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Violet Saoirse was born January 9, 2008, at 7:48pm, weighing 10 pounds and 13 ounces.

My birth was nothing like I had hoped/dreamed/planned, and the past week has been, in some ways, hell, but we are so happy she is here, healthy, and ours!

I was in labor for almost two days, the second day my ctx were 2 min apart for 10 or 12 hrs. I ended up with every intervention I had fought against from my providers, and put under observation for pre-e for 2 days afterward. I didn't even get to see Violet until the day after the (c/s) birth.

I'll try to write more about it soon, once I have fully processed what happened.

There's a bunch of pictures here: http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/inde...lbumId=1304144
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Oh mama, Healing vibes sent your way.

What a beautiful name, and a gorgeous child.
Her hair is stunning, and you look radiant holding her.

(Oh, and my lovey was born the night before - at 8:30pm - and weighed 10lbs 13oz too!)

[We fibbed on the birth announcement I posted, as we just hadn't weighed him yet and estimated it, but figured the grandparents would want to know *something*]


OH! And it totally didn't process with me immediately - but I adore the name Saoirse! It was actually on my short list, (even for my boy) - you have such great taste.
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Congratulations on your baby girl!

About your birth experience: Be gentle with yourself. I know from your posts here that you are an informed mama, you researched and knew the score, and you fought to have the birth you wanted.

Here are some quick-healing vibes for you, mama! :

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About your birth experience: Be gentle with yourself. I know from your posts here that you are an informed mama, you researched and knew the score, and you fought to have the birth you wanted.

Here are some quick-healing vibes for you, mama! :
i couldn't agree more.
welcome little violet - i love that name, too!
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I'm sorry it was so rough, mama. Healing vibes to you.

But. She is freaking gorgeous. I mean absolutely stunning! And I love her name.

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omg shes perfect.

congrats. i am sorry to hear that your birth didnt go as planned but glaad your LO is here safe and sound with you.

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look at that hair!!!!!!!!



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I am so sorry about your experience. But you sound like such a great mother, be proud of yourself and your healthy girl!

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congrats on your baby girl!

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Awww....She's absolutely BEAUTIFUL, Mama!
CONGRATULATIONS
and welcome baby Violet!
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Thanks for all the kind words.
Yes, I was disappointed, but in the end I know I did the best I could for me and my little gal. My health was in jeopardy, and since we knew when my water broke that there was mec in it, I knew there was a good chance she was in danger as well. After laboring for 36 hours and still only being dilated to 3, I kind of lost my nerve. When I heard her weight, I started to wonder if I could have even pulled it off.
I did manage to switch to a different hospital, which turned out to be a good thing since Violet needed to go to ICU, where we still are today. We go home tomorrow. Yay!

Katfka: are you my psychic twin? Looks like you're only a state away, our babies weigh the same, we like the same names, and wasn't your due date 12/22 as well? Eery. I haven't had a chance to hunt down your birth story yet, but it sounds like you had the birth you were looking for.

Thanks again everyone!
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{{hugs}} I'm sorry the experience wasn't what you had hoped for, but I'm so glad you and sweet Violet are okay. Congratulations!!

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Katfka: are you my psychic twin? Looks like you're only a state away, our babies weigh the same, we like the same names, and wasn't your due date 12/22 as well? Eery. I haven't had a chance to hunt down your birth story yet, but it sounds like you had the birth you were looking for.
I'm pretty sure some cosmic wackiness is going on. Yes, I was 'due' on the 22nd. When we're in MN next, we'll have to get our big healthy chubballs together. Maybe they'll fall in love and make more perfect cozy-in-the-womb 43wk babies together.

Oh, and I haven't written a birth story yet - I suppose I better get on that.
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shes gorgeous! I have a Violet, too!

Emily Wife to Luke and Mama to: Violet 9-20-05 Fletcher 12-20-07 : and Owen 7-03-09
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Congrats!

I too ended up w/ a c/s and a huge baby so I understand what you are going through. My little guy is almost 2 weeks old and I'm still attempting to process his birth. Be gentle with yourself and enjoy your baby snuggles.
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Sorry it wasn't the birth expierence you dreamed of, if you ever want to talk feel free to PM me. You made a beautiful baby girl though, congrats mama, you are amazing!

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Awww mama great job you did! I love your little Violet, she's so pretty!
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hugs mama! i know how hard that nicu stay is - but you're so close to home!

love that baby girl's name!

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I'm sorry to hear about your not-so-pleasant birth experience. I think you did an amazing job though. Your mama intuition said "ok, this isn't going how I planned and I think I need some help" I think that's really amazing of you to listen to it. And 10 lbs 13 oz. WOW!!! Congrats!!
You did an absolutely fantastic job!! Love the name too!!

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Welcome Sweet Violet!

Healing vibes to you, Mama.

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Thanks everyone! We're home now and everything is getting on track. It was so great to be able to nurse in my own bed and for the two of us to conk out right there!
I was worried that bonding would be delayed because of our early separation, but I'm finding that we are maybe even closer because of the trauma for both of us around this birth. I don't want to let her out of arms! And DH is even more attached--he sings songs to her day and night, most of which he makes up on the spot. It's sweet.
I'll put a link here when I get around to writing the birth story.
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Congratulations on your beautiful girl. I'm so sorry for how everything went.

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