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#1 of 13 Old 05-10-2008, 07:52 PM - Thread Starter
 
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im slow mamas!! thank you for all your concerns and well wishes in my 'water broke' thread. we were lucky that the poo did not affect her health at all!!
but eirinn arrived april 18th. im copying my birth story from my blog....

heres a pic or 2:
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Last Thursday I went in for my 40 week OB appt. I was told that I was measuring 3 weeks behind andthat the baby was small with lots of amniotic fluid. Despite this the Dr. decided I was 'overdue' and scheduled me for an induction on Tuesday April 22nd. Needless to say I was not happy with this news. Theres no need to induce a baby who's not ready to come out,especially not at just 40 weeks!
Anyways with this news I told Little Sprout s/he had to come out this weekend. Lini would lift up my shirt and say "Little Sprout come out!" many times on Thursday and Friday. On Thursday we had a play date with some amazing mamas and they told me of some natural ways to help get my body ready for labor. So after the playdate I ran to the health food store and picked up some red raspberry leaf tea and evening primrose oil capsules. I took the oil that night and then on Friday i planned on drinking 4-5 glasses of the tea. I drank 2 that day. That's as far as I got.
We had another playdate with Fi and D'Anne Friday ath the Blue Bird Gap Farm. It was great. I told D'Anne about my worries of Sprout coming before Tuesday and told her that hopefully I would be calling her this weekend (she was set to watch Lini when I go into labor). Let me just say here and I will say it again... just how AMAZING D'Anne is! <3 I am so fortunate to have her in my life!
Then we picked up Kevin from work and decided we would all take a nice walk to pick up his dry cleaning and drop off a movie at the library. Kevin pulled Lini in her red wagon and I walked Nara which was quite the workout! We are training her to walk by our side so you have to hold her there. She's a big strong dog,not easy to do!Anyways we wlaked her there and back and we had a puppy playdate set at our house for when we got home with a neighbor's german shepard puppy. We met up with them and the dogs played in our backyard. I went inside for a second to use the bathroom and my water broke but only slightly so I wasn't 100% sure. This was at 6:00pm. I walked to the backdoor and sai 'I think my water just broke. But it'll be a few hours before anything happens so let the pups keep playing!'. I then went back in and called D'Anne to let her know what was happening and then called my friend Amanda to ask her if she thought that really was my water breaking. Well, I knew for sure about an hour later b/c I was sitting in fron of Lini on her potty reading her 'The Children of the Forest' and all the sudden I was in a big puddle. LOL. Lini thought I peed myself and was very confused. I noticed my amniotic fluid was tinited a bit green though so I knew we'd probably have to go into the hospital sooner than I wanted to. I finished packing my things and then went upstairs to try and deal with the contractions in a nice warm bath while Kevin and Lini had some dinner.After my bath my contractions were allready close together and pretty intense so we called D'Anne to meet us at the hospital and left to go. That was around 9:30. When we got in there I was in a good amount of pain. They checked and I was allready 6 cm dilated. I couldn't believe it. The nurse checked and said that there was indeed Meconium in the amniotic fluid so she called the ped dr in to be ready for when sprout was born. D'Aanne arrived shortly afterwards and took Lini to the waiting room. I wanted Lini to be there for the birth but then once I was dealing with the pain I decided it would be better for her not to be there until after the baby was born. I didn't want her to worry about me when she saw me in pain. The nurses were all great about my birth plan the dr on call, on the other hand, was not to happy about it. Apparently drug free births aren't easy for dr's. BUT luckily the dr only is there to catch the baby basically so it wasn't too big of a deal. By 11pm I said I had to push and they checked me and said I was at 9cm so I had to wait a couple more minutes. But after just 1 or 2 more contractions I was ready. It took only 6 minutes of pushing and Sprout was born. IT'S A GIRL!! Just like Lini has been telling us along. They had to cut the cord right away so the ped dr could suction out her lungs and tummy right away. She pooed more after she came out too.Luckily what she did poo in the womb wasn't too bad and was thin so it didn't get in her system. Kevin got D'Anne and Lini to come in, Lini had just fallen asleep so she was a bit out of it but then was excited to see her baby sister. Sprout got Lini a baby doll so we gave that to Lini then too. She named her Sita. Sprout nursed right away and nursed for almost 2 hours before they took her back to bath her,measure her,etc.
Her stats were:
7 lbs 12oz, 21" long, Blue eyes and dark hair
Born at 11:10pm on April 18,2008
She weighed 3 ounces more than Lini but was 1" shorter.

my labor was only 5 HOURS LONG! exactly half of the time my labor with Lini was!! How great is that?!?!
My hospital stay surprisingly was great too!! b/c i volunteer there they treated me like a celeb or something. i had a private room and they even released us early. besides the dr i had at sprouts birth being horrible the rest of the staff was wonderful. i knew most of them anyways and they pampered me like crazy!!
HER NAME:
Little Sprout's name:


Eirinn pronounced- IRE-IN (ire like ireland)
Irish Gaelic Éirinn, the dative case - and also locative case - of Éire, the Irish word for "Ireland".[1] Poets and also nineteenth-century Irish nationalists also used Erin in English as a romantic name for Ireland, as shown in the catchphrase (when speaking of Ireland's experiences with Britain), "Let Erin Remember". Erin has also been used as a poetic name for peace and love. According to Irish mythology and folklore, the name was given to the land by the Milesians after the goddess Ériu. Erin Go Bragh (Éirinn Go Brách, in standard orthography), often heard during St. Patrick's Day, means "Ireland Forever". The etymological history of the word as it drifted throughout the Gaelic region gave rise to its use by the early Scots to both mean " Ireland ", as well as "West", as Ireland lay to the geographic west of Scotland. [2]"Éirinn" (which survives as the dative form in the modern standard) is the form historically used by native speakers and is the source of the Anglicized " Erin ."
theres a website http://éirinn.com/

Ciara pronouced-"kee + ra"
The feminine form of Ciaran, from the Irish ciar meaning "dark" and implies "dark hair and brown eyes." St. Ciara was a distinguished seventh-century figure who established a monastery at Kilkeary in County Tipperary.
It was the fourth most popular baby girl name in Ireland in 2003

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Congrats! What a great birth story. 6 min. of pushing...wow I'm jealous. LOL! I admit that I snuck a peek at your blog a few days back-love the pics of LO in her sling. By the way, that's a wonderful hat you knit her-I gotta know what yarn that is. Not Malabrigo? Oh, and I'm kicking myself now for not having made longies. Does your friend w/ the pea patch soaker pattern have a longie pattern too?

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yay you still have my blog addy yeah ive been going pic crazy on there huh?

yeah it was sooo fast! i couldnt believe it!! it would have been faster but the dr made me stop b/c of my vericosis that she said could pop : so i had to slow it waaayyy down.

yeah the purple hat i had to knit her in the hospital was malabrigo too : it was leftover from some longies i knit my older DD.

yes yes! my friend with the soaker pattern also has a wonderful longies and shorties pattern. do you need her blg addy again? oh its on my blog its michelle's knits

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Congrats!!! LOVE her name
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Congrats Momma!!!!!

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Congratulations!!!! She is such a cutie!!!

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I was hoping you were well! it HAS seemed like a long time! Congratulations! Just beautiful!
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thanks mamas! weve been having problems with her having a cold or somethhing, ER visits and all but i hope it passes soon!

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Congrats Mama!! Absolutely LOVE both names (as you can see by my siggy we adore Irish names and all 3 of our kids have 'em!)
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yay thanks!! ive been back and forth about her 1st name b/c everyone thinks its a boys name

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Congratulations!

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Congratulations! Happy babymooning!

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