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#1 of 84 Old 08-31-2009, 08:29 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Cedar was born August 30th at 10:30 pm, after just 3 1/2 hours of labor. She was born in our birth pool at home and the birth was everything we could have wanted and more.

Unfortunately after the birth she turned blue and had lots of trouble breathing. She was coughing up clear fluid at first, and later brown blood. We ended up being SO grateful that we decided not to have an unassisted birth b/c the midwife saved her life twice, both with oxygen and mouth-to-mouth. We rushed her to the hospital and haven't had any sleep since. She was born very small with many potential life-threatening problems and we're waiting to get the test results back.

Totally not what we wanted. We're all so afraid and we have been holding her as much as we can. We're prepared for the worst just in case. She's a strong baby though. We love her so much.

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Congrats and hang in there mama!
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Congrats and hang in there mama!
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Wow. Sending positive vibes to your family!

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praying for Cedar.
May she heal and thrive.
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oh mama, sending healing vibes and prayers to you and your family.

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Many prayers your way. Congrats!

Busy wife to dh for 5 years and mama to ds1 (11.09.04), ds2 (7.17.06) and ds3 coming Aug 09. :::
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Sending you all the positive thoughts

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oh mama, definitely will be thinking of you and your family!

Michele married to Dh since Dec 2000 and happily sharing a home with 3 kitties, 1 doggy, DS R born 8/25/09 into the arms of his mama, and DS E born 2/25/2012

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oh my, Raene,

praying for you and for Cedar.

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Oh I'm so sorry. I hope you can find out whats going on soon.
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I'm so glad you had your baby finally, and so sorry to hear that she is not doing well. Many hugs to you. Sending some : and prayers your way.
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Congratulations, : for Cedar
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Congrats and many hugs..

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I'm so sorry for your situation! We'll keep Cedar, you, and your family in our prayers.

Congrats on the birth though!

Sarah. Married to my Mirus, raising my DD1 (Aug. '09) and my DD2 (March '11) and waiting for my newest (April '14)!
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Prayers for baby Cedar.
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Congratulations on the arrival of your beautiful little Cedar. Prayers coming your way!! Stay strong, little one!!
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Prayers for Cedar and for you guys, too. I hope everything goes well.....
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Thinking of you and baby Cedar. I hope she is ok. I've been there with DS2 (CHD) so feel free to PM me if you need someone to talk to.

Zen doula-mama to my spirited DS1 (2/03), my CHD (TAPVR) warrior DS2 (6/07) & a gentle baby girl (8/09)
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thought and prayers to Cedar - we've been there, take it day by day
stay positive!

: wife to DH, mom to DD (2004) DS (2005) DS (2007) DS (2009)

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Oh my goodness... Hang in there! Are you at Arnot? Is there anything I can do to help? Just let me know.

Be well Cedar, be gentle and healthy!

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congratulations! I'm so happy to hear she arrived. I will pray for you guys.:
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well raene, you did have your baby before us:-) congrats on the birth of cedar. i hope cedar is getting better in the NICU. many hugs from across the ocean.
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I'm sending my thoughts to little Cedar! Be healthy!!!

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What a beautiful name! Congratulations on a wonderful birth. I'm so sorry things went so downhill from there.

: I'm sending love, light, and healing wishes to Cedar and your whole family.

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you are in my prayers - hang in there

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Congrats Raene on a beautiful water birth! Sending you and the fam all loving healing energy! Thank Goddess for Midwives!! You Go Cedar! Fight that good fight kiddo!! Your mama set a fine example of rising above complications--you can do it too!!

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Congratulations, raene and welcome to Cedar!! I wish you both lots of strength to get through this!!

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congrats on the birth of your daughter raene, and best wishes for a speedy recovery to little cedar. we are keeping you all in our thoughts.

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Thinking of you, please update when you can. We're all praying for baby Cedar.

Zen doula-mama to my spirited DS1 (2/03), my CHD (TAPVR) warrior DS2 (6/07) & a gentle baby girl (8/09)
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Raene, so sorry to hear Cedar is not doing well. I hope she heals and wish you and your family lots of strength. Sending good thoughts and vibes!

Christine, SAHM to DD ('05), DS1 ('07) and : DS2 ('09)
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