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#1 of 36 Old 10-08-2006, 01:53 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I have an announcement to make......

Marlee Sol was welcomed to the world at 9:48 a.m. on October 6, 2006. She weighed 5lbs 5oz and was a whopping 17.5 inches long. The birth was completely natural and I couldn't be happier with how things went (except I forgot to get my placenta back). We're home, and dad is napping with her now. He is in love!! So are her brothers. **smile from ear to ear**

If you're interested in the whole story:

I started losing my plug on Wednesday and Thursday. I wasn't too concerned, as I knew that could happen a while before labor begins. Thursday evening though I started getting some cramping and told my husband to keep his phone on when he went to class. I had dinner with my mother and drank a tiny cosmopolitain, thinking that the vodka might ease the cramping and deter labor. It seemed to work, as I went home feeling not much of anything and slept through the night.

Friday October 6

6:45: G's (dh) alarm went off and I woke up thinking that I had cramps again. More mucous plug came out. Again I told G to keep his phone nearby. He went off to work and I waited for my mom to bring my son home - he spent Thursday night with her. I thought maybe my water broke, as I had some trickles coming down my legs, but I wasn't sure. I called dh back and told him I thought maybe today was the day.

7:20: my mom and ds showed up. I told my mom to be on alert that she might have to pick up ds from school, but I didn't tell him anything because I did not want him to be worried all day at school. My cramping was getting worse, but I was still unsure whether I was truly in labor.

8:05: drove ds to school. I am now sure I am in labor. I almost feel like I need to pull over as it is really hard to concentrate on driving. I called dh and told him he better come home.

8:30-9:00: in the shower. contractions are getting bad enough I have to sit down. Dh gets home and starts loading the car. I don't want to go. I am forced to hands and knees with each contraction. They are 3 min apart and I can't think while I am having them. It takes forever to get me to the car. I can't walk during the contractions and I am exhausted between them. Dh is getting panciky.

9:10 - driving. I am silent and ocntracting hard. Bumps are pissing me off.

9:20 parking lot of ER - I can't walk from car. I want to get on hands and knees in parking lot - dh won't let me. Stranger gets me a wheel chair but I can't sit.

9:32 - walk into L&D - fall to hands and knees in reception area. Nurses come to get me. I barley make it to triage. They want to check me but I can't get off hands and knees. Finally say if you want to check, do it like this. I remember thinking that if I wasn't dilated at least to 8 I was going to have to have an epidural, natural birth begone! - but she checked and said the head was right there.

9:40 - wheeled in bed from triage to delivery room while still on hnads and knees. I am asked to crawl from one bed to the other but before I can, I have to most animal instinct to push. I startgorwling and pushing. Some one tells me not to and I say I have to do it. Give a push in triage bed, crawl to delivery bed and continue pushing. Head is there and there is a cord around her neck. I am told to turn over to doc can cut cord before delivery - I refuse and am forced to my back. Dh reports me saying "this is stupid, it doens't make sense." Three more pushes - no tears or ripping (hooray - just some mild labial abrasions - but they do hurt a lot!!)and...

9:48 baby is out - and it's a GIRL!!!

She had a little trouble breathing She was retracting. Nurses say from the quick delivery her lungs didn't get a good sqeeze and since I was 36 weeks, they called NICU. NICU tok her for observation. She spent about an hour with them on monitors - no oxygen or anything, and then was back with me. She was very tired the first night and slept close to 12 hours straight, but now she is nirsing really well and we are dong great!
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CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! Welcome Marlee Sol!!

My ds's middle name is also Sol, I lOVE it!!!!!!!

OUR DAUGHTERS ARE PROTECTED SHOULDN'T OUR SONS BE TOO! :
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Not from your due date club...but
CONGRATULATIONS!!!

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Congratulations and WELCOME Marlee!

36 weeks, WOW....I need to get the rest of my stuff done! So glad she's doing well and didn't need oxygen! Cuddle that sweet baby for all of us! I got to hold a newborn at midwife appt Thurs and is just made me all anxious for my own little baby to hold!
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I can't believe the babies are coming already!!!!!:

Welcome to the world Marlee Sol!
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Welcome to the world, sweet little Marlee!!!

Congratulations, mama!

(I started freaking out this morning realizing I'm 35 weeks and "only" have 5 weeks to get stuff done... these babies coming at 36 weeks now have me in a bit of a panic!)
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ugh i am sooo jealous lol

Welcome to the world baby!!! Congrats mama!!!!

Loving Dh, Mama x 4, Surrogate mother to 5. A born 2003, M and R girl/girl twins 2006, S and C boy/girl twins born 2010. Processing/healing.
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Yeah! Welcome Marlee!

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CONGRATS mama!!!!!!!!!!

Amanda, wife to Ed mama to Logan, Phoenix, Indigo and snuggle bunny EZRA RAIN has arrived
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Congratulations to you, powerful birth mamma, and your new little girl. Sounds like she's a healthy little champ, and not really so terribly early. Sit back and relax (yea, I know that isn't realistic for the next month, uh year, uh 18 years... oh, forget it! ) and send some of your healthy good luck to the rest of us.
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Congratulations! What a beautiful name, and a great birth story!! Enjoy your babymoon
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9:10 - driving. I am silent and ocntracting hard. Bumps are pissing me off.
I laughed out loud at that part. I could totally see that!

Congratulations on a wonderful birth and an undoubtedly gorgeous baby girl! Yay!!
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CONGRATS!!!
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Welcome sweet girl!
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She shares my dd's bday welcome to the world little one.

 
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Congratulations: I am so happy for you guys!
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Congrats! I'm with m2tm...I'm jealous! Sounds like you had a pretty great birth and a lovely healthy baby girl.
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WOW Congrats!! Yeah, I'm feeling the panic to get things done too, only if I could fight through how tired I am ... where's that nesting feeling!!! I so need it!!
Ok I better get off the computer and try to get things done ... I have less than 4 weeks .... by the way Congrats again for a short labor and a great day (Oct 6 was my bday too)

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Gosh, what a great birth! Sounds like it went very well.... quickly!

Congratulations to you and your little one. Happy babymoon!

And yes, you 36 weekers are sending the rest of us into a panic! I'm still figuring on defending my thesis, scheduling major surgery for my dh and attending the Thanksgiving family feast before I have a new baby!:

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Congratulations, and welcome to your precious little girl.
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Beautiful story! Thanks for sharing. Congrats momma!
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Congratulations on the birth of your little babe. How exciting and what a great story!
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Congrats!!!!!!!!!

Welcome Marlee!!!!!

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congratulations! welcome Marlee Sol!
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Congratulations and welcome to the world Marlee! : Sounds like a very quick birth (can you spread the fairy dust on that one...). How exciting...I guess this means I really need to get that car seat put together and in the car...since I am 36wks+4 today!
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Congratulations, I am glad you were able to go natural and quick.

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Congratulations!! I wish you all the best as you and your family welcome her into your lives.
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wow, our due date club is already on a roll with two babes so far... congratulations on your new addition!!!
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how wonderful! congratulations, mama!
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Congrats!!!!! That Is Sooo Awesome That You Have A Healthy Baby Girl.
I Am 36 1/2 Weeks Pregnant. Getting Prepared For My 1st Baby To Enter The World.
*hugs To All Those Mama's To Be*
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