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#1 of 20 Old 11-15-2005, 01:04 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Hi mamas!

Natalee Kay was born via emergency c-section on 11/9
10:30 am. 7lbs 5 oz 21 inches long

I will need to post the birth story later. Natalee is doing great!! Mama didn't do so well. I ended up going into shock from blood loss and needed a blood transfusion.RBC count was at 12 after birth,then dropped to 6, then 5!
My kidneys even started to fail.
The good news is we are home...my milk has come in. I'm just so weak its taking alot to even sit here and type.

Good Luck to everyone on your upcoming births! I hope they are everything you want them to be and more!
It's amazing to look into my daughters eyes...I'm so in love.
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Welcome to the world Natalee Kay
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Congratulations on your new baby!!!

: Natalee!

Bethany, mama to M (9), J (7), S (4), and baby BOY 9/13/10!!
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Congratulations on your baby girl. I hope you heal quickly.
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im sorry to hear about your scary experience.. i hope that you get lots od rest and have time for your body to heal up.. but congrats on your sweet girl!

 

 

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Congratulations on your baby- she sounds gorgeous and I love the name. Go get some rest- we're thinking of you and sending healing vibes your way.

Helen mum to five and mistress of mess and mayhem, making merry and mischief til the sun goes down.
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Welcome baby girl!! ; ) Rest up as much as you can mama and healthy and hopefully easy healing to you!! ; )
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Congratulations on your baby! Glad you are home and hope you are feeling well soon!
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Congrats on your baby girl! Good to hear you are feeling better and home safely.

I can't wait to hear your story, since it sounds like maybe you went into labor before your planned CS date? I hope you can find peace with your birth experience!

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Congratulations and hope you are feeling stronger soon.

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Yay, another baby! So happy to hear of Natalee's arrival, sorry it was different than you planned and you had a rough time! Great she is doing well, and hope you are able to rest up and recuperate as much as you need to. Congrats, mama!! :
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Welcome Natalee! I hope you heal quickly!
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Congratulations! I'm glad you are both okay. Love her name!
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Congratulations! Glad to hear you are on the mend now, too. Can't wait to hear more, see pics?

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CONGRATS & WELCOME NATALEE!!!

Get some rest...you need the strength for that new little angel of yours! We'll all be checking back later for pics!!!
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Wow mellie-lynn, what a scary experience. I'm glad to hear you are all doing well enough to be home. Get lots of rest & enjoy that wonderful new baby of yours. Congratulations!

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Hey mellie-lynn,

Glad to hear things turned out okay. You are both brave women! Congrats!

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Welcome Natalee Kay!! I hope you can both get some good rest and recover from the birth. Take care

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I can't believe how fast time has flown since Natalee was born. It's already been 2 weeks! I am just now starting to feel better and I just took my last pain killer yesterday. This has been by far the hardest recovery I've been through.

Well as most of you already knew I did have a scheduled c-section on the 10th because she was footling breech. I was not happy about this and I was hoping with all I had that she would turn. I just figured I would go into labor and go to the hospital at the last minute and avoid the section.
Well...I did go into labor on the ninth and my water did break. There was meconium in the water.
With DH thinking the worst we were off to the hospital. I was first hooked up to monitors,and filled out all papers. Then the contrax really intensified and I was doing ok until her heartrate took a dip.
(I know this is a usual scare tactic especially for someone with my history. It also happened while in labor with my breech DD #1.)
Knowing what I know I asked them to give her a little bit to show up on the monitors. Her heartrate never went back up and although I knew this would be the end of my VBAC hopes I agreed to the emergency section.
It's a good thing I did,I really feel the c-section saved our lives.
As I posted before I did lose alot of blood and I'm alot more anemic than I thought I was. I did need a transfusion and it took me a while to really understand everything that had happened. I'm not going to go into details as I don't even remember most of it. Just what family told me.
I was confused for a few hours,but somehow managed to let the baby nurse with my moms help. My visitors all tell me now that I looked like a ghost,no color in me at all. I'm just glad no one showed me a mirror.
All in all...I'm not as traumatized this time with my c-section. I've come to terms with the fact that even knowing everything I know Some people just need a c-section.

Natalee is doing great! Shes nursing like a pro. We do have thrush though...
Her little cord just fell off and shes managed to stain every single new cloth diaper I bought her..lol
You can see her hospital pic in my craft link below
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just got to read the story and see the pics! she is so sweet with that bow in her hair!

sorry about all the blood loss and hope you are on the road to recovery now!
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