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#1 of 28 Old 05-12-2010, 07:09 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Ladies -

Just thought I would let you know that our sweet Penelope Rose was born via a glorious and amazing scheduled c-section on Monday 05/10/10 in the morning. She was 6 lb, 12 oz and 20 inches long. She is almost a full two pounds less than my other babies and seems so tiny!

She immediately took to nursing and has an amazing latch. My milk just came in this morning full force (usually it only takes a couple of hours after birth so nearly two days later was a bit strange for me - expected but strange.

I will write more details later, but suffice it to say that my c-section was AMAZING! Everything went just as I had dreamed and hoped it would. Well, except for the student anesthesiologist having to place the spinal/epidural combo needle TWICE! That sucked but once past that part, it was as perfect of a surgical birth as I could have ever dream up.

As promised, Dr. Isaacs passed little Penelope across the drape as soon as she was born, all slippery, bloody, and wet. The lead anesthesiologist had released my arms and then opened my gown for me so I got to have skin to skin contact with my sweet baby for the first 30 or so minutes of her life. I only let her go because I was starting to get a bit woozy from all of the bloody fluids splashing on the drapes. At that point, Mr. Amazing Man took her to the warmer to get her weighed and measured but then she came right back to me and has never left my side since. Not once.

More story to come later - I hope all of you who are still waiting for your little one are doing well and hanging in there. It's worth it in the end, no matter which way your baby is invited into the world!

Smooches and hugs to all of your for your support these last months!

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Dissertating wife of Mr. Amazing Man, mother to Boo Bear ( ) Captain Knuckle (13), and The Professor (5). Expecting Penelope Rose 5/10/2010 via planned c/s.
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Picture from the OR table: http://www.flickr.com/photos/getfitt/4601126202/

Picture of grandma Rose and baby Penelope: http://www.flickr.com/photos/getfitt...n/photostream/

Many more to come in the next couple of days!

Dissertating wife of Mr. Amazing Man, mother to Boo Bear ( ) Captain Knuckle (13), and The Professor (5). Expecting Penelope Rose 5/10/2010 via planned c/s.
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Whoo Hooo! Congratulations! She so beautiful!
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That is just the sweetest, prettiest name! Congratulations!

Your amazing attitude is an inspiration to those of us facing uncertain birth pathways.

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I'm so glad beautiful little Penelope Rose made her entrance so grand mama!!! I'm so happy for you both, she is beautiful!!!

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Congratulations on your sweet, beautiful baby girl! And thank you for such a wonderful birth story! I'm facing a repeat cesarean in two weeks and I'm loving hearing how yours was such a healing experience. Way to go mama! Have a happy recovery with your gorgeous baby!
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Congrats! I am so glad it went well. She is just beautiful. Happy recovery with Penelope!
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Welcome Penelope Rose! So glad your c/s went well. The pics are gorgeous and I love the blueberry hat!

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She's beautiful, Mama! And such a pretty name for a pretty girl!

jamie. crinkly (not quite crunchy) mama to 3 amazing little girls, an awesome little boy, and a baby girl making her debut at the end of this summer.

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She is beautiful!! I'm glad your c/s went well too! CONGRATS!!

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i'm so glad you got the experience you want!
she is so beautiful! welcome to the world, penelope!
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Congratulations! I am so glad that you got the type of c-section experience that you were hoping for--and that you're starting to feel better! Enjoy your snuggly bonding time with your new daughter!

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Pretty name. Congratulations.

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I love hearing about great c-section experiences! Yay you for finding just the right doctor, and for looking for that amazing skin-to-skin contact. Sounds wonderful!

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Have a blissful babymoon! I love happy birthing stories no matter how they come! Thank you for sharing your story and your sweet girl with us, I love the blueberry hat!!!

Mama to 4 Boys & One baby Girl! My DH co-sleeps! (with the couch) I'm a Student Midwife!
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Congrats on a beautiful birth! Enjoy your baby snuggles!!!

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What a beautiful section story! God bless your kind doctor.

Penelope is so beautiful! Congratulations! Hope that you enjoy a deep and restful babymoon! Happy recovery!

Livin' the good life here in Connecticut with my DH hug2.gif and our three fabulous boys grouphug.gif(4/3/06, 2/4/08 and 5/20/10) Hoping to try for Sweet Baby #4 in December! blowkiss.gif

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Sounds like the best c-section ever! I am joyed for you and yours. Congrats and happy recovery!

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Congratulations! So happy it went so well for you both!!!

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Congratulations! Glad you were able to have your skin to skin immediately She's beautiful, enjoy your recovery and the beginning of your new relationship with her!

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Can't wait to hear the "Rest of the story" and wonder if you would mind if I print a copy of it? I love to have happy cesarean stories for my clients that are facing surgery (I'm a certified birth doula); it doesn't have to be gloom and doom and I can tell by your "voice" and your beautiful picture that is was truly a beautiful experience.

And I love the little blueberry hat, too! So cute!

congrats, mama!

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Oh Mama! What a beautiful babygirl! Im so glad that things went well. So nice that you were immediately able to hold her, and so glad BF is going well. She looks very alert! Enjoy your babymoon and a speedy recovery!

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I am so HAPPY for you!!! Congratulations mama!!!! and welcome Penelope
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i am so glad you found the OB you did and that you got to have the experience you wanted. penelope is beautiful!!

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Such an amazing story!!!
So wonderful to hear there are doctors out there like her!!!


Congrats momma!!

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So glad you had the ideal c-section and that you are now out of pain and knee deep in bliss!

Walking in the light with DH, DD (11/08), DS (4/10) , four dogs, and one insouciant cat.
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Congratulations, Penelope Rose is just such a gorgeous name , and she is one beautiful baby! Well done Mama.

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Could have sworn that I had posted in here, but I guess in ave my head in a cloud.
So....

Woooooohooooooo!!!!! You must really be so stinkinhappy now! Welcome little Penelope Rose, you have clearly picked a pretty amazing family to come to.

Oh and I'm moving to DC, maybe someday fate will have us finally meet...

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