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#1 of 15 Old 05-20-2010, 11:45 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Emma was born at 1:03 this morning! 8lbs, 9.9oz and 21 inches long. She's beautiful and so sweet and nursing fairly well and we're all just delighted!

I did end up having another section and not the VBAC I'd worked so hard for, but I really feel at peace with it. I didn't feel railroaded or coerced at all and felt like I had lots of agency within my labor and the ultimate decision to proceed to section.

I'll update soon with the full story and some pictures of my gorgeous girl!

Jen, L&D RN, CBE, CLEC who loves to knit.gif! I adore my modifiedartist.gifDP, treehugger.gifDD 10/98, & sweet new babygirl.gif5/10!!!
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Welcome Emma Congratulations mama!!!

So happy you're pleased with the Emma's birth
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welcome to the world, emma!
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YAY!!! I'm very excited for you! And welcome Emma!

Gayle, WAHM to Aaliyah (8/06) and Lorelai (5/10). Married to M. bfinfant.giffamilybed2.gifhomebirth.jpgwaterbirth.jpg
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Yay! Congratulations on your new baby girl! And what a beautiful name!! Love it
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I am so HAPPY for you, mama!!!! Congrats and enjoy your babymoon with sweet Emma!

Walking in the light with DH, DD (11/08), DS (4/10) , four dogs, and one insouciant cat.
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Congrats! Glad to hear you are at peace

My baby boy was also 8.9 and 21 inches

Michigan native living in Jersey with my hubby, sweet girl (4), wild boy (2), and baby girl due Dec. 18th! 

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Superb news! Congratulations!

Jezza, wife to T, oldmommers to E (7), A (4mos.) and three kitties
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Congratulations! I'm glad you feel at peace with your birthing experience--now enjoy your time bonding with your little girl!

Coincidentally, there are 12 years between me & my only sibling and we've always had a great relationship.
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Congrats and welcome Emma!!!
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Congrats Mama! and Happy Birthday Emma!!!
Sorry your vbac didnt go as planned, but Im glad that your c/s was a peaceful and empowering birth. Wishing you a speedy recovery and enjoy snuggling that new bundle!

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Yay!!!

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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So glad little Emma joined you safely mama, congratulations!!!

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I thought I'd write a birth story here, but it got a bit long. I'll post a link when I'm done instead!

For now- we're doing well! Emma is under the bili lights unfortunately, but hopefully we'll be headed home tomorrow!

Jen, L&D RN, CBE, CLEC who loves to knit.gif! I adore my modifiedartist.gifDP, treehugger.gifDD 10/98, & sweet new babygirl.gif5/10!!!
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Congrats!

Army wife to wonder hubby. Mama to 4 and Surrogate mother x2.: Zoey Born 5/7/2010
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