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#1 of 64 Old 09-17-2010, 08:41 AM - Thread Starter
 
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i was hospitalized on the 14 th for the second time due to fever of unknown origin. They did an amnio and found chorioamnianitis and induced me at 11 am on Wed . i was only 31 weeks 1 day. Willow was born , pink and screaming, a few minutes before midnight on the 15th. she is now up at the NICU and will be there for weeks. She was a good size though at 4 pounds even. She is also requiring little breathing help (cpap at low pressure) for now.
this is definitely a ride i have never been on.

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Congrats on your new bundle! (even though she came early!) Her name is beautiful and she sounds like a strong little one. Rest up and keep us updated, mama.


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Congratulations! I love the name Willow! Hang in there Mama.

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Congratulations, Liz!! And welcome baby Willow! It sounds like she's doing really well despite being quite early. How are you doing, mama?

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Congratulations. Willow has always been one of my favourite names, and I'm sure she is just as beautiful as her name.

I hope your daughter has a short stay in the NICU. Sounds like she is already off to a good start even though she came early.

Hope you are doing well yourself.


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Congratulations! I am sending healing and growing vibes to your little one.

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Oh wow, how scary, but I'm glad it sounds like she's doing well right now.

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Congratulations on your new baby! What a beautiful name

She sounds like she is doing great even with being so early!

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Hurray, Hurray, Hurray!!!
Our first baby is here.
Congratulations and much love to you and your family.
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Congrats!!! :-) I can't believe a baby has been born already with possibly two others... I mean don't these babies understand they are not suppose to come out until after Halloween! :-)

I hope she has a short NICU stay and that your doing well Mama! Congrats again!!!

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Congratulations! Hoping all goes well!

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Congrats Mama! I'm glad everything worked out for you and Willow. May her NICU stay be short indeed. The NICU can be a tough ride for everyone involved, so please make sure to take good care of yourself physically and emotionally. My youngest was in the NICU for 5 days after birth, and it took me a while to process the experience. PM me if you'd like to talk about it.


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Congratulations on your baby girl! Her name is just lovely. Wishing you a short NICU stay and smooth sailing in the days ahead. Take care mama!
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Congratulations! I hope her NICU stay is short and sweet!

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Congratulations Liz! I'm glad you both are doing well. I also love the name. Welcome to the world Willow!

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Congratulations! Pink and screaming sounds pretty good at this age! Hope that she does well in the nicu and can be home with you as soon as possible.
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Congratulations Liz, I'm glad is Willow is doing well.

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Welcome baby Willow and congrats Liz and fam!!

I hope she gets stronger each day and is a NICU graduate before anyone expects her to be!

Rest up and try to enjoy your babymoon- even if its not what you had hoped/planned for.

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Congrats on your sweet little girl! It's great to hear she is at such a good weight. Ditto all the above comments about a very short NICU stay and good health for Willow. (((hugs))) You've been through a lot so I hope you're taking care of yourself and have a strong support system.
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Wow! Congratulations!! It sounds like she's doing great for being so early. I hope for a short NICU stay and that you can be home as a family soon!

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Congratulations, Liz! And welcome to this world, big beautiful baby Willow.

Please take good care of yourself... and keep us posted on how you and baby are doing.

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Welcome baby Willow! Hoping her little pink screams get stronger with each day that passes!

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Congratulations and welcome to Willow!

Take care of yourself too.

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welcome baby willow!!! grow big and strong!!

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welcome earth-side baby willow!
im sorry that they had to induce you early mama
but it sounds like it was for the best.
i hope that her NICU stay is very short and that you can take her home soon.. its been a very long journey for you. im sure all you want to do is snuggle in bed with your sweet baby.

 

 

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& She sounds strong, hopefully she won't have to stay in the NICU for too long.

This Mommy and Military Daddy are loving their son.
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Congratulations!!! That sounds like a great weight! Wow!
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Much love and my thoughts are with you both.

Mary, wife to Christian, mama to Ale (5/31/07), and thrilled to be expecting #2 in November 2010
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Congratulations! I love the name! I will pray for short stay in the NICU and that she will be home with you very soon. Please keep us posted!
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