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#1 of 12 Old 08-24-2010, 10:16 PM - Thread Starter
 
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9 days past due, Alessandra arrived at home. The birth did't go quite as I had hoped, but she was strong and healthy from the start. Third stage problems led to my emergency trip to the hospital, followed by a blood transfusion for severe blood loss and a three day hospital stay. I'm working through my feelings around the birth, but am grateful that my milk came in and I have my new little girl to snuggle.

She was 8 lbs, 1 oz, 21 inches long. Loads of dark hair.

If you would like to read my story, I've finally written it in the "birth stories" section. It is very, very long, but can be found here.

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Congratulations! That sounds like quite the harrowing experience! I hope you're able to process it all recover quickly.

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Congrats!!!

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It sounds like quite a birth experience. I can't wait to read you compete birth story! Congratulations on your precious LO and I hope you are resting well, and enjoying your babymoon!

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Wow sounds like you definitely had a lot to go through. I'm glad everything is ok. Congrats on your new baby.

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Congratulations! Glad you're both ok.

And love the name...it's mine!

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Congratulations mama!! Welcome baby Alessandra!!

Speedy healing vibes to you!

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Congratulations mama!!

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Wow that sounds like quite an experience. I hope you post the story. I'm glad everyone is doing well!! And I love her name. A great big congrats to you and baby!!

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Congrats mama, welcome Alessandra, beautiful name!

I hope your healing is going well.

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I've written my birth story, for those interested. It is very, very long and a bit emotional. You can find it in the birth stories section, or here is a link.

CD'ing, homebirthing, milk making school teacher. Supporting my family on my income and trying to get out of debt in 2013!
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Congratulations-love the name!

Lisa, mama to A (3/05) and R (11/07) and L (8/10)
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