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#1 of 56 Old 07-10-2008, 01:08 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Corinna River was born at 3:53 pm yesterday weighing in at 6 lbs 11 oz and measuring 19 inches. The hospital has her as 35 weeks 4 days but I think she was closer to 36 and some change. A healthy weight no doubt for coming early! We are thrilled! She'll be in the NICU through the weekend most likely due to low blood surgar and streaky lungs. We got to spend the first hour with her before they decided to take her and I got to nurse right away just like I had hoped but she was too sleepy to suck much.

My birth story:

I had planned a home birth with a midwife but was put on bedrest about 3 weeks ago for hypertension/pre-eclampsia. After trying a ton of different things to bring it down, my BP and proteinuria spiked on Monday so we made the decision with my doctor it was time for baby girl to be born. I was admitted to the hospital Tuesday night for cervical ripening and pit was started yesterday morning around 6. Dr. S wanted to break my water at 7 but I asked him to wait and let me labor for a while to see if my cervix would dilate. At 1:30 I still had not dilated past 2.5 cm so I gave Dr. S the go ahead. The contractions really intensified and I began having really bad back labor. Since I was not allowed out of bed due to my BP, it was really difficult coping with the back pain. I made it to almost 6 cm before deciding on the epidural and about an hour later she was born. It only took about 3 pushes to get her out. I had a small lip of cervix in the way that the nurse had to fix then I had to blow through about 5-6 pushy contractions while waiting on Dr. S. That was really hard because my whole body was screaming PUSH! Since the epidural hadn't been in for very long I never lost feeling in my legs or vajayjay so I felt her crowning and coming out of me. She came out crying and her Apgars were 8 and 9. It was pretty awesome! I only had a small tear that needed a few stitches. As far as induced hospital births go, my experience has been a pretty good one. I just wish I had my baby with me right now instead of her being in NICU. I'm pumping for her but have got nothing more than a few drops so far. Can't wait to get her home!!! DS, who's almost 5 is thrilled to be a big brother. He sang her a lullaby and it was very sweet.


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I'm so glad that things went as well as they did! Congrats!

Mom of a 7 yr old, 4 yr old, and 1 yr old. Wow. How did that happen?
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Aww, what a sweetie! I'm so glad everyone is safe and healthy.
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Thank you for sharing your story! I'm so glad to hear she is doing so well and hope she comes home soon! I know it's hard - my 2nd was in NICU for a week.
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Congratulations!: Wow, she is totally beautiful.
Good job making the birth you didn't imagine still your own. That is an awesome accomplishment.

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Oh she is so cute and chunky! I'm glad the indunction went well and I bet you are feeling so much better! Hope she's out of NICU soon and helping you with your milk supply! Congratulations!!!

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Hurray!! Congratulations!! I'm glad things went smoothly under the circumstances even though it wasn't exactly what you had wanted. She's gorgeous!!
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She is beautiful! That's a good birth weight too.

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Congrats mama! (Are you the first of our DDC to deliver?)

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congrats mama!!!! : she is so beautiful!!!

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yaaaay congratz!! I am jealous! I can't wait to hold my lil one :

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Hey the first August baby:::

She is absolutely gorgeous....she looks like she is winking

I don't know anything about NICU (though I was in one for 3 months when I was born) but is there any way you can do kangaroo care and bf her there? Or does she have to stay in the incubators? I am sooo happy for you and even my dd1 who is 3 1/2 was all excited.....she thought it was my baby until I explained it to her
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Congrats!!!! She is beautiful!!! :
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Congrats!!! She's adorable and I love the sly little wink:

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Aww congratulations! That is a great weight for that gestation... awesome! I love her pic, so cute... it looks like she's winking at us
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Congrats! She's so beautiful!

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Congratulations!! Nice work growing such a good sized, healthy babe. My DD was only 6pounds 10 ounces at 38.5 weeks!
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Our first August baby! :Congrats to you. I'm glad to hear you and baby are doing great. You're in my prayers.

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Congratulations! She's beautiful!!!

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She is so cute!!! She looks like she is winking to let you know everything is alright. hehe. I hope they let you have lots of snuggle time in the NICU while she is there.
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Wonderful news! I came on today because I was hoping to hear that your labor & delivery went well. She is lovely!
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Congratulations! She is just gorgeous!!! I hope she home with you and the family very soon. :
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So beautiful, mama! Congratulations. You did great.

Your birth particularly resonates with me, b/c I have been facing similar decisions/complications (not high bp, different situation) over the same time period, and soon probably facing an induced hospital birth, when I'd imagined things differently before. I am so happy for you, your LO is lovely and SO happy that you are both basically healthy and recovering. Pre-e is SO scary. I am so glad you are well. Plus, sounds like you did GREAT with the induction. I am worried about that, and ending up with 2 days of labor and then csection after all, so I am cheered to hear that you made it through like a champ! Well done! Soon enough your lovely daughter will be home with you. My best to you both, thinking of you mama
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Congrats! Wow-our first august baby!
Hope she's home with you soon. Take care!

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Congratulations!!!! She is just beautiful mama & I love that she's winking at us all I'm so happy for you that your experience was a good one :

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awwww, what a beauty!!! Congratulations to you and your family! I am so glad that everything went so well! Her name is absolutely beautiful too.
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congratulations! i'm so glad that you had a safe and happy birth and that your LO is in great shape!

i was thinking about you a lot since you posted yesterday (was that when it was?), and hoping for such great news!

adorable picture! what a cutey!
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Congratulations! It's wonderful that everything worked out well for you. River is amazing!

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Congratulations to you! River is just beautiful and it sounds like you had a great induction experience. Enjoy your babymoon!

In the end, only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you." Buddha

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:CONGRADS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :

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