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#1 of 24 Old 08-13-2005, 03:34 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Dakota Rayne was born Wed August 10th at 11:15 am. I'm dissapointed to
report I did not end up getting my UC but DID manage a 100% drug free
VBAC!I labored at home with my mom, DH and good friend for most of it
(Oh did I mention we had 3 toddlers here as well!?!?!hahaha- I will save that story for
another time!) but we ended up transfering for meconium at the end and
I ended up with placenta acretia (msp?), a 4th degree tear and a D&C.
oh and a helicopter transfer (they thought I was going to
need transfusions and an emergency hysterectomy which thankfully did
not happen-my uterus is fine and they got all of the placenta out & I
did not hemmorage)...still processing it all and feeling pretty beat
up but am in good spirits that I did get my VBAC!!I did it! it was
hard but not as hard as I thought it was going to be. I am in one
peice and baby and I are now home (we were in 2 seperate hospitals
which was really hard as I was airlifted immedietly after the D&C &
only saw/held her very breifly and did not get to nurse at all until
Friday night) but the good news is baby is BF great in spite of it
all, she was just full of meconium at birth (Luckily she did not
aspirate any though!) and was suctioned quite a bit. I guess here
stomach/mouth was just full of it. otherwise I'm just trying to heal
from the tear and still waiting for my milk to come in and and we
took her off the formula yesterday as they were cup feeding her in the
hospital. she latched right on though before she was even discharged
and is doing so well. I was so worried, so am much relieved so far. my
17mo seems to be in love with the baby and is just completley
fascinated!

anyway that's about it for now...I will post a more detailed birth
story when I am more coherent and can process things a bit more.
thanks you so much for all your support ladies!

Blissful Mama to DD-(5), DS-(6) and someone new due in November!
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#2 of 24 Old 08-13-2005, 03:40 PM
 
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Holy cow, that sounds like an amazing story. I'm incredibly glad that both of you are doing so well, and that she's already a nursing champ. Sending healing vibes!
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Dakota is a great name. Congratulations on your birth and baby!

Your birth story is the first one I've heard of that involves a helicopter.

Sending hugs and love your way.

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Wow, sounds like your birth story has way too much excitement in it! But thankfully everything ended up well. Now, for your adrenaline to settle down (and your midwife's :LOL ). I have never had to do a helicopter transfer, but other midwives in the area have.

Congratulations! I really like the name Dakota too. If I didn't already have a name picked out I might need to steal that!
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Wow! Congrats! I'm so happy for your VBAC even though it does sound quite traumatic.

Mom of a 7 yr old, 4 yr old, and 1 yr old. Wow. How did that happen?
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Congrats! Our wee ones were born the same day only an hour apart! I'm so happy you got a VBAC and glad to hear you are both well.
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[B]congratulations on the sweet new baby. What an adventure you went thru!!! Love the name Dakota
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Yippee! Congrats to you on your VBAC and your healthy little BF er! How big was she? Wow! What a story!

Happy, busy mama of 2 - A (9/05) and W (2/08)
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That's great Mama! Congrats on a beautiful healthy little girl, and congrats on achieving a VBAC! I'm so proud of you both!

Prenatal/Pediatric Chiropractor (Diplomate) , raising the next generation drug-free!
DS - CJ :, the love of my life
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Great job and congrats! Get your rest and enjoy your little Dakota!

Mom to two boys, ages 8 and 11, and one blessing due May 8th.

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Congrats! Glad you all are home and doing well.

Homeschooling mama to 3 Italian babies. homeschool.gif  Due with #4 on Sept. 28! Planning a rockin' Homebirth. homebirth.jpg

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Congratulations!
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Congratulations on your VBAC! Sounds like quite the adventure, glad it all worked out in the end w/both of you safe and sound and in each other's embrace.

Welcome to the world Dakota!
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Congrats on your VBAC. Sounds like you definitely had lots of excitement! Enjoy your new addition, and make sure to rest lots to make up for all the craziness.

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Congrats on your new girl! Very sorry you and she had to go through all of that, but I'm glad she's well.

Enjoy her!


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Wow! What an experience! I'm so glad you got your vbac and that everything is settling down. Enjoy your sweet baby
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Wow, congratulations mama! Good job! WElcome to the world Dakota.
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Cogratulations Mama. Glad you are both doing well. Take care and Enjoy your family.
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Glad to hear that you are both well and at home. Congrats!

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Congratulations! That will be quite a story to tell Dakota later!
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Yeah! What an adventure -- and so glad all the important things turned out right for you and your family. Can't wait to hear about the 3 toddlers...
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congrats mama!

Mama to 5 babies. UCer, too!
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good to hear all are well and you got your vbac
take care
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