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#1 of 20 Old 04-08-2008, 03:52 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Eleanore Rae was born April 6 at 3:20 pm. 7 lbs, 20 inches. It was the exact opposite of the birth I wanted to have, but she is perfect anyway.

I started contracting at 2:15 am April 5th, and contracted all day long until they were 3 minutes apart around 8 pm. We checked into the hospital a little after 9 and I was 4 cm. An hour later my water broke and I was 5, but by 3:00 pm on April 6th, I was still not past 6, even though I'd been given more and more and more pitocin for the last 6 hours, as well as tried every position we could. At that point I just couldn't take the pain anymore. (and 4 hours before, the OB on call walked in and said I needed a c-section then, but we disuaded him). So, we ended up with a c-section because the baby's heartrate started dropping, and she had just taken her first poo in the womb.

Regardless of how stubborn she is, she's still beautiful. She's nursing well. We had some issues with latch last night, but she's been doing well today.

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She is beautiful and SO alert! I'm sorry you didn't have the birth you wanted. I'm glad she is perfect and you are all doing well, though!

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She's gorgeous!! I"m sorry your birth didn't work out like you'd hoped, but congratulations on her safe arrival nonetheless!
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Oh she's hysterical! She really has some wonderful expressions! She looks like she's going to be quite the character! Welcome little girl! I'm sending warm thoughts and healing vibes out to you mama!
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Look at all of that dark hair! Congratulations, Splath. I hope that you heal well, both emotionally and physically, from the C/S. Enjoy your little bundle of purty hair!

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Congratulations!
What a beautiful baby!


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Congrats on the baby... condolences on the surgery. Just know that when it's time for a VBAC, we're here for you! (And I hope I'll have a success story to inspire you!)

Take *good* care of yourself. You've got some serious recovering to do.
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She is so sweet, congratulations.

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Congratulations on your little girl! She is adorable. Sending you thoughts of a speedy recovery.
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Congrats on your beautiful DD! I love her hair!

I am so sorry about the c/s. It so hard when things dont go as we had hoped. Sending lots of healing vibes to you as you process it all.

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Congratulations! That first picture you posted took my breath away (my DD had a head full of hair like that when she was born). She is beautiful.

: for healing (both physically and emotionally) from your c/s.

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Oh Congratulations! BEAUTIFUL GIRL!!!!
Just use this time to enjoy and stare at her, she will change within the week! But in time (i started months later) i grieved over the fact that i had a similar labor and c-s. took me 2 years to let go what happened. So know its normal, but you have a healthy sweet girl and its so worth it!

Peace to you this night mama!
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happy babymoon!!

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Congrats Mama on your beautiful baby! I know it is hard when things don't go as you had hoped (I had an emerg c/s this time). Grieve that loss but I find I just need to look into my sweet babes eyes and know that it saved his life.

Enjoy your babymoon!
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She's gorgeous!!! That first picture made me smile.
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What a cutie!!!! Congratulations!!!!

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Congratulations, she is gorgeous!

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Congrats Momma!!

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Congratulations!! She's adorable!
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*bumping all births we've had so far !!!*

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