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#1 of 28 Old 05-25-2009, 02:51 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Everything went smoothly and she made her appearance into the world at 9.58am. Much to our surprise she's a girl, we didn't know, but were strongly suspecting boy.

Vital stats were weight 7lb 4oz, length 18 1/2in, heard circumference 13 3/4 in.

Much of yesterday is a blur, as very shortly out of surgery, there were a lot of visitors, including our family doctor to do the newborn check, which I think is good for a Sunday lunch time, we'd have just got the oncall one if we'd gone with the group our older kids are at.

She was not really interested in feeding yesterday, so the colostrum I'd expressed came in very handy. Unfortunately this morning, the nurse noticed she was shaking, so tested her blood sugar, which was low. Repeating the test half an hour after a good feed was also low, so it was off to NICU for her, where she is receiving sugar via IV. I'm trying to pump frequently, so if she's still not interested in latching on we've got a back up for feeding once her 24 hours on a drip is up.

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Congrats to you and your family!

I hope she will latching and you will be snuggling soon.

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Congratulatons on your brand new baby girl. I can't wait to see her.

I am sorry she is in the nicu, but I hope she gets the feeding part down and can be reunited with her momma very very soon.
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Congratulations! I love her name. I hope that she is feeding like a champ soon!

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Congrats! I'll keep her in my thoughts. I'm sure she'll start latching soon!

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oh yay! congratulations!!!
i'm sure she'll get that feeding thing down soon!
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Congrats.. Can't wait for pictures.:

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Congratulations!!!!

Attached, homeschooling mom to Sam (10), Henry (8), Clara (5--now in public school Kindergarten) and Noah (2)

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Yay! Welcome Grace! Congratulations to you and your family...

Good luck with the breastfeeding...and keep us posted on how things are going for both of you!
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congratulations, and welcome Grace!

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Yay Congrats mama!!! : Hope her sugar stabilizes and she starts breastfeeding better for ya.

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: Congratulations! I hope she is feeling better soon!
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Congratulations!

: Mom to a wonderful teen girl, a happy little boy and a cute baby girl
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Welcome Grace Elizabeth!:

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Congratulations!!! :::
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Welcome Grace!

Sorry for the needed NICU stay, I bet she's on the boob in no time!

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congrat on your surprise little girl mama!! : i hope she's back with you and nursing very soon!
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congrats!!!
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Congrats - will be thinking of you

Happy mama to DD (8-11-05) and DS (6-5-09) and married to my best friend and love of my life since 10-13-01.
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Congratulations!! I hope you are both home soon!

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Congratulations!!! I'm sure she'll be with you again soon.
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Congratulations and good thoughts that everything is going well and both of you will be on your way home soon. :

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Congratulations!!!! I hope you are both home soon!:

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Congrats Momma! Take care of yourself and get some rest.
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Congrats! I hope she's out of the NICU and nursing like a champ in no time.

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Congratulations! What a pretty name ! Hoping that she has already figured out how fun eating can be, and that both of your can go home as soo as possible
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Congratulations!! I love the name you chose!

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Congrats--a surprise girl--yay!
Praying she starts latching on well.
Our first was almost Elisabeth Grace, decided to go w/MIL mn.

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