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Cate arrived on Wed, 8/18 after my doc appt to check if she were breech and discuss a version. This was a new doc for me and she really didn't want to do the version before she even touched me, advocating instead for a section. She did an ultrasound and Cate was completely breech, so she measured the fluid around her, all the while pushing for the section. Finally, she checks me internally and got a weird look on her face. Apparently, I was in labor, 3 cms dilated and 50% effaced. When I stood up, bloody show went everywhere, so I called my wife and met her at home to pack. When we got to the hospital the doc on call was waiting for me and they got me into triage to prep me for the section. No one here was willing to deliver her breech or turn her with me in labor. By this point, I am almost 4 cms and fully dilated. Had I not been flat on my back trying to keep her IN, I think I would have had her in another hour or two. She was born at 1:55 pm, 7 lbs 3 oz, 19.5 inches long.

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Congratulations, and what a surprise! It's a bit bewildering, how these late pregnancy check-ups can turn so quickly into a delivery. Itt's too bad no one there was willing to help deliver her vagonally, but at least she's here!
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Yay! Congrats! Can't wait to see pics!

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Aw! Congratulations, mama! I am so very excited for you and your LO!

Sorry to hear that everyone was so unwilling to work with you as far as turning and/or delivering a breech baby. It is a blessing that you are both ok! Hope you can get some rest and enjoy your baby moon!

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Congrats Mama! And welcome Cate (I love love love Cate spelled this way!)

Sorry the hospital staff was unsupportive of a vaginal delivery- your body knew what it was doing (laboring quietly)! Take care and heal fast!

SAHM to one precious 2 year old and wife to my loving DH. And here we go again!
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Congratulations mama on the birth of a healthy baby girl!

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Congratulations and welcome baby Cate!

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Congrats!!!! Welcome baby Cate! I'm sorry baby never turned and they weren't supportive of delivery, but it's wonderful she's here safely and in your arms. Enjoy your babymoon!!

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Congratulations to all of you!!!

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Caitlin Renee, September 2, 2010
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I'm sorry things didn't go as hoped, Samantha. But congratulations on Cate's safe arrival!! May you have a peaceful babymoon and quick recovery.

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I know, they're so weird about breech. But congrats on a healthy baby & mama!!!!

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Yay for babies!

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Congratulations!

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Woo hoo! Another baby. Congratulations!!!!!

Mom to DD (3), my little peanut (9/10/09) and our newest addition 9/16/10
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What a lovely name! Welcome Catherine! Happy bonding!

Nurse and mother to two beautiful boys, William 06/07/06, George 08/27/08, and our newest addition John Bear, born 9/20/10! Married to my lovely dh for 10 years on 06/04/10!
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Congratulations on your Catherine! What a beautiful name! (I also love the spelling of Cate!)


I before E, except after C.  Weird.
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Welcome Cate! Sorry you had a difficult time at the hospital. Enjoy your family.

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Congratulations mama! I, too, love the name, and this one would have shared it had he been a girl. I'm so sorry you didn't get the version and the birth you wanted, but it sounds like y'all are both doing very well to spite the stubborn doctors. I can't wait to see pics!

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Loving on Catherine, my  rainbow1284.gif 09.01.11, UC

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CONGRATS!!! Enjoy your sweet little girl!

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Congratulations! I too love the name Cate spelled that way! Enjoy your babymoon!!!

Bethany, mama to M (9), J (7), S (4), and baby BOY 9/13/10!!
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Congratulations mpkgoddess and welcome Baby Cate! I'm sorry the hospital staff was stubborn about delivery; this happened to my sister in March and I know it's traumatic. I'm thrilled for the safe arrival of Cate and wish you a speedy recovery and lovely babymoon.

Mary, proud to be a mama to Andrew (9/14/10) and Caroline (7/27/13) and wife to Matt.
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WELCOME CATE!!!!!!

How are you feeling, mama?

I'm sorry you got that grumpy OB.

Ami

P.S. I had a c/s with ds. If you want to just talk or get post-partum c/s tips, feel free to pm me.

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Thank you all for the well wishes! We're doing well. I'm learning how much my abdominals actually DO (and currently can't/shouldn't) and Cate and I are navigating some tough breastfeeding waters. We're doing a combination of bf'ing and pumping/spoon feeding because her latch is really rough. I'm nervous that we might have thrush too, but we see someone on Monday for her two day check up, so hopefully we can get a jump on that immediately. I also have an appt with an LC for Monday and Thursday. Overall, this is a much better bf'ing relationship than the one I had with DD #1, so I'm pretty happy with that.

Samantha, married to Holly for over five years . DD #1 born 12/13/06 , DD #2 born 8/18/10 and 2 furballs of indeterminate age.
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CONGRATULATIONS!

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Congrats!! Hope you recover quickly and your bf-ing issues resolve soon, too.

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