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So after a long, traumatic (and dramatic!) labor and delivery, our Sophia is finally here!

I hope youre sitting down ladies.

Sophia Coral Clementine
11 lbs, 5 ounces!!!!! Didnt tear!
20 3/4 inches long

She has the thickest reddish brown you have ever seen and people are saying she actually looks like me! (as opposed to dd1, who is DHs twin)

Ill post the birth story AFTER everyone has finished giving birth. But heres a tidbit, she DOES have the heart problem they suspected but wont need surgery for months, had shoulder dystocia, now shes in the NICU but expecting to go home in a few days to a couple weeks!

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Ill chat with everyone soon!!!

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Congrats from the mom of one 11lb 5 oz baby to another.

I know where you're coming from, mama.

WELCOME SOPHIA!!!!

Great job mama! Don't you feel like superwoman!
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Holy Shoot!! That's incredible! Congratulations, Lindsay! Can't wait to see her and hear your story. So glad you're both okay. No tears! wow! I bet those other NICU babies look so tiny next to Sophia! Hang in there, mama!

Sophia!!!:::

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Great news, Lindsay, and I'm glad to hear you can take her home soon. Congratulations, and welcome, Sophia!

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WOW!! congratulations! i look at my nearly 1 month old who was last measured at 10lbs 9oz and CANNOT IMAGINE HER COMING OUT OF ME IN HER PRESENT FORM!! PLUS ONE POUND!!!

you are my hero.
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Congratulations Lindsay and welcome baby Sophie!! : I'm glad that she doesn't need surgery right away and hope you're home soon!

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Holy cow, that's one huge baby! Congrats on her finally emerging. :

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WOW! amazing, mama. I thought my 9 lb. 5 oz. was big

Welcome Sophia Coral Clementine!!! :

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...and I freaked out over an 8 pounder...

Congratulations!!!

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That is amazing! Congratulations! And I am so glad to hear she won't need surgery right away.

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WOW mama WOW!!!

I thought getting out the 9 pounder was a lot! I bow down to you! Great job!

Congratulations and welcome to the world little one!

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So after a long, traumatic (and dramatic!) labor and delivery, our Sophia is finally here!

I hope youre sitting down ladies.

Sophia Coral Clementine
11 lbs, 5 ounces!!!!! Didnt tear!


Ill chat with everyone soon!!!
WOW!!! 11lbs! I can't believe it, vaginally with no tear! YOU ARE AMAZING LINDSAY!!!! I'm so sorry you had such a tramatic experience but it sounds like your handling it well and so glad that Sophia is doing well. Will pray she gets to go home soon! Good job mama on birthing a BUNDLE of joy!
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Yay Lindsay I am so happy for you!!!! Congratulations and Welcome Sophia!!!! ::::

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Whoa! That is incredible! You go super woman!

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Hope you're healing well mama!

I Love LOVE LOVE the name you've chosen for her!

Congratulations!:::
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Yay! Congratulations! I bet she's beautiful. So glad she will be coming home soon! :

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WOWZA!

You go momma!

Welcome baby Sophia
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Wow, no tear! And to think I tore w/my first, at 7 lbs 3 oz! Good job mama and welcome, Sophia!

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: Congratulations!! :
Welcome, Sophia! Now that's a big baby!

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Little update:

I pretty much have no update, we sit down with all the docs and specialists today. From what Ive heard in passing, she actually will probably have to have the surgery sooner than expected, maybe in next couple weeks BUT our cardio surgeon is amazing and she is so big, it makes her heart that much easier to work on. She has a pulled muscle in her neck from the dystocia and still is on a ventilator. The docs say her lungs are "gorgeous" but the heart problem is making it hard for them to work. But shes stable and thats all I could ask for at this point in time!!!

Oh yeah, ans shes is freaking adorable. Like, REALLY adorable!!!

Im pumping and rented a hospital grade pump so thats going really well!!!

Talk with you soon!!

Heres a couple pics and dont be scared, theres a lot of tubes, but they are for good!

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e2...h/kdk_0078.jpg

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WOW! oh my goodness, Lindsay!!! I'm so glad that she's here & she's safe {{{HUGS}}} I can't believe how positive you sound about the whole thing- amazing

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Little update:

I pretty much have no update, we sit down with all the docs and specialists today. From what Ive heard in passing, she actually will probably have to have the surgery sooner than expected, maybe in next couple weeks BUT our cardio surgeon is amazing and she is so big, it makes her heart that much easier to work on. She has a pulled muscle in her neck from the dystocia and still is on a ventilator. The docs say her lungs are "gorgeous" but the heart problem is making it hard for them to work. But shes stable and thats all I could ask for at this point in time!!!

Oh yeah, ans shes is freaking adorable. Like, REALLY adorable!!!

Im pumping and rented a hospital grade pump so thats going really well!!!

Talk with you soon!!

Heres a couple pics and dont be scared, theres a lot of tubes, but they are for good!

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e2...h/kdk_0078.jpg

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e2...h/kdk_0079.jpg
Thats wonderful Lindsay! I'm so thrilled she is ok! She is a cutie! Thanks so much for the update. Hope her surgery goes well.
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Wow, Lindsay, she's incredible! Good job making a big baby so the docs have an easier time. Seriously, she looks like a 6 week old! You are incredible and she is beautiful! And what a full head of hair!

Mama to one little blur, watching everything move too fast. Eden 4/10/2009.
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Lindsay, she is gorgeous! I have had 2 in NICU before so I know its not easy, but your attitude is great. I'm so glad you have great doctors! Congratulations on your beautiful daughter::::

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Shes doing GREAT today!!! Needs surgery next week but we knew that might happen, so no biggie.
We got to see her move a little today and "cry" (no sound cause the tubes) but seeing her cry was just as sweet as hearing it!

It was a great day today.

As for the attitude, I have no choice than try and be positive, the negative one Ive had was NOT healthy for me or the family!

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Oh wow, she is huge and beautiful, she hardly looks like a newborn! Like you said, its probably for the best for her to be so big, right? Helps her stay healthy through everything that is coming up.

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My gosh, the fatness! SO CUTE

(And I updated the announcement thread with her birthdate )
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I'm in love with her! Talk about one cute baby. It sounds like she is doing very well. Make sure you take care of yourself too, easier said then done, eh. I'll be thinking of you guys, do keep us updated.
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Julian would like to get the first marriage proposal in....

She's beautiful, mama!
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s mama

She's beautiful. That's great news she's bigger so it's easier on the doctors. I guess she was bigger for a good reason.

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