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Old 04-11-2007, 01:02 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Hi everyone! I know I didn't post too often on this board, but I wanted to share that our beautiful baby girl was born last week. Meah Ruth arrived via scheduled c-section on April 4th at 3pm! She surprised us by being a lot smaller than expected, weighing in at just 6lbs 10oz and 20 inches long. We had an absolutely PERFECT experience with our c-section and were surrounded by loving and caring family, friends and medical staff. I felt so wonderfully cared for. Meah came out screaming and she had latched on successfully within an hour of her birth! Breastfeeding is going fairly well, though I do have flat nipples so I have been leaning on a nipple shield for help. Meah definitely likes the nipple shield so we will be slowly weaning her off that as my engorgement goes away and she can actually latch on to me alone. We came home on Saturday morning and have been settling in well. Meah is a very good baby. She sleeps a lot and I usually have to wake her to eat. She is gaining weight, though, so that has been reassuring to my anxious mind. She was a tiny bit jaundiced but has not required any light therapy and I can tell by her skin color that it's on it's way out.

Here's a link to some pictures for you all to see of our beautiful girl....

http://www.kodakgallery.com/I.jsp?c=...&x=0&y=-ray2yu

Congrats to all the other new mommies and best wishes to those still waiting to deliver.....
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What a gorgeous baby! Congratulations!
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She's so cute and alert...and I think her brother is smitten

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The pics of her and her brother make me tear up.....I can't wait to see my son dote over his sister. He's SOOOOO excited about being a big brother. She's just precious...congratulations!
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What a beautiful baby girl! As she grows the bf will get easier too as her mouth will get bigger. Congrats!

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You have the most lovely little family! Your new baby and little boy are both adorable and I'm so glad that your section went well - mine is scheduled for a week tomorrow and I hope it goes as well as yours did.

Congrats!
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Very nice. I am glad you got photos of her coming out! Enjoy your baby moon!!

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congrats glad to hear your experience went so well.

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Congratulations on your beautiful baby girl!!!
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I'm not in your ddc, but I saw your post and what to say what a beautiful family you have! Thank you for sharing your beautiful birth story!

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oh what a beauty!!! I love the pics with big brother!! Congrats!!!!
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congrats!
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Welcome Meah!

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She is so sweet! Thank you for posting the c-section photos. I showed them to DS so that he would know how his baby sister is going to be born without being freaked out about Mommy being cut open. It was really great for him to see it and not be afraid for me.
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Meah Ruth! Congrats mama!

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Congrats! It looks like she had alot to say when she was born!! Beautiful pics!
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