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#1 of 58 Old 11-15-2006, 07:58 PM - Thread Starter
 
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My water broke at around midnight Sat night/Sun morning. I was hysterically upset-- and only 34 weeks, so I had to head to the hospital (we were planning a homebirth).

I don't have time to write up her birth story right now... but I had a pretty easy labor (dilated pretty speedily) and Ingrid was born Sunday morning at 11:30 AM. She is so beautiful and I'm deliriously in love. I'm torn between feeling grateful that she is here and okay, and being devastated that we can't bring her home yet (and we have been discharged). She is in the NICU, and is doing well, but we aren't sure yet when we can bring her home. One thing in her favor-- she was 5 lbs 14 oz and has no breathing problems whatsoever. She is mostly still there for observation, and at the moment her main issues are some jaundice and she sometimes gets too tired out to eat well. Fortunately, my milk is coming in, so she should be done with formula.

Anyhow -- more soon.. I hope you are all doing really well...

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Congratulations, and I love her name! It's great to hear she is doing so well. I hope you get to bring her home soon.

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Oh gosh, our first December baby is here! Hugs to you mama for your scary situation, but I'm so so happy she is doing well. Hope your bundle comes home very soon. Congrats!!
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Welcome to the world, Ingrid!

I'm glad that everything went well, and she sounds like a strong little fighter. I hope she's home soon.

Congratulations!
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Congratulations!!! I am glad to hear she is doing good!! Hopefully you will be able to bring her home soon!! Keep us posted

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If you need some support, please come check out the preemie/NICU forum here! It is such a great resource! Congratulations on the birth of your daughter. 5 pounds 14 ounces is a great weight! She's more than my 36 weeker was and the same as I was full term!
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Wow! Many congratulations!

I'm sorry your birth happened so much earlier than you wanted, but she sounds like she's doing great.
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Wow! Congratulations!! I LOVE her name also. And I agree, that's a great weight. Glad everyone is doing well. Hope she comes home soon.
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Congratulations, Mama! Hope you get to bring your little girl home soon!

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Congrats! I'll pray that everything turns out OK. 5lbs 14 oz is a good weight for only 34 weeks! My DD was 5lbs 10 oz at birth at 41 weeks! Please post story and pics soon!
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Congratulations on the arrival of little Ingrid!

I'm so sorry you didn't have your homebirth and that she's in the NICU, but she sounds like she's doing great and will be home soon!!!

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Congratulations Mama and welcome Baby Ingrid

She sounds like she is doing great. I hope she can come home soon.

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Congrats!! What a beautiful name! I am so glad she is doing well. I hope she can come home soon.

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Congratulations on Ingrid's healthy birth! Sorry she came so early, but she sounds like a real fighter. Hope she comes home soon!!!

Please keep us updated as much as you can on how she's doing. You'll all be in my thoughts & prayers.

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wow congrats!

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Congratulations! Even though it wasn't the homebirth you wanted, I'm glad the rest went so well. Have a happy babymoon!

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Congratulations, it sounds like everything is ok (other than having her not at home).

Here is wishing you to have your little Ingrid soon with you!!
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Happy baby! Let us know when you bring her home!

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Congratulations!!! Woohoo our first dec baby!!

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congratulations mama and welcome baby Ingrid!!

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CONGRATULATIONS! I'm so happy she's doing so well for a preemie. Sounds like she won't be in the NICU long.
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Congratulations, and welcome little Ingrid! What a wonderful name!

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WOW. already?? Congrats! I'm sorry you didn't get to homebirth, and that she's still in NICU, I'm sure she'll be out soon!
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Congratulations on your healthy weight, healthy breathing little Ingrid. I'm sorry you had to leave the hospital before she did, but it sounds like there is no reason she shouldn't be home with you soon. Please do keep us posted when you have time and blessings for you and your new baby girl.
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Congratulations! So happy to hear that she's doing well. Keep us posted!

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Oh what great news!! I'm sorry that you didn't get the homebirth you wanted but thank God she's doing well and that the both of you are healthy!

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Congratulations Mama!!! I am sorry that you didn't have the homebirth you planned, but I am glad that little Ingrid seems to be doing well. I hope that you get to take her home as soon as possible!

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Congratulations!!! I hope she is home very, very soon.
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