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#1 of 123 Old 04-13-2009, 09:35 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Not the way I intended, but.... we have a beautiful 2 pound 5 ounce baby girl. She was born on Good Friday, 4/10 at 2:58pm and was 14.5 inches long. She is currently in the NNICU, and doing well. She's growing and just trying to get big enough to be able to move to a new nursery.

Tuesday I went in for the regular appt and my fundal height was a little small, so did an US on Wednesday. She was measuring about 3 weeks behind the growth curve. That turned in to a no-stress test, which turned into an overnight hospital observation, which turned into another overnight hospital observation at MUSC (major hospital)... which became a diagnosis of pre-eclampsia, IUGR, and she failed the contraction stress tests miserably.

So, Friday afternoon, I was wheeled in for an emergency c-section. It has been a whilrwind of a few days. We ended up with a baby two months early. A lot to wrap my head around. It was hard to leave her in the NNICU today when I was discharged.

My husband has been a wonderful help. She has the fuzziest blond hair... and today I got to "kangaroo care" her. Basically, skin to skin contact for a good while. It was the best cure I could have had.

Best of luck to you all. I will check back in later, but we're all so exhausted- tryign to get the pumping thing down, juggling visitors, dealing with medications, PE/IUGR, etc.... we're just going to lie down while my mom makes a run to the NNICU to drop off the milk we just pumped. Then we're going to lie down together adn just try to reconnect.

Married to my best friend, expecting #1 6/09. Little angel came early- 4/10/09, 2lbs 5oz. Lilah Grace:
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Oh my gosh mama!
I'm so glad to hear you both came through ok! It's never easy to leave them in the NNICU, I know, but once you have her home it will be just a memory!
Congrats to the first June Baby!!!

Lilah Grace!!!:

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Congrats on your baby girl!! I am glad you are both ok and I hope she continues to thrive and can come home soon *hugs*

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Wow. Congratulations ML! I'm glad to hear she is doing so well but I'm sorry you can't be with her. Take care of yourself and keep us updated.
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Oh my goodness we have our first sweet angel born!!! : I know its not the ideal time you all wanted her here but I'm happy to hear she's doing so well. I hope you have a speedy recovery mama and your sweet girl grows and thrives!!!

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Wow, Congrats on your beautiful baby girl! But I'm sorry it had to happen in less than ideal circumstances. That's amazing that you can already hold her though, sounds like she's one tough little girlie! Take care of yourself and rest mama, it sounds like you are doing a great job so far!

ps I adore her name

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wow I am totally shocked! congrats! I will be thinking of you guys and definitely keep us posted...
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Welcome, Lilah Grace! You are beautiful and your parents love you. Cuddle yourselves and make sure you have support, musiclady. You're doing beautifully!

I'm so glad to hear you got to do kangaroo care with her. We'll all be thinking of you, and sending you love and support!

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welcome, lilah grace! glad to hear everyone is doing well. be good to yourself, mama! and keep us posted.
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oh wow - CONGRATS!!! Is this our first June baby??? Welcome to the world little girl! Be sure to post pictures!
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WOW!!! Congratulations and Welcome Lilah Grace!! ::

I'm sorry for the circumstances, but it seems that you are all doing well considering. Our first June baby has arrived! I can't wait to see pictures!
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Welcome to the world, Lilah Grace! Wishing you quick growing vibes. Big hugs, mama!
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Oh my goodness! Sorry for the early arrival and that she's not with you but super congrats anyway and glad to hear she's doing well. Hope she continues to grow and thrive and you get some rest!

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What a whirlwind! I hope that you're blessed with an awesome sub at school and don't have to even think about what's going on there too much, and that Lilah can stay healthy and come home soon (well, as soon as she's ready)!

I have one wonderful husband and one wonderful little toddler boy!
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Congrats! :

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Oh my goodness! Congratulations!! I'm so glad to hear little Lilah Grace is doing ok!! Best of luck and we'll look forward to updates when you have the time. All the best!!!

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oh my! i'm so glad to hear that Lilah is doing well despite the early delivery! congratulations and definitely keep us posted!!!!

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Wow! Congratulations and welcome Lilah Grace! : : So glad she's doing well!

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Welcome Lilah Grace!!!

Hope you are able to keep holding your little girl, and she comes home soon! Take care of yourself mama!

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congrats mama!! what a surprise for you! my thoughts of speedy healing and strong bonding are coming your way!
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Congratuations on a sweet baby girl. I am so sorry you had to leave her, but I am glad to hear she is doing well. Please take care of you too. If you need any tips on NICU pumping I did it for 10 weeks. Not fun, but it worked out well.

Can't wait to see pictures when you are up to it
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Congratulations on Lilah Grace!

I'm sorry that she came into the world so early, but glad to hear she's doing so well. Prayers to you and yours!
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WOW! Not at all what I expected to find here tonight!

Congratulations mama! So happy to hear she is doing so well!

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Wow, congratulations!

When things calm down a bit, head over to the Preemie/NICU forum here. There is a wealth of info in that forum. I know all too well how hard it is to leave the hospital when you're discharged without your baby. That's something I'll never forget.

And with the pumping... My milk didn't come in until day 5, but once it did, I found it pretty easy to keep up with my baby's milk needs in the beginning. They eat *so* little at first - like 1oz will last several feedings. Pumping requires a bit of a state of mind, but just remember that any amount you get into the bottle is useful, even a few drops of colostrum can be mixed with formula if necessary (that's what they did for the first couple days they fed my first son).

I'm really glad you got to Kangaroo Care!!!! That's something my NICU didn't allow. So it sounds like yours is uptodate, which is GREAT. Keep that up, and before you know it, you'll have your baby girl home.
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Congratulations and welcome Lilah Grace!! :::
Wow, our first June baby.

So glad to hear she is doing well. Take care of yourself mama, you're doing a great job. Enjoy that skin-to-skin

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This was a surprise to read! I thought I entered the wrong DDC at first!

I can only imagine how heartwrenching it is to leave your baby girl at the hospital--I'm so glad you got to do kangaroo care. Take care of yourself and your little girl and I'd also LOVE to see some pics when you can get them!

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Congratulation! And welcome Lilah Grace! I hope you are all getting a lot of rest and healing! Take care!

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Congratulations, though I'm sorry that your baby came in this way. I hope she grows quickly and is home with you as soon as possible.

How are you doing?

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Congratulations on your little one! What a beautiful name

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Congrats mama! Post some pics when you have time!

How are you holding together? Take good care of your self!
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