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#1 of 13 Old 10-31-2006, 08:47 AM - Thread Starter
 
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...on Thursday night (10-26) at 9:45 pm. She weighed in at 7 pounds and was 19.5 inches long. There were complications during birth. I ended up getting stuck at 7 cm for over 6 hours and couldn't progress through. I was dehydrated, tired, and damn - it hurt! So, we ended up going to the hospital and thank goodness we did. The monitor showed fetal distress and I had to have an emergency c-section. She had inhaled meconium and wasn't breathing when she was born.

BUT, she's doing better today. There were some seizures in the first day which were controlled by medications as well as the fact that she is on antibiotics for 7 days to avoid any infections from the meconium. Her brain EEG, EKG, and brain CT scans have all come back relatively normal so we are hopeful that she will be brought home on Friday morning!!!

I'm off to the hospital now to feed her though, I have been able to breast feed her for 2 days and it's going fairly well. She always poops once I get her on my breast! There is definitely nothing wrong with her bowels!!!

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Oooh! She is so darling and pink and beautiful!

Congratulations, Andrea!

I am sorry the birth was stressful. I hope you get to bring that little angel home asap.

Tracy, doula and Army wife and homeschooling mama to A and E
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Congratulations, new mama!!

I'm sorry there were complications but am glad to hear that you're both doing well. Caleigh is absolutely beautiful!
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Congratulations, Andrea!!

I've been wondering how you were doing. Sorry that things didn't go exactly as planned, but she's absolutely beautiful!!

Enjoy!!

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Congrats mama! She is beautiful. I hope you both recover quick!

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Oh Andrea...how stressful. I'm so sorry...but I'm happy that she seems to be doing so well now! You've had a rough start...but I hope you enjoy this amazing journey into motherhood!

c o n g r a t u l a t i o n s !

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Andrea, congratulations on your sweet little girl! Sorry about the complications. That's too bad. But now you have this new, amazing, little person in your life! Here's hoping she comes home SOON!

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Congratulations on your baby girl! I'm so sorry it was such a stressful experience. She is so adorable. Glad to hear things are progressing well!
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Congratulations!!!! Sorry to hear about the complications. Glad to hear everything is going well now for you and your precious daughter! She is so darn cute!
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Welcome to motherhood!!!! Congrats on your beautiful baby girl!
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Congratulations!! I'm so sorry to hear you had trouble. Hopefully she'll get home soon. I know it's hard!!

She's beautiful and has a beautiful name!!
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Congratulations!!! She is gorgeous - welcome to the wonderful journey known as motherhood!
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Andrea,
Congratulations on the birth of Caleigh Beth.

Our babies share a birthday and similiar birth experiences. I am SO GLAD she is now safely home with you.

Blessings to you, DH & your precious daughter.
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