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#1 of 21 Old 07-09-2011, 12:05 AM - Thread Starter
 
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I did a castor oil milkshake last night and was contracting regularly, but not at all painfully when I went in this morning for my NST in l&d.  However, I had protein in my urine this time and the doctor wanted to order labs to see if everything was okay.  I seem to be falling apart lately.  lol.  The labs and the urine (caught via cath- OMG!  OUCH!) came back okay, but in the meantime the doctor saw my u/s results from yesterday (9 lbs 9 oz plus or minus 1 lb 7 oz).  He was really concerned about shoulder dystocia because on Wednesday he predicted the baby would be under 9 lbs.  So he asked me to do a c/s.  I said no.  We talked about the possible outcomes, which I already knew because I'm an obsessive googler.  I still told him no.

 

I called my DH while I was still waiting for the labs.  DH and I talked about it, the risks, the benefits and everything.  Oh, and the fact I gave myself another hemorrhoid the night before because of the castor oil experience.  We decided to just do it.  I couldn't live with myself if something was to happen and the only thing holding me back was my pride and fear of being judged.

 

So Aubrey Jane was born at 2:58.  Would you believe she was 9 lbs 9 oz exactly and 20.5" long.  LOL.  I about fell over.  U/S are usually never accurate this late in the game.  She had really low blood sugar so I nursed her as soon as I could.  We nursed and nursed and nursed and when they took her blood sugar the numbers stayed the same.  So it was either do the IV or .5 oz of formula.  It must be opposite day in my world today I swear.  I decided to have DH give her formula, which was totally weird.  He hasn't FF anyone in 8 years.  Her glucose levels came up to an acceptable level right away and now we're back to nursing like a champ.

 

I will post a pic eventually.  My body is just too sore and DH is back at the house with the other kids.

 

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So Glad you had her and i hope your and her recovery goes quickly and well. can't wait to see her!! I can't believe her Weight was accurate! Wow. That Never happens. Safe baby is the best. Thanks for the update and get plenty of rest mama!


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I LOVE the name!  I'm sorry the birth wasn't what you'd hoped for, but it sounds like you were strong, informed and in control the whole time. :) And now you have a lovely little girl and are nursing - sounds like everything turned out perfectly in the end. :D

 

Enjoy the babymoon!


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Nice Big girl. Love the name, enjoy her and I'm sure you are just so in love! :) Congrats!


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What a sweet name! I hope your recovery is going well..enjoy your babymoon!

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Your strength is inspiring!  Congratulations mama!!!!  Can't wait to see pics  :)

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So sorry you didn't get the birth you wanted, but I'm glad you and your daughter are both safe and healthy! Can't wait to see pictures of her - congratulations! joy.gif

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it's hard to believe that our month is underway and that some of the women have had their babies already!!! i knew since november i would have a child in july and now that july is finally here i am still amazed. congrats mama, be proud of yourself and hubby for making good decisions for the health of you and your baby!! joy.gif

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I'm sorry the birth wasn't what you'd hoped for, but it sounds like you were strong, informed and in control the whole time.


This!

Congratulations on your little girl--she has such a pretty name! Come back to post a pic when you can! joy.gif
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I was thinking about you and wondering how you were doing! Congrats mama and I love your little girl's name! Take care of yourself and feel better soon!


 

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Congratulations!! :)


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I LOVE the name!  I'm sorry the birth wasn't what you'd hoped for, but it sounds like you were strong, informed and in control the whole time. :) And now you have a lovely little girl and are nursing - sounds like everything turned out perfectly in the end. :D

 

Enjoy the babymoon!


What she said! Congratulations!

 

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Congratulations she is beautiful and I too love the name  Welcome.gif

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Congratulations! She's so cute! And yea, how crazy that the u/s was so accurate. Enjoy your babymoon and have a speedy comfortable recovery.

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I believe that in your heart of hearts you knew what was best for your baby even if your situation wasn't ideal for yourself.  I commend you for having the strength to go against your own desires (so hard) but in the end it all worked out. You have a precious, healthy daughter to oodle over. 


Congratulations....may others build off your strength! 


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Congrats mama and big welcomes to your baby girl!! Enjoy your babymoon and hope you recover quickly!! joy.gif


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She is precious!!!  COngratulations!

 

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Congratulations!  What a beautiful little girl! 


 
 

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Wow- she is gorgeous! Congratulations!

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She is so sweet, congrats!


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Beautiful and isn't it "funny" how having kids is so different from what our heads want it to be! I hope you recover fast!

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