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#1 of 18 Old 07-04-2006, 09:11 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I FINALLY had my baby! She was due June 12th and was finally born July 3rd, at 43 weeks exactly. She was planned to be a UC, but we ended up going the hospital route. No regrets though as the experience was different than planned, but not traumatic. The important stuff:
Sex: a girl
Name: Eden Hale
weight: 8lbs 8oz (2lbs bigger than my biggest babe)
length: 21 inches

What a long, strange trip it has been. After having my kids at 39 weeks and 34 weeks, I never in a million years thought I would end up having my membranes ruptured in order to give birth at 43 weeks. After weeks of labor-ish behavior and days of contractions that were constantly going nowhere, we just had to change our perspective on a few things. It was nice though, the only intervention that was done was AROM, otherwise they didn't give me any IVs, meds, etc. They had a whirlpool tub that I was able to labor some in, a birth ball, a rocking chair, etc. The staff was great about encouraging me, and then they were wonderful about getting us out of there for early release yesterday afternoon. The hospital we went to was a small country hospital and the doc on call happened to be a wonderful family practitioner who was really into low intervention and was very respectful of us and our decisions, which really is what made it such a nice experience for us.

So anyhow, I thought I would let you all know that I can FINALLY join in the threads about taking care of my baby now that she is earthside! WHOOOHOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!

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yay! congratulations Erika! welcome baby Eden Hale! so glad to hear of her birth since i've been thinking of you lots...

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YAY!! So glad it went well - congratulations!

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At last...I've been thinking of you.

I love the name Eden! Welcome patient one!

Syrinx, Soulmate to Pan, Mama to Zion (5), River (3), Silver (1) and expecting a baby Storm...
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Congratulations! Whew! She made you wait a long time! What a pretty name!
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Beautiful name! Congrats, mama!!

Sarah - Mama to Vic (1/19/00), Syd (4/06/02) Sam (4/20/06-born at 30wk2d), JackJack (2/14/07) and Charlie (4/30/10)
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wow, amazing and beautiful story. congratulations.

how did you get through those last weeks? I'm am having a really hard time and I'm only a week over but have had prodromal labor for the last 7 weeks. Im very tired.

you are a patient one.
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Wow, 43 weeks! I wonder if mine would have been a 43 weeker if I would have waited instead of AROM at 42 weeks. Nice job, mama. Congrats!

Mama to 3 kids. We live in a yurt!
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Congrats!!!!!!!!
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Congratulations! You must be so relieved, and happy to have Eden in your arms. It's a lovely name!
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I have been thinking of you, welcome baby Eden!

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Congrats, Erika!!! Welcome, Eden!!

Lisa, mom to M : 6/02, R : 6/04, m/c 6/8/05, L 6/06, and E 8/07
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21 days late! And I thought having my DS @ 13 days "overdue" was late!
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Welcome little Eden!!! Congrats Mama! Finally
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Congrats!!! I'm sooo amazed that you held on for 21 days, way to go!
Btw, I love the name Eden... it's going to be our girl name if we ever have one
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Congratulations! Eden is my absolute favorite girls name!

Holly, eternally in love partners.gif with Kolby, Raising Juelie Anise (10y), Behnjamin Shen (6y), and Coen Syaoran (4y). Expecting June 2013 2ndtri.gif

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congrats!! love the name! btw, what part of MN are you in?? im just over in SD. . anyways-- enjoy baby Eden !
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congrats!! love the name! btw, what part of MN are you in?? im just over in SD. . anyways-- enjoy baby Eden !
We are in Barnesville, so about 25 miles from Fargo/Moorhead right on I-94. Hi there neighbor!

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