 10 cm!!! Way 2 go Mama! She is beautiful!

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Thanks momas for all the congrats, we just got back from the hospital a 2nd time Lauren isn't a very aggressive eater and she lost too much weight so that combined with the jaundice sent us back to the hospital on thurs for phototherapy and gavage feeding. It really sucked they kept wanting me to give her bottles of expressed milk to "see" if she would take that, they told my husband that if I would give her bottles she would be able to go home because we could see what she was eating. My midwife has been wonderful, she told the pediatrician that if he would discharge the baby she would come out every day and weigh Lauren to make sure she kept gaining weight, I am supplementing after breastfeeding with a dropper and expressed milk, she is more alert and has gained 70grams since thursday, so we have our fingers crossed that she will keep it up. I am completely wiped out though, I couldn't sleep at the hospital and now that I am finally home my 22 month old is very clingy (understandable) and my husband took last week off of work to help out and now he is going back monday and I feel even worse than the day after she was born, but I am so thankful to have her home and healthy. Off to feed.
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Hang in there Crystal! Do you have anyone who can come in to help you? It sounds like you could use a little extra support right now. Don't be shy about calling people up. Even if they can just come and play with your older kids for a while while you snuggle up with Lauren. The best advice for slow weight gain is lots of time in bed, skin to skin contact, frequent feeding and dozing. Try to let other things go for a while. I'll be thinking of you!
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