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#1 of 28 Old 01-09-2008, 04:31 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Much to our surprise! Our little girl arrived Jan 8 at 2:02 am after a very intense but quick 2 hour labor. She is small like we all thought but she's totally healthy. Just petite!

Annabel Jane 5lbs 14 oz. 19 in. long

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Birth Story:

After several days of prodromal labor I was 4cm dialated and 50% effaced at my last prenatal check-up. Due to increasing concerns about her size I allowed the midwife to sweep my membranes and she advised us to to try some natural ways of getting things moving and dh was happy to oblige. Right away I started having quite a bit of bloody show. I was having contractions, but they were mild and would stop after a while like they had been all week. I went to bed around nine not very hopeful that anything was going to happen. Around midnight I woke up feeling very crampy and having regular contractions, but they were still fairly mild and short-around 30 seconds long. I tried to ignore them and go back to sleep but after 20 minutes or so I couldn't deal with them laying down and had to get up and walk around. After a little while Dh woke up and asked if he should call the birthing center, but I still wasn't sure I was really in labor! Since our second child's birth was so fast and we had a bit of drive he decided to call anyway and they told us to come on in. It wasn't long after leaving that the contractions started getting really intense and I finally realized this was the real thing! Dh drove like a madman to the birthing center and we made it just as I was starting to feel some pressure and having back-to-back contractions. Our nurse, Ashley, checked me in and asked if I would like to get in the tub, I'd been hoping for a water birth so I said yes. The midwife on call, Jenny came in just then and checked me- I was 8cm. While she was checking me I had another contraction and Jenny said I had just gone to 9 1/2 cm! So much for getting in the tub. With the next contraction I felt the urge to push. After a couple more pushes she crowned and then came out all at once. We hadn't found out the gender in advance so we took a peek and were surprised to see that we had a girl! She was so tiny and perfect with a head full of brown hair and we are just over the moon in love with our little girl

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Awwww! Congrats! I bet she's so cute and tiny!

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Congratulations!!!!
Love her name!

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Congratulations!!!!!!
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Happy Birthday Annabel!!
Happy babymoon!
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so tiny! congrats mama!! happy babymoon

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what a sweet name! enjoy your little girl!
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Congratulations!

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Woohoo! Happy babymoon mama!! Congrats to you


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Woohoo! Congrats!

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Such fast labors our DDC are having. Nice Job. Can't wait for more details. Get some rest, enjoy!
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Wow! A 2 hour labor! Congratulations on your tiny little bundle!

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Congrats mama!!!
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Congratulations! What a beautiful name Enjoy your babymoon!

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Enjoy your little one!

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wow!! Only two hours?!?! How nice to get it over with so fast.....Welcome to the worl little sweet bundle Annabel Jane!!!!

Take it easy mama and Happy Baby Moon!
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Congratulations! What a beautiful name.
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Yeehaw! Enjoy your little one. I agree that she has a really pretty name.


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Congratulations!

Take care of yourself and enjoy that sweet baby

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DDC crashing...

CONGRATULATIONS! What a gorgeous name!

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2 hours! Fast! Congratulations!

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Glad it was quick!!! Congrats!!!!

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welcome baby girl!

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Congrats. I remember you from our Aug 04 Due date club. You had
Bash and I had Gabriella. Ofcorse I had another in 06 and now anytime with my 08 baby.

Very exciting. Can't wait to read the birth story and see pictures.

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Thanks everyone. Just wanted to bump this up for the update. We are doing really well and she is such a sweet, calm little baby. We are totally smitten

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Not in your ddc but I just wanted to say congratulations!! So glad I was able to be your nurse for such a beautiful birth! Annabel is truly a precious babe and her mama is one efficient birther!!

Happy babymoon!!

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What an adorable little girl. Take good care of yourself and enjoy your babymoon.


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She's precious! Congrats!
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