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I'm going to the hospital in a couple of hours. They're going to break my water. They are worried about Noelle's size. Wish me luck I'm so nervous!!
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Candy!!! : Oh my..I'm so excited for you! I wish you happy, peaceful labor vibes.

I look forward to reading an update and hope you are holding your sweet babe in your arms soon

Much love and light to you and your sweet babe! Good luck, mama!
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Candy You will be perfect and so will your little one. Much love. I am holding you in my heart tonight.

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Can't wait to hear about your birth! Come to us happy and whole baby Noelle!

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Hope all goes well and you are holding your little one soon!

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Good luck Candy, I hope you are holding her soon.
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Good luck sweetie!! You're going to do great. I can't wait to hear about your sweet baby!

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All the best to you, mama! Sending you and your little one lots of love.
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wishing you good luck!
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Good luck! Can't wait to hear about the arrival!

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Amazing, peaceful labor vibes to you Candy~~ and safe and wonderful birth for you and Noelle!!!!

~~can't wait to hear your birthstory!!!! and : and : Mama!!

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Just checking in again Candy.
I'm praying you are holding Noelle in your arms by now and nursing your new baby girl.

Update when you can~~~~~ Mama!!!!!
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Ditto! I hope all is well and look forward to hearing from you soon
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Hi Everyone, this is Candy's sister-I see she hasn't been able to update you all so I thought I would

Noelle Catherine was born on Tuesday, the 9th. She was 5lbs 14 oz and 19 in long (which oddly enough is the exact same size my dd was) Lots of dark hair and oh so cute

She unfortunately had a high temp and low blood sugar so has been in the NICU. However she is now doing very well, no signs of infection, her temp has stabalized, she is nursing and gaining weight. So she hopefully will be going home today.

Please send Candy some prayers that she can bring her little girl home asap! Hopefully she will be able to come on here soon and give you more details.

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Thanks for the update and congrats Candy! Sending get well and go home vibes to your little one!

Were they worried about her size as in being too large or too small?

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congrats candy!! all of us in the GD group are pulling for your little one!
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congrats and wishing you and Noelle a speedy recovery!
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Congratulations! I had my baby girl (Rylie Noelle - love that name 'Noelle' LOL) on Monday so I haven't been here to check in as often and totally missed this announcement!

I hope your sweet little lady is home in your arms now. ((( hugs )))
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Thanks for the update! Tons of prayers to Candy that Noelle gets to come home very soon, and many congratulations!
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Congrats! Hope everyone is home and snuggling in for a wonderful babymoon soon.

Take good care!

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Thanks for the update, mama.

Candy I am so happy for you and your babe Congrats! Sending many get well vibes and lots of love and light : Hope you are home w/ Noelle soon
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Congrats!!! I bet she is just perfect! Can't wait to hear more!

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OH!! Congratulations Candy!!Welcome to the world Noelle!!! :

Looking forward to hearing you are both home!!!!

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Welcome to the world, Noelle Catherine YOu have a beautiful name and a terrific mama--lucky, lucky girl.

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Just a quick update to let you all know they are home and mom and baby are both doing well. I'll remind Candy about this thread but I think she's too busy snuggling her little girl to make it to the computer Thanks for all the well-wishes everyone!

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Wonderful news!!!!! Thanks Jilly!!!!

please send along my and CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!to your sissy

and Congrats to you too Auntie!!!!

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Congratulations! Can't wait to hear more.
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Congrats Candy!!! Glad everyone is well.

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Hi guys Sorry I haven't updated. It was a crazy emotional week, here's the story.

So they broke my water at 11pm Monday the 8th. I went into labor at about 11:30. I could just never get quite into the groove. I started begging forr drugs and for awhile they talked me out of an epidural but at 4:30 I looked at my midwife and said " I don't mean to be a b**** but I'm paying you so give me one"

So I got one and was fully dilated by 10am. I started pushing at 10:30 and pushed for 2 hours 45 minutes. I could feel her hair but she wasn't budging. The mw called the ob in and he said we could try a vacumn but he'd only give me about 6 contractions to push her out. DH and I decided to just go ahead with the c-sec. Noelle Catherine was born at 2:11 pm at 5lbs 14 oz 18.5 inches.

I had spiked a fever of 103 so they put me on antibiotics. I was so out of it!!Evidently my placenta had started to calcify and the doctor struggled to remove it. I lost 50% more blood then most c-sections. I felt so out of it that I only held Noelle for what seemed like a few seconds because I felt like I was going to black out.

I didn't get to see Noelle for 6 more hours because they were trying to control my bp. Noelle also had a fever so they brought her to the special nursrey. Hooked her to iV and put her on antibiotics.

We started battling with her temp for the next 3 days. It would go down to 97 and they said it needed to be 98-99 for her to go home. I mean literally it was down to the last hour as whether or not she could go home. I was trying to take all the sticky things off her that held the wires. The nurses said to put water on them but they wouldn't come off so her temp dropped since she only had a diaper on and I was putting water on her.

Luckily the nurse gave me 30 minutes to warm her up which I did.: So we finally went home Friday. They told me to put her in 4 layers Friday night. I had been in contact with Noelle's peditrician so they wanted to see her Saturday morning. We brought the themoter the hospital had been using and gave us. The docs temp said 98.4 and ours said 96 something. Which made me feel a lot better and a little pissed, but I'm just glad to have her home.
Enjoy the picture!


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So glad you are both home now - she's just beautiful! :
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