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Carolyn "Eleanor" arrived by csec after I went into labor at 36w4d on Monday 4/17 at 6:57pm. She weighed 7lbs 11.4oz and was 19" long. She decided to aspirate some amniotic fluid as she was born, which has resulted in a NICU stay for her. She was under an oxygen hood for the first few days, but now is down to just a nasal tube, which she will probably come off of tomorrow. She's eating great (only breastmilk, I bf during the day, and they give pumped bottles at night, when I can't be there). She'll need to stay until at least Saturday, just for observation, but we're really hoping that she'll get to come home this weekend.
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Congratulations!! What a big girl she is for being 36w4d. Good for you guys! Stay strong and we'll wait to hear about the birth story later....

By the way... she's a doll!!
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Congats! : She is one big preemie!
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Congrats! What a beauty and so much hair!

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Congratulations!! She's a good size for a preemie.

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She is beautiful! Congrads!

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BABY CAROLYN!

Congratulations mama!!!! She is beautiful and what a good size for being a bit early!

Happy mama to my four girls S 8.15.02 , L 04.25.06 (gone at 36 weeks ) and L 3.10.07.And another rainbow! Baby C has arrived 10.26.10!
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Such a beautiful little girl! My she is big!

BTW, you have some big stash there!

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WOW! I can't believe another May DD baby has arrived! WEEEE!!! Like a pp said, nice size girl for only being a 36wkr!

CONGRATS TO YOUR FAMILY!

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She is gorgeous! You guys make such a beautiful family. I hope she gets to come home soon.
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Congratulations!! She is gorgeous! I hope she gets to go home ASAP.
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Congrats!! I hope she is home with you soon!
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Congratulations! What a cutie--and I love her little Breastmilk Only onesie.

Out of 5 babies, my mom only had one that was bigger than your dd...and all of us were born later than 41 weeks!
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congratulations! Glad she is healthy and ...preemie??? She's gorgeous!
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Congratulations! And what a big little girl you've got ! Hope she can come home soon.

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Wow! Congratulations! All of you look wonderful. I love the t-shirt.
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Oh, she's so lovely! Congratulations! I am wishing a speedy homecoming for her and a big wonderful babymoon for all!
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Congratulations! Good baby growing, Mama! My dd was just under 7.11 lbs. at full term- so right on!!

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Yeah Cat and welcome Carolyn Eleanor! Congrats Cat on your healthy and beautifully sized baby girl! After so many trials while carrying her it looks like she decided to make things easier on you by coming out huge for such an early babe! She is really beautiful, enjoy!
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Oh, Cat, she's beautiful!! Congrats momma!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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OMG, just look at your gorgeous little girl! : Congratulations Cat! I know you just can't wait to get her home. Happy Birthday little Eleanor! :

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Congratulations!!!! And welcome to the world baby Eleanor!! :

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Aw, whatta doll! : you're all home together soon!
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Congratulations!!!!!!!!!! She's gorgeous!
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Congratulations! She is beautiful!!!!
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I just keep giggling when I see the title of this thread... my 39w6d baby was only 7lb 7oz.
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Congrats and welcome baby Eleanor! Our Eleanors almost had the same birthdate! She is absolutely gorgeous and I hope she comes home soon!
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